WATERFORD – Bruce Thomas Jr. seemingly had no worries behind the wheel of his Late Model Saturday at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl.
The worry for his competition is that even after a dominating victory, Thomas was far from thrilled with his ride.
Thomas, of Groton, led every lap on the way to victory in the 30-lap Late Model feature Saturday at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl.
It was the first victory of the season for Thomas and the 59th of his career at the track.
And it was victory No. 1 for a new ride Thomas put together in the offseason.
“We’ve been working the bugs out of this car since opening day this year,” Thomas said. “We’re getting it closer and closer. It’s a totally different car. Totally front to back. We’re actually still figuring it out. Is it a curveball? Yeah, but I enjoy the challenge.”
Thomas went by pole-sitter Matt Carlson on lap one and was never challenged the rest of the way.
“I know that was probably extremely boring to watch, green to checkered,” Thomas said. “… Sadly enough, I stil had my hands full out front. … It wasn’t purely on cruise control. At the end, that long of a run, the tires just started getting slick. I was just making sure I didn’t lose it. I had a little bit left, but not much.”
Said Palmer: “I think if we could have got bunched up one more time it could have been a hell of a show.”