Waterford, CT — The Waterford Speedbowl kicked off its 10th season of Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday racing in strong fashion with the youth movement in full swing. Fifteen year-old Anthony Flannery won the Legends Cars race, while eleven year-old Kaz Grala was the Bandolero event winner. Second generation driver Michael Caprio won his first race in the Super X-Car race and Devin Widger took the victory for the X-Car event. Paul French won the X-Modified race.
The 20-lap Legends Car race started with a bang as a fracas on the green flag saw contact between several competitors collect veteran racer George Whitney, whose car jumped airborne before the start finish line to bring out the caution flag. On the restart Tom Gray, another veteran, made hard contact with the turn four armco barrier.
The third attempt to start the race was a success. The race settled in with teenager Giovanni Giarratana of Newington leading the early laps before Flannery moved by on the inside to become the leader on lap seven. Flannery, from East Hampton checked out to a healthy lead past halfway when caution waved on lap 12 for a two car spin in turn two, erasing the leader’s advantage.