Action Gets Wacky At Waterford
WATERFORD, Conn. – A beautiful summer night greeted race fans in attendance for Waterford Speedbowl’s Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday racing program.
An action packed motorsports card landed the first victory of the year for Joey Ternullo in the INEX Legend Cars. Anthony Marvin won another INEX Bandolero feature and Zac Thomas was back in the winner’s circle following the X-Car race. Dan Moon was awarded his first Super X-Car victory of the year and Art Chartier checkered the Vintage Outlaw Modified feature.
Ternullo and Christopher put on a memorable duel in the night’s 25-lap INEX Legend Cars race. Ternullo, last year’s division champion, got to the front first which was a big key in his success. Following a lap seven restart, Christopher challenged Ternullo’s outside but finally tucked back in line behind him on lap 10. Christopher stayed in Ternullo’s tire tracks and the two pulled ahead to a big lead until the final caution flag of the race came on lap 19.
Christopher lined up to Ternullo’s outside, however it was Ternullo jumping back out in front on the restart. Christopher nearly made a run to the inside entering turn one on lap 22 but thought better of the move. Ternullo continued to lead through the white flag and survived a shot to his rear bumper in turn three on the final lap from Christopher before powering to the victory. Ternullo’s win was his first of the year.
Christopher settled for second position and Josh Zentek ran a strong race to land a career best finish of third, besting Jordan Churchill.
Thomas came out on top in X-Car action. He got to the front on lap 11, passing Eddie Loomis for the race lead. Jordan Hadley was in tow, getting past Loomis for second the next circuit. The only caution flag of the race came out on lap 15 after three cars battling for a spot among the top-five came together and littered the track with debris. The restart pitted Thomas and Hadley against one another and Thomas resumed at the front of the pack. Hadley tailed him to the finish, unable to make a move to pull alongside. Rich Nye got by Loomis for third in the final laps.