Stafford Notes: Bryan Narducci Rolls To Limited Late Model Victory

Bryan Narducci (Photo: Shawn Courchesne/RaceDayCT)

STAFFORD – Last year Bryan Narducci began the 2016 season at Stafford Motor Speedway with the expected struggles of a rookie making the jump from go-karts to a full sized car in the Limited Late Model division.

Saturday the Colchester teenager kicked off his second season looking like a grizzled veteran.

Narducci used an outside pass of Albert Saunders following a lap 11 restart to take the lead and led the rest of the way to win the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature Saturday at the NAPA Spring Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway.

“I’ve never been able to pass someone on the outside with this,” Narducci said. “To be able to make it stick out there was awesome.”

Duane Provost of Springfield, Mass. was second and Robert Bloxsom III of Stratford third.

Last year Narducci had two victories in 17 starts and finished seventh in the Limited Late Model standings.

“To start off the year actually knowing what the car does and how I can drive it and what changes we need to make, it really helps out,” Narducci said. “Obviously you see we won. … We did pretty good last year, but we had no idea what the car would do over an 8-lap period. Now we have ideas and we can make the adjustments that we need to do that.

“To put my name with all those that have won a Spring Sizzler [event] at Stafford, that’s amazing.”

Corey DiMatteo of Farmington was awarded the victory in the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature following some final lap dramatics.

Dan Wesson, running in second, spun leader Joey Ferrigno on the backstretch on the final lap. Wesson took the checkered flag but officials immediately announced he was being penalized.

It was the first career SK Light Modified victory at Stafford for DiMatteo. 

Keith Caruso of Millbury, Mass. was second and George Nocera Jr., of Plainville third.

Trace Beyer of Stratton, Vt. won the 15-lap DARE Stock feature. Zach Robinson of Putnam was second and Brandon Michael of Granville, Mass. third.

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Comments

  1. Great car counts in the sk and Lite’s. But really only a couple cars from Waterford. Guess most are still waiting it out. My guess is if Waterford doesn’t open you’ll see a few up at Stafford. But if they all went they’d be 50 or more which would be crazy.

  2. Mike Serluca says:

    Congrats to Bryan and Corey! Both great kids! Awesome job!

  3. tick mike says:

    Brian will win 10 races and the championship this year, SK READY! Old school NO sarcasm its a fact!!

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