Waterford, CT — With summer season winding down and kids headed back to school, there is still unfinished business to take care of at Waterford Speedbowl. The track’s Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday program celebrated its 10th season in 2010 and has staged fabulous weekly battles, great racing and quickly paced events all summer long. The final night of competition in the popular mid-week series takes place this Wednesday evening. While two champions have already been crowned, three more will be settled Wednesday.
In the Super X-Car division, Ledyard’s Charles Beal and Quaker Hill driver Mike Maskell are fighting for the championship. Beal holds a 17-point advantage headed into the final race, meaning a seventh place finish or better will wrap things up regardless of what Maskell is able to accomplish in the final race event.
Maskell needs to finish nine positions ahead of Beal on the track to claim the title or, if he’s able to pull out his first win of the season, the difference would be cut to seven positions better than Beal. Beal holds the tie-breaker if the pair finishes with the same point total. Both drivers are seeking their first championship.
The X-Car battle is much of the same with 16-points separating leader Glen Thomas Jr. from Dan D’addario. Like the Super X championship battle, it is down to just two drivers with a mathematical shot. Thomas, of Groton, can clinch with a sixth place finish or better.
D’addario, from Columbia, needs to be ahead of Thomas by nine positions on the track at the end or, should he record a win, eight positions ahead of the point leader. Thomas holds the tie-break. As was the case with the Super X division, both X-Car drivers are seeking their first championship. This is each’s first full-season of competition at the track.
The X-Modified division still sees three drivers mathematically alive however Waterford’s Bubby Brouwer is the favorite to take the championship. Brouwer needs a 16th place finish or better to wrap things up. With no X-Modified race starting more than 10 cars thus far in 2010, only a sliver of opportunity are there for Rick Ceravolo of Groton and Paul French of Andover. Brouwer was the division champion in 2007.
Taylor Martin of New Hampshire wrapped up the Bandolero division title two weeks ago, while last week Anthony Flannery of East Hampton clinched the Wednesday Legends Cars title. Both are first time champions assuring no less than four first-time champions will be crowned for the Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday program.
Wednesday’s event gets started with spectator gates opening at 5:30pm. Racing gets started at 7:00pm with free youth admission for ages 14 and under. Adults are just $7. More information is available at Speedbowl.com.
On Saturday, the Speedbowl returns to action with the 2nd annual Thunder on the Sound, presented by the Connecticut National Guard. Eight divisions of racing will commence, highlighted by the return of the Modified Racing Series presented by BobValentiAutoMall.com which will compete in a 100-lap race. The track will honor Military members with a $10 discount off an adult grandstands ticket with valid Military ID presented at the time of purchase. More details for this event are also available on Speedbowl.com.
Sources: Waterford Speedbowl PR