Waterford, CT – With rain pounding on rooftops all over the New England area, most had doubts that they’d even get the opportunity to unload their cars at the annual Budweiser Modified National Opener and be able to run them on the track. By 10am however, the skies began to clear and the Waterford Speedbowl staff had finished drying the track so that warm-ups could begin. The excitement on the drivers and crews faces were a grand thing to see. For the Pro-4 teams, this was the first time this season that they were getting out to race. As the engines roared to life, those old familiar smells that drivers, crews, sponsors, and fans have come to love quickly filled the air.
When the division took the field for their heats, everyone was ready. In the first qualifier, the 4 of Cory “the Cub” Cleary grabbed the top spot with “Stormin’ Norman” Wrenn’s 1M car at his door in a photo finish. In the second heat, George Sherman’s 13 crossed the line in front of the 25 of Tyler Anderson.