The New London Waterford Speedbowl Will Be Rocking This Weekend

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WATERFORD — There’s a reason why the final racing weekend of the season is being called the Bemer’s Super Bowl of Auto Racing.
It’s going to be the ultimate racing weekend, with the highest cash purses ever paid out at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl.
What started as a show with just several divisions has mushroomed into a 12-division, big money show.
The centerpiece is the Tri-Track Open Modified Series. More than 44 full-powered Modifieds have already entered.
That’s just the main course, however. It will be a two-day racing feast that will include all nine of the Waterford Speedbowl weekly series, plus the New England Race Trucks and the Granite State Pro Stock series. Another added attraction will be the 19th annual SK Modified Nationals, with $5,000 going to the winner.
“We’ve had a very successful season and no one wants it to end,” Speedbowl GM Shawn Monahan said. “Drivers kept asking us if their divisions could be part of the final weekend. So we are accommodating them.
“The bottom line is that this is the biggest weekend ever at the Speedbowl. Everyone is talking about how great the Tri-Track Series race was on Sept. 13, and almost all of the drivers are coming back, plus several who weren’t with us in September.”
The Tri-Track series is just one layer of the cake.
“The Battle of the Sound Legends race is paying $2,000 to the winner, the biggest first-place purse ever offered in Connecticut,” Monahan said. “And there was so much interest, we had to add 2 consi’s and a B-Main. The enthusiasm is unbelievable.”

 

Weekend Schedule October 24th/25th
The racing starts on both days at 1:30 p.m.

On Saturday, there will be qualifying races for the Mini Stocks, New England Trucks, SK Lights, Granite State Pro Stocks, SK Modifieds, Legends, X-Cars, Late Models, Super X Cars and Limited Sportsmen.

Here is Saturday’s feature lineup, the features begin at 4:30 p.m.
***** 20-lap Bandoleros feature — Nicolas Hovey was the regular season champ.
**** 40-lap Mini Stock feature — $1,000 to win
**** 25-lap New England Race Trucks feature — Roger Turbush is the point leader
**** 150-lap Granite State Pro Stock Series — 5th Pro Stock race in Speedbowl history.
**** 20-lap X car feature — Dave Gargaro Jr. is the regular season champ
**** 20-lap Super X car feature — Brian Norman is the regular season champion.
**** 40-lap Limited Sportsman feature. $1,000 to win.

Sunday’s first event at 1:30 p.m. is a last-chance qualifier for the Legends Battle of the Sound, followed by feature racing.
**** 35-lap Tri-Track Modified Series qualifying semi-feature No. 1  — $3,000 to win.
**** 35-lap Tri-Track Modified Series qualifying semi-feature No. 2  — $3,000 to win.
**** 30-lap Late Model feature — cash bonuses
**** 25-lap SK Light feature — cash bonuses.
**** 65-lap Tri Track Modified series — $5,000 to win plus lap money
**** 35-lap Battle of the Sound Legends feature — $2,000 to win
**** 75-lap SK Modified National — $5,000 to win plus lap money bonuses

Tri-Track Modified Entry List as of Tuesday October 20th

00 Ted Christopher

0 Mike Holdridge
03 Ken Darch
04 Brendon Dion
4 Jeff Gallup
5 Chris Pasteryak
6 Ryan Preece
6 Dennis Perry
7 Kurt Vigeant
7 Rich Parker
9 Chase Dowling
11 John Beatty
12 Todd Annarummo
14 Max Zachem
16 Eric Berndt
19 Dave Schneider
25 Rowan Pennink
27 Andy Jankowiak
29 Brendon Bock
29 Jon McKennedy
33 Rob Richardi
35 Derek Ramstrom
40 Eddie LeClerc
41 Karl Fredrickson
42 Woody Pitkat
43 Kirk Alexander
45 Dan Meservey
46 Jon Kievman
50 Ron Silk
50 Carl Mederios
52 Les Hinckley
53 Norman Wrenn
55 Joe Doucette
59 Matt Hirschman
68 Keith Rocco
69 Jimmy Dolan
76 Zane Zeiner
76 Jeff Rocco
79 Garrison Grubissa
80 Dick Houlihan
85 Michael Benevides
92 Anthony Nocella
93 George Sherman
99 Richard Savary

Tickets are priced at $35 for adults and $10 for youths 13-16. Kids 12-and-under always are admitted free.
For more information, call 860-442-7223, or contact www.speedbowlct.com

 

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Andy Seuss Hopes to Make His First NASCAR Camping World Truck Start at Talladega.

Andy Seuss,(Photo by Sarah Crabill/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Andy Seuss,(Photo by Sarah Crabill/NASCAR via Getty Images)

It’s always great to see a  local race car driver who gets to show his talents on a bigger stage.  One complaint short track fans have is our local guys never get a shot at the big leagues.  Well just a  few weeks ago New Hampshire native Andy Seuss was wrapping up the NASCAR Southern Whelen Modified tour championship on the 1/4 mile inner oval at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Now he is focusing on racing at a much larger track this weekend, the Talladega Superspeedway.  Andy will climb behind the wheel of a 3,400 pound Camping World Truck Series truck at Talladega Superspeedway.  Andy normally drives a much lighter open wheel modified on the north and south NASCAR Whelen Modified tours in addition to running the Tri-Track Open Modified Series in New England.

Andy is no stranger to driving at the worlds fastest Superspeedway. Originally Andy attempted to qualify for the ARCA race at Daytona Speedway in February, but did not make the field.  In May he again attempted to qualify  for the ARCA series  International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 at  the Talladega Superspeedway. This time he made the field and finished 2 laps down in 21st after starting 26th.

Now Andy has a chance to return to Talladega but this time driving a Camping World Truck for the #28 team owned by Jim Rosenblum out of Rahmoc Racing Engines shop in Concord, North Carolina.

We spoke to car owner Jim Rosenblum and Andy Seuss this afternoon and both are looking forward to this weekends race.  Andy told us he is a little nervous but very

 (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
(Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)

excited for the opportunity to race a Camping World Truck at Talladega.  When we asked how this ride came about we learned that he is no stranger to the team and has crewed for the #28 for the last 3 years. Andy originally met Jim through Rahmoc where he gets the engines for his modifieds. Andy hopes to bring home the truck in one piece as if he does Jim promised they would head to Daytona for Speedweeks in February. Andy also asked us to thank the sponsors that have come on board this weekend to help get him to the track, Doug Dunleavy who has helped so many race teams, Ed Harvey who owns his championship modified on the southern tour and William E Smith Trucking.

Jim is a native New Yorker but has been around NASCAR racing for decades.  He brings his FDNY Racing truck to 4-5 races a year like and said he just wants to have fun at the  track.  The # 28 FDNY team is a unique team made up of all former fire fighters, policemen and first responders. Each of the #28 trucks that hit the track proudly display the FDNY and NYPD logos. All the teams race earnings along with the profits from shirt and hat sales to The Widows and Children’s Fund for FDNY and NYPD. His charitable work has earned him the NY Post’s Liberty Medal and an Honorary Battalion Chief of the FDNY. This weekend Fox and NASCAR will show a short film about the #28 team filmed around NYC during the pre-race show. Go to FDNY Racing for more information on the team.

 

Tune into Fox on Saturday at 1:00PM to see Andy’s Camping World Truck debut in the Fred’s 250 presented by Coca-Cola Camping World Truck Series race.

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Waterford Opens Up Legends Entry for Additional Cars Adds Consi, B-Main.

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          ATTENTION LEGEND DIVISION-please share

This weekends Battle of the Sound Legends race at The New London Waterford Speedbowl is an INEX sanctioned race. There has obviously been a major interest in this legend race this weekend. After a brief discussion with James Schaefer we are proud to announce that we are welcoming additional entries for the legend race. WELCOME ALL

There has been a change to event however. We are going to have 2-15 lap consolation races on Saturday and we will start out the Sunday event with a 20 lap B-Main! Very exciting!!! Car(s) will have the opportunity to take the money from B-main and watch the rest of the races or advance to the A-main and pass on the $$$$. The Speedbowl and Shawn Monahan has raised additional funds to make the B-main a paying race. The winner has the option of taking the $200 winnings or moving on to the a-main
pricing is as follows:

B-Main Payout:

$200 Winner
$150 2nd place
$100 3rd place
$  75 4th place
$  50 5th place

 

The amount of drivers to advance to a-main will be determined on Saturday night. Any drivers that elect to move into the a-main with pass the money down to the next position.

This additional Funding is being brought to you by Prinzision Racing, Sunoco Race Fuels, Mahoney Family Racing, Critical Signs and our friends at Midstate Site Development

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