Top Starter: Keith Rocco Keeps Streak Of SK Modified Season Opening Day Victories Rolling At Waterford

WATERFORD – There’s fewer things in Southern New England motorsports more reliable than Keith Rocco behind the wheel of an SK Modified on opening day at the Waterford Speedbowl.

Keith Rocco celebrates Sunday at the Waterford Speedbowl

Rocco, of Wallingford, kept a streak of opening day success rolling Sunday at Waterford when he was victorious in the 63-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified feature.

It was the fifth consecutive year that Rocco has won the season opening SK Modified event at Waterford.

As usual, Rocco credited winning the battle of preparation over the winter for his successes at season openers.

“Good notes,” Keith Rocco said. “Same thing as last year.”

Ron Yuhas Jr. of Groton was second and Rob Janovic Jr. of Waterford third.

Rocco passed Yuhas for the lead on lap six and never trailed again.

Rocco, who staved off charges from Yuhas and Janovic at various times, said the victory looked easier than it was.

“The race started off good and the car just went bad in the middle of the race,” Rocco said. “I was holding on. We’ve got some work to do before next week.”

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  1. Andy Boright says

    I guess Keith was just living up to his nickname “Kid Block”, because that’s what he spent a majority of his time doing once he got out front.

    I wonder if Rocco will be so understanding the next time someone walls him and then blames it on the car being a handful to drive?

    From me vantage point the only time Rocco had trouble holding a line was when someone was attempting to pass him.

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