Brett Gonyaw is one of the many SK Lite drivers at the New London- Waterford Speedbowl. Throughout the 2016 season Gonyaw plans to race at tracks beside Waterford, these tracks include Stafford Motor Speedway and Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.
The 87 SK Lite team may not have many sponsors on their car but, that hasn’t stopped them from having a top 5 in the first few weeks of the season. “Our first week out here at the bowl we got a 2nd place finish and last week during our second race here we didn’t have such a great finish. The car had to pit with 4 laps left in the race, so we didn’t finish as well as we would have liked to.” Said Gonyaw.
“One of the goals for this season is to hopefully get some more sponsors on the car. We’re always looking for more.” Said Gonyaw. Gonyaw is one of the guys who has a small budget for racing and will at times rely on sponsors to help get them back to racing. Gonyaw is just one of many local drivers who have the need for more publicity and sponsorship.
Gonyaw Runs Strong, Membrino Jr Continues Sweep
After a 3rd place finish in his heat race, Gonyaw started the race in the 6th place position. A caution came out on lap 6 for Shelby Donovan and Scott Witt who spun into each other in the turn 4 wall, at the time of the caution Gonyaw had fallen back to the 8th position. Donovan spun again to bring out a second caution when there were 13 laps remaining, Gonyaw had made it back up to the 6th position.
With only 7 laps remaining in the race Gonyaw was in the 5th place position as the third caution flew for Nick Riso and Donovan get together on the back stretch and ended up in the grass. 3 laps later Chris Correll spun in the dirt on the front stretch, Gonyaw had made it up to the 3rd position.
Gonyaw was able to finish in the 4th place position after a tough battle with Corey DiMatteo and Andrew Molleur. Tony Membrino Jr., was able to hold of Cory Barry for the win, this was his 7th win of the season.