WATERFORD – A two-for-two celebration for Keith Rocco in the Northeastern Midget Association Lites division went sour quickly Saturday night at the Waterford Speedbowl.
Rocco, making his second start in the division, passed Dylan Duhaime with three laps to go to win the 25-lap NEMA Lites feature. Rocco also won in his first start in the division earlier this season at Waterford.
But less than a half hour after the conclusion of the event it was announced that Rocco’s car was being disqualified for issues with the wing the team ran.
Rocco said the team did not get permission to run the wing, but that they will be allowed to run it going forward.
It gave Duhaime, of Loudon, N.H., the victory. Avery Stoehr of Lakveville, Mass. was moved to a second place finishing position and Christian Briggs of Mattapoisett, Mass. was moved to third place.
Rocco was suspended from weekly competition at Waterford for the remainder of the 2012 season in early September for his involvement in an altercation at the track but was allowed to compete in the NEMA Lite event because it was a non-regular division at the track.