The Show is on the Flo.
Stafford Motor Speedway live broadcasts will move to the FloRacing digital platform this season. It becomes the first pavement track to air events on the same channel as the All-Stars Circuit of Champions, USAC National Midget Series and Eldora Speedway.
The agreement allows every lap, excluding the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and SRX Series, contested at Stafford Springs to air on FloRacing. The broadcasts will continue to be produced by the Stafford Speedway production team.
“The same first-class production that race fans enjoyed on StaffordSpeedway.tv will move over to FloRacing,” explained Stafford Speedway COO Paul Arute in a press release. “Racing at Stafford Speedway will now be on a national stage alongside the Chili Bowl, Eldora Speedway, USAC Racing, and the All-Star Circuit of Champions. FloRacing gives our fans the ultimate in live streaming access for just $150 per year.”
The move follows the decision last month for Stafford Motor Speedway to end its longstanding relation with NASCAR as a home track after the parties could not reach an agreement on the track’s digital streaming rights.
NASCAR Home Tracks are required to air content on the NBC Sports Gold platform.
“Just over 1 month ago we made the tough decision to run independent in 2021,” Arute said. “Opportunities like this are exactly why we chose the independent path. We are extremely excited to partner with FloRacing. This partnership puts Stafford Speedway in front of a national audience and also provides opportunities for our race teams to market their sponsors on to an even wider audience of viewers.”
In addition to broadcasting the 2021 Stafford Speedway season, FloRacing has posted $40,000 in bonus money which will be distributed to the Stafford Speedway weekly competitors.
The FloRacing bonus will be awarded to each of the top-10 finishers across all 5 of Stafford Speedway’s weekly divisions on specified nights. Each division will have 4 events in which the FloRacing bonus will be awarded. The $40,000 bonus nearly doubles the payout teams received from StaffordSpeedway.tv in 2020.
“Between the FloRacing bonus and our new track point fund there will be at least $73,000 in new awards on top of our weekly payouts in 2021,” Arute added. “We are looking forward to kicking off the 2021 season and showcasing the most talented weekly drivers in the country right here at Stafford.”