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Waterford Speedbowl Budweiser Blastoff Saturday 3/31 Results

Waterford, CT — Waterford Speedbowl opened for its 62nd consecutive season Saturday, hosting qualifying and eight main events as part of Budweiser Blastoff weekend. Picking up wins in Saturday’s main events included Paul French of Andover, who won the evening’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Light Modified race, Ryan Bigelow of East Hampton who found Victory Lane in the NEMA Light touring series race, and Corey Coates of Ledyard who won in the visiting New England Truck Series. In INEX racing, Dave Garbo Jr. of Stonington claimed the win in the opening day Legends Cars feature and Jacob Urch in the afternoon’s Bandolero race. Other winners included Jon Porter of Canterbury in Super X-Cars, Chris Garside of Waterford in X-Cars and James Logan of Dighton, MA in the New England Four Cylinder Pro Stock event.

After conquering early rain showers that plagued the region, those in attendance were treated to qualifying action for Sunday’s 100-lap Valenti Modified Racing Series feature and special 62-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified® feature before Saturday’s main events. Leading the way in qualifying for Sunday Blastoff features was Rob Goodenough, who earned the pole starting position for the Valenti Modified Racing Series feature with twenty six cars qualified for that event. Tom Abele Jr. of Norwich won pole-starting position honors for the SK Modified® feature. In addition to those two events, the NEMA Midgets will compete in a 25-lapper on Sunday as well as NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action for the Bob Valenti Auto Mall Late Models (50-laps), Street Stocks (30-laps) and Mini Stocks (30-laps).

The 20-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Light Modified feature saw Chris Ignazio lead the field to the green flag, however defending division champion French raced to the lead through turns one and two outside Ignazio. Tyler Jackson moved to second position and newcomer Jason Ferreira came to third position in the opening laps.

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[Friday] by Adam Fohlin

[Saturday] by Nicholas Teto
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[Sunday] by Nicholas Teto
[Sunday] by Adam Fohlin

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Budweiser Blastoff Sunday 4/1 feature lineups

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
SK Modifieds (62 laps)
1. 32 Abele 2. 16 Ceravolo
3. 88 K. Rocco 4. 78 Monahan
5. 19 Pennink 6. 44 Gallup
7. 05 Churchill 8. 76 Strumpf
9. 51 Janovic 10. 21 James
11. 6 J. Gada 12. 7 Puleo
13. 73 Perry 14. 23 Schneider
15. 41 Salzarulo 16. 27 Chadwick
17. 71 Pearl 18. 25 Brooks
19. 15 Rheaume 20. 56 Morgillo
21. 52 Stone 22. 13 Coby
23. 57 J. Rocco 24. 94 Gaydosh*
25. 11 Hurley* 26. 92 Webb*

* mechanical failure prior to qualifying

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Lites Honors to Ryan Bigelow

Waterford, CT – Taking the lead on the second of two early cautions, Ryan Bigelow went on to win the 25-lap Northeast Midget Association’s Lites feature Saturday night at Waterford Speedbowl’s Budweiser Blast Off. It was the season opener for the Lites, celebrating their fifth season

Ian Cumens and Joey Payne filled out the podium in Seymour cars. Randy Cabral and Kenny Johnson were fourth and fifth.

Starting midfield, Bigelow sat third when the second yellow flew. Following leader Christian Briggs into second on the restart, Bigelow took command heading down the backstretch. Bigelow faced a third restart with 18 to go (beating Briggs) and a late threat by Cumens before claiming his second career win.

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[Sunday] by Nicholas Teto
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New England Truck Series Goes Green to Checkered at Waterford’s Budweiser Blast Off

Waterford, CT — Corey Coates of Ledyard, CT takes the first win of the season in the New England Truck Series 25 lap feature race this past Saturday night at Waterford Speedbowl.

Coates started on the pole but lost the lead on lap one to the #88 of Roger Turbush. On lap three he regained the lead with a great move in turn 1 and lead from there on. According to Coates halfway thru the race his motor started breaking up and he didn't think he would make it thru the whole event. The #88 of Turbush held on to second place until lap 23 when the hard charging # 2 of Duane Noll swept underneath him to steal the spot. Vinny Esposito of the #11 followed him to make up the top three. The #88 of Roger Turbush finished in fourth followed by the #21 of Jason Lafayette rounding out the top 5.

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Waterford: Budweiser Blastoff Weekend

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