Redemption: Alexander Pearl Rebounds From Disappointment To Win In SK Light Mod At Stafford

Alexander Pearl celebrates victory in the SK Light Modified feature Friday at Stafford (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)

STAFFORD – When Alexander Pearl pulled off the track at Stafford Speedway in his last race on May 21, he exited carrying some anger and disappointment over a second place finish in the SK Light Modified feature. 

Friday Pearl returned to the track on a mission to make up for what he lost in last visit. 

Pearl, of Salem, cruised to his first victory of the season in the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature Friday at Stafford. 

George Bessette Jr. of Danbury was second and Chris Matthews of Stafford third. 

On May 21 Pearl came off turn four of the final lap of the SK Modified feature with the lead, but finished second to Nick Anglace in a bumping battle to the checkered flag. 

“I definitely had to work for that, I’m a little sweaty,” Pearl said. “It’s just awesome. I had to come in this week and execute a little better and I did. We were close [in the last event] and unfortunately we didn’t get it. It feels really good to be back here in victory lane.” 

On lap 15 Pearl got under Peter Bennett for second place going into turn three. A half a lap later he went by Bob Charland to take the lead for good. 

“I just can’t thank Stafford enough for this two-lane race track,” Pearl said. “It’s awesome. I love racing here and it was a blast.” 


  1. “The Professor” aye. I don’t know if Pearl is smart or if that’s Buckler picking low hanging fruit based on a pair of glasses but we’re seeing a transition taking place right before our eyes. From a humble kid that takes what he can get to one that expects to win. And why shouldn’t he be more assertive. Great pedigree, great car and a pretty terrific girl friend as well.
    Geeze Megan what the heck was that a part failure? Finally hitting you’re stride with a good heat race and not having to negotiate a packed field buried deep in it. The two fastest women on the front row and you take out the entire row. Did I actually see that?
    Last year in and interview Fuller talked about her goals and they were lofty to say the least. Simplistically lofty and why not she was doing so well in the Streets. Dad Rick looking on, nodding and thinking we’ll see about all that and we are. This is the dues paying part of the career ascending the learning curve. There will be a day when she get’s her first win in the Lights but there is no way to smooth out that learning curve without set backs along the way.

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