Speedbowl rocked by the passing of Richard “Bubby” Brouwer Jr.

WATERFORD — The entire New London-Waterford Speedbowl famiy was in a state of shock Tuesday when it was learned that Richard “Bubby Brouwer had died of cancer at the age of 53. Brouwer had been involved with the Speedbowl for more than 30 years as a competitor and an employee. He will best be remembered for his ability to fix anything at the Speedbowl to keep the track running. It didn’t matter if it was pumping water out of the infield and [...]

James looking to find more firepower- Will return to Speedbowl after blown motor

WATERFORD — Kyle James said he had his best car of the season Saturday night at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl. Unfortunately for him, his engine did not cooperate. A blown engine midway through the race helped end James’ two-“race SK Modified winning streak and also cost him the point lead. A ninth place finish by James, coupled with a third effort  by Dylan Izzo, enabled Izzo to take a one-point lead in the SK standings heading into Saturday night’s 40-lap feature. Even [...]

Momentary setback doesn’t deter Bryden’s enthusiasm

West Springfield teen making the move from karts to SK Lite Modifieds WATERFORD — Unless the smoke is coming from a victory cigar, smoke on the race track usually means trouble. That was the case for 17-year-old Alina mmBryden of West Springfield as she was preparing for her second career SK Lite Modified start at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl on June 16. “We went out for the third practice and we were running good laps,” Bryden said. “Then I heard a bing [...]