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The New London Waterford Speedbowl Will be Open in 2018 and Beyond

From the New London Waterford Speedbowl 

Waterford, CT- After months of speculation, rumors, and questions regarding the New London-Waterford Speedbowl grandstands and whether or not the track would really open, there is now an official answer. Drum roll please….

For the last several months, Speedbowl management has been meeting with Waterford town officials to discuss proposed improvements at the shoreline oval. Among the topics being negotiated were the existing grandstands. There have been many rumors surrounding the exact plan for the structure.

Well, after lengthy negotiations, the town has agreed to sign off on the existing structure for the 2018 season. There are a few minor improvements that need to be made to certain sections before opening day and Speedbowl management has a crew in place to begin these minor repairs, which are expected to take about a week to complete.

In an agreement with Waterford Planning and Zoning, along with the town fire Marshall, once the repairs are complete, the town will then reinspect the sections needing minor repair to ensure the repairs were performed. This comes on the heels of which has been a rumor filled off season, to say the least. 


Throughout the entire 2018 season, Speedbowl management will continue to meet with the town to discuss the on-going plan for improvements to the entire facility, which include major changes to the physical appearance of the Speedbowl. This will be spread out over the course of the next five years. Details will be provided as they become available, which means, as certain phases are approved, we will keep the public updated. 


Also, contrary to popular opinion, there is an active lease in place at the Speedbowl. Whitney Farms Racing LLC will oversee and operate the day to day racing operations and all that go along with running the race track. The Speedbowl looks forward to seeing all our loyal fans and racers on opening weekend May 4th-May 6th.

Speedbowl Staff Looking to Host a New England Racers Expo

We received this note from Lisa Voglesong at the New London Waterford Speedbowl:

The staff at the New London Waterford Speedbowl are looking into hosting a New England Racers Expo at the Crystal Mall in Waterford Ct. the weekend for March 10-11th 2018. But before we commit to $2000 to “rent” the mall for this event we would like to get some feedback. 


We are looking for New England Race tracks, touring divisions and company’s that sell racing equipment who are interested in setting up a table at this event and pay a portion of the rental fee. You will be able have some race cars in your display- isn’t that what people come to look at? If we have 10 vendors we are looking at $200 each. The more vendors we have the price will go down. We are not looking to make money. 


It will be a two day event in a great location. There is a food court and Buffalo Wild Wings on-site with Olive Garden, Longhorn and Texas Roadhouse nearby. Plenty of hotels to stay at with in minutes of the mall. The event would go from 10 am – 9 pm on Saturday and 10 am- 6 pm on Sunday.


For the fans it is going to be great! No entry fee to get into the event! Ladies that don’t want to go to a racing event well your in luck- you are at a great mall with Macy’s, JC Penny’s and tons of other great stores. 


If you are interested in having a booth please contact Ginny Potter, Tracy Ingram , Rusti Simone, Heather Odom or Lisa Voglesong or email info@speedbowlct.com.


If you know a track or vendor that might be interested in being apart of this incredible event please share this post or contact them. We are looking to get an idea of how many and who are interested. The window is tight but if groups are interested and let us know soon- we can get this done!! 


So come join us in having a real fun event for true Race fans!!

Town of Waterford to Address Town Noise Ordinance Monday Feb. 5th.

On Monday night Feb 5th at the Waterford Town Hall Representative Town meeting,  the town’s noise ordinance could potentially come up for review.

The potential review is due to a letter that was written to the town by Joshua Steele Kelly RTM District 3 Minority Leader (G). The letter will be addressed at Mondays meeting.

The latest battle to keep the track open could begin to unfold at next Mondays meeting.  If Joshua is successful and at this point there is no reason yet to believe he will be,  it could effect the tracks ability to operate.

If you want to help keep the track open you should attend Mondays meeting and have your voice heard. The address of the Town Hall is 15 Rope Ferry Drive Waterford Ct. The meeting on Feb. 5th is at 7:00PM.

Attached is the letter submitted by Joshua explaining why he requests a review of the revision of the noise ordinance. The letter is on page 11.

Town of Waterford Representative Meeting Agenda