Different faces in victory lane aplenty has been the theme of the 2016 at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl in the track’s premier SK Modified division.
And that trend continued Saturday night at the track.
Matt Galko of Meriden scored victory in the 35-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified feature Saturday at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl.
It was the first career SK Modified for Galko, who became the 10th different winner in 18 SK Modified events this year at the Speedbowl.
“It was the restart of my life,” Galko said of going by Joe Gada for the lead on a lap-19 restart. “We have been trying for for an SK win for a long time and it finally paid off. I never thought the first win would take place here at the Speedbowl. To do it with a part-time crew is amazing. I can’t thank them enough.”
Gada, of Salem, was second and Paul Kusheba IV of Monroe third.
In the 30-lap Late Model feature it was Jason Palmer of Berlin scoring his first victory of 2016. Keith Rocco of Wallingford was second and Anthony Flannery of East Hampton third.
Monte Gibbs of Killingworth got his fifth win of the season in the 25-lap Limited Late Model feature.
Josh Galvin of Oakdale was second and Chris Meyer of Norwich third.
Brett Gonyaw of Vernon got his first career victory in the 25-lap SK Light Modified feature.
Cory DiMatteo of Farmington was second and John O’Sullivan of Salem third.
Ken Cassidy Jr. of Lisbon got his first victory of the season in the first of twin 20-lap Mini Stock features. Wayne Burroughs Jr. of Oakdale was second and Sean Caron of East Hampton third.
Ian Brew of Wood River Junction, R.I. got his first victory of 2016 in the second 20-lap Mini Stock feature. Sean Caron of East Hampton was second and Jordan Hadley of Waterford third.
Meyer scored his first career series victory in the 35-lap North East Street Stock tour feature. Joe Arena of Bristol was second and Frank L’Etoile of Wethersfield third.