Stafford Notes: Alexandra Fearn Recovers From Misstep To Win In Limited Late Model

Alexandra Fearn celebrates victory in the Limited Late Model feature Friday at Stafford (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)

STAFFORD – Alexandra Fearn has not been shy this season about admitting that restarts on aren’t her top skill while behind the wheel of her Limited Late Model.

Friday at Stafford it looked her struggles to get back going might cost her a win.

But the East Longmeadow, Mass. driver was able to recover from a late restart to miscue to rally back to the lead and win the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature Friday at Stafford.

It was the second consecutive victory for Fearn and her sixth win in 18 events this year at Stafford.

Devon Jencik of Canton was second and Jeremy Lavoie of Windsor Locks third.

Fearn went to the lead on lap six after a 3-wide battle for the top spot a lap before.

On a lap 12 restart it was Jencik getting the advantage on Fearn and quickly pulling away out front.

Fearn, the division points leader, got back to Jencik’s bumper and the pair went side-by-side out front on lap 17 with Jencik leading at the line. On lap 18 Fearn was able to clear Jencik off of turn two to take over the lead for good.

“The restart was honestly just me not having any skill,” Fearn said of losing the lead to Jencik. “You wouldn’t believe this but I drive a manual in my street car and I just can’t figure it out. But I knew we had stout car. It was very fast all day. And I just knew that we could do it. The car was very smooth. So I just did my best to get it done. I knew that if I put down consistent laps and just kept it straight that we would have a good outcome.”

Bert Ouellette of Ellington scored his first career Street Stock victory in the division’s 20-lap feature.

Adrien Paradis III of Plainville was second and Travis Downey of Barkhamstead third.

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


  1. Congrats to Alexandra, and her Fear Motorsports team on your win. Great job.

  2. Stuart A Fearn says

    Thank you Rob

  3. Bert Ouellette for my money epitomizes the best in local short track racing. Whether he’s in an SK Light at Thompson or the Street Stock at Stafford it’s usually bare bones on the finance front and off the charts on commitment and enthusiasm.
    The guy never seem ill tempered even after he car is wrecked at least publicly. In the paddock at the Speedbowl, after a bad wreck or in victory lane he’s always a great interview. A+++.
    The icing on the cake is the 51 and/or his 151 SK Lite. An homage to the greatest modified driver in the history of the sport Chick Stockwell most notably of the Danbury RaceArena and his famed 151.

  4. Congrats to Alexandra and also ” a WORD of advice from and OLD Driver” , Every Practice you go out in put the car in the gear your are going to be in on your RESTARTS, When practice goes green, Floor the gas and shift into final drive gear, the same as you would a RESTART… I used this method to be one of the better restarter’s in every division I had the privilege to Drive in ….. If you do it every practice and in the race , Very soon you will take an admitted weakness into a STRENGTH …. Hopefully this practical method will be helpful to you and your ” Racing Career ” Practice makes Perfect… You can be good on RESTART’S … True Facts…. Good Luck !!!!

  5. Congrats to Alexandra Fearn, always competitive, patient, and seems to make the moves at the right time. And always a classy interview afterward……impossible not to like this young lady

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