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Haley on a Legends hot streak

WATERFORD — Sometimes you have to slow down to go faster. That was the advice Colin “The Comet” Haley of Ashford received during a trip to North Carolina last fall. It’s a philosophy that helped him earn three straight podiums in the Legends division at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl, including his first-ever victory on July 4. “I never thought that win was going to come,” said Haley, who has been competing in the Legends division for four seasons. “I kept falling [...]

Gargaro is a BIG winner of the BIG $ X-Car Race

With $1160 in total contingency (laps and bonus money)on the line this past Wednesday, Dave Gargaro Jr took home $477 in additional money! Great job Dave! Here are the winners of each contingency dollar from Wednesday Night’s X Car Extra Distance Feature! Congrats to these drivers and THANK YOU to all who contributed! 1. Shaft Motorsports 💰($10) Chris Strickland 2. Shaft Motorsports 💰 ($10) Chris Strickland 3. Heavenly Goddess by Ginny ($10)💰 Ray Herman 4. Shaft Motorsports 💰 ($10) Ray Herman 5. Shaft Motorsports 💰 ($10) TJ Racicot 6. Heavenly Goddess [...]

Gargaro Jr. racks up extra-distance X-Car win- Bennett, Shafer squeeze out photo finish victories- Monahan captures impressive Bandolero win

WATERFORD — Dave Gargaro hasn’t raced regularly at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl in more than a year. The two-time X-car champion, however, hasn’t forgotten the fast way around the track. Gargaro took the lead from T.J. Racicot on lap No. 18 and still had enough voltage left to survive a two-lap, green-white-checker showdown with Racicot and Eddie Loomis. He held on for a win in the 35-lap X-Car Extra Distance Showdown Wednesday as part of the Speedbowl’s Wild & Wacky presentation. In [...]

Strickland’s positive attitude stronger than any handicap

Press release from New London Waterford Speedbowl WATERFORD — Chris Strickland of Uncasville comes to the New London-Waterford Speedbowl every Wednesday looking for action and improvement, not sympathy. Some would think the second year X-Car driver would be at a disadvantage — he lost his right hand in 2006 while serving in the Army in Iraq. Strickland, however, doesn’t view it that way. “I never consider myself to be handicapped,” Strickland said. “It doesn’t affect anything that I do. A lot of people [...]

Owen runs down Janovic to win second SK feature-Norman, Christian post first-ever Speedbowl wins- Morgan edges Flannery, Palmer in Late Models- Canfield keeps hot streak alive in Mini Stocks- Merservey cruises to second Speedbowl win

WATERFORD — Todd Owen kept digging and digging Saturday night until he finally struck gold. The Somers driver made several attempts to dive-bomb underneath Rob Janovic Jr. of Waterford during the first half of the 40-lap SK Modified feature at the New London Waterford Speedbowl. With 18 laps remaining, however, Owen got a dazzling run off turn 4 and swooped underneath Janovic in turn 1 to move into the lead. He maintained it the rest of the way to grab his [...]

Norman looking to take one more step to victory lane

WATERFORD — Bo Norman of Clinton says he can’t be disappointed with his 2018 Sportsman season at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl. “The car has been great every week.” Norman said. “I’m just trying to keep my nose clean to the best of my ability. If the car isn’t on the podium, it’s because I’m wrecked or the car is broken down.” The plan has worked so far. In six races, Norman has three podium finishes. He is sixth in the point [...]

New car has Olsen feeling awesome

WATERFORD — Steve Olsen of Essex says he doesn’t take anything for granted when he gets behind the wheel of an X-Car at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl. “There are just so many great cars and great competitors,” Olsen said. “My goal is just to finish.” His finishes in 2018, however, have been the best of his three-year X-Car career.  On June 27 he grabbed his first-ever win, taking the lead from Josh Cicio late in the race and pulling away. It was [...]

Fireworks and more this 4th of July at the Speedbowl

Spend July 4th with us- we have a great event planned for all fans and drivers/crews.  Join us under the tent for a Pre-Race BBQ from 2:30-4:30pm. The Pre-Race Party is: $15 for adults $10 for youth 13-16 $5 for children 6-12  kids 5 and under are free.  This DOES NOT include admission into the races. Grandstand admission is $8 for adults- $5 for youth 13-16 and kids 12 and under are free. Pit entry is $20.  To top off an awesome day at the race [...]

Summer Showdown and SK Modified Blastoff 80 are in the books

James dominates Blast Off Bennett declared winner in Summer Showdown Chapman holds off Puleo to win first Lite Modified feature Gaedeke survives wild Sportsman feature Canfield comes from behind to post Mini Stock win Taylor leads every lap in Truck feature WATERFORD — Kyle James didn’t plan on taking the lead in the SK Modified 80-lap Blast off as quickly as he did Saturday. His car, however, was too good to hold back. It took James only 13 laps to go from fifth to first as he [...]

Izzo looking for 80 laps of domination

WATERFORD — Dylan Izzo said he doesn’t care how many extra cars decide to compete in Saturday’s Blast Off 80 at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl. “”It would be stupid for people not to come,” Izzo said. “The winner will be getting more than $4,000 and will be walking out of the Speedbowl with a lot of money. I expect everyone to be there.” Izzo certainly will. When qualifying took place on May 5, Izzo earned the pole position for the 11-car [...]