Moore scores second win of season at Waterford. Kelly Moore and the NAPA Auto Parts team picked up their second victory in three weeks with a convincing victory at Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday evening. Moore, the 1995 Busch North Series ...
Moore scores second win of season at Waterford.
Kelly Moore and the NAPA Auto Parts team picked up their second victory in three weeks with a convincing victory at Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday evening. Moore, the 1995 Busch North Series Champion, is on a hot streak of late, posting an average finish of 2.25 in the last four events. Through eight events, Moore has two wins, five top-5 finishes, five top-10 finishes and has led at least one lap in six races.
With Saturday's victory, the NAPA Team jumped from fourth to second in the point standings, just a meager four points behind current leader Andy Santerre.
"The team just gave me a really great car, I could put it anywhere on the track and I didn't have to abuse it all," Moore said.
Moore led three times throughout the evening, including the first seven laps. But the late race pass around last year's winner Mike Johnson, sealed the victory for the Scarborough, ME native.
This is the third visit by the Busch North Series to the Southern Connecticut 1/3 mile oval and by all accounts, Moore and his team seem to have found the winning setup. During the first visit in 1999 Moore finished fifth then last year was second to Mike Johnson.
"This year I think we had a much better setup with the Goodyear tires, the crew really did a good job on adjustments and we didn't hurt our tires at all," commented Moore. "I'm thankful to all of our very supportive sponsors, we work with some excellent people and in addition we meet so many of their customers and supporters. It's nice to be able to share our success with them."
Moore has had previous hot streaks during the Connecticut events and next on the schedule is Thompson Speedway in Thompson, CT. The NAPA team has been working on their consistency from the start of the season, and the results of the hard work are paying off on the score sheet and in victory lane.
"Thompson is a fast track, lots of banking and though I enjoy the flat tracks much more, Thompson is one of those tracks where our team has always had consistent, competitive race cars," Moore said.
The Thompson race is scheduled for an 8:30pm start on Saturday, July 13.
The Waterford 150 race was taped for future broadcast on AT&T Broadband service throughout New England. We will send a notification out to all of our friends and sponsors once we've determined when those broadcasts will air. The July 20 race at New Hampshire International Speedway is also being taped for future broadcast on SPEED Channel, the first airing will be on August 12 at 8pm.