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Rocco, Leary, Narducci, Provost, & Bessette Score Lincoln Tech VRMS 80 Feature Wins at Stafford Speedway

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(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Speedway returned to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing action on Friday, August 30th with the Valenti Modified Racing Series in the house for the Lincoln Tech VMRS 80.  Keith Rocco was a winner for the second consecutive week in the SK Modified® feature, Tyler Leary won for the first time in nearly 2 years in the Late Model feature, Bryan Narducci scored his second consecutive and eighth overall feature win of the 2019 season in the SK Light feature, Duane Provost secured his second win of 2019 in the Limited Late Model feature, and George Bessette, Jr. took down his second consecutive and fourth overall win of 2019 in the Street Stock feature.

In the 40-lap SK Modified® feature event, Troy Talman took the early lead with Joey Cipriano applying heavy pressure in second.  Tyler Hines was third with Cory DiMatteo fourth and Glen Reen fifth.  Hines got into the back of Cipriano on lap-5 with Cipriano recovering in 14th place.  Talman still held the lead with Hines now in second, DiMatteo third, Reen fourth and Andrew Molleur fifth. 

Todd Owen got around Molleur for fifth on lap-7 with Michael Gervais, Jr. in sixth.  Gervais took fifth from Owen on lap-10 and Hines was given the black flag for making contact with Cipriano.  This put DiMatteo into second with Reen third, Keith Rocco fourth and Gervais fifth as Talman was still in the lead on lap-14.  Reen got around DiMatteo to take over second on lap-15 but DiMatteo came right back and nearly retook the spot on lap-17.  DiMatteo continued to look high and low for a way around Reen while Rocco and Gervais were closing in and Talman was still in the lead.  DiMatteo made a pass stick on lap-20 to move back into second and drop Reen to third. 

With DiMatteo now in second, he was slowly starting to eat into Talman’s lead with Reen and Rocco right behind him.  Ronnie Williams and Owen were waging a thrilling side by side duel for sixth place with Williams taking sixth on lap-26.

With 10 laps to go, DiMatteo had closed the gap to Talman and was right on his back bumper.  Rocco and Reen weren’t far behind in third and fourth and DiMatteo took the lead from Talman on lap-32 with a pass coming out of turn 2.  DiMatteo’s pass for the lead allowed Rocco and Reen to close right up to the back bumper of Talman and Rocco took second on lap-33 with Reen taking third as Talman fell back to fourth. 

Rocco took to the outside lane and ran side by side with DiMatteo for lap-36 before falling back into line.  Rocco again went to the outside of DiMatteo on lap-38 and the two were virtually even at the line.  The three leaders touched going down the backstretch with DiMatteo spinning and Reen hitting the wall to bring the caution out with 38 laps complete.  Rocco brushed against the wall as he had white stripes all around his right side tires but he stayed on track in the lead for the restart.  Williams was now second for the restart with Gervais and Talman in the second row.

Rocco took the lead with Williams right behind him in second.  Williams couldn’t get close enough to Rocco on the final lap to make a move as Rocco took down his second consecutive win and fifth overall of the 2019 season.  Gervais finished third with Owen and Talman rounding out the top-5.

In the 30-lap Late Model feature event, Tyler Leary took the lead at the drop of the green with Richard Ciriello in second.  Michael Bennett held off Al Saunders for third with Michael Wray and Cliff Saunders side by side for fifth place.  Tom Fearn and Ryan Fearn were slicing their way through traffic in the early going and with Wray taking third on lap-4, Tom Fearn took fourth from Bennett and Ryan Fearn took fifth on lap-5 as Bennett slid back to sixth in line. 

Wray got by Ciriello to move into second on lap-6 and his move opened the door for Tom Fearn, Ryan Fearn, Al Saunders, Kevin Gambacorta, Wray, and Bennett to all get by Ciriello as he fell back to outside the top-10.  Leary had built up a large lead of almost a full straightaway over Wray and Tom Fearn.

Tom Fearn took second from Wray on lap-9 and Ryan Fearn followed him through to take third and drop Wray back to fourth in line.  At the halfway point of the race, Leary still held nearly a full straightway lead over Tom and Ryan Fearn with Wray fourth and Gambacorta fifth in line.  Al Saunders was sixth followed by Wayne Coury, Jr., Cliff Saunders, Bennett, and Dave Wray.  Bennett’s car began to drop off the pace on lap-19 and he brought his car to pit road on lap-20 where his team went under the hood. 

With 5 laps to go, Leary was still out front by a wide margin with Tom and Ryan Fearn still in second and third.  Gambacorta was fourth in line with Coury up to fifth.  Leary led the field to the checkered flag to pick up his first win of the 2019 season in dominating fashion.  Tom Fearn finished second with Ryan Fearn, Gambacorta, and Coury rounding out the top-5.

In the 20-lap SK Light feature event, Joey Ferrigno took the lead at the green and he led the first lap before Chris Matthews went to the front on lap-2.  Teddy Hodgdon followed Matthews by Ferrigno to move into second with Amanda West taking third, Alexander Pearl fourth, and Mark Bakaj fifth as Ferrigno slid back to sixth in line.  The caution came out with 3 laps complete for a multicar incident in turn 2 that involved the cars of Ed Chicoski, Glenn Bartkowski, and Sami Anderson.

Matthews and Hodgdon were side by side for the lead back under green with Pearl in third.  West and Bob Charland were side by side for fourth.  Hodgdon got clear to the lead on lap-6 with Matthews and Pearl now side by side for second while West and Charland were still side by side for fourth place.  Pearl took second from Matthews with Charland getting the better of the duel with West for fourth.  The caution came back out for debris on the frontstretch with 10 laps complete.

Hodgdon and Pearl were side by side for the lead but the caution came back out with 11 laps compete as Norm Sears, Robert Bloxsom, III, Glenn Griswold, and Ethan Durocher all spun on the frontstretch.

Matthews and Hodgdon were side by side for the lead with Narducci and Pearl side by side for third on the restart before Narducci went 3-wide with Hodgdon and Matthews before backing out and settling back in to second alongside Matthews as Hodgdon got clear to the lead. 

Narducci made a move to the inside of Hodgdon on lap-15 to take over the lad.  Hodgdon spun on lap-16 going down the backstretch and rejoined at the rear of the field as the race stayed green.  Matthews was now second with Pearl third, Charland fourth and Wesley Prucker fifth as Narducci started to stretch out his lead.  Narducci led the field to the checkered flag to pick up his eighth win of the 2019 season.  Matthews finished second with Pearl, Charland, and Prucker rounding out the top-5.

In the 15-lap Limited Late Model feature event, Gary Patnode led the first lap before giving way to Duane Provost, who took the lead on lap-2.  Jeremy Lavoie pulled alongside Provost on lap-4 for the lead and the two cars ran side by side for two laps before the caution came out with 5 laps complete as Alexandra Fearn slid into the turn 4 wall with a flat right front tire.

Lavoie and Provost resumed their side by side duel for the lead on the restart with Patnode in third.  Matt Clement was fourth and Devon Jencik was fifth in line.  Lavoie got clear to the lead on lap-8 with Patnode now side by side with Provost for second place with Clement right behind them.  The caution came out with 8 laps complete for a spin in turn 2 by Kevin Crosby.

Lavoie took the lead on the restart with Provost slotting into second.  Clement took third with Patnode fourth and Dave Gargaro, Jr. up to fifth.  Provost made a move to the inside of Provost on lap-12 and he took the lead on lap-13.  Clement was right behind Lavoie in third to form a 3-car train for the lead.  Provost led Lavoie and Clement to the checkered flag to pick up his second win of the 2019 season.  Patnode finished fourth with Gargaro rounding out the top-5.

In the 20-lap Street Stock feature event, Marvin Minkler led the first lap before Tyler Trott went to the lead on lap-2.  Zack Robinson took second with Meghan Fuller third, George Bessette, Jr. fourth, and Adrien Paradis, III fifth as Minkler fell all the way back to ninth place. 

Bessette made a move to the inside of Fuller on lap-6 and he was able to complete the pass on lap-7.  Bessette then took the lead from Trott on lap-12 before the caution came out for a spin by Fuller in turn 3 that collected the car of Paradis. 

Bessette took the lead on the restart with Robinson right on his back bumper in second.  Paradis was third in line with Travis Hydar taking fourth from Trott on lap-15.  Nicole Chambrello spun on the frontstretch to bring the caution back out with 15 laps complete.

Bessette took the lead back under green with Robinson still glued to his back bumper in second.  Hydar took third from Paradis on lap-18 with Trott and Fuller side by side for fifth.  Fuller took fifth on lap-19 but no one could catch Bessette as he took down his second consecutive and fourth overall feature win of the 2019 season.  Robinson finished second with Hydar, Paradis, and Fuller rounding out the top-5.

For more information contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at (860) 684-2783, or visit us on the web at www.staffordspeedway.com.

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SK MODIFIED® (40)

1) Keith Rocco, Berlin

2) Ronnie Williams, Tolland

3) Michael Gervais, Jr., Wolcott

4) Todd Owen, Somers

5) Troy Talman, Oxford, MA

6) David Arute, Stafford Springs

7) Tony Membrino, Jr., Berlin

8) Joey Cipriano, Waterbury

9) Michael Christopher, Jr., Wolcott

10) Todd Patnode, Swanzey, NH

11) Andrew Molleur, Shelton

12) Tyler Leary, Hatfield, MA

13) Ed Spiers, Beacon Falls

14) Tyler Hines, North Haven

15) John Catania, Agawam, MA

16) Anthony Nocella, Woburn, MA

17) Cory DiMatteo, Farmington

18) Glen Reen, Wilbraham, MA

19) Stephen Kopcik, Newtown

20) Marcello Rufrano, North Haven

21) Dan Avery, Somers

LATE MODEL (30)

1) Tyler Leary, Hatfield, MA

2) Tom Fearn, East Longmeadow, MA

3) Ryan Fearn, East Longmeadow, MA

4) Kevin Gambacorta, Ellington

5) Wayne Coury, Jr., Fairfield

6) Michael Wray, Northford

7) Cliff Saunders, Stafford

8) Al Saunders, Stafford

9) Paul Arute, Northridge, MA

10) Dave Wray, Durham

11) Andy Marchese, Tolland

12) Richard Ciriello, Reading, MA

13) Greg DeMone, Ludlow, MA

14) Paul Varricchio, Jr., Berlin

15) Scott Bouley, Thomaston

16) Michael Bennett, Willington

17) Gary Theriault, Enfield

SK LIGHT MODIFIED (20)

1) Bryan Narducci, Colchester

2) Chris Matthews, Stafford

3) Alexander Pearl, Salem

4) Bob Charland, Stafford

5) Wesley Prucker, Stafford

6) Noah Korner, Canton

7) Steven Chapman, Ellington

8) Brian Sullivan, South Windsor

9) Jonathan Puleo, Branford

10) Nick Anglace, Oxford

11) Andrew Les, New York, NY

12) Teddy Hodgdon, Danbury

13) Norm Sears, Andover

14) Alina Bryden, West Springfield, MA

15) Joey Ferrigno, East Hartford

16) Rit Dulac, Plantsville

17) Todd Clark, Bristol

18) Amanda West, Colchester

19) Robert Bloxsom, III, Stratford

20) Glenn Griswold, Vernon

21) Ethan Durocher, Canterbury

22) Paul French, Andover

23) Ed Chicoski, New Hartford

24) Mark Bakaj, Lebanon

25) Sami Anderson, Wolcott

26) Glenn Bartkowski, Manchester

LIMITED LATE MODEL (15)

1) Duane Provost, Palmer, MA

2) Jeremy Lavoie, Windsor Locks

3) Matt Clement, Wethersfield

4) Gary Patnode, Barkhamsted

5) David Gargaro Jr., Cranston, RI

6) Devon Jencik, Canton

7) Kevin Crosby, Coventry

8) Alexandra Fearn, East Longmeadow, MA

STREET STOCK (20)

1) George Bessette, Jr., Danbury

2) Zack Robinson, Putnam

3) Travis Hydar, Woodbury

4) Adrien Paradis, III, Plainville

5) Meghan Fuller, Auburn, MA

6) Tyler Trott, East Hartford

7) Marvin Minkler, Stamford

8) Dave Secore, Jr., Union

9) Bobby Stirk, III, Naugatuck

10) George Yuska, S. Glastonbury

11) Chris Danielczuk, Goshen

12) Paul Bourdon, Jr., Jewett City

13) Chris Ciriello, Beacon Falls

14) Nicole Chambrello, Kensington

KYLE GERO UP FRONT IN LIMITED SPORTSMAN TITLE CHASE AT THOMPSON SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK

Noah Watts/Myracenews photo

By Kyle Souza, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park 

THOMPSON, Conn. — With just three races remaining in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season, Kyle Gero is right in the middle of a tight Limited Sportsman championship race. 

The former Thompson Mini Stock competitor, and New London-Waterford Speedbowl X-Car champion, is second, just eight points out in the title fight. He’s trailing two-time and defending division champion Shawn Monahan, who has three wins in the first seven events.  

For Gero, this season has been about improving the setup and continuing to seek his first victory after a little bit of a learning curve over the last few years. Moving to the Limited Sportsman division was a welcomed challenge for Gero, who seems to be excelling in his second season. Before returning to Thompson competition, Gero had been off for more than one decade at the Connecticut oval. His Mini Stock days were in the early 2000s. 

“Going from a front-wheel drive car that made around 125 horsepower to a rear-wheel drive car that makes over 300 is definitely a huge difference. The track was familiar to me, and I had been up to Thompson watching races, but one of the things I’m just now starting to get down is what they had to do to the track in turns three and four for the road course,” Gero said. “When I ran before, there was a line there where you could gauge where you were in the turn, but now there isn’t. It was something I struggled last year with while trying to find some marks to stick with every lap.”  

Even though he started his season with two finishes outside the top 10, since then, it’s been all about consistency. Gero finished fifth in the third race of the season and has followed it up with three second-place efforts and a fourth.  

“I’ve always thought that we are going to the track with a chance to win, otherwise we wouldn’t go. We did a lot of work over the winter, so it doesn’t surprise me to be where we are at. What’s surprised me the most is my ability to see what has been going on out on the track,” Gero said. “The guys up front have been beating and banging a little bit more at the beginning of races, and I’ve just been sitting back and watching it and saying that I would capitalize when something happens. We’re very grateful to be where we are at.” 

His career started at a young age, competing in go-karts for many years, winning races and countless championships. In fact, in one season, he was able to win all the races in his division, traveling from Connecticut to Maine to compete each week. After building the Mini Stock and competing for a few years, it was time for a step away.  

“I needed a break, and my dad needed a break after that,” Gero said. “I had my eyes on something different at the time, but I wish I would have stayed with it. I raced four-wheelers for a few years competitively, then I started helping some guys out at the track with their cars and I decided I would step back into it slowly.” 

His slow step back into racing saw him carrying a championship trophy at another Connecticut track, then decide it was time to step back to Thompson to try and chase a NASCAR championship.  

“Just as much work goes into the go-kart compared to the race car,” Gero said. “The 10-race schedule isn’t too much for us – working full-time and having limited help, it works.” 

Gero also knows competing in the Limited Sportsman isn’t easy. A total of 36 drivers have taken the green flag this season, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a few more drivers enter the division before the end of the year. For Gero to be only eight points back with three races left, he’s pleased. 

“We are starting to learn more about what we need to do with the setups,” Gero said. “The adjustments have been big for us. These cars are over 3,000 pounds and it takes a lot to wheel one of them. You have a big heavy race car with a decent amount of power, they aren’t going to handle that great. I’ve always been a smooth driver and being smooth in a Sportsman almost goes out the window. You have to manhandle them.” 

For now, with the support of his dad, family and crew, as well as Advanced Overhead Door, Thames Electric, 1-800-blacktop, Tick Mike, Park Roway Commercial Doors, JS Landscaping, KLT Industries and Lathrop Construction, Gero is in a good position to chase two goals down the stretch.  

He’s hoping to earn his first win and contend to become the Thompson Limited Sportsman champion as part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. 

“Just have to take it race by race — I try not to points race because it can mess up your head and take a little bit of the fun away,” Gero said. “We definitely have to be a little better on the setups. We are doing a little bit different package for the last three races. 

“There is always that chance of a championship, which would be amazing. I want to win a race but standing up there on the stage at the end of the year is why we are all doing this.” 

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park returns to NASCAR racing action on Sunday, September 1, with all five NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions and Lock City Drift. Race fans and teams are reminded that this is the make-up date for the June 30 show that was rained out. 

For more information on Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, fans are encouraged to visit www.thompsonspeedway.com and follow the track on social media via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 

Ryan Fearn Wins Late Model 50 at Stafford; Williams, Narducci, Fearn, & Fuller Also Score Feature Wins

Tom Morris/Myracenews photos

(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Speedway returned to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing action with the Late Model division taking center stage with their extra distance Late Model 50 feature event.  Ryan Fearn came away the big winner on the night, capturing his first career Late Model feature win.  Fearn’s winnings from the night totaled $3,450 with $1,200 in purse money, $1,900 from the Gaston Racing Enterprises High Roller Challenge that saw Fearn roll a 1 in victory lane for the winner takes all option, and $350 in contingency bonus money from iRacing, New England Racing Fuel, Sunoco, and Bob’s Painting and Del’s Vinyl Siding.  Other winners on the night included Ronnie Williams in the SK Modified® feature, Bryan Narducci in the SK Light feature, Alexandra Fearn in the Limited Late Model feature, and Meghan Fuller in the Street Stock feature.

In the 50-lap Late Model feature, Tyler Leary took the lead at the green with Ryan Fearn lined up behind him in second.  Fearn took the lead from Leary on lap-2 as the leaders came back to the line with Darrell Keane third, Kevin Gambacorta fourth and Tom Fearn quickly worked his way into fifth utilizing the outside groove.  Al Saunders was applying heavy pressure to Tom Fearn for fifth and he nearly made a pass on lap-5 but fell back in line. 

Gambacorta slid back to sixth in line as the order on lap-10 was Ryan Fearn, Leary, Keane, Tom Fearn, Adam Gray, and Gambacorta.  The caution came out with 12 laps complete as Andy Marchese, R.J. Surdell, and Paul Varricchio, Jr. came together coming out of turn 4. 

Ryan Fearn didn’t come up to speed on the restart and he fell from the lead back to third as Leary took the lead and Gray moved into second.  Al Saunders was up to fourth behind Ryan Fearn with Michael Wray in fifth.  Trace Beyer got around Wray to move into fifth on lap-18 while Leary was starting to stretch out his advantage over Gray and Ryan Fearn.

Ryan Fearn made a move to get around Gray to move into second right at the halfway point of the race on lap-25.  Al Saunders was still fourth with Beyer in fifth.  Leary’s large lead was erased by the caution flag with 26 laps complete as Keane got into the backstretch wall at the entrance to turn 3.

Ryan Fearn streaked into the lead on the restart, but the caution came out almost immediately as Marchese and Scott Bouley spun in turn 1 to bring the caution back out.  Ryan Fearn again took the lead on the restart with Leary in second.  Saunders was third with Beyer and Tom Fearn lined up behind him in fifth.  The caution came back out with 26 laps complete as Saunders and Beyer spun coming off turn 4 and nearly collected the car of Cliff Saunders, who did a great job to avoid hitting either Saunders or Beyer.

Ryan Fearn and Leary ran a lap side by side for the lead before Fearn got clear.  Tom Fearn and Wray were side by side for third but the caution came back out with 27 laps complete for spins by Surdell, Marchese, and Bouley coming out of turn 2.

The restart saw a wreck on the backstretch that collected the cars of Gray, DeMone, Keane, Michael Wray, Tom Fearn, Cliff Saunders, and Richard Ciriello to bring the caution back out.  This made the restart order Ryan Fearn and Tyler Leary on the front row, Michael Bennett and Gambacorta in the second row, and Dave Wray and David Arute in the third row.

Ryan Fearn took the lead back under green with Bennett in second.   Dave Wray was third with Gambacorta fourth and Michael Wray charged his way into fifth.  Michael Wray took fourth from Gambacorta on lap-32 with Tom Fearn and Leary following him through to move into fifth and sixth and drop Gambacorta back to seventh.

With 10 laps to go, Ryan Fearn had a lead of a second and a half over Bennett in second with Dave Wray, Michael Wray, and Tom Fearn still making up the remainder of the top-5. 

Ryan Fearn led the field to the checkered flag to pick up his first career Late Model feature victory.  Bennett came home second with Dave Wray, Tom Fearn, and Leary rounding out the top-5.

In the 40-lap SK Modified® feature, Tony Membrino, Jr. took the early lead with Dan Wesson and Stephen Kopcik lined up behind him.  The caution flew with 3 laps complete as a multicar pileup in the middle of turns 3+4 brought the caution out.

Membrino took the lead back under green with Wesson right behind him but the caution came out with 7 laps complete for a spin in turns 3+4 by Marcello Rufrano.  Kopcik took the lead from Membrino in the outside lane on the restart with Membrino and Cory DiMatteo side by side for second.  DiMatteo took second going into turn 3 and he took the lead from Kopcik at the line on lap-9.  The caution flew with 10 laps complete as Dan Wesson spun coming off turn 4.

Kopcik took the lead on the restart but DiMatteo went 3-wide with Kopcik and Ronnie Williams on lap-12 to take the lead.  Kopcik came right back on lap-13 with a push from Williams to retake the lead.  Keith Rocco was now in the mix for the lead as the top-4 cars were side by side two rows deep before the caution came back out with 18 laps complete for a spin by Tyler Jones at the exit of turn 2.

Williams powered his way into the lead back under green with Rocco and Kopcik fighting side by side for second.  DiMatteo was fourth in line with Michael Gervais, Jr. up to fifth.   Rocco cleared Kopcik for second on lap-26 and he began to set his sights on Williams in the lead.  The caution came back out with 30 laps complete for a spin by Eric Berndt in turn 4 and Andrew Molleur came to a stop against the turn 2 wall. 

Williams took the lead back under green while Kopcik and Rocco resumed their side by side duel for second.  Rocco got clear of Kopcik on lap-33 and DiMatteo was now side by side with Kopcik for third with Gervais in fifth.  Kopcik took third on lap-34 with Gervais pulling alongside DiMatteo for fourth.  Up front, Rocco pulled to the outside of Williams on lap-35 and the two leaders were once again side by side.  Williams cleared Rocco on lap-37 with Kopcik diving to the inside of Rocco for second.  Coming to 2 to go, Rocco was right on Williams’ back bumper.  Rocco tried a crossover move but Williams was able to fend off his challenge.  The two cars touched going into turn 3 but Williams was able to maintain the lead with Rocco still in second.  Rocco made one last bid for the lead in turns 3+4 but Williams took the checkered flag to pick up his second consecutive win and fifth of the 2019 season.  Rocco finished second with Kopcik, Gervais, and DiMatteo rounding out the top-5.

In the 20-lap SK Light feature, Amanda West took the lead at the drop of the green with Chris Matthews in second.  The action was fast and furious behind the two front runners as Teddy Hodgdon, Bryan Narducci, and Robert Bloxsom were three-wide  for third.  Alexander Pearl came through to second with Narducci, Jonathan Puleo, and Hodgdon making up the top-5.

Narducci took the lead from West on lap-9 and with that move West began to slide backwards as Pearl took second, Puleo third and Hodgdon fourth with West finally getting back into line in fifth place. 

With 5 laps to go, Narducci, Pearl, Puleo, and Hodgdon were locked in a four car nose to tail train in the fight for the race lead.  Hodgdon made a move to the inside of Puleo on lap-17 but Puleo was able to hold him off.  Hodgdon tried the move again on lap-18 and this time he was able to make the pass stick and take over third place. 

Narducci led Pearl to the checkered flag to pick up his sixth win of the 2019 season.  Hodgdon finished third with Puleo and West rounding out the top-5.

In the 15-lap Limited Late Model feature, the caution came out at the start as Matt Clement got on the brakes to avoid getting into the back of Gary Patnode and spun after contact from Kevin Crosby.  Alexandra Fearn took the early lead on the restart with Duane Provost giving chase in second.  Patnode was third in line with Jeremy Lavoie fourth and Clement was fifth in line.

Lavoie made a move on lap-8 to get by Patnode for third.  Lavoie’s move opened the door for Clement and David Tefft to follow Lavoie by Patnode and drop Patnode back to sixth in line.  Provost was still giving chase to Fearn for the race lead while Tefft nearly made a pass on Clement for fourth on lap-12 but settled back into line in fifth.

With 2 laps to go, Provost was right behind Fearn in the fight for the lead.  Provost couldn’t get close enough to Fearn to make a move as Fearn took down her third win of the 2019 season.  Lavoie finished third with Clement and Tefft rounding out the top-5.

In the 20-lap Street Stock feature, Meghan Fuller took the lead at the drop of the green with Zack Robinson working the outside lane to take second.  Adrien Paradis, III slotted into third with Travis Hydar fourth and Tyler Trott and Dave Secore side by side for fifth place. 

Hydar took third from Paradis on lap-3 while George Bessette, Jr. got around Secore to move into sixth behind Trott.  Bessette took fourth from Trott on lap-4 and he then went by Paradis to take third on lap-5 as Fuller was starting to stretch out her advantage over Robinson at the front of the field.  Jason Lafayette took fifth from Paradis on lap-7 and the caution flag came out with 8 laps complete for a spin in the middle of turns 1+2 by Trott.  Tim Morse was sent to the rear of the field by NASCAR Officials for making contact with Trott.

Fuller took the lead back under green with Hydar taking second.  Bessette and Robinson were side by side for third and Paradis in fifth.  Lafayette nearly spun in turn 4 on lap-13 but he was able to gather his car up and remained in sixth.  Robinson got clear of Bessette for third and with 2 laps to go, Bessette was glued to the back bumper of Robinson.

Fuller led Hydar to the checkered flag to pick up her second consecutive win of the 2019 season.  Robinson finished third with Bessette and Paradis rounding out the top-5.

For more information contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at (860) 684-2783, or visit us on the web at www.staffordspeedway.com.

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LATE MODEL 50 (50)

1) Ryan Fearn, East Longmeadow, MA

2) Michael Bennett, Willington

3) Dave Wray, Durham

4) Tom Fearn, East Longmeadow, MA

5) Tyler Leary, Hatfield, MA

6) Kevin Gambacorta, Ellington

7) Michael Wray, Northford

8) Adam Gray, Granby, MA

9) Trace Beyer, Stratton, VT

10) David Arute, Stafford Springs

11) Paul Varricchio, Jr., Berlin

12) R.J. Surdell, Willington

13) Greg DeMone, Ludlow, MA

14) Al Saunders, Stafford

15) Scott Bouley, Thomaston

16) Cliff Saunders, Stafford

17) Darrell Keane, Enfield

18) Richard Ciriello, Reading, MA

19) Andy Marchese, Tolland

SK MODIFIED® (40)

1) Ronnie Williams, Tolland

2) Keith Rocco, Berlin

3) Stephen Kopcik, Newtown

4) Michael Gervais, Jr., Wolcott

5) Cory DiMatteo, Farmington

6) Todd Owen, Somers

7) Tony Membrino, Jr., Berlin

8) Michael Christopher, Jr., Wolcott

9) Marcello Rufrano, North Haven

10) David Arute, Stafford Springs

11) Tyler Hines, North Haven

12) Glen Reen, Wilbraham, MA

13) Joey Cipriano, Waterbury

14) Troy Talman, Oxford, MA

15) Matt Galko, Meriden

16) John Catania, Agawam, MA

17) Tyler Jones, New Milford

18) Anthony Nocella, Woburn, MA

19) Eric Berndt, Cromwell

20) Andrew Molleur, Shelton

21) Dan Wesson, Monson, MA

22) Tyler Leary, Hatfield, MA

SK LIGHT MODIFIED (20)

1) Bryan Narducci, Colchester

2) Alexander Pearl, Salem

3) Teddy Hodgdon, Danbury

4) Jonathan Puleo, Branford

5) Amanda West, Colchester

6) Chris Matthews, Stafford

7) Robert Bloxsom, III, Stratford

8) Nick Anglace, Oxford

9) Mark Bakaj, Lebanon

10) Steven Chapman, Ellington

11) Sami Anderson, Wolcott

12) Wesley Prucker, Stafford

13) Joey Ferrigno, East Hartford

14) Glenn Bartkowski, Manchester

15) Noah Korner, Canton

16) Norm Sears, Andover

17) Ethan Durocher, Canterbury

18) Alina Bryden, West Springfield, MA

19) Chris Bagnall, Winsted

20) Todd Clark, Bristol

21) Paul French, Andover

LIMITED LATE MODEL (15)

1) Alexandra Fearn, East Longmeadow, MA

2) Duane Provost, Palmer, MA

3) Jeremy Lavoie, Windsor Locks

4) Matt Clement, Wethersfield

5) David Tefft, Southampton, MA

6) Gary Patnode, Barkhamsted

7) Devon Jencik, Canton

8) Kevin Crosby, Coventry

9) Jay Clement, Wethersfield

STREET STOCK (20)

1) Meghan Fuller, Auburn, MA

2) Travis Hydar, Woodbury

3) Zack Robinson, Putnam

4) George Bessette, Jr., Danbury

5) Adrien Paradis, III, Plainville

6) Jason Lafayette, Somers

7) Dave Secore, Jr., Union

8) Chris Danielczuk, Goshen

9) Tyler Trott, East Hartford

10) Vince Gambacorta, Ellington

11) Marvin Minkler, Stamford

12) Chris Ciriello, Beacon Falls

13) Craig Landgrebe, Newtown

14) George Yuska, S. Glastonbury