The Answer: Meghan Fuller To Points Lead After Third Straight Street Stock Win At Stafford





Meghan Fuller celebrates her third consecutive Street Stock victory Friday at Stafford Speedway (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)

STAFFORD – On Aug. 21 Meghan Fuller came to Stafford Motor Speedway leading the Street Stock division standings. 

And then things went bad for on the track in the division’s feature for the Auburn, Mass driver. On lap 12 Fuller passed reigning division champion Zachary Robinson for the lead. Half a lap later contact between Robinson and Fuller ended with Fuller crashed and Robinson being penalized.

Fuller was forced to settle for a 15th place finish that night. Robinson, who was penalized to the rear of the field after the incident, came back to finish fifth and ultimately moved into the division points lead not long after.

Fuller says she’s not one to answer aggression on the track with returned aggression. 

“I think it’s just how I race,” Fuller said. “I wouldn’t want somebody to make a cruel move on me and just move me out of the way just to get by me when they could have an opportunity a couple laps later to do it a clean way.” 

Friday Fuller completed a methodical, weeks-long rally back to the front of the standings.

Fuller overtook Robinson at the top of the division standings with her third consecutive victory in the 20-lap Street Stock feature at Stafford. 

“I definitely have my eyes on the prize right now,” Fuller said.

Frank L’Etoile of Wethersfield was second and Chris Meyer of North Franklin third. 

In the six races since Aug. 21 Fuller has responded with three victories, a second place and a third place. Her only finish off the podium in the span was a 9thplace on Sept. 11.

“I think definitely the beginning of the year was a great loss for us,” Fuller said. “We definitely had some bad luck. It just felt like week after week we were just getting spun out every single race. I think finally – not that I got aggressive toward other drivers – but I definitely starting standing my ground a lot harder. Now I have three wins in a row, which is so amazing. Everyone on my crew is so proud.” 

Fuller came to the track Friday trailing Robinson by four points in the standings. Her victory, coupled with a sixth place finish by Robinson, vaulted her into the lead by six points over Robinson going into the final points event of the season on Oct. 9.

Meyer sits third in the standing going into the final event, 16 points behind Fuller after a third place finish Friday. 

“Not that I don’t pay attention to points,” said Fuller, who is looking to win her first Stafford championship. “I look at them. But I don’t let it bother me or get in my mind when I’m on the race track.” 

Fuller got by Meyer for second on a lap 15 restart and then a lap later got under L’Etoile for the lead in turn three on lap 16. 

“I saw [L’Etoile] get loose coming out of turn two and I just made the move and it stuck,” Fuller said. “Luckily it just went green … from there.” 

Comments

  1. CONGRATS to Megan Fuller and her crew. Way to go, great job. 1 race to go, keep doing what you’ve been doing, it’s working. And don’t forget to have fun along the way.

  2. congratulations megan awesome run ,great race ,great team!

  3. Fuller, L’Etoile, Hydar, Robinson and Myer.
    Best, most competitive competition in the Streets in memory.
    The single best reason to go to or tune into the race next Friday. There is a rain date so whomever wins it between Fuller and Robinson does it on the track.

  4. Congratulations Meg you deserve to be #1 best of luck on Fri.also congratulations to the 56 team for doing the right thing after a bad incident the week before

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