Stafford Springs, CT — Along with their SK Modified® division, Stafford’s Limited Late Model division features a championship battle that currently has Shawn Thibeault leading Kevin Gambacorta by only 8 points, or 4 positions on the track. While Gambacorta has won track championships at Stafford in the DARE Stock division in 2004 and the Limited Late Model division in 2006, Thibeault is experiencing a championship chase for the first time in his racing career.
“I like being ahead, but I wish we had a little bigger lead,” said Thibeault driver of the #58 Enterprise Rent A Car Chevrolet. “Kevin has won a championship in the DARE Stocks and the Limiteds, so he knows what it takes and what to do and what not to do in these last 5 races. We’ve both been pretty consistent this year, we usually start right around one another, and our focus is to keep Kevin in sight and try to finish ahead of him. If we can get a couple more wins, the points will take care of themselves.”
“I’d like to think I have a bit of an advantage,” said Gambacorta, driver of the #23 Rafferty Fine Grading Dodge. “This year I feel more relaxed than in previous years. Usually we’re in the lead of the championship at this point of the season, and now we’re behind, so it’s a different feeling. I always figured that when I was leading the points I could control my own destiny. I’d rather be leading, but there is a lot less stress where were are right now.”