Joey Gada Tops SK Modified Field At New London-Waterford Speedbowl

Joey Gada celebrates victory Saturday at the New London-Waterford Speedway (Photo: Mitch Bombard/TK Race Photos)

The family fabric of the New London-Waterford Speedbowl was back in victory lane once again Saturday at the shoreline oval. 

Joey Gada topped the field in the 35-lap SK Modified feature at the Speedbowl. 

It was the fifth career SK Modified feature win at the Speedbowl for Gada, the son of seven-time Speedbowl SK Modified champion Dennis Gada. 

Mike Christopher Jr. of Wolcott, coming off a victory in the 811 Call Before You Dig Open Modified 81, Friday night at Stafford, was second. Rob Janovic Jr. of Waterford was third. 

Todd Owen and Anthony Flannery rounded out the top-five respectively in the feature.

Reigning division champion Jason Palmer of Berlin scored his second victory in as many starts this season in the 30-lap Late Model feature. 

Ray Christian III was second and Tyler Tomassi third. 

Buddy Charette of Woodstock picked up his first career SK Light Modified victory in the division’s 25-lap feature. 

Buddy Charette celebrates his first career Speedbowl victory following the SK Light Modified feature Saturday (Photo: Courtesy Buddy Charette)

Aaron Plemons got his first career Street Stock feature win in the division’s 25-lap feature. Moose Douton was second and Al Stone III third. 

Ken Cassidy Jr. topped the field in the 25-lap Truck feature. Emma Monahan was second and Duane Noll third.

Johnny O’Sullivan of Salem won the 20-lap Legends feature.


  1. 🌈🦄2020 says

    Pretty good night for the ladies at the speedbowl yesterday. Sammi making a comeback after a horrible last weekend. Led most of the race until the end. Emma with a second place finish in the truck. She’s been fast at every track this year. Great sk race between Christopher and Gada. Raced each other clean passing on the outside. That racing surface, terrible for decades 🤣🤣. Nice crowd too. I guess everyone knows it’s open now. Probably nothing to do with the beautiful weather.

  2. Will Christopher continue to be a “regular” at the Bowl?

  3. Are you sure there was good side by side racing in the SK feature? That racing surface that has sucked for decades now? How is that possible? Only kidding 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂.

  4. Rafter Fan,
    Guess we’ll find out next week.

  5. Starting to look forward to 2020’s slant on the racing at the Speedbowl.

  6. 🌈🦄2020 says

    Looking forward to the 5 big money sk races at the speedbowl this season. The racing guys are a pretty awesome group. $118,800 purse so far all together.

  7. No doubt about it. The Racing Guys and LI Mod Maniac are heavy hitters proving it one again bringing Ron Bouchard Auto Stores to the Fast Five Series. It’s got to be their credibility considering the dealerships are so far from the Speedbowl.
    Bouchard may have been one of the smartest old mod guys trading his fame and no doubt considerable earnings in NASCAR Cup in to a lucrative car dealership that has thrived and expanded under family ownership.

  8. Yes – the 5 big(ger) money SK races at the Bowl should be good. Thus far, the SK field at Waterford has been decent. It will interesting to see which non-regular enter those 5 races. I assume Rocco will return to the Bowl for them – perhaps other non-regulars from Stafford (Williams + Kopcik?) will also enter.

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