Richie Evans tribute race next Saturday June 23
Waterford, CT — The next stop for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour brings the open-wheel excitement to the Connecticut shoreline for a 161-lap event at Waterford Speedbowl. The visit marks the first for the Tour at the �Bowl since 2006. Anticipation continues to build around the Mr. Rooter 161 in an event that showcases the best open-wheel drivers in a tribute to the late Richie Evans.
Several competitors with Speedbowl experience hope for a major role in the outcome. The past three championships in the Speedbowl�s weekly SK Modifieds� will be represented in the Mr. Rooter 161 as Ron Yuhas Jr. of Groton and Keith Rocco of Meriden are entered. Both are looking to their home track for a breakout performance on the Tour in 2012.
Another entry to cut their teeth at the three-eighths mile bullring is 2011 NASCAR Whelen Modified champion Ron Silk. Silk, of Norwalk, made his very first open-wheel starts at the Speedbowl back in 1999. The significance of a win at the track that began his career is not lost on Silk. �To win one here would be really special� offered the defending champion following a recent test session at the track.