Studded Tri-Track Open Modified Entry List Highlights Bemers Super Bowl At Speedbowl

(Press Release from New London-Waterford Speedbowl)

Tri-Track LogoThere’s a reason why the final racing weekend of the season is being called the Bemer’s Super Bowl of Auto Racing.

It’s going to be the ultimate racing weekend, with the highest cash purses ever paid out at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl.
What started as a show with just several divisions has mushroomed into a 12-division, big money show.

The centerpiece is the Tri-Track Open Modified Series. More than 46 full-powered Modifieds have already entered.

That’s just the main course, however. It will be a two-day racing feast that will include all nine of the Waterford Speedbowl weekly series, plus the New England Race Trucks and the Granite State Pro Stock series. Another added attraction will be the 19th annual SK Modified Nationals, with $5,000 going to the winner.

“We’ve had a very successful season and no one wants it to end,” Speedbowl GM Shawn Monahan said. “Drivers kept asking us if their divisions could be part of the final weekend. So we are accommodating them.

“The bottom line is that this is the biggest weekend ever at the Speedbowl. Everyone is talking about how great the Tri Track Series race was on Sept. 13, and almost all of the drivers are coming back, plus several who weren’t with us in September.”

The Tri-Track series is just one layer of the cake.

“The Battle of the Sound Legends race is paying $2,000 to the winner, the biggest first-place purse ever offered in Connecticut,” Monahan said. “And there was so much interest, we had to add 2 consi’s and a B-Main. The enthusiasm is unbelievable.”

The racing starts on both days at 1:30 p.m.

On Saturday, there will be qualifying races for the Mini Stocks, New England Trucks, SK Lights, Granite State Pro Stocks, SK Modifieds, Legends, X-Cars, Late Models, Super X Cars and Limited Sportsmen.

The features begin at 4:30 p.m. Here is Saturday’s feature lineup.

  • 20-lap Bandoleros feature — Nicolas Hovey was the regular season champ.
  • 40-lap Mini Stock feature — $1,000 to win
  • 25-lap New England Race Trucks feature — Roger Turbush is the point leader
  • 150-lap Granite State Pro Stock Series — 5th Pro Stock race in Speedbowl history.
  • 20-lap X car feature — Dave Gargaro Jr. is the regular season champ
  • 20-lap Super X car feature — Brian Norman is the regular season champion.
  • 40-lap Limited Sportsman feature. $1,000 to win.

Sunday’s first event at 1:30 p.m. is a last-chance qualifier for the Legends Battle of the Sound, followed by feature racing.

  • 35-lap Tri-Track Modified Series qualifying semi-feature No. 1 — $3,000 to win.
  • 35-lap Tri-Track Modified Series qualifying semi-feature No. 2 — $3,000 to win.
  • 30-lap Late Model feature — cash bonuses
  • 25-lap SK Light feature — cash bonuses.
  • 65-lap Tri Track Modified series — $5,000 to win plus lap money
  • 35-lap Battle of the Sound Legends feature — $2,000 to win
  • 75-lap SK Modified National — $5,000 to win plus lap money bonuses.

Tri-Track Open Modified Series Entry List as of Tuesday
0 Mike Holdridge
03 Ken Darch
04 Brendon Dion
4 Jeff Gallup
5 Chris Pasteryak
6 Ryan Preece
6 Dennis Perry
7 Kurt Vigeant
7 Rich Parker
9 Chase Dowling
11 John Beatty
12 Todd Annarummo
13 Steve Masse
14 Max Zachem
16 Eric Berndt
19 Dave Schneider
25 Rowan Pennink
27 Andy Jankowiak
29 Brendon Bock
29 Jon McKennedy
33 Rob Richardi
35 Derek Ramstrom
36 Dave Sapienza
40 Eddie LeClerc
41 Karl Fredrickson
42 Woody Pitkat
43 Kirk Alexander
45 Dan Meservey
46 Jon Kievman
50 Ron Silk
50 Carl Mederios
52 Les Hinckley
53 Norman Wrenn
55 Joe Doucette
59 Matt Hirschman
68 Keith Rocco
69 Jimmy Dolan
76 Zane Zeiner
76 Jeff Rocco
79 Garrison Grubissa
80 Dick Houlihan
85 Michael Benevides
92 Anthony Nocella
93 George Sherman
99 Richard Savary
99 Jamie Tomaino

Tickets are priced at $35 for adults and $10 for youths 13-16. Kids 12-and-under always are admitted free. For more information, call 860-442-7223, or contact


  1. Crazy in NY says

    So looking forward to this event and it looks like Mother Nature will be smiling on it too.
    44 Mods on the entry list is impressive this late in the year and even with the exception of
    two notables who were at the last event (and drove like a pair of richards) this field is stellar.
    They won’t be missed. 40+ guys going for 22 spots plus provisionals almost guarantees a great
    event. Won’t be much riding in this one, get the green and go. Last one in the northeast in 15′
    boys and girls so you gotta drag your friends and get there.

  2. I see that the 00 TC has just been added. Drove by the bowl Monday and there were already a dozen campers set up. If the weather is nice and warmer than last weekend, the place should be packed.

  3. Gonna be awesome. I’m getting there by 1pm Saturday and noon on Sunday- I’m expecting the parking lot to be overflowing!!! Hoping for a packed house. Weather looks great on Saturday and is improving on Sunday. This truly is the perfect event. Only thing I miss are the pit parties at the beginning and end of the year. Speaking of the old regime, has anyone heard of what Terry Eames is up to these days?

  4. Management ! says

    Who cares !

  5. Inquiring minds want to know, will the scoreboard be working? Working or not, I’ll be there.

  6. The number 1 stud is missing. No # 2 team. Everyone has a chance now. Preece is odds on favorite to win.

  7. Crying Preece couldn’t get it done back in September what makes you think he can get it done this Sunday ?

  8. big shows are nice but not in my budget.

  9. Jason, Eames is a car salesman at Valenti auto mall. And no I am not making that up. Friend of mine brought in the newspaper with an advertisement in it with a profile on Terry. Quoted as saying something about honesty and integrity. I know this sounds like a joke but it’s true. Needless to say everyone that saw the article got a good laugh.

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