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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 [...]

That’s a Wrap: 2018 Season in the Books

James, Flannery, Puleo, Gaedeke clinch titles at finale   Press release from New London-Waterford Speedbowl   Contact Mike Serluca at mikes@speedbowlct.com   WATERFORD — SK Modified driver Kyle James was responsible for the best move of finale weekend — a whirlwind charge coming out of turn 4 to blur past Tim Jordan at the finish line. It was in a qualifying race, however, and not in the 80-lap feature. The heat race win, however, gave him enough points to lock up the 2018 SK Modified championship [...]

Christopher wants to extend late season hot streak at Speedbowl

Press release from the New London-Waterford Speedbowl   Contact Mike Serluca at mikes@speedbowlct.com   THOMPSON — Mike Christopher Jr. was so hot at the end of the 2018 Stafford Speedway season, he doesn’t want the story to end. So he’ll be heading to the New London-Waterford Speedbowl for the first time this season to compete in the 80-lap SK Modified feature at The Finale which will take place Saturday and Sunday. There will be 15 divisions of race cars in action over the two [...]

Puleo ready to race to the wire in Sk Lites

Press release from the New London-Waterford Speedbowl WATERFORD — There is a dead heat in the SK Lite Modified standings at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl and Jonathan Puleo of Branford is in the thick of it. Puleo, 14, and an SK Lite rookie, is tied with Wayne Burroughs for the point lead with two races remaining. Race No. 1 of the two-race tussle for the trophy will take place Saturday as part of the Speedbowl’s eight-division race program. The final race [...]

Saturday September 29th Race Recap

James pulls out SK win on last lap Puleo wins SK Lites to tie Burroughs for point lead Flannery overwhelms Late Model field Bennett strikes twice in twin Legends features Hadley captures second Sportsman feature Canfield holds off Curry for Mini Stock win Noll’s outside pass the difference in Truck feature Press release from New London-Waterford Speedbowl WATERFORD —The night started with a Peter Bennett Legends victory and ended with a Bennett victory. In between the Bennett bookends, however, it was a breath-taking night at the New London-Waterford [...]

Palmer prepares for Late Model stretch run

Press release from New London-Waterford Speedbowl WATERFORD — There’s one thing a driver needs when he’s in a tight battle for a track championship — more speed. That’s what Jason Palmer is looking for as the New London-Waterford Speedbowl Late Model title chase goes down to the final three races of the season, including Saturday’s 30-lap feature. Palmer’s lead has been chopped to one point over Anthony Flannery with 90 laps left in the season. “We just got to do our homework,” Palmer [...]