New London-Waterford Speedbowl Announces 2024 Schedule
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WATERFORD – Speedbowl track officials are proud to unveil the 2024 full season schedule, packed full of action from our weekly racing, returning series, and even a new one to the shoreline oval.
Drivers from all around can shake off the cobwebs on April 18th and 25th for some pre-season open practices as they gear up for Blast Off 2024 on May 3rd-5th. That Friday will be a practice session for Blast Off competitors only. Saturday the 4th will be headlined by the Milton CAT Modified Racing Series! The MRS make their return to the Speedbowl for the first time since Matt Swanson won in 2020. They will also join us at The Finale on October 19th.
Back after a few years’ hiatus, our Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday competitors of the X-Cars, Super X-Cars, and INEX Bandoleros will have a chance to compete in a pre-season exhibition. Also, on Blast Off Saturday, the Evolve Pro Trucks open their season.
Blast Off Sunday, May 5th, will be headlined by a 73 lap SK Modified® main event, representing 73 years of the Speedbowl. The day will kick off with a pit party and hold feature races for all 7 of our weekly divisions including the Late Models, SK Lights, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, Trucks, and INEX Legend Cars.
There’s 23 point paying weeks for the Saturday Night competitors, with various off nights sprinkled in. The Late Models go 100 laps as a part of Full Fendered Throwdown on August 31st. Going 50 laps for their extra distance races, the SK Lights are scheduled for August 3rd, the Street Stocks on June 15th, Mini Stocks on July 27th, and Trucks on June 1st.
INEX Legend Cars’ National Qualifier will be held on June 22nd, have double features on July 20th, and we will once again hold the Fall Classic on September 14th.
They’re also back on Wednesday Nights as part of Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday. A 14-event season kicking off on May 29th include two special Sunday shows on July 14th and August 11th featuring the X-Cars, Super X-Cars, INEX Bandoleros, and more!
The Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series takes on the ‘Bowl for their annual trip on Saturday August 10th. Matt Hirschman swept both events in 2023, and Dana DiMatteo took the win when they first returned in 2022.
The always entertaining Sundail Cocktails 350 SMAC (Small-Block Super Modifieds) kick their season off with us on May 18th, and the American Three-Quarter Midgets make their return on October 19th. The lightning fast NEMA Midgets return with two dates for the main series on May 25th and October 19th, with the NEMA Lites racing on two additional dates of July 6th and August 17th.
Based in northern New England region and new to the Speedbowl, the New England Dwarf Car Series makes its debut. Similar in stature to the Legend Cars, the Dwarf Car features open wheels and nerf bars, with a 600cc Suzuki or Honda motorcycle engine under the hood.
Six Open Street Stock events are sprinkled through the year. The first five held on May 25th, July 6th, August 3rd, August 31st, and October 19th will be chances to tune up for the 5th Annual Northeast Street Stock Championship held during Smacktoberfest. Winners of those 5 events will have a guaranteed starting spot come October 26th.
Also during the Twentieth running of Smacktoberfest, Open Competition Mini Stocks are back! Full Size, Truck/SUV, and Ladies Enduros will be held on both Smacktoberfest and on Sunday July 14th. The Compacts will also compete, and have 6 total dates including June 1st, July 14th, August 11th, August 31st, September 21st.
Events listed on the schedule such as The Mid-Season Championship, the Waterford Team Race, Legends of the Bowl Night, and others will be highlighted with details coming up soon.
Finally, Driver Registration, Number Registration, and rules will be published in the next couple weeks.
Full detailed schedule with built in open practice dates is posted below. Events are subject to change. Keep up with what’s going on at our website www.SpeedbowlCT.com, on Facebook at The New London-Waterford Speedbowl, and on Instagram and X @SpeedbowlCT.