WATERFORD CT –6/6/18 This week we are excited to say today, is day one of FOUR DAYS of racing right here in the state of CT. and all have mods! The Shoreline Oval will be kicking off this four-day tour of ours with the Wacky Wednesday show. Every Wednesday The New London-Waterford Speedbowl puts on a show for a VERY affordable price of $8 for the grandstands and $20 for the back gate. This weeks show includes a SK Modified rain make up 40 lap feature! This week the price is staying the same but you are going to get the added bonus of an SK Modified 40 lap feature added to the already awesome night of racing. They were rained out on Saturday for the fourth week in a row so the staff at the Bowl has decided to run their first SK rain date as part of the Wacky Wednesday show. Along with the SK Modifieds, you will also be in for a full night of racing including Bandolero’s, Super X-Cars, Legend Cars and X-Cars.
If you have never been to a Wednesday night we highly encourage you to check it out. The normal Wacky Wednesday divisions always put on a good show and tend to have some super strong car counts. We really think you will not be disappointed with the night and can not lose for$8, come and check it out. For more information click HERE to get to the New London-Waterford Speedbowl’s webpage.
THOMPSON CT –6/7/18 Thursday night we are looking forward to getting back to some racing at the 5/8th high banked oval. They had an event scheduled back on Sunday, May 20th that due to weather had to be postponed. We are glad to say they rescheduled the date and this Thursday Thompson will be back in action with an extra distance race for the Limited Sportsman division.
On the race card willalso be the Sunoco Modifieds for 30 laps, Late Models for 25, Limited Sportsman feature will be a 30 lap event and the Mini Stocks will be 15 laps. This event is an extra special one, as it was supposed to occur over Memorial Day weekend all active military and Veterans will be given free general admittance as a ‘Thank You’ to them. It is also a very affordable night of racing. The general admission price is only $12 for adults. The pit garage will be a $30 ticket for entry.
Thompson is known for not only putting on a great night of racing but for being very timely with their shows. For some affordable mid-week excitement you cannot beat what Thompson Speedway will be hosting on Thursday night. Pit gates will open at 3 pm, grandstands at 5 pm and races are scheduled to start at 6:30 pm. For more information click HERE to go directly to Thompson’s webpage
STAFFORD CT –6/9/18 This Friday the Stafford Motor Speedway will be holding their first ever Twisted Tea Open 80 Modified race in conjunction with their normal schedule of events. The list of competitors that are expected to show up for the Twisted Tea 80 has been growing and is rather impressive. Among those expected to be at Stafford on Friday is Chase Dowling in the Jimmy Page #00, Eric Goodale in the #58, Rowan Pennink in the #25, Andy Jankowiak, Tommy Barrett Jr. and Mike Chistopher, Jr. driving TC tribute with the #13 on the roof. To view, a full current entry list click HERE.
The total race payout is to be $24,000+ with the winner bringing home $3,500 second $1,600 and third $1,300. Along with the Twisted Tea Open 80 will be 40 laps for the Sk Modified Feature, 30 Laps for the Late Model Feature, SK Light Modified Feature 20 laps, Limited Late Model 30 laps and the Street Stocks Feature will be 20 laps. The feature order will be Street Stocks, Late Model, SK Light Modified, SK Modified, Limited Late Model feature with the Open 80 to follow. We are looking forward to this week’s action in modified divisions.
The points are starting to build and there are several drivers in the SK division that are coming on stronger all the while. There are a lot of guys who could win it and are due for a win as well. The Sk Light division has been a bit of the story of the young guns. Last week with Narducci, Rufrano, Molleur and Teddy Hodgdon being out in front of the group it has been an exciting division to watch. It has also been some pretty clean racing with a strong car count. We hope that the point battle stays close with these guys as right now the top 6 guys are only separated by a 36 point spread.
As always at Stafford when there is a special event or when a tour is in town the normal divisions will not have qualifying races and will be placed off of the handy capping system to start their feature events. The event will start at 6:30 with the Open Modified qualifying heat races. The features scheduled to start at 7 pm. It will be $30 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6-14, free for ages 5 and under. The Pit Gate pricing will be $45 for NASCAR Members and $50 for Non-NASCAR Members. For more information about Stafford Motor Speedway click HERE.
WATERFORD CT –6/10/18 The New London-Waterford Speedbowl will have a full night of racing scheduled to take place starting with the Sportsman Feature for 30 laps. The SK Lights will be in action this weekend with a 25 lap feature and only their second event of the season. Also the Late Models for 30 laps, Trucks for 25 laps and SK Modifieds for a 40 lap feature. The night will showcase the Mini Stock division with a 50 lap feature event to take place after the SK race. Finishing off the show will be a compact/Mid-Size Enduro race with the laps TBD depending on car counts.
This will mark the first actually Saturday show for the SK Modifieds. They also are racig Wednesday 6/6 on Wednesday so it will mark their second feature of the 2018 season. We are looking forward to getting back into the groove with the SK’s and hope to have a good car count this weekend.
The racing story of the Bowl as of late on Saturday nights has been that of the Limited Sportsman. We have always loved watching this division at the ‘Bowl. We love the competitive spirit and passion these guys have for winning and putting on a show for the fans. They come to race and race hard they do. We know there is a lot of debate out there on when it is too much when you should or shouldn’t be leaning on the guy next to you as sooner or later it will spark the fire we have been hearing about the last two weeks. This is getting heated between drivers and that division is known for always having a bit of rivalry back and forth. Hopefully, we will see some good on-track battles for the win as that is ultimately what the fans come to see.
To keep up with the latest with Waterford information follow them on social media and you can also stay up to date on their webpage found HERE. We hope to see everyone out at the track this weekend. Lots of action going on, lots of cars expected to be racing at our three tracks alone this weekend. We are stoked that we get to go to FOUR days of Modified racing!! Hope to see you out there!! MT #ModOn #ShortTrackNation