Stafford Notes: Matt Clement Rolls In Limited Late Model; Jason Lafayette Tops Street Stock Special Event

Matt Clement celebrates his fourth victory of the season after the Limited Late Model feature Friday at Stafford Speedway (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)

STAFFORD – It’s a storybook that Matt Clement keeps adding new chapters to each week at Stafford Motor Speedway. 

On May 11 Clement scored his first career Limited Late Model division victory at Stafford. 

And the winning ways just keep rolling for the Wethersfield driver. 

Clement scored his second consecutive victory and fourth win overall in 2019 in the 15-lap Limited Late Model feature Friday at Stafford. 

Clement also won on May 24. 

“I had fantasized about winning a race at Stafford Speedway for such a long time,” Clement said. “… This season is just storybook.” 

Jason Lafayette celebrates victory in the Street Stock feature Friday at Stafford (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)

Jeremy Lavoie of Windsor Locks was second and Gary Patnode of Barkhamstead third. 

Jason Lafayette of Somers held off the charges of Meghan Fuller over the closing laps to win the 30-lap Casagrande Builders Street Stock feature.

Fuller, of Auburn, Mass., was second and George Bessette Jr. of Danbury third.

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  1. Sure Lafayette dominated from beginning to end. He earned it fighting off Fuller on more then one occasion.
    It may be sexist and dates me age wise but here goes.
    I think women driving have a longer learning curve in general to adjust to the full contact sport of auto racing. Nichole Chambrello has made herself a good driver over a longer period of time. Who couldn’t show what she has learned because her family is dealing with so much real life crap that it kind of puts things in perspective. Screw racing Chambrello family. Take care of your own first.
    For the guys you could say many are “naturals”. Give them a fast car and it’s go time. Mistake’s are made but they don’t even seem to care.
    Megan Fuller is a woman and a bit of an exception. She is a natural in my view. Smooth, smart and every bit a Fuller it terms of racing potential. No doubt she has great equipment but what I’m seeing is a gal that at a young age makes very few mistakes in a division where the groove is everything with only one axle driving the car. In a given race she absolutely maximizes what the car is capable of without over driving it. She’d be great in an SK if the family can swing it.
    Did Hydar take out Robinson? In any event he was a little erratic not having the car that could contend. Fuller wouldn’t do that.
    She’s a pleasure to watch.

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