(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford’s Limited Late Model division has seen a see-saw battle between defending track champion Jeremy Lavoie and the #6 L & S Equipment team and Matt Clement and the #59 Aquatic Wildlife team in the race for the 2019 track title.
Lavoie began his title defense in the best possible fashion by winning the season opening race on May 4th. Clement, who entered the 2019 season with 0 wins to his name in 4 seasons of Limited Late Model competition scored his first career win on May 11 and he has followed that up with 4 more wins this season to lead all Limited Late Model drivers with 5 wins. Clement and Lavoie are the only drivers with multiple feature wins this season with Lavoie having notched 3 wins. Drivers with one win each this season include Alexandra Fearn and the #12 SAFCO Foam team, Gary Patnode and the #22 GP Fence team, and Duane Provost and the #88 Facchini Law Firm team.
After Lavoie won the first race of the season, Provost scored podium finishes in 4 of the first 5 races to take the points lead. A family vacation forced Provost to miss several races and Lavoie took over the points lead following the June 7 feature event. Patnode took over the point lead from Lavoie following the June 14 feature with Clement then taking the lead following the June 21 feature. Clement has been in control of the points standings since the June 21 feature but his point lead has not been more than 6 points during that 4-race stretch.
Patnode currently sits third in the standings, 26 points behind Clement while Fearn’s first feature win of the season last Friday night sees her sitting fourth in the standings, 34 points behind. The race for the Limited Late Model crown is a race that will be sure to go down to the final race of the season as part of the NAPA Fall Final Weekend on Sept. 28-29.
Leading the way in the race for the R.A.D. Auto Machine Limited Late Model Rookie of the Year award is Kevin Crosby and the #33 Crosby Motorsports team. Crosby holds a comfortable lead over Devon Jencik and the #23 Jencik Motorsports team although Jencik only began racing on June 28 and he has 3 starts thus far in 2019.
This Friday night, July 19, is Girls Night Out & the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund Track Walk with Ladies General Admission Tickets just $10. All other Adult General Admission Tickets are $20.00. As always kids ages 6-14 are just $5.00 and kids 5 & under are free. Reserved seating is available and is priced at $23.00 for all ages. All ticket prices include 10% CT Admission Tax. Stafford Motor Speedway offers plenty of free parking for auto racing events along with overnight parking available for self contained Recreational Vehicles.
For more information, contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at 860-684-2783 or visit us on the web at www.staffordspeedway.com.