7:15
7:15
That will do it from us here at the Waterford Speedbowl. Be sure to follow the race track on Facebook and Twitter for results from the rest of tonight's action.

We would like to congratulate all of today's winners.

We hope that you enjoyed today's Trackside Now coverage of Waterford's season finale action. We certainly enjoyed bringing it to you.

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Have a great night everybody.

7:05
DiMatteo is a former Waterford Legends champion and he also won the championship at Stafford Motor Speedway this season.
7:05
Dana DiMatteo holds off Brendon Bock to win the 20-Lap Legends feature.
7:03
Bock all over DiMatteo with four laps to go.
7:02
Dana DiMatteo leads Brendon Bock by four car lengths with seven laps to go.
7:02
Halfway home in the Legends feature.
6:58
Mike Christopher Jr. has returned to the race track.
6:55
Racin Jason Palmer wins the final Late Model feature of the season, his 4th on the year #speedbowl… instagram.com/p/tyc56frDAH/
6:52
The Legends race has been red-flagged after one lap to clean up the mess in turn one.
6:49
A big wreck going into turn one results in four cars parked near the wall. Mike Christopher Jr. is one of them.
6:48
Brendon Bock is in the field. He won championships at Riverhead Raceway (NY) and Mountain Speedway (PA) in 2013.
6:47
Up next is a 20-lap feature for the Legends Cars. Mike Christopher has 25 wins this season, which is the all-time single season win record at Waterford. He's looking for his 26th tonight.
6:43
Palmer said in victory lane that he lost power steering on the first lap of the race, but "This thing was incredible."
6:38
Jason Palmer takes the win in the 50-lap Late Model feature.
6:36
Three-wide for the lead on a restart with 13-laps to go, but Palmer escapes with the lead. Nick Ladyga moves into second with his right side door panel flapping in the wind.
6:18
Ryan and Palmer are putting on one heck of a show for the lead as they've run side by side for eight straight laps with 20 laps complete.
6:11
Mike Sweeney and Anthony Ryan led the Late Model field to the green flag. Ryan got the lead quickly and now leads by six car lengths just two laps in.
6:08
Keith Rocco is this year's champion in the Late Model class. He's actually the two-time defending champion of this division, but he is not racing in tonight's 50-lap event to close out the season.
6:08
The Late Models have taken to the track for their 50-lap feature.
6:03
6:03
Justin Bonsignore said he lost power steering early in the race and struggled to make moves because of that.
5:49
Comment From Mike Ray

Congrats to Rocco AND THANK YOU FOR TODAY'S COVERAGE.

5:49
Rocco said that even though he doesn't get to run the VMRS full-time he enjoys showing the field how strong he is at his local races. He also said that the constant cautions got really frustrating. "I'd like to click some laps off. It's a 100-lap race."
5:40
This little guy was all smiles in VMRS Victory Lane after his dad Keith Rocco won the 100-lap feature… instagram.com/p/tyUS5hrDPc/
5:40
According to @InnovativeStats on Twitter, today's Valenti Modified Series race was the longest race since April 2010 (1 hour, 22 minutes) and second longet race in series history for a 100-lap event.
5:38
Comment From Lenny

Congrats to Rocco on the win,Thanks for the coverage Speed 51

5:36
Tommy Barrett said that even if he got by Masse a few laps earlier he still wouldn't have had anything for Rocco. He thought that if he didn't get sent to the rear early in the race he maybe would have been able to hang with Rocco but still wouldn't have been able to make a move on him.
5:34
Keith Rocco in victory lane (Speed51.com Photo).
5:33
Comment From Gil

Thank you for all of your time and effort for reporting this race (and others) from someone that can no longer get to the various tracks.

5:28
Valenti Modified Racing Series Unofficial Results

1 68 Keith Rocco
2 9 Tommy Barrett, Jr.
3 99 Richard Savary
4 13 Steve Masse
5 21 Justin Bonsignore
6 25 Rowan Pennink
7 0 Mike Holdridge
8 46 Jonny Kay
9 11 Geoff Gernhard
10 90 Jeff Pearl
11 19 David Schneider
12 77 Matthew Mead
13 42 Woody Pitkat
14 5ct Chris Pasteryak
15 38 Mike Willis Jr.
16 53 Norm Wrenn
17 00 Ted Christopher
18 12 Todd Annarummo
19 34 Dave Etheridge
20 93 George Sherman
21 76 Dennis Perry
22 66 Dylan Kopec
23 2x Chase Dowling
24 8 Kyle James
25 52 Chris Bakaj
5:25
We are going to go trackside. We will get you the full results as soon as possible.
5:25
CHECKERED FLAG: Keith Rocco wins the VMRS 100-lap feature at Waterford over Barrett and Masse.
5:24
WHITE FLAG: One more trip around for Rocco.
5:24
Lap 98: Rocco is dealing with lapped traffic now but his lead should still be large enough that it won't matter.
5:23
Lap 95: Pennink finally gets by Kay for sixth.
5:23
Lap 95: Five laps to go for Rocco who leads by about a straightaway over Barrett.
5:23
Lap 93: Pennink is looking every which way to try to get by Kay but still cannot get it done.
5:22
Lap 91: Barrett is not gaining any ground on Rocco now.
5:22
Lap 90: 10 laps remain for Keith Rocco.
5:21
Lap 87: Barrett has made up about two car lengths on Rocco but it's still a steep hill he has to climb to catch Rocco's no. 68.
5:21
Lap 85: Bonsignore runs all by himself in fifth. Pennink still cannot get by Kay for sixth.
5:20
Lap 83: Barrett gets by Masse for second in turn one and now he has to make up seven car lengths on Rocco for the lead.
5:20
Lap 82: Masse and Barrett are closing back in on Rocco even as they battle for second.
5:20
Lap 80: Pennink is trying to get by Kay for sixth as they go turn three and four.
5:19
Lap 77: Barrett is all over Masse for second as they go into turn three.
5:19
Lap 75: Rocco leads by half a straightaway with 25 laps to go as Barrett goes after Masse for second.
5:18
Lap 73: Johnny Kay and Gernhard get together and Gernhard makes a great save off turn four as we stay green.
5:18
Lap 71: Single file as they make their way off turn four.
5:17
GREEN FLAG: Rocco pulls away from Masse once again. Barrett attacks Savary and will take over third as they come off turn four with contact.
5:16
YELLOW FLAG (Lap 69): Woody Pitkat goes for a spin in turn four to bring the caution flag back out once again.
5:15
Lap 69: Rocco now has a five car length lead over Masse as they make their way off turn four.
5:15
Lap 67: Rowan Pennink is back up to 8th after spinning a few laps ago.
5:14
Lap 65: Bonsignore goes to the bottom of Gernhard in turn two for fifth. He gets the spot off turn four.
5:14
GREEN FLAG: Rocco gaps Masse by two car lengths into turn one but Masse is coming back by just a bit.
5:13
Series officials have determined to go to a single-file restart for this next restart.
5:13
Top 10 Under Caution (Lap 63):

Pos. No. Driver
1 68 Keith Rocco
2 13 Steve Masse
3 99 Richard Savary
4 9 Tommy Barrett
5 21 Justin Bonsignore
6 11 Geoffrey Gernhard
7 46 Johnny Kay
8 0 Mike Holdridge
9 25 Rowan Pennink
10 77 Matthew Mead

 

5:10
Amazingly most of the cars involved have driven away. Only Mike Willis' car remains at the scene.
5:10
YELLOW FLAG (Lap 64): Big wreck in turn one. Many cars involved including Ted Christopher.
5:09
GREEN FLAG: Rocco and Masse are side by side to turn one.
5:09
Top 10 Under Caution (Lap 63):

Pos. No. Driver
1 68 Keith Rocco
2 13 Steve Masse
3 99 Richard Savary
4 9 Tommy Barrett
5 11 Geoffrey Gernhard
6 21 Justin Bonsignore
7 46 Johnny Kay
8 53 Norm Wrenn
9 00 Ted Christopher
10 34 Dave Etheridge

 

5:07
YELLOW FLAG (Lap 63): Rowan Pennink goes for a spin in turn three to bring out the caution.
5:07
Lap 63: Bonsignore goes under Gernhard in turn four but Gernhard holds him off.
5:06
5:06
Lap 61: Rocco has a two car length lead over Masse.
5:06
Lap 60: Christopher has made his way back to 10th since the restart.
5:05
Lap 58: Barrett takes over fourth in turn four from Gernhard.
5:05
Lap 56: Savary gets the spot and now Barrett is attacking Gernhard for fourth.
5:05
Lap 55: Savary and Gernhard are side by side for third in turn three.
5:04
Lap 53: Rocco takes the lead on the outside from Masse in turn four.
5:04
GREEN FLAG: Masse gets a great jump but Rocco is battling back on the outside.
5:03
Top 10 Under Caution:

Pos. No. Driver
1 13 Steve Masse
2 68 Keith Rocco
3 11 Geoffrey Gernhard
4 99 Richard Savary
5 21 Justin Bonsignore
6 9 Tommy Barrett
7 46 Johnny Kay
8 38 Mike Willis Jr.
9 19 Dave Schneider
10 77 Matthew Mead

 

5:02
Pennink also went back to the pits.
5:02
Ted Christopher pulls into the pits as well.
5:01
Todd Annarumo is heading to the pit area.
5:01
YELLOW FLAG (Lap 52): Dave Etheridge has gone for a spin in turn two to bring out the caution.
5:01
Lap 52: Masse, Rocco, Gernhard, Savary and Bonsignore are the top five.
5:01
Lap 52: Masse has quickly pulled out to a three car length lead over Rocco.
5:00
LEAD CHANGE: Masse drove into turn three as deep as possible to take over the lead from Rocco at the halfway mark.
5:00
Lap 49: Masse and Rocco are having themselves a great battle almost a straightaway ahead of Gernhard in third.
4:59
Lap 48: Rowan Pennink just moved under Schneider to take over 10th.
4:59
Lap 45: Savary and Christopher are battling hard for fifth place with Barrett closing in. Savary gets by off turn two.
4:58
Lap 44: Masse gives Rocco a tap as they exit turn two.
4:58
Lap 42: Woody Pitkat still is struggling. He's running around the bottom of the track near the back of the field.
4:58
We have lost timing and scoring here in the booth. We are trying as hard as possible to keep you as well informed as we can.
4:57
Lap 38: Masse is looking for the lead on Rocco as Christopher is looking for fifth from Johnny Kay.
4:57
Lap 37: Christopher is coming back to the front again. He's on the outside of Willis for sixth.
4:56
GREEN FLAG: Rocco gets a great restart on Masse who is battling back.
4:56
Top 10 Under Caution (Lap 35):

Pos. No. Driver
1 68 Keith Rocco
2 13 Steve Masse
3 11 Geoffrey Gernhard
4 21 Justin Bonsignore
5 38 Mike Willis Jr.
6 11 Geoffrey Gernhard
7 46 Johnny Kay
8 00 Ted Christopher
9 19 Dave Schneider
10 99 Richard Savary

 

4:55
Dylan Kopec has been parked for the rest of the race by the VMRS officials.
4:55
Bonsignore came into this race leading Pennink by just six points. 579 to 573.
4:55
Comment From Rummy

Points standings going into the race?

4:54
YELLOW FLAG: Kopec got into Perry right after Perry got by to take third. Perry went for a spin and nosed it into the wall in turn four.
4:53
Lap 35: Mass is trying high and low to get by Rocco for the lead as Perry gets by Kopec.
4:53
Lap 32: Justin Bonsignore took over sixth on the outside of Willis in turn three.
4:52
Lap 31: Masse is all over Rocco for the lead as they head to turn three.
4:52
GREEN FLAG: Rocco leads Masse, Kopec, Perry and Gernhard to the green flag.
4:51
Savary and Pennink took trips to the pit area under this caution.
4:51
4:49
YELLOW FLAG (Lap 30): Savary and Masse get together in turn one battling for second. Savary goes for a spin to bring out the caution.
4:48
Lap 29: Masse and Savary are side by side for second in turn one.
4:48
Christopher also pitted during that caution.
4:48
GREEN FLAG: Rocco gets the advantage on the restart.
4:48
Top 10 Under Caution:

Pos. No. Driver
1 68 Keith Rocco
2 99 Richard Savary
3 13 Steve Masse
4 66 Dylan Kopec
5 76 Dennis Perry
6 11 Geoffrey Gernhard
7 38 Mike Willis Jr.
8 21 Justin Bonsignore
9 19 Dave Schneider
10 46 Johnny Kay

 

4:46
Tommy Barrett just pulled off to head to the pits as he was ruled by the officials to go to the rear of the field.
4:46
Even though Christopher went sliding through the grass to bring out the caution he's being scored in fourth.
4:45
Christopher pulled up alongside Barrett to show his displeasure.
4:45
YELLOW FLAG: Barrett appeared to bounce off the wall and into Christopher who went spinning through the turn one grass.
4:44
GREEN FLAG: Hard racing up front between Rocco, Barrett and Ted Christopher.
4:44
4:43
Pitkat just pulled out of line and is slow at the rear just as the field crossed up.
4:43
Pennink has returned to the race track as the field gets the one to go signal.
4:42
Rowan Pennink, Matthew Mead and Pearl have gone to the pit area during this caution.
4:41
YELLOW FLAG (Lap 28): Todd Annarumo has come to a stop in turn four and the yellow flag is back out.
4:40
Lap 27: Pitkat takes over fourth from Annarumo in turn three.
4:40
Lap 26: Savary moves by Annarumo for third in turn two.
4:40
GREEN FLAG: Rocco propels to the lead from the outside on the restart.
4:39
Preece did not come to Waterford today.
4:39
Comment From Guest

Do you know where Ryan Preece is? Didn't he run vmrs?

4:39
The field has crossed over. We will go back green in one lap.
4:39
Top 10 Under Caution:

Pos. No. Driver
1 68 Keith Rocco
2 9 Tommy Barrett Jr.
3 12 Todd Annarumo
4 99 Richard Savary
5 13 Steve Masse
6 42 Woody Pitkat
7 11 Geoffrey Gernhard
8 00 Ted Christopher
9 79 Dennis Perry
10 66 Dylan Kopec

 

4:37
This is Chase Dowling's debut in a tour-type Modified. He is driving the legendary 2x for Bobby Judkins Jr.
4:37
YELLOW FLAG (Lap 25): Chase Dowling spins to bring out the caution, but he is moving again and drives away.
4:37
Lap 25: Barrett is now all over Rocco for the lead.
4:36
Lap 24: Gernhard gets the spot on the outside and now Christopher goes by for eighth.
4:36
Lap 22: The only side by side battle right now is between Perry and Gernhard for seventh.
4:36
Lap 20: Bonsignore currently runs 11th. Ted Christopher is back to 10th.
4:35
Lap 19: Tommy Barrett takes second from Annarumo on the outside of turn two.
4:35
Lap 18: Masse goes to the bottom of Savary in turn one but Savary holds him off for fourth.
4:34
Lap 16: Pennink goes by Pearl on the outside and Pitkat follows.
4:34
Lap 14: Steve Masse works his way by Pearl and into fifth.
4:34
Lap 13: Tommy Barrett rockets his way off turn two and into third.
4:33
GREEN FLAG: Better restart for Annarumo but Rocco clears him for the lead into turn one.
4:31
The field is doubling up behind the pace car.
4:31
Chris Pasteryak is done for the day. His team is packing up their pit area according to a report from the pits.
4:29
Christopher is on track near the rear of the field.
4:29
Comment From jill

where tc

4:28
No time limit. 100 green flag laps.
4:28
Comment From Guest

is there a time limit on this race?

4:27
YELLOW FLAG: Chris Bakaj, Dave Schneider, Mead, Pasteryak and Johnny Kay have crashed in turn three. Bakaj is mounted on top of the nose area of Kay's yellow no. 46.
4:26
GREEN FLAG: Rocco leads Annarumo to the green but Annarumo has a bad start and stacks up the field.
4:25
The red flag has been rescinded and the field has doubled up behind the pace car.
4:21
Comment From HillbillyRacing

Come on Dylan Kopec! Rooting for ya from Westfield,NC

4:20
The report from the pit area is that the oil cooler came loose on Kyle James' car and sprayed oil all over the motor. They're trying to get it cleaned up and get back out.
4:13
RED FLAG: The field is now stopped at the exit of turn four so that the track crew can clean up all the fluid that was dropped by Kyle James' no. 8 machine.
4:13
The field had just doubled up for the restart when James' engine went boom.
4:12
Kyle James just went up in a plume of smoke under caution and now heads to the pits.
4:12
Some notables under this caution. Points leader Justin Bonsignore runs 15th. Dennis Perry who was fastest in practice runs 19th.
4:08
Top 10 Under Caution:

Pos. No. Driver
1 8 Kyle James
2 68 Keith Rocco
3 12 Todd Annarumo
4 90 Jeff Pearl
5 9 Tommy Barrett Jr.
6 0 Mike Holdridge
7 42 Woody Pitkat
8 99 Richard Savary
9 25 Rowan Pennink
10 13 Steve Masse

 

4:07
4:06
Comment From Sandy

Hopes for a great run for Dylan Kopec

4:06
Comment From guest

good luck Justin Bonsignore

4:06
Christopher appeared to just lose it all by himself there.
4:06
YELLOW FLAG (Lap 12): Ted Christopher spins in turn four and collects Dave Etheridge to bring out the caution.
4:05
Lap 11: Barrett goes to bottom of Holdridge in turn one to take over fifth.
4:05
Lap 7: Todd Annarumo takes third in turn four.
4:04
Lap 5: Pennink moves into tenth by Pasteryak.
4:04
Lap 3: Tommy Barrett taking a look to the outside of Holdridge but thinks better of it.
4:03
Lap 2: Rocco takes second from Pearl on the outside of turn one.
4:03
Lap 1: Kyle James gets a great start and leaves Pearl behind.
4:03
GREEN FLAG: Kyle James leads the field to the green flag.
4:02
The field has doubled up behind the pace car. We are just a few moments from the green flag.
4:02
Comment From Sandy

Wishing you the best Woody !

4:02
Comment From BobJudkins2x

Good luck Chase and the Judkins team! Thanks so much for the coverage... Making it possible for us to watch from Florida!

3:58
Greg Hurley, Anthony Nocella, Joe Doucette, Dana Smith, Rob Summers, Jack Bateman and Charlie Pasteryak failed to qualify for today's race. Nocella, Doucette and Summers were involved in crashes. The others failed to finish in the top eight in their heats. There was no consolation race.
3:58
Comment From Guest

who failed to qualify for the mrs and why

3:54
VMRS 100 Starting Lineup:

Pos. No. Driver
1 8 Kyle James
2 90 Jeff Pearl
3 0 Mike Holdridge
4 68 Keith Rocco
5 9 Tommy Barrett Jr.
6 12 Todd Annarumo
7 42 Woody Pitkat
8 34 Dave Etheridge
9 99 Richard Savary
10 5 Chris Pasteryak
11 25 Rowan Pennink
12 21 Justin Bonsignore
13 00 Ted Christopher
14 13 Steve Masse
15 77 Matthew Mead
16 11 Geoffrey Gernhard
17 2x Chase Dowling
18 38 Mike Willis Jr.
19 66 Dylan Kopec
20 93 George Sherman
21 76 Dennis Perry
22 46 Johnny Kay
23 52 Chris Bakaj
24 19 Dave Schneider
25 53 Norm Wrenn

 

3:54
Up next is what we've all been waiting for according to track PA announcer Matt Buckler. 100 laps for the groundpounders of the Valenti Modified Racing Series.
3:52
Josh Galvin wins the Street Stock feature by at most three inches over Ryan Waterman in a thrilling finish. They ran side by side for the final five laps before both came sliding to the checkered flag out of turn four.
3:36
Tommy Barrett is focused and ready to go (Speed51.com Photo).
3:35
Ted Christopher gets strapped in (Speed51.com Photo).
3:12
Kopec said he wants "get all we can get" on the start but then take it easy until the halfway mark.
3:12
Dylan Kopec ready to go from the 19th starting position (Speed51.com Photo).
3:09
Justin Bonsignore deep in conversation while waiting for the VMRS race to start (Speed51.com Photo).
3:02
Corey Barry wins the SK Light feature. This race comes to an end one lap shy of its scheduled distance under the red and checkered flags.
3:01
There is one more feature after this SK Lights race that has to run before the VMRS 100-lap feature. The Street Stocks will go for 30-laps.
3:01
Comment From Dee

what time is mrs scheduled to come out?

2:57
A good crowd takes in the action here at Waterford (Speed51.com Photo).
2:52
Goss' left front hops over the right rear of Churchill. Goss comes to a stop and brings out the caution. Churchill is being penalized and is being sent to the rear of the field.
2:49
Churchill leads with Larry Goss all over him with just 10 laps to go.
2:45
2:38
Starting lineup for today's 100-lap @ModRacingSeries feature. Home track flair in the front 2 rows #FinaleWeekend pic.twitter.com/zYEB04N1EU
2:37
NEMA Midgets Unofficial Results:

Pos. No. Driver
1 99 Ryan Bigelow
2 39 Todd Bertrand
3 15a Avery Stoehr
4 9 John Zych Jr.
5 71 Seth Carlson
6 47 Randy Cabral
7 51 Dan Cugini
8 21 Jim Chambers
9 30 Paul Scally
10 54 Jim SantaMaria
11 80 Pete Pernesiglio
12 44 Russ Stoehr
13 7 Alan Chambers
14 87 Doug Cleveland
15 50 Kevin Park
16 79 Ian Cumens
17 46 Kenny Johnson
18 5b Bethany Stoehr
19 74 Doug Coby

 

2:34
The SK Lights are green for their 25-lap feature.
2:28
Ryan Bigelow and his family in victory lane. This is Bigelow\'s first NEMA win (Speed51.com Photo).
2:25
CHECKERED FLAG: Ryan Bigelow scores the win over Todd Bertrand by over a straightaway.
2:25
Lap 23: Zych attacks Cabral for fourth as Bertrand looks for second on Stoehr. He completes the pass.
2:24
Lap 20: Stoehr seems to be tight on the exit of the corners. That's where he loses a lot of time.
2:24
Lap 18: Bigelow is stretching his lead. It's close to the distance of a full straightaway now.
2:23
Lap 16: Stoehr holds onto second.
2:23
GREEN FLAG: Bigelow gets another great jump and now Cabral is looking for second under Stoehr.
2:22
The field has doubled up for the restart.
2:22
Scally's car has been pushed away. The track crew is looking over the area before they conclude their clean-up efforts.
2:20
YELLOW FLAG: Paul Scally got turned sideways at the entrance of turn one. A bunch of cars scattered to avoid him with some going through the grass, but all got away.
2:19
GREEN FLAG: Bigelow gets a great jump on the restart.
2:19
The field has doubled up for the restart. We'll have an 11-lap shootout for the win.
2:18
SantaMaria is getting a push from a push truck to get refired. He'll restart at the rear of the field.
2:18
Bigelow, A. Stoehr, Cabral, Bertrand, and Carlson are the top five.
2:18
YELLOW FLAG (Lap 15): Jim SantaMaria spins around from the lead off turn two to bring out the caution. Ryan Bigelow will inherit the lead.
2:17
Lap 15: Bigelow is all over the back of SantaMaria now for the lead.
2:16
Lap 11: The top four drivers are starting to come back together. The battle is on for second place as Avery Stoehr has caught Bigelow.
2:16
Lap 7: Bigelow gained a tenth on SantaMaria last time by.
2:15
Lap 5: SantaMaria leads by 0.727 over Ryan Bigelow. The field is starting to spread out around the field.
2:14
GREEN FLAG: SantaMaria leads the field back to the green flag.
2:13
The field has doubled up for the restart.
2:09
We are pretty certain that Doug Coby was one of the drivers involved in this incident. Both drivers have walked away from their cars.
2:07
As the field went green a hard crash ensued in turn one. Two cars involved. Not quite sure who is in each car just yet.
2:06
NEMA Starting Lineup:

Pos. No. Driver
1 54 Jim SantaMaria
2 87 Doug Cleveland
3 99 Paul Bigelow
4 21 Jim Chambers
5 30 Paul Scally
6 5b Bethany Stoehr
7 15a Anthony Stoehr
8 39 Todd Bertrand
9 71 Seth Carlson
10 9 John Zych Jr.
11 47 Randy Cabral
12 80 Pete Pernesiglio
13 51 Danny Cugini
14 46 Kenney Johnson
15 7 Alan Chambers
16 74 Doug Coby
17 79 Ian Cummins
18 44 Russ Stoehr
19 50 Kevin Park

 

2:05
Four-wide salute from the NEMA Midgets (Speed51.com Photo).
1:59
1:58
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour points leader, Doug Coby, is in this NEMA feature. He's piloting the no. 74 machine.
1:58
The NEMA Midgets are being pushed to the race track.
1:57
Ed Puleo in victory lane (Speed51.com Photo).
1:53
SK Modified Unofficial Results

1 7 Ed Puleo
2 13 Ted Christopher
3 51 Rob Janovic, Jr.
4 21ct Dennis Perry
5 78 Diego Monahan
6 1 Brent Sweet
7 43 John Montesanto
8 17 Adam Gada
9 6 Joey Gada
10 36 Criag Lutz
11 72 Paul Kusheba
12 28 Zack Aszklar
13 66 Wendell Dailey
14 2 Tommy Vigh, Jr.
15 3 Michael Benevides
16 88 Keith Rocco
17 70 Robert Goulet
18 94 Justin Gaydosh
19 4 Brad Caddick
1:53
Rob Janovic Jr: "If I was a different person we would have won that race." He said he didn't want to rough up Puleo for the win.
1:51
Janovic got underneath Puleo going into turn one, but Puleo got the run off the corner. Christopher was able to hold Janovic off for second in a wild dash to the checkered.
1:50
CHECKERED FLAG: Ed Puleo takes the win over Christopher as Kusheba goes spinning off turn four.
1:49
GREEN FLAG: Much better start this time.
1:49
The first attempt at a restart resulted in a false start as Puleo failed to go. The yellow has been displayed and we'll try again.
1:49
1:48
The field has doubled up behind the pace car for the first attempt at a green-white-checkered finish.
1:47
Christopher had a couple chances to take the lead on the outside but each time a lapped car got in the way and he had to fall back in line.
1:46
Lutz took his car to the backstretch pit area. Rocco gets pushed back to the pit area by the Speedbowl ATV.
1:45
YELLOW FLAG: Craig Lutz spins on the backstretch to bring out the caution as the leaders came to take the white flag.
1:45
Lap 47: Christopher still cannot get by Puleo on the outside.
1:44
Lap 45: Christopher pushes Puleo into turn one. He looks to the outside again off turn four.
1:44
Lap 43: Christopher gets to the outside of Puleo but had to fall back in line on the exit of turn four.
1:43
Lap 42: Christopher looks high and low but still can't seem to get by Puleo.
1:43
Lap 39: TC is all over the back of Puleo for the lead. Janovic is closing in.
1:42
Lap 38: Rocco brings his car to the infield.
1:42
Lap 37: Puleo is by Lutz and now is the leader with Christopher all over the back of him.
1:42
Lap 36: Rocco is slowing down the backstretch with motor issues.
1:42
Lap 35: Puleo and Lutz are side by side for second place in turn one.
1:40
Lap 30: Puleo is all over the back of Lutz for second, but they're over 2.5 seconds behind Rocco.
1:39
Lap 25: Rocco, Lutz, Puleo, Kusheba, and Janovic are the top five.
1:38
Lap 20: Rocco leads Lutz by 1.145 seconds as most of the field is single-file around the race track.
1:37
19 SK Modifieds started this race.
1:37
Comment From JR

How many SKs started?

1:37
Quick Time Cap Notes: All drivers will be made aware when time limit is almost reached. We will not stop the race if under green on min 45.
1:36
Lap 11: Keith Rocco takes over the lead from Craig Lutz on the exit of turn two.
1:35
Lap 8: Keith Rocco goes by Puleo on the outside of turn two to take second place.
1:34
VMRS Starting Lineup

1 8 Kyle James
2 90 Jeff Pearl
3 0 Mike Holdridge
4 68 Keith Rocco
5 9 Tommy Barrett, Jr.
6 12 Todd Annarummo
7 42 Woody Pitkat
8 34 Dave Etheridge
9 99 Richard Savary
10 5ct Chris Pasteryak
11 25 Rowan Pennink
12 21 Justin Bonsignore
13 00 Ted Christopher
14 13 Steve Masse
15 77 Matthew Mead
16 11 Geoffrey Gernhard
17 2x Chase Dowling
18 38 Mike Willis Jr.
19 66 Dylan Kopec
20 93 George Sherman
21 76 Dennis Perry
22 46 Jonny Kay
23 52 Christopher Bakaj
24 19 David Schneider
25 53 Norm Wrenn
1:34
GREEN FLAG: Lutz and TC go side by side through turn one but make slight contact in turn two. Ed Puleo goes to second.
1:33
1:32
YELLOW FLAG (Lap 3): Michael Benevides goes for a spin on the frontstretch to bring out the caution flag.
1:30
GREEN FLAG: Lutz leads the field to turn one but takes a hard shot from Christopher.
1:30
This race is 50-laps but it also has a 45-minute time limit on it. All Waterford NWAAS features have a time-limit today to try to fit everything in.
1:27
The SK Modifieds are rolling onto the race track for their 50-lap season finale. Craig Lutz and Ted Christopher will make up the front row.
1:19
The 10-lap Bandolero race is about to go green. 50 laps for the SK Modifieds will follow that.
1:18
NEMA Lites Unofficial Results:

Pos. No. Driver
1 51 Dan Cugini
2 9 Matt Swanson
3 94 Logan Rayvals
4 25 Richie Morrocco
5 32 Scott Bigelow
6 29 Ryan Krachun
7 15a Avery Stoehr
8 18 DJ Moniz
9 21 Anthony Payne
10 35 Anthony Marvuglio
11 41 Megan Cugini
12 16 Dennis O'Brien
13 52 RJ Gage
14 42 Juris Kupris
15 31 Paul Bigelow
16 45 Brandon Igo
17 39 RJ Tufano
18 44 Christian Briggs
19 03 Dennis Potter
20 46 Andy Barrows

 

1:14
The 2014 NEMA Lites champion, Ryan Krachun (Speed51.com Photo).
1:11
Ryan Krachun wins the 2014 NEMA Lites championship.
1:10
CHECKERED FLAG: Danny Cugini takes the win over Swanson, Rayvals, Morrocco, and Scott Bigelow.
1:09
Lap 20: Cugini leads by 2.390 seconds over Swanson with five laps to go.
1:08
Lap 14: Danny Cugini leads by over a straightaway over Swanson.
1:06
GREEN FLAG: Danny Cugini and Matt Swanson bring the field back to the green flag.
1:05
YELLOW FLAG (Lap 8): Paul Bigelow has come to a stop on the frontstretch to bring out the caution.
1:04
Lap 5: Brando Igo goes for a spin off turn four but gets it moving and brings his no. 45 to the infield.
1:03
GREEN FLAG: Megan Cugini gets a bad restart. Danny Cugini takes over the lead.
1:02
Megan Cugini is now scored the leader.
1:01
YELLOW FLAG: The Bigelow brothers get together and spin out in turn two to bring the caution flag back out.
1:00
GREEN FLAG: We are back racing as O'Brien and Cugini are still side by side.
12:51
A bit of a mess on the front stretch (Speed51.com Photo).
12:49
12:49
Briggs, Barrows, Tufano and more were involved.
12:49
YELLOW FLAG: Just as the field came back to the frontstretch a big crash took place in turn four. About seven cars involved. Christian Briggs is already out of his race car.
12:48
GREEN FLAG: Dennis O'Brien leads the field into turn one.
12:47
We are one lap away from the green flag for the Lites.
12:47
NEMA Lites Starting Lineup:

Pos. No. Driver
1 16 Dennis O'Brien
2 41 Megan Cugini
3 46 Andy Barrows
4 18 David Moniz
5 25 Richie Morrocco
6 9 Matt Swanson
7 21 Anthony Payne
8 31 Paul Bigelow
9 51 Danny Cugini
10 29 Ryan Krachun
11 94 Logan Rayvals
12 32 Scott Bigelow
13 44 Christian Briggs
14 39 RJ Tufano
15 45 Brandon Igo
16 03 Dennis Porter
17 15a Avery Stoehr
18 35 Randy Cabral
19 42 Juris Kupris
20 52 Kevin Park

 

12:41
VMRS Qualifying Race #3 Unofficial Results

1 99 Richard Savary
2 0 Mike Holdridge
3 5ct Chris Pasteryak
4 90 Jeff Pearl
5 77 Matthew Mead
6 38 Mike Willis Jr.
7 76 Dennis Perry
8 19 David Schneider
9 53 Norm Wrenn
10 3 Greg Hurley
12:41
The NEMA Lites will be the first feature race of the day.
12:39
CHECKERED FLAG: Savary takes the win. Hurley and Schneider went into turn three side-by-side for the final transfer spot. They made slight contact and Hurley went up towards the wall. Schneider gets the final spot.
12:38
WHITE FLAG: Savary leads. Schneider holds the final transfer spot but is under attack from Hurley.
12:38
Lap 11: Savary has a big lead over Holdridge now.
12:38
Lap 9: Chris Pasteryak moves into third off turn two.
12:37
GREEN FLAG: Savary gets a great jump on Holdridge.
12:37
The field has doubled up for the restart.
12:36
Wrenn and Hurley got into a bit one lap prior to the spin.
12:36
YELLOW FLAG: Hurley spins in turn two after contact with Norm Wrenn.
12:36
GREEN FLAG: Savary leads the field back to the green and now Holdridge is trying to take second again.
12:35
YELLOW FLAG: Hurley spins in turn three to bring out the caution. He's driven away quickly.
12:35
VMRS Qualifying Heat #2 Unofficial Finish

1 25 Rowan Pennink
2 42 Woody Pitkat
3 8 Kyle James
4 34 Dave Etheridge
5 13 Steve Masse
6 2x Chase Dowling
7 93 George Sherman
8 52 Christopher Bakaj
9 17 Jack Bateman
10 55 Joe Doucette
11 92 Anthony Nocella
12:34
Lap 6: Perry and Pearl are battling hard for sixth. Perry prevails.
12:34
Lap 4: Dave Schneider currently holds the final transfer spot.
12:34
Lap 3: Holdrige takes over second from Mead in turn three.
12:33
Lap 2: Greg Hurley has dropped all the way to the rear of the field after starting second.
12:33
GREEN FLAG: Savary leads the field to turn one as the outside line stacks up a bit.
12:33
VMRS Qualifying Heat Race #3 Starting Lineup:

1 99 Richard Savary
2 3 Greg Hurley
3 77 Matthew Mead
4 5CT Chris Pasteryak
5 0 Mike Holdridge
6 76 Dennis Perry
7 38 Mike Willis Jr.
8 53 Norm Wrenn
9 90 Jeff Pearl
10 19 Dave Schneider

 

12:31
CHECKERED FLAG: Pennink takes down the win in this heat race followed by Pitkat, James, Etherdige, Masse, Dowling, Sherman, and Bakaj.
12:31
WHITE FLAG: Pennink leads by 0.367 seconds.
12:30
Lap 9: Masse is putting the pressure on Etheridge for fourth.
12:30
Lap 7: The whole field runs single file right now as they're starting to stretch out around the track.
12:30
Lap 5: Pennink is starting to distance himself from Pitkat just a bit. It's about three car lengths now.
12:29
Lap 3: Kyle James has made his way to third as the field runs single file.
12:29
Lap 2: Pennink clears Pitkat to secure the lead.
12:28
GREEN FLAG: Bateman went to the rear for this restart so Pennink and Pitkat led the field to the green.
12:26
YELLOW FLAG: The red flag has been pulled in. The yellow is back out and the field is rolling again.
12:25
Doucette's No. 55 is being taken back to the pit area hammock style.
12:22
Doucette has dropped the window net and he has climbed out of his race car under his own power. He's walking towards the infield and gave a quick wave to the crowd.
12:21
RED FLAG: The field has been stopped in turn four as the safety crews are tending to Doucette in turn one.
12:20
YELLOW FLAG: Joe Doucette crashed hard in turn one on the restart. We didn't get a good view of what started it, but the end result was a very hard crash in turn one for Doucette.
12:19
GREEN FLAG: Bateman struggles a bit again on the restart but gets away fine after that.
12:19
The field is doubling up for the restart. Bateman to the inside of Pennink on the front row.
12:18
There will not be a consolation race today for the Valenti Modified Racing Series due to the packed schedule.
12:17
Nocella's no. 92 is taken to the infield on the back of a tow-truck.
12:17
YELLOW FLAG: The field didn't even get to the start/finish line before the caution flag was displayed for Nocella's crash.
12:16
GREEN FLAG: Bateman struggles on the start and makes contact with Anthony Nocella. Nocella goes straight into the turn four wall and crashes hard.
12:16
The clean up in tour four is now complete. The field has doubled up for the start of this heat race.
12:15
12:14
The track crew is cleaning up some fluid in turn four left over from Rob Summers' spin in the last heat race.
12:13
VMRS Qualifying Heat Race #1 Unofficial Finish

1 68 Keith Rocco
2 9 Tommy Barrett, Jr.
3 12 Todd Annarummo
4 21 Justin Bonsignore
5 00 Ted Christopher
6 11 Geoff Gernhard
7 66 Dylan Kopec
8 46 Jonny Kay
9 74 Rob Summers
10 14 Dana Smith
11 15 Charlie Pasteryak
12:13
Your eyes are not deceiving you. VMRS President Jack Bateman is in this race and is on the pole for this heat. Donnie Lashua had a death in the family so Bateman is filling in.
12:12
VMRS Qualifying Heat Race #2 Starting Lineup:

1 17 Jack Bateman
2 25 Rowan Pennink
3 42 Woody Pitkat
4 92 Anthony Nocella
5 34 Dave Etheridge
6 8 Kyle James
7 55 Joe Doucette
8 2x Chase Dowling
9 13 Steve Masse
10 93 George Sherman
11 52 Christopher Bakaj

 

12:11
CHECKERED FLAG: Rocco takes the win over Barrett, Annarumo, Bonsignore, Christopher, Gernhard, Kopec, and Johnny Kay.
12:11
WHITE FLAG: Rocco gets the advantage in turn one.
12:11
Lap 11: Still side by side as they come to the white flag.
12:10
Lap 10: Barrett and Rocco still door to door through turn four.
12:10
GREEN FLAG: Rocco leads the field to turn one but they're still side by side for the lead.
12:10
Rocco and Barrett will lead the field to the green flag on the restart.
12:09
Summers was in the eighth-place transfer spot before spinning.
12:09
YELLOW FLAG: Rob Summers and Charlie Pasteryak crash in turn four to bring out the caution. Pasteryak has driven away. Summers is still parked in turn four.
12:08
Lap 7: Barrett is now in second and going after Rocco. Bonsignore has moved into third.
12:08
Lap 6: Rocco takes the lead in turn one and now Annarumo is falling back.
12:08
Lap 5: Rocco goes to the outside in turn three to draw even for the elad.
12:07
Lap 4: Rocco gets by Barrett on the outside of turn three and sets his sights on the leader.
12:07
Lap 3: Barrett keeps the spot from Rocco and now he goes after Annarumo for the lead.
12:07
Lap 2: Rocco is still in third and looking under Barrett for second.
12:07
GREEN FLAG: Annarumo leads the field to turn one but Rocco and Kopec get stacked up. Still green.
12:06
YELLOW FLAG: Rob Summers spins in turn two to bring out the first caution before we even complete one lap.
12:05
GREEN FLAG: Annarumo leads the field to turn one and Rocco makes his way into second.
12:05
These are 12-lap heat races.
12:04
The cars are doubling up. We are about to go green.
12:03
Long-time VMRS PA announcer, John Spence has made his way into the broadcast booth, and the cars of the VMRS are making their way to the race track, which means we are about to get things under way.
12:01
NEMA Midgets driver Bethany Stoehr just sang the National Anthem to kick things off for today.
11:57
VMRS Qualifying Heat Race #1 Starting Lineup:

Pos. No. Driver
1 12 Todd Annarumo
2 9 Tommy Barrett Jr.
3 68 Keith Rocco
4 66 Dylan Kopec
5 21 Justin Bonsignore
6 15 Charlie Pasteryak
7 00 Ted Christopher
8 46 Johnny Kay
9 11 Geoffrey Gernhard
10 14 Dana Smith
11 74 Rob Summers

 

11:56
We are just a few minutes away from the first heat race for the Valenti Modified Racing Series.
11:53
Johnny Kay shoots down the backstretch (Speed51.com Photo).
11:48
Ted Christopher led 58 of 100 laps en route to the victory the last time the Modified Racing Series visited Waterford Speedbowl back on August 9. (Speed51.com Photo)
11:39
11:38
A few of the fast NEMA Midgets in the pit area (Speed51.com Photo).
11:37
Practice has concluded for the NEMA Midgets, which also concludes all practice for the morning.
11:36
Schedule of Feature Events (UPDATED):


NEMA Lite- 25 Laps

Bandoleros- 10 Laps

SK Modifieds- 50 Laps

NEMA- 25 Laps

SK Light- 25 Laps

Street Stock- 30 Laps

VMRS- 100 Laps

Mini Stock- 30 Laps

Late Models- 50 Laps

Legend Cars- 20 Laps

X-Car- 20 Laps

Super X-Cars- 20 Laps

Outlaw Stocks- 20 Laps

 

11:33
There has been some changes made to today's schedule of events. We will have the updated schedule for you momentarily.
11:32
Charlie Pasteryak was P16 in VMRS practice earlier this morning. (Speed51.com Photo)
11:27
11:25
Chase Dowling in turn four during practice (Speed51.com Photo).
11:25
2014 Stafford Motor Speedway SK Modified Rookie of the Year Chase Dowling is making his first career start in a Tour-Type Modified here at Waterford Speedbowl today.

Read more about Dowling's first career VMRS start at the following link:

http://speed51.com/chase-do...

11:23
NEMA getting ready to get their practice underway (Speed51.com Photo).
11:22
Richard Savary at speed during VMRS practice. (Speed51.com Photo)
11:21
The NEMA Midgets are being pushed onto the frontstretch to kick off their practice session.
11:21
11:19
Kyle James (8) and Dylan Kopec battle in practice (Speed51.com Photo).
11:17
The NEMA Lites just finished their practice session. Now the SK Lights are on track for their only session of the day.
11:17
VMRS Qualifying Heat Race #3 Starting Lineup:

1 99 Richard Savary
2 3 Greg Hurley
3 77 Matthew Mead
4 5CT Chris Pasteryak
5 0 Mike Holdridge
6 76 Dennis Perry
7 38 Mike Willis Jr.
8 53 Norm Wrenn
9 90 Jeff Pearl
10 19 Dave Schneider

 

11:15
Keith Rocco leading a line of cars out on to the race track (Speed51.com Photo).
11:15
VMRS Practice Top-Five (Combined Sessions)

1 76 Dennis Perry 13.865
2 0 Mike Holdridge 13.910
3 9 Tommy Barrett, Jr. 13.993
4 13 Steve Masse 14.020
5 2x Chase Dowling 14.163
11:15
VMRS Heat Race #2 Starting Lineup:

1 17 Jack Bateman
2 25 Rowan Pennink
3 42 Woody Pitkat
4 92 Anthony Nocella
5 34 Dave Etheridge
6 8 Kyle James
7 55 Joe Doucette
8 2x Chase Dowling
9 13 Steve Masse
10 93 George Sherman
11 52 Christopher Bakaj

 

11:08
11:08
VMRS Practice Results (Session 3 of 3)

1 55 Joe Doucette 14.103
2 93 George Sherman 14.177
3 90 Jeff Pearl 14.223
4 25 Rowan Pennink 14.278
5 99 Richard Savary 14.309
6 46 Jonny Kay 14.310
7 8 Kyle James 14.315
8 53 Norm Wrenn 14.315
9 34 Dave Etheridge 14.445
10 77 Matthew Mead 14.580
11 66 Dylan Kopec 15.217
11:06
VMRS Practice Results (Session 2 of 3)

1 76 Dennis Perry 13.865
2 0 Mike Holdridge 13.910
3 2x Chase Dowling 14.127
4 68 Keith Rocco 14.166
5 38 Mike Willis, Jr. 14.316
6 34 Dave Etheridge 14.414
7 46 Jonny Kay 14.430
8 66 Dylan Kopec 14.445
9 53 Norm Wrenn 14.490
10 77 Matthew Mead 14.519
11 19 Dave Schneider 14.659
11:05
Heat Race 1 Starting Lineup:

Pos. No. Driver
1 12 Todd Annarumo
2 9 Tommy Barrett Jr.
3 68 Keith Rocco
4 66 Dylan Kopec
5 21 Justin Bonsignore
6 15 Charlie Pasteryak
7 00 Ted Christopher
8 46 Johnny Kay
9 11 Geoffrey Gernhard
10 14 Dana Smith
11 74 Rob Summers

 

11:01
Woody Pitkat helps work on his car after practice (Speed51.com Photo).
10:55
Tommy Barrett talks things over after practice (Speed51.com Photo).
10:55
VMRS Practice Results (Session 1 of 3)

1 9 Tommy Barrett, Jr. 13.992
2 13 Steve Masse 14.033
3 68 Keith Rocco 14.149
4 12 Todd Annarummo 14.181
5 55 Joe Doucette 14.183
6 42 Woody Pitkat 143221
7 99 Richard Savary 14.228
8 74 Rob Summers 14.237
9 15 Charlie Pasteryak 14.246
10 92 Anthony Nocella 14.255
11 90 Jeff Pearl 14.266
12 34 Dave Etheridge 14.319
13 93 George Sherman 14.329
14 3 Gregg Hurley 14.333
15 21 Justin Bonsignore 14.348
16 5ct Chris Pasteryak 14.359
17 0 Mike Holdridge 14.382
18 76 Dennis Perry 14.388
19 52 Chris Bakaj 14.399
20 2x Chase Dowling 14.406
21 66 Dylan Kopec 14.411
22 11 Geoff Gernhard 14.414
23 00 Ted Christopher 14.472
24 46 Johnny Kay 14.515
25 77 Matthew Mead 14.529
26 53 Norm Wrenn 14.549
27 17 Jack Bateman 14.572
28 25 Rowan Pennink 14.617
29 29 Kyle James 14.636
30 32vt Mike Willis Jr. 14.714
31 15vt Dana Smith 14.827
32 13vt David Schneider 15.075
10:54
The fastest car in practice. The no. 76 of Dennis Perry (Speed51.com Photo).
10:49
10:48
VMRS practice has concluded. Out of the three 10 minute practice sessions, Dennis Perry led the way with a fast lap of 13.865 seconds.
10:44
Scoring has been reset and Joe Doucette is currently at the top of the speed chart.
10:39
Comment From Lenny

Go Bonsingnore and Pennink,Thanks for the coverage Speed 51

10:39
Steve Masse has jumped up to P3 on the speed chart with a 14.020 second lap. Rob Summers, best known for his success in the Supermodified ranks, is fifth fastest.
10:38
31 cars have taken time thus far during this practice session.
10:38
Norm Wrenn sits in his office (Speed51.com Photo).
10:37
10:36
Five minutes into this practice session, Dennis Perry's No. 76 sits at the top of the speed chart over Mike Holdridge, Chase Dowling, Keith Rocco, and Todd Annarummo.
10:35
Woody Pitkat sporting his Hartford Whalers helmet (Speed51.com Photo).
10:32
Thumbs up from Richard Savary as he waits to head out on track (Speed51.com Photo).
10:22
Schedule of Events:


10:00- Practice:

VMRS

Bandolero

Legends

SK Modified

Late Model and Outlaw Stock

NEMA Lites

SK Light

NEMA
11:55 am- Opening Ceremonies/National Anthem

12:00 pm- VMRS Heat Races

Feature Races to Follow in order:

NEMA- 25 Laps

Bandoleros- 10 Laps

SK Modified- 50 Laps

NEMA Lite- 25 Laps

SK Light- 25 Laps

Mini Stock- 30 Laps

VMRS- 100 Laps

Street Stock- 30 Laps

Late Model- 50 Laps

Legends- 20 Laps

X-Car- 20 Laps

Super X-Car- 20 Laps

Outlaw Stocks- 20 Laps

9:30 pm: Estimated Event End Time

10:13
The Valenti Modified Series is taking to the track right now for their 30-minute practice session. This is their only session of the day. Dave Schneider led the first group out onto the race track.
10:12
Beautiful day at Waterford Speedbowl (Speed51.com Photo).
10:11
10:05
Hello and welcome to Speed51.com's Trackside Now coverage of Finale Weekend from the Waterford Speedbowl (CT). It's sure to be an action-packed day of racing on a beautiful Sunday near the Long Island Sound.

Trackside Now – VMRS, NEMA & More – Waterford Speedbowl (CT) – 10/5/14