Rocco Returns To Waterford Victory Lane


Mucciacciaro got a good restart to get away as Monahan faltered in the outside lane. Keith Rocco scooted past Monahan into second bringing Ceravolo and Christopher past Monahan before he recovered. Rocco immediately tried to set Mucciacciaro up for an inside bid down the back chute as the field came to lap 24. The veteran fended off the move and powered back into the lead.

Rocco regrouped and made a challenge in the outside lane on lap 25 only to see Mucciacciaro get loose, chasing his car up the track. Rocco made contact with the front stretch wall and was forced to tuck in behind Mucciacciaro. He went back to work in the top groove and finally took command from Mucciacciaro on lap 27.

Once in front, Rocco began to distance himself from the field. Christopher was up to third position and was looking all over Mucciacciaro for second. Christopher found racing room outside of Mucciacciaro to take the spot on lap 31 just ahead of the final caution flag on lap 33 for Ed Puleo, who was stranded at the top of the track in turn one.

Christopher lined up outside Rocco for the restart. He got a good restart to stay even with Rocco down the frontstretch, however Rocco muscled ahead through turns one and two. Christopher was unable to stay with Rocco, who went on to his second victory of 2013. Christopher settled for second while Mucciacciaro finished an impressive performance to score third. Monahan was fourth and Kyle James took fifth position.

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