While Jordan took the lead on lap 10, the turning point of the race took place a few laps earlier. Adam Gada and Jordan were fighting for second place when the two cars made contact. Jordan was able to dive down through the infield grass and come back on the asphalt to maintain his second place spot behind Christopher.
“Racing against Mike Christopher is a lot of fun,” said Jordan, explaining his race winning move. “You know he’s going to race you clean. He’s a great competitor.”
“The car felt amazing. We had a good starting position, but we were able to get through the field.”
Mini-Stock winner Jared Roy said the cooler weather Saturday may have helped him stay ahead of two of the division’s best, Chris Garside and Charles Canfield.
Roy had to be smooth to hold off Garside, who made a pair of bold moves in the middle of the race, but couldn’t torpedo his way past Roy.
“I had to be on top of things because all I needed to do was make one mistake, and Chris Garside would have gotten past me,” Roy said.
There was extra incentive in the Legends Race — extra cash put into the purse provided by the Racing Guys.
“When you’re running against John, you know it’s going to be a battle,” Churchill said. “I felt I had a better long-run car than he did. We made a few adjustments right before the race and they seemed to work.”
“Bo really made it tough for me,” Buffone said, “but the car was super fast. I can’t thank everyone enough.”
35-lap SK Modifieds: 1. Timmy Jordan, Plainfield; 2. Mike Christopher Jr., Wolcott; 3. Rob Janovic Jr, Waterford; 4. Joe Gada, Uncasville; 5. Cory DiMatteo, Farmington; 6. Dylan Izzo, Monroe; 7. Bill Anderson; 8. Todd Owen, Somers; 9. Glenn Pressel III. Bozrah; 10. Matt Vassar, Plantsville.
25-lap SK Lite Modifieds: 1 Jason Chapman, Ellington; 2. Jonathan Puleo, Branford; 3. Ethan Durocher, Canterbury,; 4. Paul Charette, Woodstock; 5. Wayne Burroughs, Oakdale, 6. John O’Sullivan III, Salem; 7. Jake Hines, North Haven; 8. Anthony Marvin, Colchester; 9. RJ Marcotte, Millville; 10. Charlie McDougall, Naugatuck.
30-lap Late Model: 1. Raymond Christian. Uncasville; 2. Jaret Curtis, Rutland, Mass.; 3. Jason Palmer, Berlin; 4. Jordan Hadley, Waterford; 5. Keith Scalia, North Branford; 6. Chris Curtis, Rutland,, Mass.; 7. Tony Macrino, Waterford; 8. Diego Monahan, Quaker Hill; 9. RJ Marcotte, Millville, Mass.; 10. Michael Lindquist, Sandy Hook.
25-lap Mini Stocks: 1. Jared Roy, Sterling; 2. Christopher Garside, Groton; 3. Charles Canfield, East Haven,; 4. Douglas Curry, Groton; 5. Tommy Silva, Gales Ferry; 6. John Bavolacco, Stratford; 7. Nicholas Pappacoda, North Branford; 8. Bill Sylvia, Preston,; 9. Lawrence Loomis, Moosup; 10. Jesse Oloski, Salem,
25-lap Speedbowl Trucks: 1. Randy Burr, Middleboro; 2. Joshua Stringer, Dayville; 3. Jim Boyle, East Windsor 4. Todd Taylor, Stonington; 5. Ken Cassidy Jr., Lisbon; 6. Rick Ashlaw, Manchester,; 7. Brandon Hunt, East Windsor,; 8. Andrew Pellegrini, North Grosvenordale; 9. Mercedes Caron, East Hampton,; 10. Gee Perry, Granby.
20-lap Legends: 1. Jordan Churchill, Lisbon; 2. John O’Sullivan III, Salem; 3. Ed Ryan Jr., Preston; 4. Brody Monahan; Waterford; 5. Scott Kinsman, Berlin,; 6. Scott Limkemann, Lebanon.
25-lap Open Street Stocks: 1. Christopher Buffone, Belchertown, Mass.; 2. Bo Norman, Clinton; 3. Daniel Meyer, North Franklin; 4. Shawn Gaedeke, Groton,; 5. Joe Arena, Bristol,; 6. Scott Serydynski Jr.; 7. Al Stone III, Durham,; 8. Allen Coates, Ledyard,; 9. Chris Lindquist, Thetford Center, VT; 10.Ryan Waterman, Danielson,.