WATERFORD – Thanks to the rain on May 14, Diego Monahan got the chance to reign at the front of the field of an SK Modified feature at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl for a week.
Saturday, the Quaker Hill driver finished what he started a week before.
Monahan held off the charges of Ted Christopher and Dennis Perry to win the 35-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified feature Saturday at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl.
The event was suspended after 17 laps were completed on May 14, before rains put a halt to the race.
Dennis Perry of Pawcatuck was second and Paul Kusheba IV of Monroe third.
The race restarted with Ted Christopher on Monahan’s outside.
Monahan was able to stave off Christopher’s charges over three restarts in the first four laps after the race resumed.
On lap 13, Christopher spun off of turn four to bring another caution out and move Perry into the runner-up spot behind Monahan.
Perry had no better luck trying to unseat Monahan over the closing circuits.
“If [Christopher] doesn’t have you shaking in your boots a little bit on the restarts,” Monahan said. “I was jumping them greens a little bit because I knew I had to beat [Christopher] on the restarts. Dennis is a real good friend of mine, so I felt slighted comforted that he was behind me. But I know he needed a good run too.”
Said Perry: “We actually had the better car. Diego had the better position.”