Checking Out: Kyle James Runs Away With SK Modified Victory At The Waterford Speedbowl

Kyle James

Kyle James

WATERFORD – In racing parlance it’s called stinking up the show. The driver with the car so good nobody has any chance to stay with them.

And Kyle James made stinking up the show the perfect precursor to a celebration Saturday at the Waterford Speedbowl.

James went to the lead and checked out from the field on the way to his second victory of the season in the 35-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modified feature Saturday at the Waterford Speedbowl.

It was the second victory of the season for James, who won May 10.

“We were chasing a couple things in practice, but they put a setup in this thing tonight that was just awesome,” James said. “[The crew] just don’t stop digging. It’s a constant battle to get this car better and better. Even though we’re good, we try to make it better every week and tonight was a show of their hard work.”

Keith Rocco of Wallingford was second and Rob Janovic Jr. was second.

“We struggled in practice today on old junk tires,” James said. “We were just chasing it around making some adjustments. We bolted [new tires] on it and it didn’t get much better than it was tonight.”

James went by Gallup for the lead off turn two following a restart with 27 laps remaining.

“[Gallup] kind of half went it seemed like,” James said. “As soon as he made the first move I just went. We both went across the line about the same time. I sailed it in on top and she was hooked up tonight.”

The race went caution free after James went to the front. James was long gone by the time Rocco moved to second on lap 20.

“Kyle was so far out front it wasn’t even worth beating the car to catch him,” Rocco said. “I just tried to save the car and hope for a caution. Man he checked out and there was going to be no catching him.”

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