Rocco Owns Waterford Speedbowl


WATERFORD, Conn. -– Waterford Speedbowl was back with a quick paced six-division racing program Saturday evening.

Keith Rocco notched his fifth win of the year in the SK Modifieds. Dillon Moltz won for the second time this season in the Bob Valenti Auto Mall Late Models, Brandon Plemons took the checkered flag in the Street Stocks and Bill Leonard won for the second straight week in the Mini Stocks.

In INEX racing, Giovanni Giarratana won the night’s Legend Cars feature. The Super X-Cars competed in a Saturday Showdown Series event won by Ed Ryan.

Rocco knifed his way to the front in a hotly contested and action packed SK Modified feature. He was on leader Diego Monahan’s rear bumper by lap-17 of the 35-lapper. Monahan started the race third and was behind an early battle for the top spot between pole sitter Frank Mucciacciaro and Craig Lutz.

Those two spent most of the first six laps side-by-side until Monahan asserted himself from third. Headed into turn one Monahan shot underneath Mucciacciaro into turn one to wrestle away the lead on lap eight.

Action behind Monahan was red hot as Mucciacciaro, Lutz and Tyler Chadwick went three-wide for second position through turns three and four. Lutz was forced to back out before he ran out of racing room rounding turn four while Chadwick scooted into second past Mucciacciaro. Rocco was making his way through the top ten during the opening laps to emerge in fourth.

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