Waterford, CT — Waterford Speedbowl competitors representing multiple divisions at the track currently enjoy success on a national level in NASCAR’s Whelen All-American Series program. The program awards points based upon a driver’s performances in each race event held, with competitors at NASCAR tracks across the country in competition against one another for national accolades and bragging rights. The number of cars competing in each race event factor in to the points awarded, and drivers earn bonus points for each win they post.
Keith Rocco of Wallingford competes at the Speedbowl in the track’s SK Modified® class. Rocco has won five of the nine events staged at the Speedbowl thus far in 2010 and is the current point leader for both the Speedbowl and the national NASCAR Whelen All-American Series standings. He also competes in the division at Thompson International Speedway and Stafford Motor Speedway, both in Connecticut, where he’s achieved additional success to add to his totals in the NASCAR standings. In all, Rocco has won 11 of the 20 race events he has competed in at the three tracks this season. Last year Rocco finished runner-up in the overall NASCAR standings. Currently, three competitors at I-80 Speedway in Nebraska trail him in the standings. Rocco’s hot start to the season puts him in the driver’s seat nationally, setting the bar for others to match.
In addition to Rocco, the leaders of the Speedbowl’s Street Stock and Norwich Bulletin Mini Stock division standings are also in contention nationally. New for 2010, NASCAR recognizes and awards points in the Whelen All-American Series support divisions at short tracks across the country. A track may designate up to four eligible support divisions in the program.