Archive for November 28th, 2007

Stafford Speedway Scales Late Model 150 Back to Second 100-Lap Event for 2008 Season

Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway has announced today that it is restructuring its Late Model 150 event scheduled for August 22. The race will be reduced from 150 laps to 100 laps to save Late Model teams the time and resources of buying and installing new fuel cells in their cars.“In the interest of working with our competitors and their best interests we decided to make this change,” said Stafford COO/GM Mark Arute.

“Since the release of our 2008 schedule, we’ve received feedback from the majority of our Late Model competitors that the 150-lap distance would require teams to buy and install new fuel cells in their cars, so we decided to scale the race back to a 100-lap event to save our teams the time and resources of changing their cars. By keeping the race at 100-laps, we still offer two extra distance marquee events for our Late Model competitors.”

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ACTion News 11/28/2007

Early reaction to the 2008 American-Canadian Tour schedule has been very positive, giving an indication that there may be even more full-time title chasers next year. A dozen teams gave it the old college try this year, with another nine attempting to qualify for more than half of the 13 races.

A totally revamped schedule and championship points format will allow more of those teams that “just missed” full-time competition to enter the title hunt – a driver’s or owner’s best 10 results during the 12-race campaign in 2008 will be counted toward the ACT championship standings, thereby allowing teams to “drop” their two worst outings. That includes races that drivers fail to qualify for or even fail to attempt qualifying for.

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