Fearn Motorsports Releases Late Model Driver Tom Fearn From Stafford Ride

Driver Tom Fearn (left), his wife Sue Fearn and team owner Stu Fearn (right) celebrating the 2019 Late Model championship at Stafford (Photo: Stafford Speedway/Driscoll Motorsports Photography)

The most successful pairing of team owner and driver over the last decade in the Late Model division at Stafford Speedway is no more.

Stu Fearn, owner of the Fearn Motorsports team, has released driver Tom Fearn. 

“Tom Fearn has been released for off-track actions unrelated to any on-track activity at all,” Stu Fearn told RaceDayCT. “I sold the car. All his stuff is cleaned out of the shop.” 

Stu Fearn and Tom Fearn are cousins. Stu Fearn will continue to field a Late Model at Stafford for his daughter, Alexandra Fearn. 

“I’d like to thank Stu for everything he did to make us successful,” Tom Fearn told RaceDayCT. “I wish them success in their future racing plans.”

Tom Fearn had three wins this season at Stafford and sits in fourth place in the standings with one event remaining for the division. Kevin Gambacorta has already clinched the 2023 Late Model championship at Stafford. 

Stu Fearn began fielding a Late Model for Tom Fearn for the 2012 season at Stafford. The team won Late Model championships at Stafford in 2016, 2018 and 2019. 

Tom Fearn is the winningest Late Model driver in Stafford history with 65 victories in the division, with 57 of those victories coming while driving a Stu Fearn owned car. 


  1. Bundy Videography says

    Wow that’s a big loss for Stafford and the Fearn racing family, he might have been a nemesis for some but that’s what makes racing so exciting. All the best Tom, look forward to seeing you in a new 92 car soon.

  2. In response to the previous comment… how do we know it was a loss… if it was an off track “action” and they sold the car quickly must’ve been really bad. Wish we got the full gossip but understand some serious things might need to be kept in the inner circle. We can now put our thinking caps on and speculate what off track actions are. Hmmmm…..

  3. Hillary 2024 says

    Didn’t she wreck him last race? Must be part of the story.

  4. Hillary 2024,
    Don’t take this the wrong way, but, which part of: “released for off-track actions unrelated to any on-track activity at all.” are you not understanding? I would say the wording of that quote is made to emphasize the point that the decision had nothing to do with anything that took place on track or anything that may have ultimately taken place related to something that happened on the track.

  5. Agree with Joey B. Must have been something really serious that happened for Stuart to take those actions. I’m sure it probably wasn’t a fly off the handle reaction seeing how subdued Stuart is. Feel bad for everyone involved especially because of the family connection. Hope they both get past these issues. Best of luck to Stuart, Alexandra and Fear motorsports going forward.

  6. WOW!!!

  7. Commander Biden says

    I agree with Rob P. Somethings are better off being not said

  8. Longtimefan says

    Whatever happened to Ryan Fearn?????

  9. Hmm, not good timing. A family kerfuffle with less then two months until Thanksgiving.

  10. Longtimefan,
    As I understand it, just chose to step away from the driving part of the sport.

  11. Commander Biden says

    Doug says, How many of your cousins do you spend the holidays with?

  12. Sharpie Fan says

    When it stops being fun it’s time to move on.

  13. Fenders Galore says

    So what’s the take?

    Will this mark the end of Tom’s career?
    Or will he land a good ride for next season?
    Will he go out and build a new car, and start from scratch with his own resources?

    Also he had some long time sponsors such as King Gray Coachlines etc…

    It’ll be interesting to see what one of Stafford’s most successful racers will do for the future!

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