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Florida Invader Danny Anderson Takes Mr. Rooter Event At NLWS

-Duane Noll Takes NLWS Trucks-


WATERFORD, CT (August 2, 2017): After two groups of qualifying was complete it was Long Island’s Corey Coats and Florida’s Danny Anderson sitting on the front row for the 35-lap Mr. Rooter / NLWS Trucks combination event at the NLWS.

As the green flag waved it was Corey Coates pulling out to the lead with Anderson in tow. The caution flag will quickly appear as Al Stone III spun his #1 Truck between turns three and four. While the field was under caution Corey Coates ducked pit side with suspension issues on the #81 truck.

The race would go green with Anderson shooting out to the lead in the Anderson Auto Repair sponsored #50 over Allen Coates in the Dunleavey’s Truck and Trailer Repairs #99. In tow was Jim Boyle and Duane Noll both in contention for the NLWS Trucks points championship.

As soon as the green flag waved to restart the feature, the yellow was back out waving for a false start. Allen Coates on the restart put pressure from the outside on Anderson and the duo battles side-by-side for the lead. Jim Boyle a regular at the NLWS made several attempts to gain a position by perusing the bottom groove.

By lap-15 the top five trucks were Anderson, Allen Coates, Gerard Giordano Jr, Jim Boyle and Joshua Stringer in the #29 truck.

Duane Noll the NLWS Trucks points leader snuck his #2VT truck into the top-5 as the group started pulling away from the rest of the field.

The caution flag would wave on lap-33 for the #42 Teddy Bear Graphics sponsored truck of Frank Dumicich Jr who was facing the wrong way between turns three and four.

As the field was getting ready for a three-lap shootout, the start was waved off as the officials wanted to view the #2CT truck of Jim Boyle. Boyle’s truck was showing signs of smoke when Boyle pressed on the gas. The officials let Boyle stay in place and the green flag was shown to the field.

As the green flag, waved Coates could make the outside groove stick and battled Anderson side-by-side going for the lead. While the battle for the lead was going on the #2CT of Boyle showed smoke and was backing up by dropping to the seventh spot on the field.

Anderson out muscle Coates and took the checkered flag for the win as Coates just couldn’t hold the outside groove. The win was Anderson’s first on the series.

Duane Noll was the first NLWS Truck and took down the win in the combination race for The NLWS Trucks.

“I want to thank the competitors for a great race and the fans for coming out,” commented Anderson in Victory Lane. “The long trip up to the NLWS was worth it and we’re looking forward to racing again,” finished up Anderson.

“It wasn’t a bad night for us. I was rooting for Corey and I saw he broke so I took things into my hands and had a great race,” commented Coates.

Mr. Rooter Truck Series / NLWS Trucks (35-laps): Danny Anderson, Allen Coates, Gerard Giordano Jr, Duane Noll, Joshua Stringer, Dave Koening, Jim Boyle, Jeff Karns, Todd Taylor, Alex Canestrari, Cory Coates, Frank Dumicich Sr, Glen Noll, Frank Dumicich Jr, Kendal Metcalf, Shayne Young, Marc Shafer, Andy Lindeman, Al Stone III

NLWS Trucks Finish: Duane Noll, Joshua Stringer, Jim Boyle, Jeff Karns, Todd Taylor, Kendall Metcalf, Shayne Young, Al Stone III

Rocco Takes His Fifth Win Of The Season

-Father And Son Battle It Out In The Mr. Rooter Truck Series-

 WATERFORD, CT (August 26. 2017): Keith Rocco had a very trying day this Saturday at The Speedbowl. Because he team just finished up making the final repairs to his SK Modified from last week’s mishap, he arrived late to the speedway. Then after making contact with the #07 Stephen Masse Rocco had to head pit side for repairs to the right front of the #88. Rocco finally caught leader Todd Owens in the #81 Cooker’s Construction sponsored machine and battled side by side for the lead.

As the caution flag appeared to slow do the event, it now set up a Green-white-checkered with Rocco sitting on the outside of Owens. The race again would be slowed three more times and on the fifth Green-white-checkered restart it looked like it would be all Owns as he grabbed the lead and was holding Rocco at bay. Rocco in his Wheeler’s Auto sponsored #88 got around Owens exiting turn four and grabbed the win in the 35-lap feature.

With the win, Rocco was able to grab the point lead away from Kyle James. “We had a good car, Todd runs very tough here but we are here to win,” comment Rocco in victory lane. Rounding out the top-5 were Rocco, Owens, Matt Galko, Matt Gallo and Paul Buzel. Qualifying wins earlier went to Owens and Galko.

In the 30-lap Late Model feature it was Berlin, CT’s Jason Palmer taking down the win in his return to The Speedbowl.  It was Palmer’s first win of the season. It wasn’t an easy win, Palmer had to battle the #25 of Anthony Flannery during the closing laps the duo raced side by side until Palmer was able to muscle out front and held on for the victory. Rounding out the top-5 were Palmer, Flannery, Tyler Chapman, Keith Rocco and Tony Macrino. The field was set by Group Qualifying lead by Palmer.

It was 64-year old Nicholas Pappacoda taking the win in the 25-lap Mini Stock feature. It was win number one for the North Branford driver. Pappacoda started on the pole and pushed out to the lead. Pappacoda had to survive five restarts and a battle with the #20 of Wayne Burroughs Jr for the win. On the last and final restart Burroughs was able to get inside of the #6 machine of Pappacoda and led a lap until something let go in the rear end section of Burroughs machine giving back the lead to Pappacoda along with the win. Rounding out the top-5 were Pappacoda, Charles Canfield, Jacob Perry, Ken Cassidy Jr and Mark Panaroni. Taking down the heats were Pappacoda and Perry.

Ryan Waterman wasted no time showing who had the dominate car for the 26-lap Limited Sportsman feature. The Danielson, CT driver grabbed the lead on a lap-2 restart and pulled away from the field. For Waterman, he had to survive five restarts over the course of the first few laps of the event. Point leader Chris Meyer was involved in two of those cautions and was in and out of the pits for repairs. The Meyer’s crew were on spot as they got the #87 out without losing a lap and an overall fifth place finish to remain the point leader.

Waterman clearly has the car to beat on this night as he battled Al Stone and second year driver Adrien Paradis but withheld the challenges for the win. Rounding out the top five were Waterman, Al Atone, Paradis, Shawn Monahan, who had a great run to the front and Chris Meyer. Heat wins earlier in the night went to Waterman and Jon Porter.

In the Mr. Rooter Truck Series / NLWS Trucks 35-lap feature it was father vs son right down to the finish. The Long Island tandem of Corey Coates and dad Allen Coates were the ones that put on the show, As the green flag waved to start the event it was Corey Coated pulling out to the lead with Allen in the Dunleavey’s Track and Trailer Repairs #99 in tow.

On lap-17 the #99 of Alan Coates got to the outside of his son and battled lap after lap with each taking the lead on different occasions. Things started to get interesting as Gerard Giordano Jr and NLWS point leader Duane Noll started to catch the leader. The race was halter once for a Chris Taylor spin setting up a green-white-checkered finish. The Coates duo restarted the event with Allen nudging the #81 of Chris and that little nudge was enough to put the elder Coated in victory lane.

The win was Coated first Mr. Rooter Truck Series win of the season. “That was so cool racing my son like that, I wouldn’t have any other way and with anybody else,” commented Allen in victory lane. Rounding out the top-5 were A. Coates, C. Coates, Gerard Giordano, Duane Noll and Joshua Stringer.

In the NEMA Lites it was Ben Mikitarian taking down the 25-lap feature. Mikitarian had the fastest car all night. He took top honors in group qualifying as was untouchable during the feature. As the group started to go single file Mikitarian pulled out to a big lead over PJ Stergios in the #11. With the laps winding down and lap cars slowing the Mikitarian machine it was Stergios catching Mikitarian with a few laps to go. Stergios was unable to make the car stick on the outside and had to settle for second. Finishing third through fifth were Paul Scally, Dan Cugini and Jim Chambers.

In the second of four races for the Connecticut Cup Series for the Pro-4 Modifieds it was Rob Richardi taking down his second win of the four-race series. The 25-lap race started with the 7ny of Brett Meservey jumping out to the lead and was just pulling away from the field. The field’s only chance to catch Meservey was on a lap-13 restart. But Meservey was to strong and jumped out to another huge lead. It was with a couple laps to go the #7nu went up in smoke entering turns 1 and 2 ending his night, giving Richardi the win. Jacob Perry who was doing double duty crossed the line in third, but was the first Pro-4 Lite to finish giving him the Lite win. Rounding out the top-5 were Richardi, Doug Meservey Jr, Jacob Perry, PJ Peters and Dan Meservey Sr.

SK Modifieds (35-laps): Keith Rocco, Todd Qwen, Matt Galko, Matt Gallo, Paul Buzel, Timmy Jordan, Brent Sweet, Rob Janovic Jr, Andrew Molleur, Robert Georgiades, Joshua Zentek, Diego Monahan, Kyle James, Stephen Masse William Gunning (DNS)

Late Models (30-laps): Jason Palmer, Anthony Flannery IV, Tyler Chapman, Keith Rocco, Tony Macrino, Christopher Garside, Charlie Rose, Keith Chapman, Michael Benevides

Mini Stock (25-laps): Nicholas Pappacoda, Charles Canfield, Jacob Perry, Ken Cassidy Jr, Mark Panaroni, Andrew Krzeminski, Christopher Ivory, Matthew Guertin, Ian Brew, Ken Kerttula, Dave Trudeau, Sean Caron, Nick Matera, Wayne Burroughs Jr, Jared Roy, Bill Sylvia, Charles Veal, Jordan Hadley

Mini Stocks (25-laps): Ryan Waterman, Al Stone III, Adrien Paradis, Shawn Monahan, Chris Meyer, Monte Gibbs, Jon Porter, Brandon Plemons, Zach Robinson, Brandon Fisher, Scott Young, Wayne Brayman Jr, Jaysin Beal, Jordan Hadley, Tyler Cinamella, Tom Shea, Ritt Shawn, Bo Norman, Charles Beal

Mr. Rooter Truck Series / NLWS Trucks (35-laps): Allen Coates, Corey Coates, Gerard Giordano Jr, Duane Noll, Joshua Stringer, Jim Boyle, Frank Dumicich Jr, Andy Lindeman, Todd Taylor, Jeff Karns, Al Stone III, Dave Koening, Glen Noll, Alex Canestrari, Shane Young, Frank Dumicich Sr

NEMA Lites (25-laps): Ben Mikitarian, PJ Stergios, Paul Scally, Dan Cugini, Jim Chambers, Ryan Locke, Randy Cabral, John Zych, Jim Cataldo, Richie Coy, Danny Gamache, Chris Vose, Jeremy Decourcy, Dennis O’Brien, Kevin Park, Jim SantaMaria,

Pro-4 Modifieds (25-laps): Rob Richardi, Doug Meservey Jr, Jacob Perry (L), PJ Peters, Dan Meservey Sr, Mark Charrette, Brett Meservey, Dion Doyle


Kyle James Heating Up At The Speedbowl

-Jordan Hadley Doubles Up-

 WATERFORD, CT (August 19, 2017): Kyle James is staring to heat up at the right time, when the checkered flag flew it was James sitting in victory lane in the jamming 107.7 sponsored #21. Eighteen SK Modifieds took to the grid for the 35-lap feature event. The first caution waved as a ten-car incident erupted between turns one and two. Most of the cars were done for the night, including the point leader, Keith Rocco. The restart of the event had James sitting on point and from there it was all James. With the win James now sits atop of the points battle. Rounding out the top-5 included Ted Christopher, Diego Monahan, Stephen Masse and last week’s winner Rob Janovic Jr. Heat wins went to Keith Rocco and Paul Buzel.

In the 30-lap Late Model feature it appeared that it was going to be all Keith Rocco. Rocco shot out to the lead from the outside pole and started pulling away from the field. While Rocco was on cruise control out front it was Anthony Flannery carving his way to the front from his sixth starting spot. On a lap-11 restart Flannery hooked onto Rocco’s bumper and the two pulled away from the field. With a hand full of laps remaining, Flannery got to the outside of Rocco and coming out of turn four Flannery inched ahead of Rocco and took down his second win of the season, rounding out the top five were Vin Esposito, Tyler Chapman and Keith Chapman.

The 25-lap Legends event saw a familiar name in victory lane, Joey Ternullo. For the Middletown, CT driver he kept his undefeated streak alive on a Saturday night event at The Speedbowl. It didn’t take Ternullo long to take over the top sport as he grabbed the lead from his sixth starting spot and basically just pulled away in the #10 Laticrete sponsored machine. Finishing in the top-5 were Anthony Marvin, John O’Sullivan, Jon Puleo and Brandon Remson. Heat wins went to Kyle Rogers and Caddick.

The 25-lap SK Lite feature was taken by Matt Galk0. For Galko it was his first time in a SK Lite at the NLWS. Alan Gombos the regular driver of the Fairfield Sanitation sponsored #25 and Galko stepped in and held off the field for the win. It wasn’t an easy win for Galko as he had to fend off both Dana DiMatteo and Brian Narducci. For Narducci it was his second ever start in a SK Lite and finished for his first podium finish of the year. Rounding out the top-5 were DiMatteo, Narducci, Norm Sears and Chris Gombos. With his second-place finish, DiMatteo took over the points lead for the SK Lite division. Heat wins went to DiMatteo and Wayne Burroughs

In the Limited Sportsman and Mini Stock 25-lap features it was all Jordan Hadley. Hadley all but dominated both divisions on this night. First in the Limited Sportsman feature, what appeared to be Charles Beal race to lose as he took the opening green and pulled away from the field. On a late restart, Beal was battling for the lead with Hadley. As the green flag waved to restart the race Beal slowed on the front stretch with rear end issues. From this point on Hadley just hit all his marks and pulled into victory lane with his third win in the Limited Sportsman division. Rounding the top-5 were Adrien Paradis III, Chris Meyer, Brandon Plemons and Ritt Shawn. Heat wieners in the Limited Sportsman were Monte Gibbs and Charles Beal.

In the Mini Stock feature, Hadley used a late restart and grabbed the lead. Front that point on it was pure domination by Hadley. For Hadley, it was his second Mini Stock win of the season. Rounding the top-5 was Sean Caron, Jacob Perry, Wayne Burroughs and Ken Cassidy Jr. Heat winners in the Mini Stocks were Hadley and Jacob Perry.

SK Modifieds (35-laps): Kyle James, Ted Christopher, Diego Monahan, Stephen Masse, Rob Janovic Jr, Marcello Rufrano, Matt Gallo, John Montesanto, Brent Sweet, Paul Buzel, Dennis Perry, Kris Watson, Joshua Zentek, Todd Owen, Jeff Fialkovich, Matt Galko, Keith Rocco, Timmy Jordan

Late Models (30-laps): Anthony Flannery, Keith Rocco, Vin Esposito, Tyler Chapman, Keith Chapman, Branden Warren, Matt Carlson, Michael Benevides

Legends (25-laps): Joey Ternullo, Anthony Marvin, John O’Sullivan, Jon Puleo, Brandon Remson, Colin Haley, Brian Zimowski, Kyle Rodgers, Timothy Depizzol, Scott Limkemann, Corey Caddick, Rachel Forte

SK Lite Modifieds (25-laps): Matt Galko, Dana DiMatteo, Bryan Narducci, Norm Sears, Chris Gombos, John O’Sullivan, Larry Goss, Bert Ouellette, Wayne Burroughs, Andrew Molleur, Dennis Charette, Ethan Durocher

Limited Sportsman (25-laps): Jordan Hadley, Adrien Paradis III, Chris Meyers, Brandon Plemons, Ritt Shawn, Monte Gibbs, Bo Norman, Scott Young, Tyler Cinamella, Brandon Fisher, Jon Porter, Al Stone III, Wayne Burroughs Jr, Jason Chicolas, Darrell Carlson, Charles Beal, Ryan Waterman

Mini Stock (25-laps): Jordan Hadley, Sean Caron, Jacob Perry, Wayne Burroughs, Ken Cassidy Jr, Doug Curry, Matt Guertin, Evan Bourgerois, Ken Kerttula, Charles Canfield, Jared Roy, Eric Bourgerois, Bill Sylvia, Andrew Krzeminski, Nick Pappacoda, Ian Brew, Dale Sherman, Charles Beal