The Bowl

Flannery Rockets to SK Modified® Victory Lane a Fourth Time

WATERFORD – From the drop of the green flag Kyle James and RJ Marcotte were the show in the 35 lap SK Modified® race. The seasoned vet and the young blood fought hard for the race lead swapping grooves and the lead nearly a half-dozen times, with a hungry Anthony Flannery and Todd Owen stuck in their tire tracks. Several caution flags flew in the early stages, but none of them broke up this intense battle for the top [...]

Berndt Reigns Supreme; Last Lap Passes Steal the Show

WATERFORD – After making contact with the wall the week prior, Eric Berndt kicked off the 35 lap SK Modified® feature event looking like he was shot from a cannon. He would get off to a large lead while Todd Owen and Anthony Flannery moved their way up through the field in Berndt’s tire tracks. A caution shortly into the event gave fans a spirited battle that showed short run speed for Flannery, but as the laps clicked on [...]

Owen Cruises to SK Modified® Victory; Monahan Scores Emotional Win

WATERFORD – Chase Cook and Kyle James led the 35 lap SK Modified® feature to green, in a side by side battle that took place until Cook got crossed up on lap 5. With the outside line now free, Eric Berndt and Anthony Flannery began putting the pressure on James and Berndt was the first to make the bottom shot move by the 09, with Flannery hot on his tail. Todd Owen would also clear James, while Berndt and [...]

Childs Scores First Win; Newcomb’s Quick Thinking Extends Point Lead

WATERFORD – Bud Kuehne led the Super X-Car feature briefly before getting passed by PJ Childs on lap 3. Childs and Sean Skinner took this opportunity to run away from the field as Kuehne held down the third place position until about halfway. It was at this point when Bill Rheaume and Ray Reed’s battle for 4th turned into a battle for third, with Reed getting the advantage. The race was contested caution free, with Childs a straightaway ahead [...]

Canfield Dominates Soup Bowl; Flannery Doubles up on CWPM Night

WATERFORD – Twenty-Seven Mini Stocks and a grandstand area packed full of fans came out to enjoy the Soup Bowl 50 presented by CWPM Waste Removal and Recycling, in memory of long time owner and driver, Jeff “Soup” Civardi. Calamity on the initial lap ended the night as soon as it began for the most recent Thompson Speedway winner Kevin Moore and Stacy Zentek. From then on, it was 50 laps contested clean and green putting on a show [...]

Flannery Not to be Denied in SK Modifieds® Again; Monahan Adds Late Model win to Resume

WATERFORD – Kyle James has returned to weekly action and has been working with a newly formed team over the past few weeks. He launched from the pole position to set the pace until Anthony Flannery shot on by taking Eric Berndt with him. Berndt quickly took over the lead but Flannery would not be denied again. Berndt leveraged multiple attacks against Flannery over the course of the 35 lap main event trying both the inside and outside grooves [...]

Weather Adds Unpredictability at Speedbowl; Palmer Perseveres in Drag Race

WATERFORD – Fans came out in droves with the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series on the schedule, with the Belltown Motors/Fowlers Auto Wrecking 100. A pair of heavy showers ripped through the state near the conclusion of practice for the Modifieds, delaying the schedule quite a bit. Scrapping the heat races and adjusting the schedule we were able to get most of the laps completed before the lightning came in. Calamity on lap 1 of the Late Models when the door [...]

McDonald Scores Big in X-Cars; Moran Jr. with First Super X Win in 15 Years

WATERFORD – Greg Moran Jr. launched from the pole in the Super X-Cars, setting the pace for the entire event. Behind him, Ray Reed and Marc Shafer went at it for the runner up position, making it look like it was 2010 all over again. A few minor spins would slow the pace over the 25 lap event, but it didn’t effect Moran as he would score his first win since his return to competition, and his first since [...]

Back to The Bowl: Monaco Modified Tri Track Series Season Continues at New London-Waterford Speedbowl

Release from the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series   The Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series hosts the fourth of its six scheduled 2023 events Saturday, August 12 at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl. With the series race season just past the halfway point, drivers are looking forward to a trip to ‘The ‘Bowl ‘to compete in the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series Belltown Motors/Fowler’s Auto Wrecking 100. With the $10,000 winner’s purse up for grabs – plus Doug Dunleavy’s Gamblers Challenge that will add an additional [...]

Todd Owen Scores Big in Billy Greco / Terry Baribeault Memorial 43

WATERFORD – Three eras of the Billy Greco #43’s paced the SK Modified® field Saturday evening as a field of 20 strong lined up to honor both Greco and mother of long time announcer Dave Baribeault, Terry. Kyle James would get the jump on the initial start but found himself immediately under attack by Anthony Flannery. Flannery took the lead on lap 3 and held control with Rob Janovic Jr in a solid second place. The action from third [...]

Palamar Scores First Career Win; Rheaume First of the Season

WATERFORD – Trouble immediately in the Super X-Cars sent pole sitter Bud Kuehne and Greg Moran Jr. to the rear of the field. John Nunes would inherit the lead from this and set the pace briefly until a strong Ray Reed took him down on lap 7. However, that lead would be short lived as Bill Rheaume took over the top spot on lap 11. A red flag at the halfway point would fly when Marc Shafer’s smoke turned [...]

Baribeault/Greco Memorial SK43 takes Center Stage at Speedbowl

WATERFORD — According to the theme song of the legendary TV show Cheers, sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and you’re always glad you came. For Terry Baribeault, the mother of Speedbowl announcer Dave Baribeault, that place was the New London-Waterford Speedbowl. “My mother loved the Speedbowl,” said Baribeault who has been an announcer since 2006. “She knew everybody, and everybody knew her. She thought she was the Queen of the Speedbowl.” When Mrs. Baribeault passed away on [...]