STAFFORD – The heated roll of Tom Fearn at Stafford Motor Speedway continued in blazing style Friday night.
But not without a little dramatics thanks to Kevin Gambacorta.
Fearn held off the late race charges of Gambacorta to win the 30-lap Late Model feature Friday at Stafford Motor Speedway.
It was the second consecutive victory and third win in five events this year at Stafford for Fearn, of East Longmeadow. It marked Fearn’s 29th career victory in the division.
“I just had to keep running my line and do the best I could,” Fearn said. “The right rear started giving up on me a little bit there. Kevin ran a good race. Congrats to him.”
Gambacorta, of Ellington, was second and Michael Wray of Northford third.
Fearn used a three-wide move early in the event against Wray and Josh Wood to take over the top spot. But by lap 23 Gambacorta was stalking all over Fearn’s bumper.
Gambacorta made a final lap bid to get under Fearn out of turn four, but it was Fearn able to hold off Gambacorta by half a car length at the checkered.
“I’ve never had a problem with Tommy in first before so I was nice to him, but that’s the one freebie,” Gambacorta said. “Next time we’ll be a little more aggressive, maybe make that move a lap sooner or something because I think we were definitely faster. It’s just awesome to have a car like that. We’re finally figuring this thing out.”
Robert Bloxsom III of Stratford led every circuit on the way to his first career victory in the 20-lap Limited Sportsman feature.
“It’s awesome,” Bloxsom said. “You know, the past two weeks the car was just terrible. We completely changed it and I can’t believe it. The car was just hooked up. It couldn’t be any more perfect. I was just slamming the gas and it would just stick. I can’t thank my dad enough, and Barry Fluckiger, and my mom and all my friends and family for their support.”
Paul Arute of Tolland was second and Albert Saunders of Stafford third.
Brandon Michael of Granville, Mass. won the 15-lap DARE Stock feature. Tyler Trott of East Hartford was second and Johnny Walker of Ludlow, Mass. third.
Noah Korner of Canton won the 20-lap Legends feature. Teddy Hodgon of Danbury was second and Brett Crowther of Belchertown, Mass. third.