May 22, 2011

Rocco goes back-to-back with SK Modified® win; Flannery takes first career Late Model race; Stone, Colvin, French and Downing other winners on the night

Filed under: New London-Waterford — mod134 @ 3:13 pm

Waterford, CT — Waterford Speedbowl returned to racing action with ideal spring conditions overhead Saturday evening. Six races were completed on the night, with five NASCAR Whelen All-American Series events recorded. Wallingford’s Keith Rocco overcame early race woes before rallying over the final laps to claim his second consecutive SK Modified® victory. Anthony Flannery of East Hampton was a first time winner in the Bob Valenti Auto Mall Late Model division, Al Stone of New Haven returned to Victory Lane in the Street Stocks, Glenn Colvin of Clinton was the Mini Stock feature winner and Paul French of Andover won the debut event for the SK Light Modifieds. Ken Downing III of Branford was the Super X-Car winner.

Rob Janovic started the 35-lap SK Modified® feature outside the front row, and powered by pole sitter Glenn Pressel in the outside lane just two laps into the race. The field singled out behind Janovic with Pressel, Tucker Reynolds, Ron Yuhas and Tom Abele as the early top-five.

Rocco was on the move, using the outside lane to advance his position into the top-five by the time the race was just 10-laps old. Caution flew a lap later when Nichole Morgillo made slight contact into the tire barrier in turn four on lap-11.


Vintage Celebration Closes with Awards

Filed under: NHMS — mod134 @ 3:07 pm

Loudon, NH — The checkered flag has waved on New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s 21st Annual Vintage Racing Celebration, wrapping up five straight days of racing.

Hundreds of vintage cars and motorcycles raced through the rain and took advantage of late week dryness on the speedway’s 1.058-mile and 1.6-mile road course throughout the week for both bragging rights and a few trophies.

Frank Camillieri of Chester, N.H., claimed the Bryar Cup yesterday. This is Camilleri’s 12th consecutive year coming to “The Magic Mile.”

“This event is so close to home, it really is the only event I come to,” said Camilleri. “It’s a lot of fun though, probably more fun than an old guy should be having.”


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