(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Motor Speedway has announced the debut of StaffordSpeedway.tv, a new pay-per-view live streaming service featuring Stafford Speedway’s Friday night racing program. Stafford Speedway race teams will receive 25% of every pay per view sale (approximately 50/50 split after expenses), creating another payout for drivers across all Stafford divisions. StaffordSpeedway.tv will debut Friday, June 26th for NAPA Auto Parts Opening Night.
“After our expenses this ends up being about a 50-50 split between the track and the race teams,” explained Arute. “This feels like a big step for Stafford and for short track racing. It may start out small but there’s really endless growth potential for a service like this. We are ready to hit the ground running this Friday with our first live broadcast.”
StaffordSpeedway.tv will feature all Stafford Speedway events held in the 2020 season excluding any NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events. The first broadcast will be Friday, June 26th featuring all 5 Stafford’s weekly divisions including the star-studded SK Modified® division. Pricing for the service is set at $20 for regular events and $30 for Open Modified, Pro Late Model, and other special events.
“We’ve been wanting to get into live streaming our events for a long time now,” explained Stafford Speedway COO Paul Arute. “A few years back we had a discussion about it and all of us at Stafford agreed that the only way to make it work would be through a revenue share with the race teams. We have some amazing short track talent at Stafford Speedway and we’re excited to showcase it to the world.”
Driver’s payouts will be distributed based on the number of feature laps completed at each event. This allows for more equitable distribution across all competitors in the field. SK Modified® drivers run more feature laps each week and will get a little larger piece of the revenue share vs. the Street Stock division.
“Can’t make it to the track because you had to work late or you’re on vacation this week? That’s no longer a problem with StaffordSpeedway.tv,” continued Arute. “You’ll be able to watch a full night of Stafford Speedway racing from your phone, computer, or Roku device. The best part is every time you purchase a pay-per-view live stream you’ll be supporting Stafford Speedway drivers.”
NAPA Auto Parts Opening Night, scheduled for Friday, June 26th, is a complete sellout due to the 25% capacity limit in place from the State of Connecticut. The only way for race fans who have not pre-purchased tickets for tomorrow’s event to watch is to visit StaffordSpeedway.tv and purchase the live broadcast. The schedule for tomorrow’s event is now available on the NAPA Auto Parts Opening Night Event Page. Qualifying is scheduled to start at 6pm with racing slated to begin at 7pm.
For more information, visit www.staffordspeedway.com, checkout Stafford Speedway on Facebook or Twitter, or contact the track office at 860-684-2783.
Contact: Paul Arute