Waterford, CT — Waterford Speedbowl was in action for the final Wild ‘n Wacky event of the season Wednesday evening, crowning the mid-week series’ final two champions. Special 25-lap features capped off the year for each weekly division. Matthew Pappa of Nassau, NY came out on top of an exciting battle to win the Legends Cars. Jon Porter of Canterbury won the Super X-Car race, Jeremy Bourbeau of Taftville took his first ever checkered flag in the X-Cars, while Taylor Martin of Windham, NH took home top honors in the Bandoleros. Rounding out the night’s winners in novelty races were Louis Bellisle of Lisbon in the X-Car Mechanic’s race, Dan Yagmin of Tolland won the Super X-Cars Mechanic’s race and it was Speedbowl Flagmen James Warner winning the special Speedbowl Officials race.
The 25-lap Legends Cars race was a spirited battle for the checkered flag among two young and upcoming drivers. Dave Garbo Jr. took the lead at the drop of the green flag from his starting position outside the front row. While Garbo moved out to the early lead, Pappa was moving through the field. He advanced to second position after a restart on lap-5, with Joey Mucciaccaro and Angelo Belsito taking the third and fourth positions.
Pappa and Garbo dueled over a run of green flag racing that brought the field to lap-12. Pappa chased Garbo over the span but could not find the momentum to make a serious attempt to challenge for the lead. The second caution period waved for a spin in turn four to bring the field back behind Garbo on lap-12.