Souza Media: Tri Track Open Modified Series and Stafford Motor Speedway officials jointly announced on Saturday a race date for the 2020 season. The Tri Track Open Modified Series will make their debut at the Connecticut half-mile on Saturday, October 24, marking the conclusion of the year for both the Tri Track Series and Stafford.
The race was originally scheduled to take place at Seekonk Speedway in Massachusetts, however, due to guidelines from the state, and on-going discussions about possible fan capacity at the third-mile oval, Tri Track officials decided to make the move to lock-up another confirmed date.
The event will bring some of the top Modified drivers together to chase more than $40,000 in purse money with a $10,000 winning prize.
“We have been really excited to make this announcement and bring the Tri Track Open Modified Series to another historic track in the region,” Wayne Darling, Managing Partner of the Tri Track Open Modified Series, said. “We can’t thank the entire Arute family enough for working with us to make this happen.”
The Stafford event will mark the fourth race of the season for Tri Track. The season opened on July 5 at Monadnock Speedway, where Craig Lutz went to Victory Lane. Tri Track returned to Star Speedway in New Hampshire on July 25, with the annual SBM, which saw Matt Hirschman hold the checkered flag. Race three of the season takes place on August 15 at Monadnock Speedway.
Stafford Motor Speedway is the “Home of the SK Modifieds”, known as the top weekly Modified division in the entire country. Their weekly slate as part of the NASCAR program includes the SK Modifieds, SK Light Modifieds, Late Models, Limited Late Models and Street Stocks.
The SK Light Modifieds and Street Stocks will join the card on October 24 to fill out a thrilling day of racing in Connecticut. Both Stafford and Tri Track have had their seasons affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic but feel like this will give both a chance to end the season with a major event.
“This is great for Modified racing,” Mark Arute, President of Stafford Motor Speedway, said. “The team at Tri Track shares the same passion for Modified racing that we have at Stafford and the craziness of 2020 has allowed this event to come together. It should be a great show for the fans and will be an event that ends this season on a positive note.”
Additional details surrounding the event will be made available to the public once complete. Stafford Motor Speedway runs at 25% capacity per the state of Connecticut, therefore, advanced ticket sales will be available closer to race day. Face coverings are required anywhere except when seated, socially distanced, in the grandstands.