Momentary setback doesn’t deter Bryden’s enthusiasm

Momentary setback doesn’t deter Bryden’s enthusiasm
West Springfield teen making the move from karts to SK Lite Modifieds

WATERFORD — Unless the smoke is coming from a victory cigar, smoke on the race track usually means trouble.
That was the case for 17-year-old Alicia Bryden of West Springfield as she was preparing for her second career SK Lite Modified start at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl on June 16.

“We went out for the third practice and we were running good laps,” Bryden said. “Then I heard a bing and I saw a bunch of smoke. I quickly pulled in because I thought the car may be on fire, but there was no fire. Instead a piston rod put a hole in the oil pan and we blew the motor.” (more…)

Eddie MacDonald Finishes Second in American Canadian Tour Race at Waterford

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Eddie MacDonald Finishes Second in American Canadian Tour Race at Waterford

Eddie Mac’s hopes to win the second leg of the ACT Summer Showdown Series fell one position short as he scored a hard-earned second place finish in the New London-Waterford Speedbowl 150 on Saturday, June 16 at the Connecticut facility. Eddie Mac started the 150 lap feature on the flat, 3/8 mile oval in the 11th position.
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Payea Pours it on Late for Showdown Win at New London-Waterford

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Payea Pours it on Late for Showdown Win at New London-Waterford

Waterford, CT – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) point leader and defending champion Scott Payea came on strong late to score his second win of the season and a $5,000 winner’s prize on Saturday, June 16 in the New London-Waterford 150. The Colchester, VT veteran took the lead for good from Williamstown, VT’s Jimmy Hebert on the final restart, then withstood a late surge from Rowley, MA’s Eddie MacDonald to capture round 2 of the ACT Summer Showdown Series at Connecticut’s New London-Waterford Speedbowl.
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Payea Pours it on Late for Showdown Win at New London-Waterford

American Canadian Tour

Payea Pours it on Late for Showdown Win at New London-Waterford

American-Canadian Tour (ACT) point leader and defending champion Scott Payea came on strong in the race’s second half to capture the New London-Waterford 150 on Saturday, June 16. The Colchester, VT veteran took the lead for good from Williamstown, VT’s Jimmy Hebert on a lap-105 restart, then withstood a test from Rowley, MA’s Eddie Macdonald to capture his second win of the season and the $5,000 winner’s prize in round 2 of the Summer Showdown Series. Hebert, Mike Ziter, and Bryan Mason rounded out the top-5.
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Shafer, Lee overcome adversity to post Wild and Wacky victories

Shafer, Lee overcome adversity to post Wild and Wacky victories
Emma Monahan grabs first-ever Bandolero win
Bennett holds off Blaskey to win Legends feature

WATERFORD — Marc Shafer was the winner of the Super X Car feature. Chris
Lee was the winner in the X-Cars. Peter Bennett won the Legends feature.
Emma Monahan was a first time winner in the Bandoleros.
Usually the only people working at 1 a.m. are late-night talk show
hosts. (more…)

Bennett off to a sizzling start in 2018

Bennett off to a sizzling start in 2018

WATERFORD — Peter Bennett ended the 2017 riding a wave.
This year it’s turned into a tsunami.

He already has two wins in the New London Waterford Speedbowl’s Legends
car competition — one on Saturday and one on Wednesday — and is leading
the Saturday point standings by six points over Scott Limkemann. He is
second in the point chase on Wednesdays, seven points behind leader
Michael Blaskey. (more…)