Stafford Motor Speedway revealed its 2019 racing schedule on Wednesday and it consists of 22 events and 11 special events.
For the 48th consecutive year, the season will kick-off with the NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler on April 27th and 28th and will finish with the NAPA Auto Parts Fall Final Weekend, both featuring the Whelen NASCAR Modified Tour.
“2018 was another great season here at Stafford,” explained Stafford General Manager Mark Arute. “We shaped the 2019 schedule to continue our focus on consistency and producing a quality show each and every week. Racing at Stafford has been nothing less then unbelievable the last few years, we think this schedule gives us the opportunities to promote all the talented drivers that race at Stafford each week. We’re excited for our 61st season of NASCAR racing.”
The Friday night weekly racing program is set to fire up Friday, May 3rd with the return of Best Friend Friday and will continue for 20 straight weeks ending Friday, September 13th with First Responder Friday.
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will make three stops at the Stafford, Connecticut half-mile — April 27th and 28th for the NAPA Spring Sizzler, August 2nd for the Stafford 150, and September 28th and 29th for the 47th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Fall Final.
The biggest SK Modified event of the year is set for Friday, June 28th when the NAPA Auto Parts SK 5k takes place for the sixth consecutive year. The 100-lap signature event was won by Ronnie Williams this past season and he earned $10,625 for his efforts.
The TC 13 Shoot-Out for the SK Modifieds will return on Friday, July 12th in honor of Teddy Christopher. The Modified Racing Series will make their one and only stop at Stafford August 30th for the 10th Annual Lincoln Tech 80.
Kids and families events are also highlighted on the schedule with Kids Nights scheduled monthly throughout the season along with Fireworks displays on Friday, May 31st and Friday, July 5th.
“Our goal is for race fans to know what to expect every time they walk into Stafford Speedway, excellent racing and a great experience,” Arute added. “Whether it be a Modified Tour event or a weekly show headlined by the SK Modifieds®, we want race fans to be as excited as we are when Friday rolls around each week.”
The complete schedule can be found below.