Stafford Notes: Alexandra Fearn, Darrell Keane Run Away For Victories; Jason Lafayette Tops Street Stocks



Darrell Keane (left) and Alexandra Fearn (right) celebrates victories Friday at Stafford Speedway (Photos: Fran Lawlor/RaceDayCT)

STAFFORD – Alexandra Fearn had the best seat in the house to watch victories in the Limited Late Model division at Stafford Speedway in the last two events for the division. 

Friday, after two consecutive weeks of runner-up finishes, Fearn took over the role of the one being chased to the checkered. 

Fearn, of East Longmeadow, Mass., checked out from the field to win the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature Friday at Stafford Motor Speedway.

“We came here to win today,” Fearn said. “I’m tired of finishing second.”

It was the first victory of the season for Fearn, who beat second place Jeremy Lavoie of Windsor Locks to the line 1.5 seconds. 

“Some of it was skill but a lot of it was luck,” Fearn said of her drive to the front. “A lot of it is about just waiting for the right time and putting yourself in the right position. You’ve just got to keep your nose clean and good things will happen.” 

Andrew Durand of Chicopee, Mass. was second. 

Darrell Keane of Enfield dominated the field in the 30-lap Late Model feature. 

“I’ve got the best support system out of any pit crew in this pit area,” Keane said. “I’ve just got to do my job and I know I’ve been slacking. Hopefully tonight shows that we are a little better.” 

It was the first victory for Keane since Sept. 14, 2018. 

“We should have been here a couple more times last year and we should be here a lot more this year,” Keane said. 

Adam Gray of Belchertown, Mass. was second and Ryan Fearn of East Longmeadow, Mass. third. 

Jason Lafayette went to the lead following a lap 13 restart and held on to win the 20-lap Street Stock feature.

It was the second win of the season for Lafayette, of Somers.

Frank L’Etoille Jr. of Wethersfield was second and Nick Hovey Jr. of Chaplin third.

Meg Fuller came into the event leading the division standings and was leading the event on lap 13 when she was taken out by reigning Street Stock champion Zach Robinson.

Fuller had passed Robinson for the lead on lap 12 before Robinson took her out in turn one on lap 13. Robinson was penalized to the back of the field and came back to finish fifth. Fuller was forced to settle for a 15th place finish.

Jason Lafayette celebrates victory in Friday’s Street Stock feature at Stafford Speedway (Photo: Fran Lawlor/RaceDayCT)

Comments

  1. Robinson should have been sent home , like he was a few years ago when he got caught cheating, no respect for his fellow drivers , Meghan passes him clean when he goes high on his own in turns 1 and 2 then comes back and just drives into her in 1 and 2 , a real class act , how many times could Meg have turned him this year ,instead she drives along side to congratulate him after his win and she finishes second, and this is the payback she gets , obviously Meg is the better person and driver .I know you won’t give up Meg it’s just to bad you have race against a hack

  2. Opening Night Penalty
    “#89 Street Stock, driver Zack Robinson
    Infraction- Contact with the #87 car coming to the checkered flag in Street Stock feature event.”

    I don’t get it. Any driver can make a bonehead move but others repeat it and they cross over into the driver that’s a bonehead category.
    Robinson usually has the fastest car and he wins often. He’s the last guy that needs to be involved in these petulant, cheap shot leader take outs. Why is it so hard to let it go, take the second and win next week?
    It’s like the 2 had a force field stalking the 89 where she seemed to never get closer then 8 inches from Robinsons bumper. Then a text book pass and Robinson returns the favor with a tap in the place every driver knows a car is the most vulnerable unloading going into a corner. Especially Streets with only one drive wheel.
    Given this is not the first time why was Robinson not parked? The fastest car and one of the the best drivers comes in 15th and Robinson 5th. Worse yet the conclusion is that kind of driving does pay off with Robinson now 6 points ahead of Fuller.
    No offense to Jason Lafayette because he’s got a top tier team but the fastest two cars are not the top two in the points now and for all the wrong reasons. Robinson boneheads his way out of good finishes and Fuller has been on the wrong end of bonehead moves.
    You need to park Robinson next week Stafford.

  3. Total rookie driving displayed by Robinson. Not going to gain any support driving like that. It used to be if someone drove you clean you would do all you could to return the favor but that seems to not be the way it is anymore.

  4. Slapnuts in most cases that’s the way it is , in this case he takes her out intentionally and moves ahead of her in points ,that should never be allowed to happen .second time this short season he has taken out the leader , next week he’ll be allowed to take out Lafayette and move into the points lead, Stafford needs to wake up

  5. Fast Eddie says

    I couldn’t believe the 89, one of if not the top team in the class for the most part would make such a mindless move and take out the 2 as well as damaging others. Officials need to sit Robinson down for an event to hopefully make him realize that along with using his hands and feet to drive, he also needs to use his head for something besides a helmet holder!

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