Waterford, CT — Waterford Speedbowl was back in action for another round of Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday racing earlier Wednesday evening, staging an exciting night of motorsports. The track’s X-Car division had a special event but the Legend Cars division stole the show with a thrilling conclusion in their event. Dana Dimatteo of Farmington walked away a winner after a memorable duel with Dave Garbo Jr. of Stonington over the race’s final two laps. Craig Miner of Higganum took down his first win of the year with an impressive performance in the X-Car race, while Ken Downing III of Branford won in the night’s Super X-Car event. Derek Debbis of Oakdale won his third consecutive Bandolero feature and Victoria Finkbein of Colchester won the evening’s Wacky Musical Car event.
Dimatteo and Garbo put on a spirited battle at the conclusion of the night’s 20-lap Legends Car feature. Dimatteo rocketed into the race lead on lap-5, becoming the race’s third leader. Once out front, Dimatteo moved out to a comfortable advantage while Garbo battled his way into and through the top-five cars. Garbo raced to second position on lap-11 then tracked down Dimatteo over the next several laps.
Garbo reached Dimatteo’s rear bumper and actually made a successful pass for the lead on lap-17, however Dimatteo refused to back down and battled back. On lap-18 Dimatteo got to Garbo’s inside racing to turn one. The pair made contact on multiple occasions over the final lap and a half, including coming to the checkered flag exiting turn four. The final sprint to the finish line saw Dimatteo edge Garbo by the slimmest of margins. The Speedbowl’s Official Scorers had Dimatteo unanimously victorious at the finish line in a photo finish.