Cory DiMatteo Scores First Legends Victory In Division’s Return To Stafford Speedway

SMS-LOGO-HOME-PAGE-2012STAFFORD – Since the 2012 racing season Cory DiMatteo has been looking for a victory racing regularly in the Legends division at the Waterford Speedbowl.

At Stafford Motor Speedway there proved to be no wait for the Farmington 16-year old.

The Legends division returned to Stafford Motor Speedway as a regular division Friday night and the first victory went to DiMatteo, who won the 20-lap feature.

The division last ran regularly at Stafford in 1994.

“It’s huge,” DiMatteo said. “All my uncles and cousins used to race here. This is something special to remember for my racing career.”

DiMatteo’s brother Dana was second and Jordan LaMothe of Farmington third.

At the Stafford the Legends run on the flat, tiny circuit within the confines of the track’s half-mile oval. At Waterford the division runs the track’s full one-third mile oval.

“Every time we get the car close at Waterford it seems like we have engines problems or we get caught up in the wreck,” Cory DiMatteo said. “We’re just chasing the ghost there. Here I think it’s more of a driver’s track rather than a car track. If you get your car close here you can drive it and stay up front. Waterford is really a superspeedway, you’ve got to have the car dialed in perfect.”

Cory DiMatteo went under Kyle Rogers for the lead off turn four on lap 11 with LaMothe following to second.

“There was a big pile of dirt in [turns] three and four,” Cory DiMatteo said. “And [Rogers] just kept driving through and driving through it and I kept driving through it and we’d slide up at the same time and I’d hit him in the bumper. So I just backed up the car a little bit and he moved up and I gave him a shot and got underneath him.”

LaMothe briefly went by Cory DiMatteo for the lead on lap 17 restart, but DiMatteo fought right back to regain the top spot and cruise to the win.

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