New London-Waterford Speedbowl Rolling Out Blitz Of Special Events In September

(Press Release from the New London-Waterford Speedbowl)

New London Waterford Speedbowl LogoThe New London Waterford Speedbowl is wrapping up its 2015 regular season with one of the most exciting Septembers in the Bowl’s 64-year history.

Included in the month-long entertainment blitz will be a visit from the greatest Modified drivers in the Northeast in the Tri-Track series, twin SK Modified features, a visit from the Northeast Midget Association, a national INEX Legends qualifier, a special fundraiser for the Connecticut Lupus Foundation, Monster Trucks, a school bus demolition derby, and special tribute nights to our First Responders and members of the military.

Plus some of the closest point races in New England will be decided in the Speedbowl’s six Saturday night divisions. It’s a month that has something for everyone.

“We have four Saturdays and two Sunday shows left on the regular-season schedule and each one is special,” Speedbowl GM Shawn Monahan said. “We know our fans are really going to enjoy this. It will be the perfect ending to a great season.”

It starts Saturday with a 25-lap national qualifier for the INEX Legends. The point race is one of the closest in Legends history, with Cory Dimatteo leading Kyle Rogers by 5 points and Scott Limkemann by 11. The SK Modifieds, Late Models, Mini Stocks and Street Stocks are also on the card. Qualifying starts at 5:30 p.m. and features start at 7 p.m.

Then on Sunday, it’s the renewal of a Speedbowl tradition — the Back to School Bash. Taking center stage will be two premier Monster Trucks, Overkill Evolution and the Black Stallion. There will be a special school bus demolition derby with buses representing Waterford, Fitch, Ledyard and Montville Highs. A 4-6-8 cylinder enduro, a demolition derby, King of the Hill and power wheel and big wheel races are also part of the action, which gets under way at 3 p.m. The gates will open.

On Sept. 12, the Bowl will hold its annual Laps for Lupus Fundraiser. Fans can raise money in pledges and then participate in a special track walk. There also is a special barbecue picnic scheduled.

When the walking is over, the stage will be set for high-powered racing. Twin 30-lap SK Modified features will be contested, and the two races will go a long way toward determining the 2015 champ. Four drivers are within 17 points of each other. The NEMA Midgets will be on hand for their final 2015 Speedbowl appearance. Plus 40-lap features for the X-Cars and Super X-Cars will take place.

Sunday, Sept. 13 will be one lof the biggest days of the season — the first Tri-Track series race ever held in Connecticut. More than 40 of the best Modified drivers in the Northeast have registered. The winner will receive at least $5,000, plus another $1,500 will be handed out to the overall champ.

Sept. 19 is First Responders Night. All First Responders with a valid ID will be admitted for $5.
Then the regular season ends on Sept. 26 with Military night. All members of the Military, past and current, will receive free admission.

“This is our way to say thank you to the people who have done so much for us,” Monahan said. “We’re hoping for a huge turnout.”

Plus the champions in all six Speedbowl Saturday divisions will be crowned, and the Mr. Rooter New England Truck Series also will be on the card.

“It will be a night of greatness,” Monahan said. “featuring our military heroes and our Speedbowl champs.

More information is available at, or by calling 860-422-RACE


  1. Why put the tri track series modifieds on Sunday up against the opening week of the NFL. Bad scheduling. Going to cost them lots off fans.

  2. Yeah right Frankie... says

    Yes Frankie, many fans would rather be watching football than be at the ‘Bowl watching the biggest modified race in Connecticut since the end of the Thompson 300 lol. Guess I’ll be in the minority come Sunday the 13th…and again Sunday October 24th.

  3. I guess those people are not really race fans then. Plus you myst think it will hurt the car count too

  4. wmass_01013 says

    I think it will help that the PATRIOTS open on thurs 10th and NY GIANTS/DALLAS game is SUN night at 8:30. 2 local biggest fans Of NFL teams, I always said THOMPSON 300 was hurt the last 10 yrs racing on NFL opening day with the NFL taking over as Number 1 sport in USA

  5. No, the 300 was hurt by being a snoozefest for the last 10 years it ran at Thompson, not by the nfl.

  6. wmass_01013 says

    and how was it a snoozefest?

  7. I doubt it Frankie, why would anyone rather spend a Sunday afternoon inside watching tv when they could be out watching a big modified event? As long as the weather is as nice as it has been, the place should be packed.

  8. NFL opening weekend vs every other sporting event combined = NFL wins

  9. Love the N F L but ,racing fans can’t miss this one got all winter to watch football …….

  10. Wish I Was A Driver says

    For those with comments worried about having to choose between watching football on tv in their living room -OR- taking part in the live action at the speedbowl, I completely agree with the comments from “Yeah right Frankie…”, “LM”, “rich” and “Bob”… it’s no contest for race fans. I can only speak for myself, but being at any race event, watching the action live, hearing the thunder bearing down on turn 1 and feeling the rampage of the thunderous horsepower go screaming by is simply a no-breainer. You can use your DVR to record the Pats, but you have only one chance to live the race along side the drivers and the fans. Just sayin…

  11. I’m a huge NFL fan but unless the Pats are playing the super bowl on a race weekend there is no way in hell I’m going to stay home and watch a football game instead of going to the speedbowl on a nice Sunday afternoon.

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