BFR Chassis Street Stocks Take Top Two Finishes at SMS
Chris Meyer gets 1st Career Victory, Meghan Fuller takes 2nd
(Stafford Springs, CT)
In the 20-lap Street Stock feature, George Yuska took the early race lead with Chris Meyer right on his bumper in second. Larry Barnett was third followed by Frank L’Etoile, Jr. and Meghan Fuller. Meyer went to the lead on lap-3 and he brought Barnett, L’Etoile, and Fuller with him as Yuska fell back to fifth. The caution came out with 5 laps complete as Nickolas Hovey spun in turn 4. Zack Robinson was sent to the rear of the field for overaggressive driving by NASCAR officials.
L’Etoile nearly went 3-wide for the lead on the restart but he settled back into line behind Meyer and Barnett. The field completed one lap before the caution came back out for a spin in turn 3 by Jason Finkbein.
Meyer took the lead on the restart with L’Etoile taking second. Fuller was up to third with Barnett in fourth and Yuska fifth. The caution came back out with 9 laps complete for Brandon Michael, who spun and backed his car into the turn 1 wall. Yuska was sent to the rear of the field for over aggressive driving by NASCAR officials.
Meyer took the lead back under green with L’Etoile, Fuller, Corey Fanning, Barnett, Jason Lafayette, Barnett, Robinson, and Hovey lined up behind him. L’Etoile was applying heavy pressure to Meyer for the lead but Meyer was able to hold him off and maintain second. The caution came back out with 14 laps complete as there was debris on the track in turn 1.
Meyer took the lead on the restart with Fuller taking second from L’Etoile. Robinson moved up to third with Fanning fourth as L’Etoile slid back to fifth in line. Fanning got around Robinson on lap-17 to take third and L’Etoile took fourth as Robinson slid back to fifth in line while Meyer and Fuller were still out front.
Fuller stayed glued to Meyer over the final laps but couldn’t make a bid for the lead as Meyer scored his first career win at Stafford. L’Etoile, Fanning, and Robinson rounded out the top-5.
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Posted: to Racing News on Sat, Aug 29, 2020
Updated: Sun, Aug 30, 2020