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 three-time defending SK Modified division champion at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl found his way to a packed win list at the track in 2024. 

Todd Owen of Somers scored his first victory of the season in the 35-lap SK Modified feature Saturday at the New London-Waterford Speedowl. 

Owen became the fifth winner in six SK Modified events at the Speedbowl in 2024. 

Owen joined Tim Jordan (two wins), Anthony Flannery, Eric Berndt and Jon Puleo on the Speedbowl win list this year in the SK Modified division. 

It was Owen’s 20th career SK Modified win at the Speedbowl. 

Flannery, of East Hampton, was second Saturday and Puleo of Branford third. 

Owen came into the night fifth in the standings, six points off the lead. Andrew Molleur of Shelton finished fourth in Saturday’s feature and held on to to the points lead. Owen moved up and into a three-way tie for second in the standings with Puleo and Flannery, one point behind Molleur. Jordan its in fifth, six point off the lead. 

Al Stone III of Durham won the 50-lap Street Stock. The victory – Stone’s second of 2024 – extended his record total of wins in the division to 66 at the Speedbowl. 

Nickolas Hovey of Chaplin was victorious in the 25-lap SK Light Modified feature. 

It was Hovey’s third career SK Light Modified win at the Speedbowl and his 15th win overall at the track over three divisions. 

Doug Curry of Groton topped the 30-lap Late Model feature for his first career victory in the division. Curry also has victories at the track in the Street Stock (four) and Mini Stock (six) divisions. 

Derek Gluchacki of North Dartmouth, Mass. was second and Jason Palmer of Berlin third. 

David Dorr of Gales Ferry won the 25-lap Mini Stock feature. 

It was Dorr’s second career victory in the division and first this season. Bill Sylvia of Preston was second and Chris Garside of Groton third. 

Tyler Chapman of Mystic won the 25-lap Truck feature. 

It was Chapman’s fourth win in six Truck events this year and his 11th win in the division overall. 

Randy Burr of Middleboro, Mass. was second and Charles Beal of Ledyard third. 

Jase Mongeon of Charlton, Mass. won the 25-lap legends feature. 

Riley Paul of Ledyard was second and Kyle Caisse of Marlborough, Mass was third. 


  1. Longtimefan says

    Great run for Owen, and Great car counts(besides the late models…) great evening of racing

  2. Rafter fan says

    Nice crowd at the Bowl last night, and the place continues its “cleaned up” appearance (although improvements to rest rooms, etc. are still needed). Decent car counts, except for the Late Models (just 8 or 9). The field of SK mods was pretty solid, and it was good to see Todd Owen return to victory lane.

    Last night’s timing worked out OK (finished around 10:15 pm, I believe), but squeezing in 7 features after starting the first at 7:05 pm is a recipe for some late nights.

  3. Clean Your Bathrooms says

    The bathrooms are horrendous. I’ve always said when it comes to any business, you can learn a lot about the people who own and operate the place by their bathrooms. If the people who run the place think disgusting bathrooms are acceptable for the general public, it basically tells you that they don’t care about their business or what the customers think of it. That’s the case at Waterford.

  4. Hillary 2024 says

    Another great night at the shoreline oval. Awesome crowd. Scary wreck for Milania Shilosky. They say she got banged up and bruised pretty bad but she’s already ready to get back racing again Wednesday night. And with Phil Rondeau heading up her team I’m sure the truck will be ready for her next truck race in a couple weeks. Awesome to see all the past champions honored last night. Lots of old timers in attendance. Great comeback story for the guy second place in points, Ryan Lineham. After what happened to him at Thompson, wasn’t sure he’d be back. How about that IHF racing team. Three sk’s at Waterford and now one 604 mod with Rocco at Thompson. I know the players behind the scenes of that team and they’re some big names in racing around these parts. But still that’s one major local racing operation. Was nice to see Owen finally get a win this year. He seemed so relieved. And after this first win the 11 has been a dud. Not sure what’s going on there. Also if you’re complaining about the speedbowl bathrooms in 2024 then either A: you’ve never been to the speedbowl or B: you’ve never been to the speedbowl.

  5. Bob Grinex says

    If you are complaining about bathrooms, you either weren’t there and are just a keyboard complainer, or you are attending races for everything BUT the races… The racing is the BEST in Connecticut, better than Stafford and Thompson. the food is good, the beer is cold, and you are home at a decent time afterwards.

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