WATEFORD – Tyler Chadwick and Keith Rocco picked up victory in the premier SK Modified features Saturday night at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl.
Rocco also won the Late Model feature. Cory DiMatteo won the SK Light Modified feature. Chris Meyer scored victory in the Limited Sportsman feature. Charles Canfield won the Mini Stock feature.
Chadwick, of Ledyard, got his third victory of the season in the first 35-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified feature.
Joe Gada of Salem was second and Todd Owen of Somers third.
WATERFORD –Keith Rocco said you can’t compete against Ted Christopher without having some respect. It also helps to have a fast race car.
Rocco had both as he blistered his way into the lead with 11 laps remaining on his way to his fourth win of the season in the 35-lap SK Modified feature Saturday at New London Waterford Speedbowl.
Jacob Perry, a 14-year-old from Pawcatuck, won his first 25-lap Ministock feature while Chris Meyer and Monte Gibbs each captured 25-lap Sportsman features. Chris Correll won his first SK Light feature, while Cameron Morga, a visitor from New Mexico, was a winner in the 25-lap U.S. Legends feature.
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WATERFORD – Third year SK Modified division driver Paul Kusheba IV scored his long awaited first career victory in the division Saturday to showcase the racing card at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl.
Anthony Flannery was victorious in the Late Model feature. Tony Membrino Jr. scored victory in the SK Light Modified feature. Al Stone III was victorious in the Limited Sportsman feature. Charles Canfield won the Mini Stock feature. Duane Noll won in the debut of the track’s new Truck division.
The 21-year Kusheba of Monroe was up to the task of handling numerous restarts to get his first victory in the 35-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified feature.
CTWaterford, CT – Hudson, NH’s Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. returned to American Canadian Tour action and victory lane at New London-Waterford Speedbowl with his win in the first event of the Southern New England Tripleheader on Saturday, May 21. Polewarczyk claimed his third straight New London-Waterford Speedbowl ACT win dating back to the last two times the tour visited the track in 2010.
The 2014 ACT Tour Champion started from the third position and, after a brief battle with Scott Payea, took over the lead for good on lap 18. Polewarczyk distanced himself from the remainder of the field on a couple of long green flag runs, but Eddie MacDonald worked his way free from traffic and managed to close the gap to a car length with just two laps remaining in the 100 lap event.
MacDonald couldn’t get to Polewarczyk’s back bumper but still managed to create a wild finish as his axle broke coming off of turn four, sending him hard into the front stretch wall and sending the remainder of the field scrambling. His momentum allowed him to limp across the start finish line just ahead of third place finisher Payea.
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Waterbury, VT – The American Canadian Tour (ACT) returns to the New London-Waterford Speedbowl (NLWS) this Saturday night for the first time since 2010. The opening of the first round of three races for the newly created ACT Southern New England ACT affiliate Late Model tracks will take place for ACT touring teams and the weekly Late Model teams from New London-Waterford Speedbowl, Seekonk Speedway, and Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park this Saturday night, May 21. The three track alliance was put together after last season to help support the ACT fender type divisions that have been introduced to over a dozen tracks throughout the Northeast over the past decade.
“We are all looking forward to this triple-header series in Connecticut and Massachusetts. It has been in the planning process for a few years, and ACT is pleased to see the interest and growth of our full body kind of racing in the region. The talent level has improved dramatically over the years at our affiliate tracks, and of course, there will be the important ‘home track advantage’. The 100 laps at the Speedbowl should be a great event at one of the best tracks in the East for competitive Late Model racing,” said Tom Curley, President of ACT.
WATERFORD – If it’s opening weekend at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl, it likely means Keith Rocco celebrating when the SK Modified feature is over.
Rocco, of Wallingford, captured the victory in the 35-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified feature Sunday at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl’s Bud Blastoff 2016.
Sunday’s SK Modified feature was one of eight features rescheduled from Saturday’s original program, which was suspended because of rain.