RELEASES 2017 EVENT SCHEDULE
just over 5 months until the 2017 season kicks off
at the 46th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler,
Stafford Speedway is proud to announce the 22 event
“We are excited about the 2017 season, we have our
marquee events and have added 4 new shows to the
schedule,” explained Stafford COO/GM Mark Arute.
“Stafford’s key focus remains to have a strong
weekly program for the fans and race teams, we
believe that is the backbone of short track racing.”
The 2017 race season will begin at the 46th Annual
NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler Weekend, April 29th &
30th. Doug Coby, the 2016 Whelen Modified Tour
Champion, will look to defend his crown in the
Whelen Modified Tour NAPA Spring Sizzler 200. The
two-day event is highlighted by the NAPA Auto Parts
Pit Party where fans have the opportunity to meet
their favorite drivers prior to racing on Sunday.
Following the NAPA Spring Sizzler, Stafford racing
gets back to its weekly regiment beginning with the
return of BFF night on May 5th and the Late Model 50
on May 12th. The Valenti Modified Racing Series hits
the half-mile May 19th for their annual early season
Connecticut stop and the series will make one
additional Stafford stop on September 1st for
another 80 lap feature.
Doug Dunleavy and Dunleavy’s Truck and Trailer
Repair has joined the schedule with a new Memorial
Day Weekend event. Dunleavy’s Truck and Trailer
Repair Modified Big Money Event plus Military
Appreciation Night is scheduled for May 26th. Both
the SK Modified® and SK Light Modifieds will have
special events with details to be announced within
the coming weeks. The night will be capped off with
a fireworks display to honor all those who have
served our country.
“No one has ever paid an SK Light purse this big.
Doug’s excited, we’re excited, that night is going
to be fun,” explained Arute.
The month of June will play host to two new events
at Stafford. June 2nd will be the first of two
Stafford stops for the exciting new Modified Touring
Series with the second MTS event being held Friday
“Our team has been working with Gary Knight of the
Modified Touring Series for a few months now and we
really like the series he is pulling together,” said
Arute. “We were impressed by his execution of the
Winchester 200 last year at Monadnock and are
looking forward to the Modified Touring Series
Stafford debut on Friday June 2nd.”
June will also play host to the ISMA Supermodified’s
return to the half-mile. The fastest short track
cars in the country will go 60 laps and be
accompanied by Stafford’s five weekly divisions.
Friday, July 7th will see the biggest SK Modified®
event in the country, the NAPA Auto Parts SK 5K,
take place. Since the inaugural event in 2014 the
NAPA SK 5K has seen 3 different winners and has paid
over $120k in purse money. 2017 will be no
exception, this is the event all SK Modified®
drivers want to win.
“The NAPA SK 5K is a fan favorite and one of my
favorite events,” continued Arute. “We thank NAPA
for their support of this event as it has become a
highlight of our schedule for the last few years.”
The Whelen Modified Tour makes its second of three
stops at Stafford on Friday August 4th for the 27th
Annual Stafford 150. The final NWMT stop comes with
NAPA Auto Parts Fall Final Weekend on Sept.
30th-Oct. 1st where all 5 of Stafford’s 2017 track
champions will be crowned.
Stay tuned to
StaffordSpeedway.com and social media in the
coming weeks for more information on the 2017
2017 Season Ticket Packages are now available and on
sale now through www.staffordspeedway.com. Visit the
site and click on the BUY TICKETS link to purchase
your 2017 season ticket today.
· 3 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Events (4/30, 8/4, 10/1)
· 2 Valenti Modified Racing Series Events (5/19, 9/1)
· 2 Modified Touring Series Events (6/2, 7/21)
· 1 ISMA Super Modified Event (6/23)
· NAPA Auto Parts SK 5K (7/7)
· Dunleavy Truck & Trailer Modified Night (5/26)
· Late Model 50 (5/12)
· Mr. Rooter Truck Series (4/29, 9/30)
For more information, contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at
or visit us on the web at
Scott Running / Stafford Motor Speedway
November 16, 2016