Eric Webster Returning As Race Director At New London-Waterford Speedbowl

Eric Webster

Eric Webster

Call it a vacation week for Eric Webster.

New London-Waterford Speedbowl owner Bruce Bemer confirmed exlusively to RaceDayCT on Friday that Webster will return to the track Saturday as race director.

Webster, who was named the race director last November, resigned from the position on May 18 after two events at the Speedbowl in 2016.
Webster cited personal reasons for his decision last week to leave the track.

“It was a personal issue that I thought was going to take lots more time than it did,” Webster told RaceDayCT on Friday. “Now I’m 100 percent available and committed to work with this team going forward to get the best product we can get.”

Track general manager Shawn Monahan served as interim race director for the event at the track on May 21. Webster replaced Scott Tapley as the race director at the Speedbowl. Tapley left the track to take a similar position at Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway at the conclusion of the 2015 season.

“We’re glad that Eric is back,” Monahan said. “It’s very simple. We made it by last week and I’m just glad that the person that I appointed to the job in the first place is back on board.”

The Speedbowl opened its season May 7-8 with the running of the Bud Blastoff. On May 14 the track hosted the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour for the New England Cycle Center 161. Last week the track hosted American Canadian Tour.

Webster is the son of the late Charlie Webster, a four-time track champion at the Speedbowl. Previous to this season Webster had built a strong reputation at the Speedbowl over the years as the individual leading track officials on the track and infield during events.

The Speedbowl is in its second season under the ownership of Bruce Bemer, who acquired the track in a foreclosure auction in October 2014. Monahan, a longtime competitor at the track, was named general manager of the facility not long after Bemer finalized his acquisition of the track.


  1. darealgoodfella says

    What a difference a day makes!!!!

  2. Great to see you back Webby! Now let’s go racing …………

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