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Plans For 2020 Racing Season Remain Foggy At Speedbowl

Back in February, New London-Waterford Speedbowl general manager Mike Serluca expected early to mid-June to be the time a return to racing would be celebrated at the historic shoreline oval after the facility was closed for the 2019 season.  Then the COVID-19 global pandemic came along and drastically changed those plans.  Now, with new state […]

Landscape Of Connecticut Short Track Racing In 2020 Unclear Due To COVID-19 Regulations

Stafford community message boards on Facebook perked to life Wednesday with questions from town residents about a familiar sound echoing through the area.  Stafford Motor Speedway hosted a private test session for some Whelen Modified Tour teams on Wednesday and the sound of high horsepower motors reverberating outward across the local area had townspeople delighted […]

Modified Racing Series Releases Statement On 2020 Season

On Thursday officials from the Modified Racing Series released a statement updating competitors and fans on the state of the division’s schedule for 2020 during the COVID-19 global pandemic. The Modified Racing Series had been scheduled to open its season on March 4 at Thompson Speedway. The second event for the season was scheduled for […]

Quarantine Chronicles Vol. 16: Let’s Go Racing, At Some Point, Maybe; Rambo Tank Hunter

It’s the question everyone has. THE question. Over and over and over and over again, THE question.  Phone calls, text messages, e-mails, Facebook Messenger, smoke signals, Pony Express, Morse Code, tin cans & string. You know name it, someone in the last six weeks has used it to reach out and ask when will short track […]

Quarantine Chronicles Vol. 11: Magic 8-Ball Predictions, Waco And The Legacy Of The Christopher Twins

So this is our racing life now. Sitting around predicting when short track racing will happen again.  The prognosticators are many around the realms of social media. Some say before the end of May, some say 2021.  At least once a day I get a message from someone asking when short track racing will start […]

Speedbowl Driver Suing Track Owner, Former Track Operator, Competitor And Crew Member

A former New London-Waterford Speedbowl driver has filed suit against the track, track ownership, the track’s former operator, a competitor and a crew member involving an assault that took place at the facility in May 2018.  Former track competitor Ray Reed filed civil action in Connecticut Superior Court late last month seeking monetary and punitive […]

Shawn Monahan: An Uncut, Uncensored, Unapologetic Look Back On Two Decades Of Showmanship

Over his 25 years in competition on the short tracks of southern New England Shawn Monahan has built a reputation that runs the gamut of opinion. Winner, champion, showman, clown, hot head. Ask 10 people and you’ll probably get 10 different opinions of Monahan.  This week Monahan went uncut and uncensored on Unmuffled talking about […]

Episode 74: Shawn Monahan On A Storytellers Edition Of Unmuffled

On this storytellers edition of Unmuffled we take a deep dive with veteran local racer Shawn Monahan, who grew up around the sport and has spent time as a fan, a successful competitor and a track operator and has built a reputation as one of the great showmen of Southern Connecticut short tracks over the […]

Quarantine Chronicles Volume 8: Happy Easter, Divided Worlds, Chasing TC And Binge Watching

Happy Easter to all. Yes, Happy Easter with the emphasis on Happy.  We all know that holidays are a time for gathering, which is unfortunately something we’re just not supposed to be doing right now.  But let’s make the best of it and try to stay happy, positive and appreciative.  While a lot of us […]

Construction Of Grandstands At New London-Waterford Speedbowl Scheduled For Next Week

The shutdown of most businesses and banning of group gatherings due to the COVID-19 global pandemic has put the 2020 short track racing season on hold indefintely in Connecticut.  But for one Connecticut track, the shutdown isn’t shutting down their long fight to reopen.  After years of planning and numerous unexpected roadblocks, management at the […]

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