Stafford Motor Speedway
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|SMS, Stafford, Jack's Track|
|Location||Stafford Springs, Connecticut|
|Former names||Stafford Speedway, Stafford Springs Agricultural Park|
|Major events||Whelen All-American Series|
|Length||0.804672 km (.5 mi)|
Stafford Motor Speedway is a semi-banked 1/2 mile paved oval located in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. It is part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. It hosts multiple events on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour each year as well as other events.
Originally known as the Stafford Springs Agricultural Park, the facility was used as a half-mile horse racing facility up to the end of World War II when it switched to automobile racing. The facility became a NASCAR track in 1959 as a dirt track, under the ownership of Rockville auto dealer Mal Barlow. It was purchased by the Arute brothers, Chuck and Jack Jr. in 1967, and later paved. Jack's son Mark Arute and other family members continue to own and manage the track.
- Geoff Bodine
- Ron Bouchard
- Jerry Cook
- Dale Earnhardt
- Richie Evans
- Ernie Gahan
- Jimmy Spencer
- Tim Richmond
- Ted Christopher
- Bourcier, Bones. RICHIE!: The Fast Life and Times of NASCAR's Greatest Modified Driver (1st ed., 2004). Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA: Coastal 181. ISBN 0-9709854-6-0.
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