Stafford Notes: Tom Fearn Rolls In Late Models: First Time Winners Celebrate

Tom Fearn

Tom Fearn

STAFFORD – There was no slowing the roll of Tom Fearn Friday night at Stafford Motor Speedway.

Fearn, of East Longmeadow, Mass., drove to his fourth consecutive victory in the 30-lap Late Model feature Friday at Stafford.

It was the seventh victory overall in 13 starts this year for Fearn. It was also his 50th career victory overall at the track.

Fearn used a three-wide move in turn four on lap three to grab the lead and never looked back.

“We started eighth and we had a jingle there on lap two and I was able to get through,” Fearn said. “I guess that was the move of the race. A couple cars were fast, but we were pretty good tonight. We come to the track every week with a good car that’s capable of winning and I’m just the lucky guy that gets to drive it.”

“The car really turns,” Fearn said. “It gets off the corners so I was able to do what I could.”

Michael Wray of Northford was second and Joel Monahan of Whately, Mass. third.

Frank L’Etoile Jr. of Wethersfield scored his first career victory in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature.

L’Etoile inherited the lead on lap four after Jeremy Lavoie was penalized for spinning leader R.J. Surdell.

From there L’Etoile never trailed again on the way to victory.

Paul Arute of Tolland was second and Albert Saunders of Stafford third. Surdell rallied to finish fourth.

Michael Hopkins of Springfield, Mass. scored his first career victory in the 15-lap DARE Stock feature.

“To put my name in the record books with some of the greatest drivers to ever drive a Modified or Late Model or Tour Type Modified or SK [Modified], you name it, it hasn’t even sunk in yet.” Hopkins said. “I don’t know. It means more than I could possibly put into words.”

Johnny Walker of Ludlow, Mass. was second and Brandon Michael of Granville, Mass. third.


  1. 8 to 10 cars in a race really does not count, stafford needs to wake up and adjust their schedule and classes. Just run dare, lites and sk

  2. Nobody wants to build a racecar that they can’t run at any other track in the World but Stafford.

  3. STEVE, I guess it’s a good thing there was not 8 to 10 cars then.
    Do some research before you voice an inutile opinion that is not accurate.

  4. 4 cars in the Legends race last night?? The Speedbowl seems to have cornered the local Legends racing market, although those cars and drivers scare me there.

  5. The other tracks in the state get great car counts!!!!!

  6. Elect just to get you up to speed, here are the car counts for all the tracks in the state this week. This only includes the weekly divisions at each track not the support divisions like the legend cars, x-cars, super x and pro 4’s

    Thompson 8/24
    ACT LM: 9 cars
    Sportsman’s: 20 cars
    Mini Stock: 12 cars
    Sunoco Modified: 15 cars
    Total for Weekly Divisions: 56 cars

    Stafford 8/26
    Late Model: 12 cars
    Limited Late Model: 13 cars
    Dare Stock: 16 cars
    SK Light: 20 cars
    SK Modified: 22 Cars
    Total for Weekly Division: 83 cars

    Waterford 8/27
    Sportsmans: 16 cars
    Mini Stock: 13 cars
    SK Light: 16 Cars
    SK Modified: 21 Cars
    Total for Weekly Divisions: 66 cars

  7. They is 50 cars at other tracks
    Stafford had 47 cars that night
    Late models are not good like sk
    They run 500 horse power

  8. The bottom line is the premiere division, sk’s, weekly at both Waterford and Stafford are averaging in the 20’s. Which is a good thing.

  9. I guess I wasn’t sarcastic enough for you but thanks for the facts,just what I thought

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