Wednesday Still Wacky At Waterford


Kopcik got away from Belsito on the restart. As the final 10 laps were completed without further delay, Kopcik’s breathing room over Belsito was sliced away. Belsito closed to Kopcik’s bumper, but Kopcik was up to the challenge. He could not be flustered and held the bottom of the track.

Belsito made one final charge on the final lap to try and get by the inside of Kopcik but could not make the move to snatch away the victory. Kopcik won his first career race by just .041 and is in his third season competing in the Legend Cars division. Blaskey came back through the field to finish third with a fast race car.

The X-Cars ran green to checkered flags without delay in their 25-lapper. All the starting cars finished the event, which saw Bombard run down early leader C.P. Burdick of Deep River to take the lead for good on lap-13. Bombard cruised to a straightaway victory for his first race win.

The Super X-Car division saw a familiar face in Victory Lane, as Reed took the checkered flag in the 25-lap race. Reed has returned to racing to help his father get back behind the wheel one more time, keeping a racing tradition in the family going strong. Reed is a past Late Model and SK Modified champion at the track.

In the Bandolero feature, the 20-lapper saw Morin lead from start to finish. David French of Rome, Pa., closed in on Morin’s lead and tailed the winner to the checkered flag, but was unable to make a bid for the win. The race ran without a caution flag.

Wilcox helped put smiles on the faces of many Speedbowl fans as he piloted his restored George “Moose” Hewitt No. 19 car to the victory. Hewitt won many Speedbowl features and track titles and is one of the track’s all-time most successful and accomplished drivers. Hewitt passed away several years ago, but his familiar No. 19 Pinto was back in the winner’s circle at Waterford once again.