Stafford Notes: Devon Jencik Scores First Career Limited Late Model Victory; Nick Anglace Tops SK Light Mods

Devon Jencik celebrates victory in the Limited Late Model feature Friday at Stafford Speedway (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)

STAFFORD – Last Friday night Devon Jencik scored his first career podium finish at Stafford Speedway in the Limited Late Model feature with a third place finish.

This week the Canton teenager carried that momentum to the top of the podium.

The 17-year old Jencik scored his first career victory in the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature Friday at Stafford Speedway.

Jencik held off two-time division champion Jeremy Lavoie over two late restarts to score the victory.

“Our speed came last week and we continued the momentum and look where it got us,” Jencik said. “The car was just on rails all night long. … It’s great to finally win here.”

Lavoie, of Windsor Locks, held on for second and Mike Hopkins of Stafford was third.

“I was trying to keep the car under me the best I could,” Lavoie said. “I was waiting for him to make a big mistake and he didn’t. I wasn’t able to get around him, but he was clean on the restarts.”

Nick Anglace held off Derek Debbis on the final lap to win the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature.

“[Debbis is] a really good driver and we just had a really fast car tonight,” Anglace said. “We had problems early on and we finally got it fixed. Thank you Derek wherever you for racing me clean.”

Debbis, of Oakdale, was third. Tyler Barry of Griswold was third.

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

Travis Hydar of Woodbury held off Frank L’Etoile of Wethersfield to win the 20-lap Street Stock feature.

“I race really good with Frank,” Hydar said. “I knew he wouldn’t do anything crazy to try to get me out of the race. Definitely nerve wracking to see him behind you though because he’s very very fast. The car started going away a little bit at the end but I think his was too and that’s what saved us.”

L’Etoile held on for second and Chris Meyer of North Franklin was third.

It was the second victory of the season for Hydar.

Travis Hydar celebrates victory in the Street Stock feature Friday at Stafford (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)


  1. Gotta Love a First Time Winner ! Congratulations !!!

  2. Great run Tyler Barry. Chip off the old block!

  3. That’s the Bessette I remember from the Street Stocks. Not the smooth talented race car driver he is or the explosion of emotion when things go right. It’s the whining when it all goes south and harshly critiquing other drivers that adversely affect his usually flawless driving. High highs and low lows.
    Mid pack in the SK Lights is Russian roulette and no not everyone is going to be making the smart decisions and biding their time. With winning comes being put back in the field in succeeding races. All the top drivers deal with it and you arguably more then your share.. You got wrecked before and demonstrated resolve. Don’t let the fans see how much it hurts it never is a good look. No one will remember the needless work you put in this week or the loss in points from others mistakes. They’ll remember the pouting. Consider avoiding the suck, sucky, sucks references as well. Kid’s are watching, be a roll model.
    Barry, hmmm, that name sounds familiar. It’ll come to me. Anyway he had the fastest lap of the feature so what may be surprising is not winning the race. Don’t look now but those SPAFCO’s are becoming more and more competitive in the Lights and SK’s. An unlikely podium for young Barry but he was ready for the podium interview. Nice job, just need to remember no stripping down of the fire suit in victory lane. It’s a rule and while you’re not professionals Stafford likes you to appear that way and it is on TV after all.
    Not a fan of Debbis. Inheriting Narducci’s Chassis Pro ride that won all those races appeared to be playing with loaded dice going into his first season last year. That finish showed he now is absolutely the real deal. He was the faster car but pulled the string just at the right moment sensing the risk outweighed the possible reward. Something Kopcik later on was not able to do. Now he has a nice lead in the points race and got it in part for knowing when to hold-em and knowing when to fold-em.
    Great confidence builder for Anglace and he’s gonna need it jumping up to the tour mods for the next open race. Nice video on Facebook seeing the car taking shape and the newly built Billy the Kid motor sitting and waiting to be installed. What it shows is the craftsmanship it takes to build these works of art that sadly end up junk far too often. Tread lightly if you’re in the tour mod race. What you don’t want to be is the caution generator Robert Bloxsom was in the tour mod race doing his best impression of a spinning top.

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