Waterford Notes: Monte Gibbs Gets First Career Limited Sportsman Victory

Monte Gibbs celebrates victory in the Limited Sportsman feature Saturday at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl

Monte Gibbs celebrates victory in the Limited Sportsman feature Saturday at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl

WATERFORD – Monte Gibbs made his first career Limited Sportsman victory at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl one to remember Saturday night.

Gibbs came out on top of a three-wide battle for the lead and went on to win the 25-lap Limited Sportsman feature Saturday at the Speedbowl.

Chris Meyer of Norwich was second and Chris Douton of Waterford third.

Jack Aqualina and Jon Porter put on a side-by-side battle for the lead over the first 10 laps of the event.

And on lap 15 Gibbs entered the fray, going to the low line under the frontrunners. On lap 14 he came out of the battle with a lead he would never relinquish.

“I saw both of them kind of get into each other,” Gibbs said of Aqualina and Porter. “They drove up the track and I just stuck it to the apron and just went for it.”

Sean Caron of East Hampton held off Ken Cassidy Jr. of Lisbon over the closing laps to win the 25-lap Mini Stock feature.

Cassidy, of Lisbon, was second and Dave Trudeau of Mansfield third.

Cory DiMatteo of Farmington, making his second start in the division, won the 25-lap SK Light Modified feature.

Tony Membrino Jr. of Berlin was second and Rick Williams of East Hampton third.

DiMatteo passed Williams for the lead on a restart with two laps remaining.

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