Stafford Notes: Chris Meyer Bounces Back To Late Model Victory Lane At Stafford Speedway 

Chris Meyer celebrates victory in the Late Model feature Friday at Stafford Speedway (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)

STAFFORD – A week after not making it out on track for the Late Model feature, Chris Meyer bounced back in the most perfect fashion possible. Well, almost perfect. 

Meyer bounced back from some shift issues to take the lead from Tom Fearn and then roll to victory in the 30-lap Late Model feature Friday at Stafford Speedway. 

It was the first victory of the season and second overall in the division for Meyer, of North Franklin. 

“The car wasn’t missing anything,” Meyer said. “The driver missed a shift and then driver tried not to shift and he butchered that too. The car was great. … I can make mistakes and still do that because of [my team].

“I drove it as hard as I could. I fought on the outside. I gave it everything. I was like ‘I’m bringing this home with a checkered flag or they can double-hook it.’ I didn’t care, I was going for a [win], we’re out of the points now.” 

Wayne Coury Jr. of Fairfield was second and Paul Varricchio Jr., of Berlin third. 

Meyer went by Fearn for the lead on lap 19 and never trailed again. 

Tyler Chapman held off Brian Sullivan in a side-by-side battle to the checkered to win the caution marred 20-lap SK Light Modified feature.

It was the fourth win in seven events this season for Chapman, of Ellington. 

Sullivan, of Tolland, was second and Chris Matthews of Stafford third. 

Matthew Winter II of Springfield, Vt won the 20-lap Limited Late Model feature. 

Winter became the eighth different winner in eight Limited Late Model events this season. 

Devon Jencik of Canton was second and Rich Hammann of Tolland was third. 


  1. I have to say the last few laps of the SKL feature was incredible – 3 lead changes in the last 4 laps. I missed what happened to the 7 and the 16

  2. 50 minutes for 20 lap SK Light race. For comparison the SK race took just over 30 minutes for 40 laps. I will take your word that the last few laps of the SKL race was entertaining as I headed for the exit around 10 pm. The SK lights were just having a tough night and 4 hours in and staring down over an hour ride home I called it. I am thankful Stafford ran the SKs early in the program allowing me to leave early having seen my favorite division. Hopefully they continue to run the SKs earlier in the program and I will try to support them when they do. I enjoyed the night, and I am happy I went. I am thinking of going back this week assuming the schedule, not yet posted, looks good.

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