Shilosky, Herman capture photo finishes in breath-taking night at Speedbowl. Abbatiello, Deshaies also post wins
WATERFORD — If you were looking for the reason why electronic scoring was invented, all you had to do was check out the action Wednesday at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl during the Wild and Wacky Wednesday program.
It was impossible to determine the outcomes in two of the features with the naked eye.
Miliania Shilosky edged Joel Newcomb by 0.016 at the finish line to pull out a win in the 20-lap Bandolero feature. The X-Car feature was almost as close — Christian Herman nipped Doug Curry by 0.031 at the finish stripe to rack up with third 25-lap Wednesday win of the season and his fourth overall.
Division Line-Up Revised for Thompson Spirit of 76
Street Stock Open Replaces Mini Stocks on July 7 Card
Waterbury, VT and Naples, ME — American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have announced a change to the division line-up for the Sam Adams Wicked Hazy IPA Spirit of 76 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Wednesday, July 7. A $1,000-to-win 8-cylinder Street Stock Open will replace the Mini Stocks on the schedule of events.
The decision was made due to concerns about car counts in the Mini Stock class at the first two Thompson Speedway oval track events. The rest of the card will remain the same, with the $5,000-to-win Outlaw Open Modified Series main event, Sunoco Modifieds, Late Models, Vandi Auto Supply Limited Sportsmen, and SK Light Modifieds making up a six-division program.
Wheelers Auto Service Providing NAPA SK 5k Heat Race Bonuses at Stafford
(Stafford Springs, CT)—For the 7th consecutive season, John & Maina Rufrano from Wheelers Auto Service of Hamden, CT will provide a heat race bonus for this Friday night’s NAPA SK 5k event at Stafford Speedway. The Rufranos and Wheelers Auto will provide a total bonus of $2,000 for the SK Modified® heat races with each heat race winner banking $250, each second place finisher $150, and each third place finisher $100. The $2,000 in heat race bonus money, when combined with the race purse and other contingency awards, pushes the total posted awards for the 8th Annual NAPA SK 5k to over $30,000.
“This is a great way for us to be able to give something back to the drivers and it should definitely help make the heat races a little more exciting by giving everyone a little extra something to race for,” said John Rufrano.
DOUG COBY WINS INAUGURAL SRX RACE AT STAFFORD MOTOR SPEEDWAY
By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
STAFFORD, Conn. — Representing the entire short-track community, Doug Coby dominated the inaugural Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) event at his home track, Stafford Motor Speedway, on Saturday night, June 12. Driving the No. 10, Coby held off former NASCAR champions Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart to score one of the biggest wins of his career in front of a packed Stafford grandstand.
“What a special night for short track racing in America and a special night for Stafford,” Coby said, moments after climbing from the car. “This is for everyone who is a short-track racer around the country. To have SRX here, with this amazing crowd.. I have to thank Ray Evernham and everyone at SRX. This means a lot to short-track racing.”