Waterford, CT — Waterford Speedbowl closed out its 2011 racing season on Sunday, running the final six feature events as part of Finale Weekend. Scoring wins in 50-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series races were Keith Rocco of Wallingford who took down the win in both the SK Modified® feature and Bob Valenti Auto Mall Late Model feature, Al Stone of New Haven in the Street Stocks and Glenn Colvin of Clinton in the Mini Stocks. Paul French of Andover won the 25-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Light Modified feature and Dave Garbo Jr. of Stonington won the day’s 25-lap Legends Cars feature.
Claiming track championships from Sunday’s results included Colvin and French in the SK Light Modifieds and Mini Stocks, respectively. Colvin’s championship was his second in the division, joining his 2004 division title. Jeff Smith of Old Lyme was the Bob Valenti Auto Mall champion and Ed Puleo of Branford was the Street Stock division champion. Smith, Puleo and French clinched their first titles at the track.
The 50-lap SK Modified® was brought to the green flag by Frank Mucciacciaro and Glenn Pressel. The pair battled side-by-side for control of the race for the first lap and a half before Muccicciaro came away with the lead on lap-2, bringing Randy Churchill to second place by Pressel on lap-3. Shawn Solomito and Jeff Pearl also made their way by Pressel who slipped back in the outside lane. Tyler Chadwick raced to fifth position and Rocco up to sixth and the top-six singled out.