New Winners Rule Waterford On Wednesday


WATERFORD, Conn. – Waterford Speedbowl hosted another round of Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday racing under ideal conditions and fans were rewarded with an outstanding night of motorsports.

New winners were the order of the night as Nick Sowa along with Matt Carlson each recorded their first career victories in the Legend Car and Super X-Car divisions, respectively. Ken Morin Jr. returned to the winner’s circle in his first outing of 2013 in the Bandoleros while Larry Loomis Jr. visited Victory Lane for the first time in several years in the X-Car feature. Victoria Finkbein won the night’s Wacky Race.

Sowa was the third leader of the 20-lap Legend Cars race, taking over on lap eight from Angelo Belsito. There was plenty of action up front before that however. John O’Sullivan Jr. and Joey Ferrigno led the field to the green flag, and a false start by O’Sullivan brought the field back together for a second attempt to start the race.

The second start was a success and Ferrigno pulled ahead from the outside lane to lead lap one. Belsito quickly moved to second position and spent two laps trailing Ferrigno before making a move to his inside to take the lead off turn two on lap three. Sowa followed him to second position and Joey Ternullo raced to third by keeping Ferrigno trapped in the outside lane.

The running order remained the same when the first caution waved on lap six as Joshua Zentek spun exiting turn four, coming to rest on the apron of the track at the start-finish line.

The restart saw action out of turn two before another lap could be completed. Two-time Bandolero champion Taylor Martin was making her first start of the year at the track and spun, making contact with the turn two wall as she climbed through the top-ten from a starting position at the back of the field. The caution returned with the race halted at lap-6.

Belsito resumed his lead when racing went back to green as Sowa tucked in line behind. Belsito was unable to keep his car glued to the bottom of the track, fighting a loose condition that had Sowa salivating. Sowa was inside Belsito for the lead on lap-8 ahead of a yellow flag for David Johnson, who spun on the front chute before quickly recovering. During the caution, Belsito gave up second position to pit for adjustments to his machine after relinquishing the top spot.