Stafford Notes: Brian Sullivan Tops SK Light Mods; Frank L’Etoile Wins Street Stocks

Brian Sullivan celebrates victory in the SK Light Modified feature Friday at Stafford Speedway (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)

STAFFORD – Brian Sullivan held off the charges of Tyler Chapman over two late restarts to win the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature Friday at Stafford Speedway. 

It was the first victory of the season for the reigning SK Light Modified champion from South Windsor. 

“We’ve been real consistent, we’ve just been missing it come feature time here,” Sullivan said. “Last week we were loose and we didn’t want to make that mistake twice so we tightened her up real good tonight and she was actually a little too tight, but we were able to keep them behind us and had a good race.” 

Chapman, of Ellington, was second and Peter Bennett of Cromwell third. 

Sullivan had left the field behind before a caution on lap 19 set up two restarts for Sullivan to defend the top spot. 

“I knew we had it before the caution came out, we had a pretty good distance there,” Sullivan said. “You never want to see a caution with a couple to go. We needed a nice clean start and keep it one piece. It was tight. I saw [Chapman] peek underneath me a little bit there and I’m like ‘Oh boy, hopefully we finish 1-2 and not go home in a basket here.’” 

Frank L’Etoile used a lap 18 restart to go by Chris Meyer for the lead and went on to win the 20-lap Street Stock feature.

“It was really just survival,” L’Etoile said. “… Just surviving and getting a good jump. I’ve got to thank [Meyer] for not wiping me out [on the lap 18 restart]. I definitely squeezed him a bit. But I got a good start and it was winning time.

Meyer, of North Franklin, was second and Travis Hydar of Woodbury third.

Matthew Clement of Wethersfield got his first victory of the season in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature. 

Alexandra Fearn of East Longmeadow, Mass. was second and Rich Hammann of Tolland third. 

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