Stafford Notes: George Bessette Jr. Gets Two Straight In Street Stocks; Duane Provost Tops Limited Late Models

George Bessette Jr. celebrates victory in the Street Stock feature Friday at Stafford Speedway (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)

STAFFORD – George Bessette Jr. has decided to get in the habit of predictions. 

After winning the Street Stock feature on Aug. 23 at Stafford Speedway the division’s reigning champion said maybe it was time to go for two in a row. 

Friday the Danbury driver made that prediction come true. 

Bessette held off Zack Robinson over the closing laps to win the 20-lap Street Stock feature Friday at Stafford Speedway. 

It was the fourth victory of the season for Bessette. 

“I wasn’t expecting two in a row, but I said last week ‘Maybe we can go for two in a row.’ Bessette said. “Hey, maybe three in a row next week. That would be nice.” 

Bessette went by Tyler Trott for the lead on lap 12 and never trailed again. 

“The car was pretty good,” Bessette said. “Started sixth and had to watch what was going on in front of me. Things were hairy in the beginning but I let it settle in. … We found ourselves in fourth and the car was running really good. … Trott got a little washed up in a three and I snookered underneath him before he closed the door on me. … I’m just impressed with myself and my whole team. We did really good going back to back.” 

Robinson, of Putnam, was second and Travis Hydar of Woodbury third. 

Duane Provost celebrates victory in the Limited Late Model feature Friday at Stafford Speedway (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)

Duane Provost of Palmer, Mass. used a lap eight pass of Jeremy Lavoie to get his second victory of the season in the 15-lap Limited Late Model feature. 

“We’ve been getting in second in a few times and third and getting podiums but not just quite having enough to get out there,” Provost said. “Even toward the end, I got behind Jeremy and thought I could get second again. Then I just saw an opportunity and got underneath and just pulled it down the backstretch and got around him. It was definitely me working a lot harder than usual in that car.” 

Lavoie, of Windsor Locks, was second and Matthew Clement of Wethersfield third. 

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  1. Congrats to George “madpup” Bessette Jr and team for your win.

  2. I need a replay. Was looking right at Fuller and couldn’t tell if he got turned of just lost it.

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