Waterford, CT — The Waterford Speedbowl again beat out Mother Nature this Wednesday evening with a five-division Wild ‘n Wacky racing program. Anthony Flannery of East Hampton won his fifth straight Legends Cars victory at the track and has claimed all three Wednesday events held this season. Taylor Martin of New Hampshire won her second straight Bandolero race. Defending champions John Yagmin of Tolland and Patrick Williams of Middletown won the Super X-Car and X-Car events respectively, while it was Waterford native Richard ‘Bubby’ Brouwer winning the X-Modified race.
The 20-lap Legends Cars event started with trouble on the opening lap among the leaders. Down the backstretch after taking the green flag, Carl Blandina dropped off the pace from the third position. The field stacked up behind him, collecting third place points contender Giovanni Giarratana.
Flannery took charge when the race restarted. He used the outside lane to power through the top four and take over the lead from Ed Field on lap three. Field settled into second position, with Jason Palmer in third and Dana Dimatteo in fourth. The top four runners opened up some distance from the competition as the race remained under green through halfway at lap 10. Field began to close back in on Flannery’s bumper looking strong. Caution waved when Peter Portante spun between turns one and two on lap 13.
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