WATERFORD – Careful got the job done Saturday at the Waterford Speedbowl for Tyler Chadwick.
Chadwick, of Ledyard, used a ninth place finish in the 50-lap SK Modified Finale feature Saturday at Waterford to clinch his first career division championship.
Jeff Pearl, Chadwick’s closest rival in the standings, finished 18th after being involved in an accident. Chadwick ended the season with a 39-point lead over Pearl, of Salem. Rob Janovic Jr. of Waterford ended the season third in the standings, 48 points behind Chadwick.
“This means so much,” Chadwick said. “It still hasn’t settled in yet, it will probably take a few days. All the hard work that my dad and my family and all my friends put in, it means the world to all of us. I know everyone’s been a little bit nervous the past couple weeks, I definitely have been. I can’t really describe how much it means. It’s so awesome.”
Chadwick spent a caution-marred event avoiding trouble.
“The whole race was really scary,” Chadwick said. “I don’t really like the way I drove. I was a little over cautious at times and then the car started to get a little tight on me.”
—- Follow RaceDayCT at Facebook
—- Follow RaceDayCT on Twitter