Wednesday Still Wacky At Waterford


WATERFORD, Conn. -– Waterford Speedbowl was back on track Wednesday evening with another round of Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday action.

Scoring victories on a fast paced night of motorsports action at the shoreline speed plant included two first-ever winners, Mitch Bombard and Stephen Kopcik. They won the night’s X-Car and INEX Legend Cars feature races, respectively.

The Super X-Car race was won by Ed Reed Jr. and Ken Morin Jr. won his second INEX Bandolero feature of the year. In a special event on the night, Charlie Wilcox turned back the clock and put a familiar car in Victory Lane during a Vintage Outlaw Modified race, featuring cars from decades ago racing again on the track.

Kopcik was impressive on his way to victory in the 25-lap Legend Cars feature, holding back all challengers to pick up his first ever win at the track. He raced around the outside of pole-sitter Carl Blandina when the green flag came out to lead lap-1. Kopcik pulled out to a lead while a battle for second raged between several cars. The first caution flag waved when Michael Blaskey spun out of turn four down the front stretch on lap four.

Kopcik restart strong and resumed his lead, holding the top spot through a caution flag for a tangle between George Whitney, last week’s winner, and Joey Ternullo, the point leader headed into the event, knocked both from the top-five on lap-10.

Kopcik continued to lead when racing returned under the green flag. The battle for second remained the best on the speedway as Nicholas Sowa had moved into the position but was trying to hold back Angelo Belsito. Belsito finally worked over Sowa to get inside, taking second on lap-15 just ahead of the final caution flag for a spin in turn four by David Johnson.