Stafford Notes: Brian Sullivan Gets SK Light Mod Win, Takes Over Points Lead

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

STAFFORD – The reigning champ of the SK Light Modified division went back to the front in more ways than one Friday at Stafford Speedway. 

Brian Sullivan of South Windsor scored victory in the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature and in the process moved from second to the lead in the division’s standings after seven events. 

Steven Chapman of Ellington was second and Derek Debbis of Oakdale third. 

It was the second victory of the season for Sullivan and his third overall. He had one win in 2020 on the way to the division title. 

“We’ve kind of missed it the last three weeks here,” Sullivan said. “Come feature time we were too loose. So we wanted to make sure she was tightened up here tonight. Definitely had a good car to get through traffic. It was fun there battling with [Steven Chapman and Tyler Chapman] up front. Win No. 2, let’s keep going here.” 

After a side-by-side battle for two laps, Sullivan went by Tyler Chapman for the lead off of turn two on  lap eight and never trailed again. 

Sullivan came into the event trailing division points leader Alexander Pearl by two points. Pearl got caught up in a lap 10 crash and ended up 22nd in the 23-car field. 

Gary Patnode of Barkhamstead scored his first victory of the season in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature. 

Matt Clement of Wethersfield was second and Alexandra Fearn of East Longmeadow, Mass. third. 

Adrien Paradis III of Plainville got his first career victory in the 20-lap Street Stock feature. Tyler Trott of East Hartford was second and Frank L’Etoile Jr. of Wethersfield third.


  1. Have been watching Alina Bryden’s progress and was marveling at how she was running at the front on the outside for a number of laps. One of those deals where you’re looking right at the car hitting the wall it and it scared the heck out of me. Then the guy that went three wide that may have had something to do with Alina’s wreck a victim himself in another scary hit. Alina pops out, says no problem she’s an athlete and will be back at the front soon and Anglace says he’s going to win next week. Long hours this week fixing those cars but the important thing is they’re both in one piece to work on the cars.

  2. Two big wrecks glad both ok her dad spoke with the 10 car’s dad and said he didn’t hit her but think it more or less startled her that he made the move. 10 car second time in 3 weeks Chapman ran him off track 2 weeks ago start finish line Chapman just hooks a left almost sent 10 to infield and on more then one occasion has run home to the wall kid I repeat kid way to young to be in car just moves wherever he wants like only one on track watch some Fenceline Films on YouTube. Took a walk out back to see 10 car don’t think much left to save big hit glad kid is ok

  3. When I was leaving the track, I saw the #10car in the back where they line up the cars, That car looks like trash What a hit. I hope h is ok, I know he wants to get right back out, but I am not sure that car will be the one he will be driving.

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