Christopher Leads Waterford’s Wacky Winners
WATERFORD, Conn. – Waterford Speedbowl was back on track Wednesday evening with another mid-week Wild ‘n Wacky racing program.
Mike Christopher Jr. continued his successful season with another INEX Legend Cars victory. Jonathon Puleo won his third INEX Bandolero feature and Ray Reed won for the second time in Super X-Car action. Eric Finkbein Jr. was a first-time winner in the X-Cars and Chris Lee was champion of the night’s Wacky Race for the X-Cars.
Christopher rolled to another INEX Legend Cars feature Wednesday. He moved into the picture early, lining up third by the time the first caution flag came out on lap two in the 25-lap feature. Christopher quickly took second following the restart, then tailed leader Michael Blaskey.
Blaskey was hungry for his second win of the season, however Christopher made a diving move under him through turn four to race into the lead on lap nine. The race stayed caution free and Christopher maintained a cushion over Blaskey through the checkered flag. Last week’s winner Joey Ternullo stayed on Blaskey’s rear bumper trying to score second position but his effort came up just short. Blaskey finished second and Ternullo placed third.
Puleo landed back in the winner’s circle in the 15-lap INEX Bandolero race. He had to hold off an outside bid for the win by Anthony Marvin, who raced even with Puleo over several circuits. The two raced cleanly before Puleo was able to wear Marvin out over the final laps. Marvin fell in line behind Puleo and tailed him to the finish. Puleo won his third race of the year and Marvin ended up second. Ethan Durocher claimed his first podium finish, ending up third.