Rocco Owns Waterford Speedbowl


He went outside of Mucciacciaro for third on lap-10 with eyes on running down the lead duo. Chadwick was looking to the outside of Monahan for the race lead by lap-12 as Rocco closed in. The torrid pace was finally slowed on lap 13 when Nichole Morgillo spun in turn one from a position in the top 10 to draw the caution flag.

Monahan got a great jump over the field on the restart to lead things back to turn one. Rocco was inside of Chadwick, taking over second on lap 16 with Lutz advancing to third close behind. Rocco tested the outside looking for a run on Monahan, but had to contend with Lutz who threatened to fill the gap to his inside each time.

The entertaining three-way battle for the lead lasted through lap 24 when Monahan and Rocco got some breathing room over Lutz. Behind them Kyle James got past Chadwick to move to third and then ran down Lutz.

Rocco continued to shadow Monahan’s every move, finally working him over with a crossover move out of turn four down the front chute on lap 26. Rocco set Monahan up high then dove low to pull even as they barreled into turn one. He cleared Monahan as they raced into turn three and survived a shot from behind by Monahan in turn three before leading lap 27.

James came on strong, taking second away from Monahan leaving Lutz looking to duplicate the move. The two came together with Monahan unable to save his car, spinning out of contention off turn four to bring out the caution flag.

Rocco had James to his outside for the restart but got a good jump to resume his lead. James ducked to second position where he stayed. He pressed Rocco until the final two laps when Rocco pulled ahead to a two car length victory. Rocco added to his point lead with his fifth win of the year.

James finished second and Lutz ran with the lead pack all race and wound up third. Rob Janovic followed up his win from a week ago with a fourth place effort and Todd Ceravolo continued his string of top-fives by finishing fifth.

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