Limited Late Model Preseason Preview At Stafford Speedway

(Press Release from Stafford Motor Speedway)

Jeremy Lavoie celebrates clinching the Limited Late Model championship last September at Stafford Speedway (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)

The 2018 Limited Late Model season at Stafford saw Jeremy Lavoie claim his first career track championship in dominating fashion. 

Let’s take a look at a few of the drivers who will be chasing Lavoie for the 2019 title. 

The Rundown – Limited Late Models


#6 Jeremy Lavoie – The defending champion is back and looking to defend his title. After an 8-win season Lavoie will be poised to keep his crown with 2018 runner-up Ryan Fearn moving up to the Late Model division.

#88 Duane Provost – Two-time Limited Late Model champion Provost returns to the Limited Late Model division in 2019. Coming off an unusually up and down season, the #88 team is looking to get back to their typical consistency this season.

Ones to Watch

#12 Alexandra Fearn – With her brother moving up to Late Models in 2019, Alex remains in the Limited Late Models with hopes of improving on her 1 win in 2018. Fans should expect the #12 car in victory lane a few times this season.

#59 Matt Clement – The #59 team returns to the Limited Late Model division in 2019 looking to grab that coveted first career win. After losing their first career win following a post race weight infraction last season, this team is hungrier than ever for that first win.

#22 Gary Patnode – Entering his 2nd full season in the Limited Late Model division, Patnode returns with his signature #22 car. After showing plenty of speed at the end of 2018, don’t be surprised to see Patnode in NAPA Victory Lane this season.

New Faces

#7 Kyle Casagrande – One of the most dominant Street Stock drivers in recent history, Kyle Casagrande is back at Stafford Speedway full-time in 2019. Running the same car that Andy Marchese ran in 2018, Casagrande will contend for wins in 2019.

Bottom Line

Lavoie is expected to continue his dominance but there are plenty of drivers itching to knock him off the top spot. Casagrande is expected to immediately contend for victories. Should be a fun battle between a good mix of drivers.

2019 Limited Late Model Driver Roster

2018 Limited Late Model Final Points Standings

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  1. Will be easy for every driver to get a top 10 year

  2. Taking a look at a few drivers. For sure there is only a few to take a look at.
    Team roster got to 9 a while back and hasn’t budged. It’s more like club racing.
    The LLM’s will get even more animosity and mocking directed at them this year for creating a flat spot in the Friday night events. It’s won’t be fair to them either since there will be some really experienced, hard nosed competitors vying for the win each night of racing.
    Stafford really needs to avoid 5 car heats and run the division at the end of the night. If not all the time at least now and then.
    This has to be the last year for this one would think. Considering the part timers and attrition they may not even making it through the season.

  3. No heats, just run twin 12 lap features with the second one at the end of the night.

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