Track officials at Stafford Motor Speedway (CT) confirmed this morning that the 43rd annual Fall Final weekend is moving forward as planned amid concerns about potential effects of Hurricane Joaquin. The two-day event featuring the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour is scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday, October 3-4.
Earlier this week, track officials did release a statement on their Facebook page stating that “if mother nature decides not to cooperate this weekend” the event would be completed next weekend, October 10-11.
Throughout the week, the forecast for the Stafford Springs, Connecticut area has improved dramatically with the chance of rain now listed at 20-percent on Sunday. There is currently a 40-percent chance of rain on Saturday, which is qualifying day for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. If rain was to impact the area on Saturday, the event would continue on with the field being set by current owner points.
Speed51.com will update this page with any new information as it becomes available throughout the weekend. 51 will also be on location at the track to power NASCAR Home Tracks Race Central Live updates.
-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51
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