Stafford Springs, CT — In Stafford Motor Speedway’s pursuit of new ways to cut costs for its competitors, the track has been working with drivers, engine builders, and NASCAR to come up with a spec motor for its SK Modified® and Late Model divisions. These spec motors will be a more affordable form of horsepower that will be a viable option and be able to compete with the engines that are currently in competition. While the SK Modified® Spec Motor Program is still in the developmental stages, the Late Model Spec Motor program is ready to make its on-track debut.
Stafford’s NASCAR Officials have decided that the best way to prove the viability of the Late Model spec motor is to have the spec motor in competition at Stafford. If the SMS Officials feel that there needs to be any adjustments, i.e. weight, they will adjust the rules, and the rules for the spec motor can be reviewed and changed at any time.
All Stafford Motor Speedway engine builders have a copy of the approved parts list for the Late Model Spec Motor, and the first copy of the finalized rules for the Late Model Spec Motor. As of May 5, 2008, the Late Model Spec Motor rules will be released to the general public. This date will give SMS Officials time for any last minute adjustments of the Late Model Spec Motor rules, which may or may not be necessary.
Stafford’s NASCAR Officials feel that the two spec motor programs will not only benefit the racing competition at Stafford, but will benefit racing in general in the long term. Details of Stafford’s SK Modified® Spec Motor program will be released at a later date.
For any questions about the Stafford Motor Speedway Spec Engine Program, please contact Jay Shea at 413-786-2926.
Sources: Scott Running/Stafford Motor Speedway PR