Tim Jordan Wins At Waterford After a Busy 30 Laps
Defending LM Champion Goes from Back to Front in Short Time
When Tim Jordan won his second Late Model feature of the season at Waterford Speedbowl (CT) on Saturday night, he managed to fit more drama into 30 laps than there is in many 400- or 500-lap NASCAR Nextel Cup Series races.
“It was the full range of emotions in 12 laps,” said Jordan. “I thought that we were all done, and we ended up winning.”
Jordan started eighth, worked his way towards the front, spun, went to the back, witnessed the leaders knock themselves out of contention, battled with a Waterford legend for the lead after a green-white-checkered finish and then won the race.
Did you get all that? If not, Jordan can explain exactly what he experienced behind the wheel of his #47 Late Model.
“Allen Coates and I were going at it pretty good,” said Jordan. “It was good, hard racing with about 15 laps to go, when we made ever so slight contact. That sent my car at a 45-degree angle, and rather than wreck him or anyone else, I just got on the brakes hard. The yellow came out, and at that point I thought that the night was shot, since we had to go to the back of the pack.”
Tim Jordan braves the flashbulbs of victory lane at Waterford.
So with nothing to lose, Jordan made the decision to make a quick pit stop.
“We went into the pits and made a change to tighten the car up a little bit. We went back out and marched back up to fourth. I was back behind Allen and we were chasing down the leaders when they were racing for the lead and both got together. They did their thing, Allen and I got by, and that was pretty cool.
“We had a green-white-checkered finish with Allen on the pole. On the first attempt, the yellow came out again. On the second one, he got a good jump, but I got to the outside. I got by him coming to the white flag and won.”
Going wheel to wheel with Coates for the victory made it even more special for Jordan.
“It’s good to beat him because he has won so many races at Waterford. He’s second
in all-time Late Model wins, he has three titles and has won championships in other
divisions. He’s a really good driver. To beat him is very satisfying.”
With the victory, Jordan is making progress towards a second Late Model championship
at Waterford. He now moves into second-place in the Late Model standings and has
only finished out of the top three once this season.
Jordan returns to action in the Late Model ranks this Saturday night at the Waterford
For more information on Tim Jordan, please contact Mike Twist at (207) 590-1786 and check out www.timmyjordan.com.