Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway has announced that they have added a Modified Racing Series event to its 2010 Event Schedule. The Inaugural Shark Cycle Modified Racing Series 100 will take place Friday, September 10th at the famed Connecticut half-mile and will be joined on the card by Stafford’s five NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing divisions.
“My father set out to make Stafford Motor Speedway the premier destination for modified racing, and it is in that tradition that we are adding this event to our 2010 calendar,” said Stafford COO/GM Mark Arute. “We are still committed 100% to NASCAR and the Whelen Modified Tour. Adding this event helps us to offer modified racing fans a wider variety of open wheeled modified racing here at Stafford while continuing the tradition that my father started of Stafford being the premier modified racing facility in the Northeast. We have received a lot of positive input from fans and competitors alike regarding the Modified Racing Series coming to Stafford over the past couple of seasons, and we decided that the time was right for us to add another modified racing event to our schedule. A lot of drivers who race either full time or part time with the Modified Racing Series drivers have competed here at Stafford in either SK Modified® or Whelen Modified Tour competition, so we feel that the Modified Racing Series will put on a great modified show and add to our modified tradition here at Stafford.”
“This is huge for our series,” said Modified Racing Series President Jack Bateman. “We have heard repeatedly from our competitors that it would be nice to be able to have a race at Stafford and that they wanted to get a race at Stafford. With Stafford now on our 2010 schedule, we think the car count is going to be really strong and this will definitely be an exciting race!”
When the Modified Racing Series makes its Stafford debut next September, fans can expect to see 3-time Modified Racing Series Champion Kirk Alexander as well as MRS Champions Dwight Jarvis, Chris Pasteryak, and Jon McKennedy. Modified fans can also expect to see an eclectic mix of series regulars as well as “outsiders” including Jack Bateman, Ted Christopher, Doug Coby, Jacob Dore, Rob Goodenough, Les Hinckley, Mike Holdridge, Stephen Masse, Todd Owen, Rowan Pennink, Mike Stefanik.
Tickets for the Inaugural Shark Cycle Modified Racing Series 100 event at Stafford Motor Speedway will become available in mid to late January 2010 and are priced at $20.00 for Adult General Admission, $5.00 for Children Ages 6-14 General Admission, $23.00 for Reserved Seating, and $35.00 for Pit Passes. Tickets can be ordered by calling the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at 860-684-2783 or by logging onto the Online Ticket Sales section of www.staffordspeedway.com.
Shark Cycle is located at 11 Willington Ave. in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. Shark Cycle’s showroom is stocked with Victory Motorcycles, Polaris and Arctic Cat ATVs, Rangers, Prowlers and Snowmobiles as well as a complete inventory of used street bikes, repairable motorcycles and ATVs. Shark Cycle has a large selection of clothing and accessories to customize your motorcycle and/or ATV. Shark Cycle’s Service Department is staffed with full-time certified and experienced service technicians with extensive experience diagnosing and servicing Motorcycles, ATVs, Snowmobiles, and Dirt Bikes. Shark Cycle’s Service Departments are open Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Saturday by appointment.
Call Shark Cycle at 860-684-7763 to make an appointment for service. For more information, contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at 860-684-2783 or visit us on the web at www.staffordspeedway.com.
Sources: Scott Running/Stafford Motor Speedway PR