Once in awhile poor weather provides us with a silver lining and this week it did just that. Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park made an early call to postpone their Thompson 125, originally scheduled for Wednesday, to Thursday due to some questionable weather. With Thompson pushed back a day and The New London-Waterford Speedbowl was able to have their Wacky Wednesday show we took the trip to watch some racing!
Starting off the night the Bandoleros took to the track for their feature. Emma Monahan would lead the field off for the green and had a dominant showing leading the field until lap 14 where the field was stopped for an off-track red flag situation. On the restart, Monahan was able to take her lead right back and she fought to hold the field off as they all crossed the line nose to tail. Emma Monahan takes the win for the first time ever followed by Tyler Alkas.
The Super X-Cars followed the Bando feature. With the questionable weather, it could have been a better car count but they still put on a show as usual. Jeremy Washburn looked to have the race all tied up early on till Marc Shafer would come by the leader getting the pass for P1 with some full contact on the way by. A few laps later Washburn would spin, without the yellow coming out he found himself in the back of the pack. For the remainder of the feature, Shafer was able to lead the pack. The 76 of Dave Yardley and the 6X of Dannylee Hoffman would follow him over the finish line to the podium.
In the Legends race, Colin Haley would have a strong start to the race till Bennett and Ternullo would challenge him and eventually take over the lead. Bennett and Ternullo would fight each other back and forth, Bennett holding on for several laps with the 51 of Ternullo finally dropping back some with five to go. With three to go, Blaskey would get past the 51 and it would be Bennett, Blaskey, and Ternullo in a tight one, two, three finish. Blaskey was almost able to get Bennett as they came across the line but Bennett was able to hold on to his P1 finish. It was an awesome, close race.
In the X-Car race, DeCoster in the 18 started off leading the feature till an early restart would lead to some lead changes as the front of the pack all looked racy. With a strong car count, the middle of the pack had many cars battling for position as the race came together. With Lee checked out in his #77 up front and Caddick solidly in second it was the battle for P3 that was exciting to the end. Eddie Loomis was able to beat TJ Racicot for the final podium position.
With the racing wrapped up by 8:30 and it only being $8 to get in the grandstands for the night you really cannot go wrong with the Wednesday night show put on by the 'Bowl. They did top the night off with the Wacky Race of the night being musical chairs and fit a big wheel's race in during the red flag that held up the Bando race earlier in the night. The 'Bowl does a nice job of moving this show along so you get a good night of entertainment in a timely manner.
We are looking forward to another night of racing tomorrow at Thompson for the Whelen Tour race. This is two weeks in a row with four nights IN A ROW of racing right here in CT at our three local tracks. Cannot ask for much more than that!! Till the next race #ModOn #ShortTrackNation