Waterford, CT — Ideal weather conditions finally blessed Waterford Speedbowl and the track put on a briskly paced and hotly contested night of motorsports on Whelen Engineering Night at the speedway Saturday. Scoring NASCAR Whelen All-American Series victories on the night included Tyler Chadwick of Ledyard, winning his third SK Modified® race of the year and Dillon Moltz of Waterford who took down his second consecutive victory in the Bob Valenti Auto Mall Late Model race. Other winners included Ken Cassidy Jr. of Lisbon who picked up another win in the Mini Stocks and Josh Galvin of Franklin who took down his first checkered flag of the year in the Street Stock division. Vin Esposito of Seymour won the New England Truck Series feature.
Diego Monahan led a healthy field of ground pounders to the green flag in the 35-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified® feature. The inside lane was the place to be in the opening laps as several competitors used that groove to make their way into the top five. Jeff Gallup picked up on Monahan's rear bumper in second place but with just three laps complete Jason Ferreira spun out of turn four, collecting Larry Goss to draw the event's first caution flag.
Monahan was quick to resume his lead over Gallup once back underway. Gallup was receiving pressure from Tom Abele Jr. who found room to take over second on lap-7. Keith Rocco was making early moves up into the top three, following Abele by Gallup using the outside to take third position.