WATERFORD – The top spot in the SK Modifieds® kept changing hands during their 35 lap affair. RJ Marcotte was able to take charge from the drop of the green and lead the way with a hungry Todd Owen in his tracks. An early caution pit the two against each other from the front row, and while Marcotte got the jump, Owen and Timmy Jordan made quick work of him. As the laps clicked off, Jordan would keep looking to the inside waiting for his moment. That opportunity came with 15 laps to go when Jordan made the smoothest cross-over of the night going into turn 1 and taking control of the race. A caution with 2 to go when Marcotte slid down the front straight set up a green-white-checker finish where Jordan would effortlessly score his second win of the season, just two weeks after a hard crash.

Emma Monahan and Doug Curry led the Late Model field to green with Monahan leading laps early while Jason Palmer had to maneuver traffic to get to the front. A quick caution early re-racked the field and Palmer was able to run for cover while Curry and Monahan went at it again for the runner up position. A hungry Ryan Lineham and a returning Rich Staskowski were also on the charge from deeper in the field. Palmer would continue his dominance in the division with Lineham in his tracks until the conclusion of 30 laps.

Sami Anderson kicked the night off with the singing of the national anthem, and she kicked off the SK Light race running away from the field with a large lead. Behind her, Tyler Barry and Evan Bourgeois were dueling it out until Bourgeois slid back before settling into traffic. Meanwhile Jake Hines was showing some speed and picking his way towards the front. He quickly caught Andersons’ bumper but was unable to complete the pass, looking both inside and out. With 5 to go, contact between the two resulted in Anderson going above the white line but staying in control while Hines went on to win his first of the season.

Moose Douton used his outside starting spot to get the jump on the Street Stock field, holding off a hard charging Tony Macrino who kept initiating battle after battle for the lead. Macrino could just not complete the pass on Douton and that’s when Norm Root III entered the conversation. Root diced his way through the field crossing over on Douton early and running off with a huge lead. He would add his name to the record books along side his father Norm Jr.

After last weeks thriller of an extra distance race, the Trucks put on a clean and green 25-lap affair. Jake Coutu shot off the line on a mission with Charles Beal and Tyler Chapman quickly going to battle for the second spot. Chapman was able to break free from Beal who was experiencing some ongoing engine issues. While he was able to reel in Coutu, he ran out of time to get to his bumper in the caution free event. Coutu’s win would be the first of his Speedbowl career.

           Twenty-two Mini Stocks took the green with Bill Sylvia off to an early lead. A large chain reaction crash took out a couple contenders but also allowed Charles Canfield to run away with the lead on the ensuing restart. John Bavolacco and Chris Garside picked their way forward around Sylvia as the laps clicked down with Bavolacco being the first to challenge Canfield. With the two battling, Garside was also able to throw his hat in the ring. The three drivers would go at it through lapped traffic and all until the final lap when Garside attempted to make it a 3-wide photo finish. Canfield was able to hang on after all the attacks to win his first of the season.

Tom Harwood won the Speedbowl debut of the New England Dwarf Car Series.

Next up at the Speedbowl, Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday continues with its’ four division program. Then on Saturday we honor our past champions for Legends of the ‘Bowl night with all seven of our divisions in action, including a 50 lap special for the Street Stocks. Keep up with the us at www.SpeedbowlCT.com, The New London-Waterford Speedbowl on Facebook, or @SpeedbowlCT on Instagram and X.


Unofficial Results

SK Modifieds® (35 Laps): 1. 47-Timmy Jordan[6]; 2. 81-Todd Owen[3]; 3. 35-Andrew Molleur[10]; 4. 7-Jonathan Puleo[7]; 5. 25-Anthony Flannery[8]; 6. 72-Adam Gada[2]; 7. 21-Kyle James[4]; 8. 11CT-Eric Berndt[5]; 9. 51-Rob Janovic Jr[12]; 10. 09-Brian Norman[13]; 11. 8CT-RJ Marcotte[1]; 12. 66-Wendell Dailey[11]; 13. 81X-Joshua Zentek[9]

Late Models (30 Laps): 1. 17-Jason Palmer[4]; 2. 10-Ryan Lineham[3]; 3. 5RI-Rich Staskowski[5]; 4. 2DJ-Douglas Curry[2]; 5. 50RI-Michael Benevides[7]; 6. 6-Derek Ramstrom[6]; 7. 78-Emma Monahan[1]

SK Lights (25 Laps): 1. 91-Jake Hines[4]; 2. 78-Evan Bourgeois[3]; 3. 07-Tyler Barry[2]; 4. 47-Zachery Sangermano[8]; 5. 76-Edward Gomarlo[5]; 6. 21-Sami Anderson[1]; 7. 51-John O’Sullivan III[6]; 8. 3-Steven Midford[10]; 9. 19-John Brunelle[7]; 10. 14-Kali Trapp[9]; 11. 12X-Amanda Slater[12]; 12. 33-Hailey Desaulniers[11]

Street Stocks (25 Laps): 1. 80-Norm Root III[5]; 2. 67-Aaron Plemons[9]; 3. 83-Ed Gertsch Jr[3]; 4. 39-Christopher Douton[2]; 5. 10-Chad Baxter[6]; 6. 12-Al Stone III[7]; 7. 9-Shawn Gaedeke[4]; 8. 13-Tony Macrino[1]; 9. 38-Jon Porter[8]; 10. 30-Charles Beal[12]; 11. 56-Ike Chima[11]; 12. 58-David Ciastko[10]; 13. (DNS) 21-Tom Musante

Trucks (25 Laps): 1. 33-Jake Coutu[1]; 2. 81-Tyler Chapman[5]; 3. 30-Charles Beal[4]; 4. 99-Milania Shilosky[7]; 5. 07-Austin Long[2]; 6. 12-Zach Robinson[6]; 7. 77-Troy Prentice[11]; 8. 25-David Venice[10]; 9. 7-Kassy Prentice[8]; 10. 84JR-Brad Strickland[3]; 11. (DNS) 20-Joe Bavolacco

Mini Stocks (25 Laps): 1. 25-Charles Canfield[5]; 2. 42-John Bavolacco[9]; 3. 83-Christopher Garside[10]; 4. 19-David Dorr[7]; 5. 88-Bill Sylvia[1]; 6. 50-David Lee[6]; 7. 6-Nicholas Pappacoda[16]; 8. 11-Jason Kokoszka[19]; 9. 24-Brad Caddick[3]; 10. 28-Erica Canfield[4]; 11. 81-Stacey Zentek[12]; 12. 12-Aiden Sullivan[18]; 13. 46-John Curry Jr[14]; 14. 23-Matt Pinson[17]; 15. 54-Dylan Cabral[11]; 16. 16-Tim Dorr[8]; 17. 22-Hailey Beal[20]; 18. 49-Christian Herman[2]; 19. 73-Eric Julian[13]; 20. 97-Dave Trudeau[21]; 21. (DNS) 7-Kyle Wing; 22. (DQ) 91-Raymond Herman Sr[15]

New England Dwarf Cars, Top 5 (30 Laps) 1. Tom Harwood, 2. Zig Geno, 3. Cody Hodgdon, 4. Jason Hodgdon, 5. Ryan Carman


(Photos by TK Race Photos)


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