Rocco wins another Late Model feature

Keith Rocco continued his hot start in the Late Model division, winning the 30-lap feature for the fourth time in as many events at the Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday night.

The races - the 35-lap SK Modified feature and the 25-lap Mini Stock feature - were completed too late for this edition after some later rain showers forced a lengthly rain delay. Other feature winners were Johsh Galvin (50-lap Street Stocks), Oakdale's Randy Churchill (25-lap SK Modified Lights) and Quaker Hill's Jordan Hanley, who won his first career feature in the 20-lap X-Car division.

Rocco's fourth straight victory to begin the season tied a 43-year old record first set by Mike Daigneault in 1971.

Rocco trailed an early battle for the lead between Jason Palmer and Old Lyme's Jeff Smith. Those two cars came together, sending both spinning between turns three and four on lap 8. Rocco got tagged from behind in the incident, which drew the yellow cautioin flag, but he was able to drive through it into the race lead. Once out front Rocco was never seriously challenged.

Bruce Thomas Jr. of Groton finished second and Tommy Barrett Jr. was third.

Galvin won a rain-shortened Street Stock feature after 44 of the 50 laps were completed.

- Day Staff Reports

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