Waterford, CT) – Retired race driver Jerry Marquis of Broad Brook, Connecticut., dusted off his racing helmet Saturday night and won the 100-lap Valenti Modified Racing Series feature at Waterford, (CT) Speedbowl. The win came on a night when the track presented the fourth annual “Wings & Wheels” program in front of a large crowd of open-wheel race fans.
Marquis becomes the fourth consecutive first time winner and the 10th different winner this season.
“Only here to help these guys out,” said Marquis who ended a successful 34 year career in 2007. “Brian (Crowley) called and asked if I would consider it and here I am.”
Marquis was tabbed to drive for regular driver Rowan Pennink and car owner Gary Casella as Pennink was committed to race in New Hampshire. Marquis agreed to practice the car at Stafford, (CT) on Friday and be ready on Saturday at Waterford if needed.