Josh Galvin Recovers From Broken Transmission To Win In Street Stock At Waterford

Josh Galvin

Josh Galvin

WATERFORD – “The Comeback Kid” proved his moniker true once again Saturday at the Waterford Speedbowl.

Though Josh Galvin’s comeback Saturday wasn’t about racing on the track, but the fight just to get his car on the track for the Street Stock feature.

After a suffering a broken transmission following his qualifying race, Galvin and his team were able to get his car back in working order just in time for competition and Galvin then raced to victory in the 25-lap Street Stock feature.

“We dug so deep today,” said Galvin, of Franklin. “We broke a [transmission] right at the end of the heat race. I barely even made it back to the pit area. … We sent somebody home to get the spare parts, and I can’t believe these guys did it. My crew is the best.”

Ryan Waterman of Danielson was second and Ed Gertsch Jr. of East Haven third.

“We couldn’t just change the [transmission] because we don’t have another one with that gear,” Galvin said. “So we had to do the whole drivetrain. These guys just stepped up. Most of the time it’s just sitting in the lawn chair and having an excellent day. And sometimes you have days like this where it was non-stop, throwing wrenches around and yelling at each other and then high-fiving afterward.”

It was the ninth Street Stock victory of the season for Galvin, who now has his eyes on the division’s record of 11 wins in a season set by Dwayne Dorr in 2006.

“[Nine wins], it’s been done before,” Galvin said. “We’re trying to make it something that’s never been done before. It’s never over and we’ll see what we can do.”

After losing the lead to Waterman on a restart, Galvin came back to regain the top spot with 10 laps remaining.

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