Tim Jordan Returns To Victory Lane In SK Modified At New London-Waterford Speedbowl

Tim Jordan

Tim Jordan celebrates victory in his SK Modified Saturday at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl

WATERFORD – When Tim Jordan won the second SK Modified event of the season at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl on May 9 it was supposed to be the signal of big things to come in 2015 for the Plainfield driver.

Though as spring turned to summer the frustrations and heartbreaks only mounted further and further for Jordan.

Saturday Jordan finally shook off the demons of annoyance that have plagued his season by scoring his second victory of the year in the first of a scheduled twin 30-lap SK Modified features at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl.

“That was the biggest monkey I’ve ever had on my back,” Jordan said. “It was like I was cursed.”

Ed Puleo of Branford was second and Rob Janovic Jr. of Waterford third.

“We’ve had a lot of bad luck since we wrecked here in August and we’ve just been trying to figure this thing out,” Jordan said. “I’ve got to thank my guys. [Crew chief] Brian Ross definitely set this car up great tonight.

“I’m just really proud of my team. I know it sounds cliché, but I’m proud of them because they made the changes on the car and I got to drive it.”

After contact between the two coming to the green flag on lap 13 restart, Jordan beat Puleo into turn one to take over the lead for good.

Puleo said contact from Janovic behind him made the ragged restart look feistier than it really was.

“I don’t think Timmy did anything wrong,” Puleo said. “Janovic had the back of my car up off the ground and shot me up into Timmy. I hope he understands that I wasn’t trying to take him out. I think it was our race to lose and unfortunately we lost it.”

Jordan had no shame about starting near the front on his quest back to victory lane.

“I think we had the best car on the racetrack,” Jordan said. “Sometimes when you hold on and you struggle for those wins, you take them but you’re not proud of them. That’s one I’m proud of. That was all my guys and all of my sponsors helping me get here. A total package win tonight.”

Keith Rocco’s fourth place in the event, coupled with a 12th place finish for Diego Monahan, allowed Rocco to climb to the top of the standings in the division. Rocco had come into the event eight points behind Monahan in the standings. They sat tied after the event. With six victories this season, Rocco holds the tiebreaker over Monahan, who has two wins this year.


  1. Congratulations Tum!

  2. Tim

  3. How cool was it to see 27 sk’s racing at the bowl and that was even with a couple cars that didn’t show up that have been lately. Kinda thought it was going to be a wreckfest but turned out to be fairly clean considering the big field.

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