WATERFORD, Conn. – Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday action was back at Waterford Speedbowl with ideal conditions overhead for another round of mid-week motorsports action.
The large crowd which turned out was treated to an entertaining night, watching Mike Christopher Jr. continue his tear in INEX Legend Cars action. Ken Morin Jr. won the INEX Bandolero feature, Shane Peele earned Super X-Car honors and Wayne Shifflett was a new face to the winner’s circle on the year in X-Car action. Wacky Musical Car race accolades were shared by Chuck McDonald in the X-Cars and Bill Reiman in the Super X Car class.
Christopher had to work a little harder in the 25-lap INEX Legend Cars feature to take his tenth victory of the year in the Wild ‘n Wacky series. Joey Ternullo, last year’s champion, provided a stiff challenge in an entertaining race. Ternullo got to the front first, the third leader of the race when he took over on lap six from John O’Sullivan Jr. Ternullo led while Christopher took second position, then hounded Ternullo’s rear bumper over the next six laps before a crossover move netted him the lead.
On lap 12, Christopher went from the high groove in turn one to the low groove out of turn two to drop underneath Ternullo, diving underneath and into the lead out of turn four. Ternullo stayed inside Christopher for a lap and was on his tail the rest of the way, pestering him to the checkered flag. Two late caution flags waved over the final six laps, however Christopher remained flawless to close out the win. Ternullo was second and Brendon Bock charged from a starting position deep in the pack to end up third. The fastest lap of the race belong to Ternullo, and came in the final lap as he chased Christopher to the finish.