Stafford Notes: Chris Meyer Extends Street Stock Division Lead With Victory

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

STAFFORD – Last week at Stafford Speedway Nickolas Hovey used a last corner pass to overtake Chris Meyer and win the Street Stock feature.

After the race Meyer jokingly made reference to himself costing the team the win.

Friday at Stafford Meyer made up for his perceived missteps from a week ago.

Meyer used an outside pass late to take over the lead and held off Frank L’Etoile to win the 20-lap Street Stock feature at Stafford.

It was the third victory in 13 starts this season for the North Franklin driver, who extended his lead in the division standings to 10 points over L’Etoile.

“We overcame some stuff today,” Meyer said. “We work on the car real hard week in and week out. … I just can’t believe how good this car is and I can just drive it wherever I want. … It was a great race and I’m happy I got to race with all these guys tonight and have a good show.”

Meyer was second to Adrien Paradis for a lap 17 restart. Meyer rode the high-line side-by-side with Paradis with L’Etoile ducking to the low lane off of turn four to make it a three-wide battle for the lead coming to the frontstretch.

Meyer got the advantage through turns one and two and hit the backstretch out front with L’Etoile moving to second place.

“I gave him everything I could,” L’Etoile said. “He was really good tonight. He was due. Congrats to them.”

Tyler Chapman of Ellington scored victory in the 20-lap SK Light Modified feature.

It was the second win of the season for Chapman and his third overall in the division.

Alexander Pearl of Salem was second and Steven Chapman of Ellington third.

Two weeks ago Devon Jencik scored his first career Limited Late Model feature victory at Stafford. Friday he made quick work of getting win No. 2.

Jencik, of Canton, lost the lead to Jeremy Lavoie on lap 19 but rallied back to regain the lead on the final lap to win the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature.

Lavoie, of Windsor Locks, was second and Rich Hammann of Tolland third.


  1. We all have our favorites and Meyer is mine in the Streets. Last week he’s talking about 15 years in the sport perhaps being enough and this week that’s in the rear view mirror in victory lane. Someone suggested last week Meyer is not a clean racer and they may have been true at Waterford I simply don’t know. I have not seen that at Stafford at all in the last couple years nor does it appear that of the fastest cars any of the drivers have anything but respect for the green 87. They all seem to pull up and give him a waive after the win.
    As of now it’s once again turning into a dog fight in the Streets with two cars Meyer and L’Etoile. Each so good they trade who tweaked the car better on any given night to be slightly faster. It simply does not get any better then this heading to the wire and unlike last year no one will be taking the other out to screw up the validity of the final result. .

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