2022 Schedule ReleaseMitch Bombard
It is with great excitement to announce the 2022 schedule for the New London-Waterford Speedbowl. The 71st year of the shoreline oval will feature a little something for everyone’s taste beginning with the Blast Off on May 7th. The year will feature the SK Modifieds®, SK Light Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks and Legend Cars as our main offerings on Saturdays from May to October, with supporting roles from the Speedbowl Trucks and various touring divisions. Legend Cars, X-Cars, Super X-Cars and Bandoleros return from May to September for the Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday program.
A few open practice sessions will preface the season in April, leading up to the 2022 edition of the Speedbowl Blast Off headlined by a 71 lap SK Modified® race. All of our weekly Saturday night divisions are on the card to kick off their scheduled 20 point races over the 23 week season, except the Trucks who are on the card for 16 weeks.
Making up the difference of those 16 weeks for the Trucks, the Speedbowl will host the Exit Realty Pro Truck Challenge 3 times with one of them being their Championship event held at the 18th running of Smacktoberfest. That event will be headlined by the 3rd Annual Northeast Street Stock Championship and will also play host to the return of the Open Competition Mini Stocks. We will also crown the champion for the Compact Enduros who will once again run a 5 race point series, and more. There are two other family fun days planned on June 26th and September 4th, with more information to be released at a later date.
Also visiting the Speedbowl in 2022, The 350 SMAC Super Modifieds will make their first appearance of the season on May 14th and they will share the spotlight with the returning NEMA and NEMA Lite clubs on September 10th. NEMA and NEMA Lite will light the track up with their fast speeds three times in total, also on July 9th and at the Finale on October 14th-16th.
Mirroring the same format as 2021, The Finale will feature a day of practice followed by races by the Bandoleros, X-Cars, Super X-Cars, and American Vintage Modifieds on Friday, with a full weekend of racing from the rest of our divisions, NEMA, and the 2022 return of the American Three Quarter Midget Racing Association.
Extra distance races for each division are planned throughout the year with the Late Models going 50 laps on May 28th and a special 25/25/15 format for Full Fendered Throwdown on September 24th. SK Light’s hit the track for 50 laps on June 18th, Open Street Stocks go 50 laps on July 2nd, Street Stocks get their time on July 16th, Mini Stocks on July 30th, and Trucks on August 6th. Legend Cars will have a special 20/20/10 event on July 23rd, and will also headline the Legend Car Fall Classic on October 1st.
Back for 2022 will be the popular and rebranded Fast 3 Series for the SK Modifieds® on June 11th, July 9th, and August 13th which is bound to attract some of the biggest names in SK Modified® racing in the Northeast. We will also once again present the Triple Threat Series for Saturday divisions and the Fall Shootout Series for Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday after the conclusion of their regular season that runs for 13 Wednesday’s between May 25th and September 7th. There is also 6 point paying races for the Open Street Stocks throughout the year with each race winner being guaranteed a starting spot in the 3rd Annual Northeast Street Stock Championship during Smacktoberfest.
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