Old School: Ken Cassidy Jr. Keeps Up Heated Roll With Mini Stock Win At Waterford

Ken Cassidy Jr.

Ken Cassidy Jr.

WATERFORD – For most drivers, getting new parts and pieces is the road to getting faster on the track.

Not for Ken Cassidy Jr.

At the beginning of May Cassidy decided to put an old motor he had back into his car and it’s been nothing but success since then.

Cassidy, of Lisbon, rolled easily to victory in the 50-lap Mini Stock feature Saturday at the Waterford Speedbowl.

Garrett Denton of Hope Valley, R.I. was second and Charles Canfield of New Haven third.

Cassidy has three wins in the last five events and two second place finishes during that span.

“We put the old motor back in it,” Cassidy said. “At the beginning of the year I had nothing but problems with the motor. I had the old motor sitting at home. I cleaned the dust off it, changed the oil and it never lost a beat from last year. It’s awesome.”

Cassidy went by Doug Curry for the lead 10 laps into the event and was never challenged again. Cassidy did avoid issues with about 10 laps left when his exhaust broke.

“It got real loud,” Cassidy said. “That safety coat hanger I got wrapped up underneath there saved it from dragging around. A 99 cent part won us that race tonight.”

Denton was about a half lap behind at the checkered.

“He was really fast and our car was a little loose,” Denton said. “By the time I got into second he was already about half a track ahead. There was really no catching him.”

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