Todd Owen Tops SK Modifieds At New London-Waterford Speedbowl 

Todd Owen celebrates victory in the SK Modified feature Saturday at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl (Photo: Mitch Bombard/TK Race Photos)

The reigning SK Modified division champion at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl had a perfect night Saturday in chasing a second consecutive title at the track. 

Todd Owen got his fourth victory of the season in the 35-lap SK Modified feature Saturday at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl. 

It was the 13th career SK Modified victory at the Speedbowl for Owner, of Somers. 

Anthony Flannery of East Hampton was second and Andrew Molleur of Shelton third. 

Owen passed Flannery for the lead on the final lap.

“It was two guys who were racing their hearts out,” Owen said in a release. “The cars were pretty much equal. But the guys on my crew work hard. I knew I had to give it my all.”

Owen said Flannery changed his line on the final two laps, moving down low to try and squeeze Owen on the bottom. It gave Owen the opportunity he needed.

“It was my own fault,” said Flannery, a former Late Model and Legends champ at Waterford who is looking for his first SK win. “I was too worried about the guy behind me.”

When Flannery veered to the inside, Owen was able to get Flannery loose and eventually get by him.

“Passing on the inside is tough,” Owen said. “But in the last two laps he changed his line.”

Owen’s win, combined with Eric Berndt’s seventh place finish, allowed Owen to expand his point lead to 12 in the standings.

Rookie Zack Sangermano of Plainfield got his second win of the season in the 25-lap SK Light Modified feature. 

Nick Hovey of Chaplin was second and Tom Abele Jr. of Norwich was third. 

Dylan Cote of Griswold won the 25-lap Legends feature. 

Jase Mongeon Charlton, Mass. was second and Wade Oemcke of Terryville was third. 

Information from a New London-Waterford Speedbowl press release is included in this report


  1. Man that Waterford speedbowl feature winner sign in Todd’s picture bring back a lot of good memories

    Awesome 👏

  2. Hillary 2024 says

    Good clean battles with the leaders in both the sk and sk lites. Both races good friends going for the wins. Good catch DB. That’s an old school sign for sure. Sometimes it’s the little details that make the events cool. Lots of nostalgia on nostalgia night. From a third generation driver getting the legend win to the black and red 47 picking up the win with Tom Fox as the kids step father. Buckler being there with the announcement of him getting into the hof was nice. Alcohol sales and the return of credit card options at the gate. Probably has nothing to do with the great job Foster has been doing. Just ask Dafella. He’ll tell ya.

  3. Tim Kaine 2024 says

    racing was good but they should have added other divisions to this event. I do understand the tire issue may create a problem. the beer was COLD finally ! Pizza not bad either .good sprinkling of spectators..

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