Waterford, CT — Waterford Speedbowl was busy on Wednesday night for the Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday program. Twin Bandolero and WackyRaces led the action on the evening. In Bandolero racing Joey Ternullo of Middletown and Taylor Martin of Windham, New Hampshire shared the honors, each picking up a win. In the Legends Cars, Jason Palmer of Berlin raced to the win in a hotly contested duel. The Super X-Car feature was taken by Peter Pollard of Old Lyme, a career first. The X-Car race was won by defending division champion Dan D’addario of Columbia.
The 20-lap Legends Cars race began with Dave Garbo Jr. in the race lead from his pole starting position. Tom Gray took command inside Garbo as the field raced to turn one on lap-2. Gray was able to stretch his lead to five lengths ahead of a battle for the remaining top five positions among many cars. Shaun Buffington emerged in third position just ahead of Palmer, who was up to fourth by lap-5.
Buffington and Palmer would not be separated by more than a car length the rest of the way as they battled over the remainder of the event. The race to get to the top spot between the pair was on following a caution flag on lap-7 for a spin in turn two by Carl Blandina. On the restart, the two were able to race their way past Gray to move into first and second position. On lap-12, Palmer used a nifty crossover move exiting turn four to dive under Buffington. They spent several laps battling side-by-side before Palmer was able to pull into the lead. Just behind the leaders, Angelo Belsito made slight contact with Buffington entering turn one, triggering a chain-reaction incident that sent Dana Dimatteo spinning into the turn one wall, bringing out the caution flag.
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