Noll has Luck- Wins in Speedbowl Trucks

WATERFORD — Duane Noll of Monroe believes in multi-tasking. He’s a driver in the Speedbowl Truck Division at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl. He’s the crew chief. He’s the sponsor. And he’s also a three-time champion. Noll’s latest success took place in 2018 when he posted six wins, two seconds and three thirds to cruise to a 49-point win over Todd Taylor to clinch the title. Noll is the only driver ever to win a title in the three-year history of the Speedbowl [...]

Bennett enjoys a legendary season at the Speedbowl

WATERFORD — It wasn’t how Peter Bennett opened the 2018 New London-Waterford Speedbowl Saturday Legends season, but how he closed it that counted. On opening day, he almost didn’t start the race because of a failed ignition switch. Although he had to start the 25-lap feature at the rear of the field, he rallied to finish fourth, an indication of the skill he had of weaving his way through traffic. It was a skill he used quite often during the remainder [...]

Come-from behind Canfield prevails in Mini Stocks

WATERFORD — After three weeks of the 2018 New London-Waterford Speedbowl season, Charles Canfield was sitting in 12th place in the standings, 46 points out of the lead. It looked like he had two chances to successfully defend his Mini Stock title — slim, and wait until next year. Canfield, however, wasn’t buying it. “People around me were giving me confidence,” Canfield said, “even when I thought I couldn’t make a comeback. My fellow competitors reached out to me early and [...]

Long shot becomes big shot Gaedeke surprises everyone to win Speedbowl Sportsman title

WATERFORD — Shawn Gaedeke started the 2018 New London-Waterford Speedbowl season off the radar screen. And that’s the way he planned it. “That’s the reason we took the previous season off — to be ready for 2018,” Gaedeke said. “We wanted to be that guy who came out of nowhere and surprised everyone.” Gaedeke certainly fit that description in 2018. In only his second Sportsman season, Gaedeke grabbed three wins, spent almost the entire season finishing in the Top 4 or better [...]

Fantastic finish lifts Flannery to championship

Wins seven of last 8 races to track down Late Model crown WATERFORD — Anthony Flannery spent the first three months of the New London-‪Waterford Speedbowl‬ Late Model 2018 season stuck in neutral. The season entered August and he was still searching for his first win. He knew what he had to do, however, to change that statistic. “We needed to find one thing that no one else had found,” Flannery said. Once he found it, he also found victory lane. And he [...]

James planning another championship run

WATERFORD — After just missing the 2017 New London-Waterford Speedbowl SK Modified championship by the length of a bread crumb, Kyle James came up with a new strategy for 2018. “I wanted to win every single race,” James said. “No matter what it took.” He came close. The Ashaway, R.I. driver won eight races to capture his first Speedbowl title by nine points over Todd Owen, who finished second. James took the point lead by winning the first SK race of [...]