Roll On: Keith Rocco Keeps Up Heated SK Modified Run At Waterford Speedbowl

Keith Rocco

Keith Rocco

WATERFORD – Week after week the numbers only continue to become increasingly more impressive for Keith Rocco in the SK Modified division at the Waterford Speedbowl.

Saturday at the shoreline oval, it was another little number that made for a big celebration for the Wallingford driver.

Rocco held off a charging Tim Jordan on a late restart to win the 35-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified feature Saturday at the Waterford Speedbowl.

It was the sixth victory in 12 SK Modified events at Waterford in 2014. He has five second place finishes and a third place finish in the other six events.

“I think we have a car that’s capable of winning every race here,” Rocco said.

Jordan, of Plainfield, held on for second and Tyler Chadwick of Ledyard was third

With 28 laps remaining, Jordan went by Rob Janovic Jr. to take over the top spot. Four laps later Rocco went by Janovic to take over second.

By lap 14 Rocco was stalking all over Jordan. Jordan held the lead through a lap 13 restart, but a lap later Rocco was able to dive under Jordan and come off of turn four with the lead.

Jordan got a last chance to go back to the front on a restart with seven laps remaining. Jordan briefly held the lead after the green flag came back out, but Rocco fought back and the two went side-by-side for about two laps before Rocco cleared Jordan to the front with five laps remaining.

“I just drove it hard the last couple laps,” Rocco said. “On that restart he got a really good start. I think he’s really starting to pay attention to what’s going on around here and he’s doing a great job. It was really fun to run side-by-side with him, to run side-by-side and not be up over the white line was good for a change.”

Said Jordan: “I watched a lot of Sid’s View and I learned how to do a restart from last week. I saw Keith get a good one. It was fun racing him. Fun not using each other up. The kind of racing like it used to be back when him and I were kids here watching. He respected me and I respect him and hopefully it was a good show for the fans.”

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  1. two great racers

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