Wings and Wheels 2017 Recap
-Rob Janovic Jr Takes First SK Win Of 2017-
WAERFORD, CT (8/12/17): Waterford, CT driver Rob Janovic Jr grabbed his first win of the 2017 season in the 35-lap SK Modified portion of Wings and Wheels. Janovic Jr started outside pole and had to fight a ill handling car as well as fend off a hard charging Kyle James to take down his first dual checkered flags of the year. “The car wasn’t good at all tonight, I had to make sure I hit all of my marks. The last lap we got together it was more of me backing into him than him tapping me,” explained Janovic after the event. Rounding out the top five were Kyle James, Keith Rocco, Todd Owen and Matthew Galko. Heat wins went to Todd Owen and Keith Rocco. In post heat inspection Owen’s #81x was found to have issues with his frame height and had to start at the rear of the field for the feature. (more…)
It Was A Night Of Hard Hits And Repeat Winners
-Kyle Gero Wins Third X-Car Feature Of The Year-
WATERFORD, CT (August 9, 2017): With a loaded Bandoleros field, Kensington, CT driver Tyler Alkas out muscled Zachary Martinez on a lap three restart and cruised to his second win of the 2017 campaign. With the top five checking out and running single file, Alkas held the inside groove and stumbled into lapped traffic with five to go Alkas held his ground and held off a hard charging Martinez to take the 20-lap feature. Rounding out the top five were Alkas, Martinez, Ari Jencik, Andrew Morin and Maddie Harkin.
Stringer Takes Controversial Win At NLWS Mr Rooter Event
-2nd Annual Riverhead Raceway Nationals Up Next-
WATERFORD, CT (August 5, 2017) It was race number one with the nerger of the Mr Rooter Pro Truck Series and the NLWS Trucks. Two groups of qualifying started the night off for Mr Rooter Pro Truck Series, group one had nine trucks battling for starting spots eleven on back. The second group would produce the pole through position ten. Once the dust cleared it was the #42 Truck of Frank Dumicich Jr on the pole.
Rocco Continues To Roll Along At The Speedbowl
-Fourteen-Year-Old Andrew Molleur Snags Second Win Of The Year-
WATERFORD, CT (August 5, 2017): Keith Rocco took down the 35-lap SK Feature for the fourth time in 2017, and for the 142nd time in his career. It was Todd Owen’s grabbing the lead as the green flag flew. It wasn’t long for Teddy Christopher to power his way to the lead. With Christopher pacing the field it was Rocco working around the high side to move into second. The Berlin, CT driver used the inside groove to move past Christopher and had to hold off a quick charging Kyle James and cruised to the checkered flag for the win. Rounding out the top five was Rocco, Kyle James, Christopher, Owens and Dylan Izzo.
MR ROOTER PRO TRUCK SERIES AND WATERFORD SPEEDBOWL TRUCKS TO MERGE
-Duel Points Will Be Awarded-
WATERFORD, CT (July 28, 2017)- Competition Director of the Mr. Rooter Pro Trucks Series Marshall Hurley and the NLWS General Manager George Whitney confirmed Friday that the two will be merging for the remainder of the season. The two will run dual points and championships. “Anything under 20-trucka for an event is unacceptable,” Hurley stated.
With the two merging, they will be a very competitive field.
Kyle James Grabs First Win Of 2017
-Dimatteo sweeps qualifying and feature-
WATERFORD, CT (7-30-17): It was Nostalgia Night at The New London – Waterford Speedbowl. The Near Group along with the Stars Club had their vehicles set up on the midway so the fans can check out the cars and stars of yester years. The two groups ran features during the evening as well.
The Late Models for the second week had group qualifying with the top six inverted for the 30-lap feature. It was Berlin, CT’s Keith Rocco leading the way with a time of 15.385. East Hampton, CT’s Anthony Flannery took down his second win of the 2017 season. Flannery started on the outside pole and wasn’t really threatened for the win. Rounding out the top five were Jason Palmer, Rocco, Chris Garside and Pole sitter Michael Benevides.