Rain Can’t Hault Waterford’s Wacky Racing
WATERFORD, Conn. – Waterford Speedbowl returned to racing after the week’s early rain and got another Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday racing program into the record books.
Dan Moon was a first-time winner on the year in Super X-Car action to lead the way. Mike Christopher Jr. continued his hot streak in the INEX Legend Cars, Ken Morin Jr. won an INEX Bandolero feature that went down to the wire and Rich Nye was impressive in winning the evening’s X-Car feature. Charlie Wilcox outdueled Art Chartier in the Vintage Outlaw Modified exhibition race and Peter Pollard won the night’s Wacky Race.
Christopher won for the eighth time of the year in the INEX Legend Cars Wednesday night series. He flexed his muscle early using the inside of the track to move into contention in the opening stages of the 25-lap feature. Scott Limkemann was the first leader of the race, showing the way until T.J. Thompson found room to his inside on lap three. Joey Ternullo and Christopher followed Thompson through the hole in the inside lane to move up to second and third.
Ternullo looked for racing room on Thompson out of turn four on lap five when Christopher darted to the outside lane. He was able to power past Ternullo’s outside and stuck with the top groove to wear down Thompson, eventually pulling ahead into the lead on lap eight. Christopher slowly stretched his lead as the race went on without a caution flag. Thompson and Ternullo waged a great battle for second position the rest of the way as Christopher won going away. Ternullo tried for several laps to pull alongside, finally doing so in the final laps but was unable to wrestle away the position. Thompson came out on top for the runner-up spot over Ternullo while Cassandra Cole had a strong fourth place effort.