Barry making rare Valenti Tour drive at Speedbowl

WATERFORD — Normally when you see Ken Barry of Griswold at the New London Waterford Speedbowl, he’s in the paddock, serving as crew chief for his son Tyler, who competes in the Speedbowl’s Legends division. Barry will be in another location on Saturday, however — the spotlight. Barry will be driving the Spafco Chassis No. 21 car, pinch-hitting for the regular driver, Les Hinckley, when the Valenti Modified Series invades the Speedbowl Saturday as part of Military Night. The Valenti cars [...]

Monster Trucks ready to rock the ‘Bowl

WATERFORD — Mike Vaters Sr., a 37-year veteran of Monster Truck activity, said he’s looking forward to Sunday’s visit to the New London-Waterford Speedbowl. “We are going to rock the house,” he said. The two Monster Trucks that will be in attendance, Higher Education and Overkill Evolution, probably will be rocking more than just the house — expect the ground also to start shaking. “Higher Education is the only Monster school bus that competes in racing,” Vaters Sr. said. “It will be [...]

Plemons captures first Super X-Car win- Bennett recovers from 13-car wreck to win Legends feature- Rheaume & Shifflett chalk up X-Car wins- Brody Monahan cruises to third Bandolero win

WATERFORD — Super X-Car driver Aaron Plemons pulled off his first New London-Waterford Speedbowl victory the hard way — with point-leader Dave Yardley breathing down his firesuit. Plemons, however, didn’t succumb to the pressure. He held off Yardley over the final five laps to grab a dramatic win the 25-lap Super X-car feature. Plemons win was one of the highlights of Wednesday’s Wild & Wacky program. In other action, Peter Bennett, who was involved in a 13-car crash with 14-laps [...]

14-year veteran Pantani has moment of glory

WATERFORD — Dennis Pantani has two career Legends wins at New London-Waterford Speedbowl, but he says the latest victory he captured Wednesday stands out. “It was sweet because we had to pass some cars to do it,” said Pantani who dropped as far back as sixth place before he made his charge to the front. “When I won seven years ago, I was in fifth place, and then the four cars in front of me wrecked and I moved up [...]

Wings and Wheels postponed

Unfortunately, Mother Nature has forced us to postpone our Wings and Wheels event scheduled for today Saturday August 11th.  We are currently working with all the touring divisions to determine their availability for a reschedule date. Once a date has been determined, we will post it on Facebook and our website. 

Racicot goes from wreck to checkers

WATERFORD — T.J. Racicot and his team depend on hard work, not bells and whistles. “We’ve had our share of ups and downs this season,” the X-Car driver from Quaker Hill said. “We just try to do the best we can. We keep on digging.” That philosophy turned to gold on Aug. 1 when he grabbed his first careers win at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl just one week after he wiped out the front end of his car in a multi-car [...]