Waterford, CT — Waterford Speedbowl opened its 60th season in grand fashion Sunday, playing host to the opening races for the Modified Racing Series, NEMA Midgets and its NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program. Milford competitor Doug Coby championed the Modified Racing Series, Keith Rocco mastered every restart thrown his way to cruise to victory in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified® race and Chris Leonard was a first time winner in the NEMA Midgets. Other winners included Tim Jordan in the Bob Valenti Auto Mall Late Models, Ed Puleo in the Street Stocks and Dan Field in the Norwich Bulletin Mini Stocks.
Rocco and Ron Yuhas Jr. started the 60-lap SK Modified® feature on the front row, picking up the exciting points battle they engaged in for the 2009 track championship. Rocco took the lead at the drop of the green flag over Yuhas. The field went to work early with abundant side by side battles to be found throughout the field when Rob Janovic Jr. spun off turn four to bring out caution on lap four.
Rocco jumped out front on the restart. Yuhas tucked into second leaving a heated battle for position behind. Todd Ceravolo was on the move, advancing into third when Glen Pressell III spun in turn two for the event’s second caution on lap 12.