READY FOR BLASTOFF!
Large Turnout For
Open Practice This Past Saturday
large contingent of racecars and on-lookers turned
out this past Saturday at Waterford Speedbowl. Over
125 racecars representing many divisions jammed the
pit area to test and tune for the 2013 race season.
The Speedbowl opens the New England racing season
this coming weekend with Budweiser Blastoff, the
track’s 63rd season opener.
The largest turnout on Saturday was made by the
Valenti Modified Racing Series. The popular
open-wheel series will begin its 10th anniversary
season at the Speedbowl as part of Budweiser
Blastoff Weekend. Approximately 25 teams attended
the practice day to put down laps on the shoreline
oval. Series officials anticipate well over 30 teams
for Budweiser Blastoff. Race teams from the
Northeastern Midget Association (NEMA) and NEMA
Lites, plus the New England Truck Series joined
several Speedbowl racers in attendance Saturday.
Budweiser Blastoff Weekend takes over the Speedbowl
April 5th - 7th. The weekend is highlighted by a
100-lap feature for the Valenti Modified Racing
Series and a special 63-lap race for the NASCAR
Whelen All-American Series SK Modifieds®. Thirteen
divisions in total will each be after the first
checkered flags of 2013.
The weekend begins when pit gates open at 10:00am on
Friday, April 5th for a full day of practice. The
Valenti Modified Racing Series will have a special 1
hour open practice from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Hauler
drop off is permitted Friday. Grandstands will be
Pit gates open at 7:30am Saturday, April 6th with
grandstands opening at 11:30am. Qualifying is set to
begin at approximately 3:00pm with the first of
seven features on the day scheduled for 5:00pm
Saturday. The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK
Light Modifieds plus NEMA Lites, Legend Cars, New
England Truck Series, Super X-Cars, X-Cars and
Bandoleros will all race features on Saturday.
Sunday April 7th’s event schedule gets started with
the popular Speedbowl Pit Party beginning at 9:30am.
Fans will be able to see the cars and meet the stars
up close on the track before racing begins shortly
after noon. Six feature events including the Valenti
Modified Racing Series 100, NEMA Midgets and NASCAR
Whelen All-American Series 63-lap SK Modified®
feature highlight Sunday’s action. The NASCAR Whelen
All-American Series Late Model, Street Stock and
Mini Stock features all hit the track on Sunday as
Advance ticket sales and a detailed event schedule
for Budweiser Blastoff Weekend are available online
Speedbowl.com. Questions may be directed to
email@example.com or contacting the track
office at 860.442.1585.
Source: Brian Darling / Waterford Speedbowl
Posted: April 1, 2013