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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

 

SQUEGLIA CAPTURES THIRD GSPSS WIN OF 2017

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O’SULLIVAN WRAPS UP SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP

 WATERFORD, Conn. – Joe Squeglia used a late pass of Angelo Belsito to capture his third Granite State Pro Stock Series victory of the season on Saturday night at New London-Waterford Speedbowl.

In the 25-car field that was filled with talent, Squeglia had to start ninth in the 100-lap main event, but it didn’t take him long to work his way up through the pack. He fought for second spot for most of the first half of the race, but when he finally got clear, he set his sights on Belsito looking for the top spot.

He was able to drive around Belsito in lapped traffic with just over 20 laps to go. A caution set the stage for a wild finish, but it was Squeglia who would get the jump and pull away from the rest of the field, capturing his third victory on the season. Squeglia ends the season as the only driver to win multiple feature events on the series in 2017.

“It was a tough one,” Squeglia said in Victory Lane. “It’s been a great year for us with the Granite State (Pro Stock) Series, this is our third win in four races this year. It’s always fun to come down to Waterford, I really enjoy this track every year, I always circle it on the schedule.”

Although 25 cars took the green flag, it didn’t take long for some of them to be in the pit area with damage. A caution on just lap one saw points contender Scott MacMichael go spinning in turn four, right in front of the entire field. The first 30 laps of the race saw cautions slow the action multiple times.

Drivers like Kevin Folan, Nick Lascuola, Bobby Pelland and others all sustained damage during the crashes inside the first 30 laps. However, once the race got going under a green flag stretch, it was Belsito who found himself dominating out in front of the pack.

Belsito was cutting through lapped traffic when he approached the No. 48 of Larry Gelinas. In his attempt to put him a lap down, Squeglia came from behind and made a move to slide by Belsito and take over the top spot.

He never looked back.

When the checkered flag went in the air, Corey Bubar crossed second after getting around Belsito in the final laps. Belsito was third, followed by Ray Christian III and Nick Jenkins.

Positions six through 10 went to Derek Ramstrom, Mike O’Sullivan, Ron Silk, Scott MacMichael and Tommy O’Sullivan.

With his seventh place finish, Mike O’Sullivan locked up the 2017 Granite State Pro Stock Series championship – which was his second career. He knew he had to just finish the race in front of MacMichael if he wanted to be champion.

“We really had a good car, I was just trying to be smart about where I put the car out there tonight,” O’Sullivan said. “I really appreciate these guys racing me really clean and being careful around me. I’d really just like to say thank you to everyone who helps out and comes here.”

The Granite State Pro Stock Series will have more on the title run for O’Sullivan in the coming week.

For more information, fans are encouraged to visit www.gspss.net, or follow the series on social media.

RESULTS: Joe Squeglia, Corey Bubar, Angelo Belsito, Ray Christian III, Nick Jenkins, Derek Ramstrom, Mike O’Sullivan, Ron Silk, Scott MacMichael, Tommy O’Sullivan, Craig Weinstein, Barry Gray, Larry Gelinas, Anthony Flannery, Bobby Timmons, Cory Casagrande, Mike Scorzelli, Nick Lascuola, Chris Turbush, Rusty Poland, Brian Doyle, Devin O’Connell, Jimmy Renfew, Bobby Pelland, Kevin Folan