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Picture This: Fran Lawlor’s Bob Potter Tribute Gallery

RaceDayCT photographer Fran Lawlor compiled the below gallery in memory of Bob Potter, who passed Wednesday.

Father Time: Bob Potter An Entertainer For The Ages In Connecticut Short Track Racing

They are the men and women that pilot vehicles built from the first piece in the hopes of finding speed and domination of the competition.  They strap themselves into rides that they know could very well cost them their lives.  And yet, they jam the accelerator and put on a show.  They are the performers […]

Modified Racing Great Bob Potter Dies

Bob Potter, a former championship winning Modified driver at multiple Connecticut short tracks, died Wednesday in Norwich. Potter was 78 years old.  Potter was a multi-time SK Modified champion at Stafford Motor Speedway and had championships in the former Modified division and current SK Modified division at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl.  Norwich Police reported that […]

In Memory: Short Track Racing Lost An Irreplaceable Giant In Ted Christopher

Today we honor and celebrate the legacy of one of the most legendary short track drivers in the history of motorsports. A giant in racing, and a true gentleman who had an impact on so many. Republished from RaceDayCT from Sept. 17, 2017 When I started helping out covering auto racing at the Hartford Courant […]

Unmuffled Episode 58: Featuring Woody Pitkat, Matt Swanson And Sid DiMaggio

On Episode 58 of Unmuffled we welcome NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver and Thompson Speedway regular Woody Pitkat. We also catch up with NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver Matt Swanson. And we close out the show catching up with short track’s maven of multimedia production Sid DiMaggio  Episode 58 of Unmuffled is presented by our […]

Going Green: Rich Keator To Flag First NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Event Sunday

It was a dream born in the grandstands of the former Riverside Park Speedway in Agawam, Mass. for Terryville native Rich Keator.  As a child Keator would go to the races with his late father and use a checkered flag to imitate the movements of the flaggers at the track. At home he had his […]

Bruce Bemer Defense Team Announces Plans To Appeal Conviction Of Speedbowl Owner

In a statement released late Monday evening through the law firm of Barry, Barall and Spinella, LLC it was announced that New London-Waterford Speedbowl track owner Bruce Bemer will appeal his conviction in a recent case involving sex trafficking charges.  Bemer was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday. On April 10 a jury […]

New London-Waterford Speedbowl Owner Bruce Bemer Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

New London-Waterford Speedbowl owner Bruce Bemer was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday after being convicted in April of five felony charges, including participation in a sex trafficking ring involving drug addicted and mentally ill young men.  The 65-year old Bemer was also sentenced to five years probation and will be forced to register […]

Timeline Of Bruce Bemer At The New London-Waterford Speedbowl

It’s been about four and half years since Bruce Bemer was the high bidder in a foreclosure auction for the New London-Waterford Speedbowl, and most of that time has been surrounded by drama and issues revolving around the facility. Oct: 18, 2014 – Bemer is the high bidder on the New London-Waterford Speedbowl in a […]

No Movement Concerning Future Construction At New London-Waterford Speedbowl

A report on WFSB Channel 3 Monday night created a buzz concerning the future of the New London-Waterford Speedbowl, though the local television outlet didn’t actually report anything that wasn’t already publicly known concerning the current situation at the facility.  The WFSB story reported that “ongoing renovations” involving new grandstands have stalled. Construction of new […]

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