Rocco Dominates Waterford Mods Race


WATERFORD, Conn. – NASCAR racing was back at Waterford Speedbowl under perfect weather conditions Saturday evening.

A hearty crowd turned out for a six-division program and the speedway’s annual Laps for Lupus night. In NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action, Keith Rocco padded his point lead with another SK Modifie victory while Jason Palmer won his second straight Valenti Auto Mall Late Model race.

Ryan Waterman was top dog following an action packed Street Stock race and Dave Trudeau picked up his first Speedbowl Mini Stock checkered flag in several seasons.

Plainfield’s Corey Barry won his second consecutive SK Light Modified race after the division was idle for two weeks and in INEX racing, Mike Christopher Jr. of Wolcott won for the third time in the Legend Cars division’s Saturday series.

Before the night’s races, a track walk benefitting Lupus Foundation of America’s Connecticut Chapter netted nearly $6,000 for the charity.

Rocco was on point during the night’s 35-lap SK Modified race. He picked cars off one at a time to move into contention in the early stages and closed out the second half of the race strong.

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