2014 Waterford Blastoff winner
Stafford Motor Speedway To Host VMRS Friday
Canaan, NH. – The Valenti Modified Racing Series opens Labor Day weekend at the Stafford Motor Speedway,
Stafford, CT, Friday, August 29, with another 80-lap feature race on tap, the final appearance by the series
there this season.
Five former VMRS winners at Stafford are slated to compete in the third event of the year at the famed half-mile
Tommy Barrett, of Millis, MA, driving the Victory Lane Bar and Grille sponsored #9, and Keith Rocco, of Berlin,
CT, driver of the Wheelers Auto, Mr. Rooter Plumbing, # 68, are expected entries in the Friday race. Both
drivers are two-time series winners at Stafford.
Ted Christopher, of Plainville, CT, will seek his second Stafford win. Chris Pasteryak, of Jewett City, CT, and
Ryan Preece of Berlin, each with a victory at Stafford, are expected.
Top point men Justin Bonsignore, of Holtsville, NY, and reigning champion Rowan Pennink, of Huntingdon
Valley, PA, are entered. Three-time winner Richard Savary, of Canton, MA, is also an expected entry
Stafford’s own Woody Pitkat, fresh off a strong run at Monadnock Speedway in New Hampshire last weekend,
will compete. Veteran drivers, Norm Wrenn, of Nashua, NH, Dan Meservey, Jr, of Brewster, MA, and Eric
Goodale, of Wading River, NY, are also expected.
Preston, CT, driver Max Zachem, and Dylan Kopec, of Palmer Mass, will compete
Stafford SK regular Matt Galko, of Meriden, CT, announced this week he will make his VMRS debut Friday night.
Galko, will be driving for car owner Norm Perry in the APE #76 Machine. “I can’t thank Norm, and the Perry
family enough for this opportunity,” said Galko. “Norm builds the motors in the eNVy Motorsports #25 car so we
know each other through that relationship as well, but to be making my VMRS debut, and to be making it at my
home track Stafford, is just awesome.”
Main Grandstands open at 4:15 PM
VMRS qualifying starts at 6:15 PM.
Budweiser Modified Nationals highlights Thunder on the Sound at Speedbowl
18th annual $5,000 to win SK-150 part of seven division program Saturday
Waterford, CT (August 25, 2014) – Waterford Speedbowl roars into Labor Day
weekend with the biggest pay day of the year for its NASCAR All-American
Series SK Modified® division on Saturday, August 30. The 18th annual
Budweiser Modified Nationals SK-150 takes center stage with a $5,000
winner’s prize and a total posted race purse of greater than $20,000. A
banner field of competition is expected to turn out once again for the
The original big money SK Modified® race, the Modified Nationals debuted
at the Speedbowl in 1997 and was the brainchild of track owner and
promoter Terry Eames and his staff. According to Eames, “It’s a
celebration of our weekly competitors. They deserve the attention. They
deserve the pay day. They are the back bone of what we do and it’s only
fitting we honor them with a big event”.
Over the nearly two decade history of the event, there’s been no shortage
of drama and memorable finishes. Steve Chowansky won the inaugural
edition and quickly set a tone that has prevailed for the better part of
two decades – the home track stars taking on outside competition looking
to swoon in for a big check. It’s created a dynamic unique to the
Modified Nationals event and helped stage much of the drama.
Arguably, the biggest names in SK Modified® racing have filled the list of
winners. Keith Rocco checkered the race last year in what many consider
as his first official win in the big money event. In 2012, controversy
saw Rocco begin the race, but rain came and Rocco was under suspension by
the time the race resumed two weeks later. Todd Ceravolo subbed for Rocco
and finished off the win after a late race tangle between leaders Justin
Gaydosh and Rob Janovic Jr. In 2011, Woody Pitkat came out on top after a
wild conclusion saw Ceravolo run out of fuel in the final laps. Jeff
Pearl won the race in 2007 with late race heroics after drama unfolded
among the lead cars. Seven time track champion Dennis Gada is a two-time
event winner. Ron Yuhas Jr. also won the event twice, along with Eric
Berndt. Ted Christopher championed the race in 1999. Nearly each of the
previous seventeen editions has had a plot twist, keeping the race in rare
Six additional divisions join Saturday’s Budweiser Modified Nationals
during Thunder on the Sound. The SK Light Modifieds, Valenti Auto Mall
Late Models, Street Stocks and Mini Stocks round out NASCAR Whelen
All-American Series racing. The INEX Legend Cars and Vintage Outlaw
Modifieds complete the card. Qualifying races begin at 5:00, including
heat races plus consolation races if needed for the Budweiser Modified
Nationals. Opening ceremonies and the first of seven feature races begins
Fans are encouraged to visit Speedbowl.com from home or their mobile
phones for more information about the Budweiser Modified Nationals SK 150
and Thunder on the Sound event.
Nick Ladyga and Gelinas brought the field to green with a tight door-to-door battle ensuing. Ladyga held a small
advantage at the line to lead the first lap, but he had no time to get comfortable as Chris Curtis got up alongside
him at lap four to challenge for the lead. The duo were side-by-side when Gelinas looked underneath entering
turn four, but backed out of it coming out of the turn. On the next circuit, Ladyga made contact with Curtis, who
spun in turn four before caution came out. Ladyga was sent to the rear and Gelinas took the lead for the restart.
Gelinas drove to the front on the restart with John Lowinski-Loh in second. Rick Gentes, however, was
coming fast in third. A side-by-side duel for fourth was won by Jeff Smith over Jim Banfield. Gelinas pulled away
from the rest of the field by a comfortable ten car lengths as Gentes started his challenges on Lowinski-Loh.
Gentes tried the bottom groove, but Lowinski-Loh pulled away in the corner. Lap-after-lap, Gentes challenged
for the position, but Lowinski-Loh continued to hold him off. On lap 20, Gentes got up alongside Lowinski-Loh
as they traveled through turns three and four dead even. Coming out of turn one, Gentes took the spot as
Lowinski-Loh shifted his focus to Smith, who also got by for the third spot.
Up front, Gelinas soared to the checkered flag unchallenged and took the checkered flag with a half-a-
straightaway lead over the rest of the field.
Eric Bourgeois had a flawless run in the Monster Mini Stock feature after leading every lap of the 15-lap
feature. Bourgeois took the checkers with a commanding two second lead over the rest of the field.
Bourgeois took the early lead with Nick Anderson and Joe Baxter rounding out the top three at the conclusion of
the first lap. The race went single file as Bourgeois set a torrid pace, but caution tightened them back up again
at lap four.
Bourgeois showed no signs of slowing when racing resumed, but a multi-car crash in turn four slowed
the pace before the lap was complete. Among the cars involved in the wreck was Anderson, who had been
running second to Bourgeois prior to the caution.
Dave Trudeau was the man on the move on the restart as he moved into second behind Bourgeois.
Baxter, Seekonk’s Mike Viens and Mike “Butch” Veins rounded out the top-five.
Baxter challenged Trudeau lap-after-lap, but Trudeau wasn’t giving it up. Their battle allowed Bourgeois
to pull ahead to a two-second lead and Mike Viens to close in on Baxter’s bumper. Bourgeois never faltered
over the remaining laps and soared to the checkered flag. Trudeau held off Baxter for second and third
Art Chartier has been waiting a long time to visit Victory Lane at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park,
and Thursday night he finally got that chance. Chartier took the lead on lap 12 of the 15-lap Vintage Outlaws
Modified Tour feature and held off Joe Baxter for the win.
Bill Cummins brought the field to green, but couldn’t hold off the advances of Baxter who took the top spot
coming out of turn two on lap two. Baxter pulled ahead to a convincing lead before caution slowed his pace at
Baxter picked up right where he left off on the restart and pulled ahead to a commanding lead on the
drop of the green. Chartier closed in, however, before caution flew for the second time at lap seven.
When racing resumed, Baxter proved he had his No. 58 machine hooked up and pulled ahead by five
car lengths over Chartier, who closed in on his bumper entering turn three of lap eight. On lap 10, Chartier
made a move on the outside groove, but Baxter closed the door. Chartier made another run on Baxter at lap 12
on the front stretch. Baxter tried to hold him off again, but this time Chartier was successful in his bid and took
the lead on the backstretch.
NASCAR WHELEN MODIFIED TOUR FEATURE FINISH (TOP-TEN): 1. Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, NY;
2. Matt Hirschman, Northampton, PA; 3. Doug Coby, Milford, CT; 4. Ryan Preece, Berlin, CT; 5. Ron Silk,
Norwalk, CT; 6. Timmy Solomito, Islip, NY; 7. Ted Christopher, Plainville, CT; 8. Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield, CT;
9. Glen Reen, Wilbraham, MA; 10. Spencer Davis, Dawsonville, GA.
VINTAGE OUTLAWS FEATURE FINISH (TOP-FIVE): 1. Art Chartier, Douglas, MA; 2. Joe Baxter,
Pascoag, RI; 3. Darryl Dutch, Greenville, RI; 4. Mark Alden, Westboro, MA; 5. Bill Cummins, Clinton, MA.
SUNOCO MODIFIED FEATURE FINISH (TOP-TEN): 1. Kerry Malone, Needham, MA; 2. Todd Ceravolo,
Gales Ferry, CT; 3. Keith Rocco, Berlin, CT; 4. Ryan Preece, Berlin, CT; 5. Keith McDermott, Scituate, RI; 6.
Matt Gallo, Berlin, CT; 7. John Catania, Agawam, MA; 8. Tyler Chadwick, Ledyard, CT; 9. Ken Barry, Preston,
CT; 10. Andrew Charron, E. Greenwich, RI.
Waterford, CT. – Veteran driver Ted Christopher, of Plainville, Connecticut, put an end to a two-year winless
streak when he won
the Valenti Modified Racing Series 100-lap ‘Wings & Wheels’ race
at Waterford (CT) Speedbowl, Saturday, August 9.
Christopher’s last series win was July 29, 2012.
Christopher started outside front row in the 24-car field. Pole sitter Steve Masse, of Bellingham, MA., took the
lead at the drop of the green flag with Christopher giving chase over the first 42-laps. When Christopher jumped
into the lead, he was never headed.
Justin Bonsignore, of Holtsville, NY, finished runner-up for the fifth time this season. Masse settled for third,
followed by Chris Pasteryak, of Lisbon, CT, and Tom Abele Jr, of Baltic, CT, his best series finish to date.
Pasteryak started off the night a victim of a qualifying race crash. The consolation race was no better. The
second-generation driver got in the starting lineup through a series provisional giving him the 24th and final
Pasteryak worked his way to seventh at lap 88. When a lap-96 melee on the front stretch eliminated six cars,
Pasteryak restarted the race in fourth and finished there.
Starting 14th, Abele Jr also stayed trouble free for a solid fifth place finish.
Sixth through tenth were Mike Willis Jr, Max Zachem, Eric Goodale, Norm Wrenn, and Jonny Kay.
The official time of the race was 50:45 seconds. Four caution flags were needed on laps 42, 78, 96, and 97.
Anthony Nocella, Christopher, and Pitkat, won qualifying races, and Keith Rocco nabbed the consolation race.
The VMRS returns to action Saturday, August 16 at Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, Massachusetts.
August 9, 2014
Time: 50:45: 942
Margin of 0.225
Best Speed: 95.779 (Masse)
Best Lap Time: 14.095
Lead Changes: 1
Lap Leaders: Masse (1-42) 43-100 (Christopher)
Cautions: Laps- 42,78,96,97
Unofficial Order of Finish: (1) Christopher (2) Bonsignore (3) Masse (4) Pasteryak (5) Abele Jr
(6) Willis (7) Zachem (8) Goodale (9) Wrenn
(10) Kay (11) Rocco (12) Savary (13) Lashua
(14) Kopec (15) Barrett (16) Pitkat (17) Gernhard
(18) Pennink (19) Nocella (20) Pearl (21) Etheridge (22) James (23) Medeiros
Seekonk, MA. – It took four years for Nashua, New Hampshire driver Norm Wrenn to find victory lane with the Valenti Modified Racing Series, but the wait came to an end Saturday night, when
‘Stormin’ Norman stormed off the fourth turn to the checkered flag to capture the ‘Seekonk 100’ in front of a cheering crowd at Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, MA.
Wrenn started 11th in a 20-car field and gradually worked his way to the top five settling into 3rd at lap-51. Wrenn then engaged in a battle with Max Zachem, of Preston, CT, point leader Justin
Bonsignore, of Holtsville, NY, race leader Richard Savary, of Canton, MA, and a fast closing Rowan Pennink, of Huntingdon Valley, PA, the series reigning champion.
A series of late race caution flags on laps 80, 81, and 88 made for intense race restarts and a flurry of contact
resulting in Pennink, Bonsignore, and Wrenn making great saves preventing spinouts or crashes to remain in contention.
The lead changed hands 10 times with Savary leading lap 98, Bonsignore lap 99, and Wrenn the all-important lap 100.
Wrenn was running fourth entering the third turn on the final lap. With Savary, Bonsignore, and Pennink slowed by contact, Wrenn darted to the bottom of turn four and drag raced Pennink to the
finish by a margin of 0.055 ahead of Pennink.
An emotional and teary-eyed Wrenn spoke to the crowd in victory lane. “We have won championships in the Pro Stocks, three championships in the Pro-Four’s, this is an elite division and I have
always wanted to run up front. To win is awesome. My crew has been with me since day one racing street stocks at Star Speedway in 1990. I’m getting old. I’m glad I could pull one off before I
When asked what went through the his mind as the finish was nearing, Wrenn explained, “ I was watching what was happening up front. Coming up through the field I let a couple of cars go by
because of the banging.”
And for the final turn. “Oh My God I’m going to pull this off,” Wrenn said smiling.
Bonsignore finished a strong third, with Savary fourth, and veteran Rob Goodenough, of Swanzey, NH, making his first start of the season, fifth.
Rounding out the top ten were Zachem, Carl Medeiros, Rob Richardi Jr, Dylan Kopec, and Mike Willis Jr.
9 caution flags slowed the race for a race time of 56 minutes and 04 seconds. 13 of the 20 starters finished on the lead lap.
Tom Abele Jr, Pennink, and Zachem won heat races.
The VMRS returns to New Hampshire this Saturday night August 23, at Monadnock Speedway, for the running of the ‘Victor Johnson Memorial 100.
August 16, 2014
Race # 11
Time: 50:04: 521
Margin of 0.055
Best Speed: 97.416 (Annarummo)
Best Lap Time: 12.306 (Annarummo)
Lead Changes: 10
Lap Leaders: 1-6 (Zachem) 7-50 (Annarummo) 51 (Zachem) 52 (Savary) 53-57 (Zachem) 58-60 (Savary) 61 (Zachem) 62-98 (Savary) 99 (Bonsignore 100 (Wrenn)
Cautions: Laps- 2, 5, 12, 50, 53, 60, 80, 81, 88
Unofficial Order of Finish: (1) Wrenn (2) Pennink (3) Bonsignore (4) Savary (5) Goodenough (6) Zachem (7) Medeiros (8) Richardi, (9) Kopec (10) Willis (11) Meservey (12) Abele (13) Bakaj (14)
Annarummo (15) Pasteryak (16) Vanasse (17) Lashua (18) Fournier (19) Houlihan (20) Hurley
Winchester, NH. – It didn’t have the dramatic finish like last weeks race at Seekonk, but it had the same result, a large vocal crowd greeting the race winner, this time fan favorite 41-year veteran
Dwight Jarvis, when he exited his race car. Jarvis had just won the annual Valenti Modified Racing Series sanctioned ‘Victor Johnson Memorial 100’ and the Monadnock Speedway crowd let him
know they liked what they saw.
Jarvis, of Ascutney, Vermont, started 22nd in a 25-car field, worked his way to the front like he’s done many times. Maintaining tire usage, staying out of trouble, and passing cars when he felt it
was time to go, Jarvis moved to third bringing the crowd alive and stayed there until a lap-71 restart when he slipped by Woody Pitkat to settle into second.
With heavy fog rolling in over the speedway, Jarvis used a lapped car to his advantage to pass Rowan Pennink of Huntingdon Valley, PA, on lap 93 to win his eighth career VMRS race. It was the
sixth series win at Monadnock
Jarvis post race disclosed it was not an easy journey to victory lane. In fact it was old school. Vintage Dwight Jarvis.
“We didn’t start out to good. The battery was dead. The radio’s didn’t work right from lap one. Once in awhile I could hear Mike (Crew Chief Michael Weld) I could tell he was still trying to talk to me
but this is awesome. I love winning this race and of course you all know I love this track. I don’t know how many more times I’ll be going around this but we enjoyed it tonight.”
With fog and staying in front the focus, Jarvis didn’t see the 10-laps to go sign from the flag stand. “ I just put it down to move forward.”
Pennink, the reigning series champion, finished runner up. “We had a good car. It went away on me at the end. I got a little bit free and Dwight got by me.”
Pitkat, of Stafford Springs, CT, finished third, after coming back from a crash two weeks ago at Waterford, CT. “ It’s certainly a better finish than we had at Waterford. We a had a good car there
and it put us behind to have to fix it. Took last week off to come here to be the best we could. We started off a little bit tight figuring it would come around and it just never did.”
Max Zachem, of Preston, CT, pressured Pitkat to the finish and placed fourth, with Chris Pasteryak, of Jewett City, CT, fifth.
Sixth through tenth were, Kirk Alexander, who led the first 69-laps, Richard Savary, Russ Hersey, Jean Paul Cyr, and Rob Goodenough.
Eight caution flags were displayed over the 100-laps, two on false restarts. The race was completed in 57 minutes. 14 cars finished on the lead lap.
Pennink, Dylan Kopec, and Matt Mead won heat races.
Stafford Speedway, Friday night, August 29, is the next stop for the VMRS.
August 23, 2014
Race # 12
Time: 57:16: 024
Margin of Victory: 1.286
Best Speed: 70.522 (Jarvis)
Best Lap Time: 12.762 (Jarvis)
Lead Changes: 2
Lap Leaders: 1-69 (Alexander) 70-93 (Pennink) 94-100 (Jarvis)
Cautions: Laps- 10,11,13,13,22,65,71,71
Unofficial Order of Finish: (1) Jarvis, (2) Pennink (3) Pitkat (4) Zachem (5) Pasteryak (6) Alexander (7) Savary (8) Hersey (9) Cyr (10) Goodenough (11) Kopec (12) Willis (13) Medeiros (14)
Douglas (15) Bakaj (16) Wrenn (17) Seidell (18) Dana Smith (19) Etheridge (20) Mead (21) Bonsignore (22) Richardi (23) Hinckley (24) Lashua (25) Thompson
Granite State Pro Stock Series Added to Star Classic
Walpole, NH- The Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) has added an eleventh race to their 2014 schedule, after accepting an invitation to join the Star Classic Super Modified event held
at Star Speedway, September 6th.
The GSPSS will join the International Super Modified Association (ISMA), Strictly Stocks, Outlaws, and Roadrunners divisions at the Star Classic for 100 green flag laps. The 48th annual Star
Classic is a highlight on the International Super Modified Association schedule, as the 150 lap event has seen such historical drivers as Russ Wood, Bentley Warren, and Chris Perley .
“When Bob Webber extended the invitation to the Granite State Pro Stock Series, it was a no-brainer for us,” says GSPSS president Mike Parks. “The Star Classic is a premier stop on the ISMA
schedule. To add the GSPSS to this event is a homerun for us and for Star Speedway. It will give us a chance to put our product in front of ISMA fans, and a chance for our fans to see their
product. The Webber family have always been a stout supporter of our series since it’s inception, and we would like to offer the same support to them.”
The Star Classic will be held on September 6th at Star Speedway in Epping, NH. For more information on the Granite State Pro Stock Series, contact Mike Parks at firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit
www.gspss.net. To learn more about the International Super Modified Association, visit www.ismasupers.com.
Waterford Speedbowl 8/16 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Results
Waterford, CT (August 16, 2014) – NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing
returned to Waterford Speedbowl Saturday evening with a six-division
racing card on track. Hometown driver Rob Janovic Jr. claimed the night’s
SK Modified® victory, his first of the year. Bruce Thomas Jr. of Groton
took his third Valenti Auto Mall Late Model feature win, Josh Galvin of
Franklin won for the tenth time in the Street Stocks, and Ken Cassidy Jr.
of Lisbon took his sixth Mini Stock win of the year. Brendon Bock of
Franklin Square, NY won his first ever Speedbowl feature in the evening’s
INEX Legend Cars race and Allen Coates of Ledyard recorded another win in
the New England Truck Series at his home track.
Janovic picked up his first win of the season in SK Modified® action,
taking the checkered flag for the first time since June of 2013. The
35-lap race was slowed by several caution flags, but Janovic was near the
front of the field throughout. He started fourth and was patient as a
Shawn Monahan-Ed Puleo battle for the lead broke out ahead of him after
the pair started the race on the front row. The two raced side-by-side
with Monahan holding a slight advantage until the first caution on lap-4
when Jeff Gallup and Keith Rocco spun in turns one and two on lap-4.
Monahan got away from Puleo on the restart and Puleo went spinning out of
turn two. The field missed becoming collected and it put Janovic to
Monahan’s outside for the ensuing restart. Janovic tucked in behind
Monahan and the two pulled ahead to a five car advantage over third place
Diego Monahan. That enabled Janovic space to go to work on the leader,
darting outside Monahan on lap-10. The two raced wheel to wheel for two
laps with Janovic inching his way ahead of Monahan before claiming sole
possession of the lead on lap-12. Moments later, something under the hood
of Ted Christopher let go down the back chute as he was mired in a tight
pack of cars just outside the top-five. A lengthy delay ensued as cleanup
crews tended to an oil down in the third turn.
Janovic restarted cleanly, pulling ahead over each of four additional
restarts the rest of the way. He could not be derailed and powered to
victory. Keith Rocco used a late race surge to take second, passing Tim
Jordan for the spot on the final lap. Jordan was third and Diego Monahan
was fourth, with Craig Lutz fifth.
Thomas rebounded from a hard crash the last time the Valenti Auto Mall
Late Model division raced, back on August 2. He took the victory in
Saturday’s 30-lap race, dominating much of it. Thomas took the lead
outside of Chris Garside on the opening lap and never waivered. He got
two good restarts over the second half of the race to keep his lead. The
first came after a spin by Art Moran III, and Thomas got the jump over
Jason Palmer. Ryan Morgan made an infrequent appearance at the track in
2014 and looked strong, snaring third from Keith Rocco on the restart on
the outside. Morgan then used the bottom of the track to get by Palmer
after the final caution on lap-25. Thomas would not be denied, but Morgan
finished runner-up with a solid outing. Palmer was third.
Galvin continued his roll in the Street Stock division by landing another
win, his tenth of the year. He started the 25-lap feature in eleventh
position and drove the inside lane through early race traffic. By lap-6
Galvin was already in a battle for fourth position. On lap-10, he moved
to third in advance of a yellow flag on lap-12. He lined up directly
behind Lloyd Anderson, who controlled the early laps before the caution
erased his advantage. Following the restart, Anderson washed up the track
out of turn four allowing Galvin to pull to his inside and into the lead
on lap-13. Galvin cruised from there. He finished off the win and moved
within one victory of the division’s single-season record of eleven, set
by Dwayne Dorr in 2006. A pair of former champions, Al Stone III and Ed
Gertsch Jr., finished in second and third.
Cassidy took his sixth checkered flag of the year in the 25-lap Mini Stock
feature in his quest for a sixth track championship. He was ahead of a
big wreck on the second lap the eliminated multiple cars from the race.
Trouble began when Nick Pappacoda slid off the fourth corner, clipping Ray
Christian and sending his car up into heavy traffic. Several cars piled
in with Dave Sylvia, Charles Canfield, and Jeff Lee all taking bruising
blows. After a long cleanup, Cassidy moved to second position before
taking the lead outside Joe Liskiewicz after a lap-7 restart, the last of
the race. Liskiewicz stayed with Cassidy for a few laps, but eventually
Cassidy pulled away. Liskiewicz finished second and point leader Garrett
Denton was third.
Bock recorded his first ever victory at the Speedbowl in the night’s
25-lap INEX Legend Cars race. It was not, however, without some drama.
Bock, the Riverhead (NY) Raceway division champion in 2013, was entrenched
in a battle for the lead midway through the race when he tangled with Joey
Ternullo. The two cars touched exiting turn two on lap-15, spinning down
the back chute. The incident collected Mike Christopher Jr., the
winningest driver in the division this season and point leader, who was in
third position. Two additional incidents aided Bock’s efforts to get
back to the front. He took second position on lap-20 and two laps later,
was inside Dana Dimatteo for the lead. He completed the pass and the
final three laps were run cleanly to the checkered flag. Keith Rocco was
second and Ternullo came back to finish third.
Coates used a daring three-wide maneuver on the bottom of the track to
take the lead five laps in to the 25-lap New England Truck Series feature.
Coates, one of the Speedbowl’s all-time winningest drivers, took
advantage of his home track experience to stay in command the rest of the
way. Coates’ son Corey was second and Glenn Noll was third.
Next Saturday, the Valenti Auto Mall Late Model division is in the NASCAR
Whelen All-American series spotlight with a special 50-lap feature. They
are joined by the SK Modifieds®, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, SK Light
Modifieds and INEX Legend Cars.
Waterford Speedbowl Saturday 8/16 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Results:
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modifieds® (35-laps): 1. Rob Janovic
Jr., Waterford; 2. Keith Rocco, Berlin; 3. Tim Jordan, Plainfield; 4.
Diego Monahan, Quaker Hill; 5. Craig Lutz, Miller Place, NY; 6. Paul
Kusheba IV, Monroe; 7. Shawn Monahan, Waterford; 8. Joe Gada, Salem; 9.
Ed Puleo, Branford; 10. Jeff Gallup, Agawam, MA; 11. Wendell Dailey,
Gales Ferry; 12. Brent Sweet, Monroe; 13. Frank Mucciacciaro Jr.,
Milford; 14. Ted Christopher, Plainville; 15. Nick Salva, Prospect; 16.
Tom Pinson, Colchester; DNS – Nichole Morgillo, Southington; DNS – Jeff