Big Y World Class Markets “Smacktoberfest” Provides Family Thrills at Speedbowl

Waterford, CT — An overflow crowd was on hand at the Speedbowl Sunday afternoon for “Smacktoberfest” presented by Big Y World Class Supermarkets.

Starting the spectacle, it was the ever-popular “Speedway Bowling”, a Speedbowl original. The seasoned duo of Duane “Out Of Control” Noll of Trumbull and “Sick Rick” Whittle of Mystic were the top pin-smackers, soundly defeating the team of Middletown’s Brad Voglesong and Patrick Williams of Berlin.

In the much-anticipated “School Bus Jump,” it was none other than “Backwards Brad” Voglesong successfully piloting his hulking yellow school bus over the ramps, clearing a waiting lineup of hapless motorcycles. A first anywhere, the record setting stunt was presented by Cycle Salvage of West Haven.

Mike Saldamarco of Wallingford prevailed in the 4-cylinder demolition derby presented by Deans Auto Recycling, taking home a check for $500.00.

Mike “The Spike” Dempski was the recipient of a $50.00 Crystal Mall gift card for his exceptional efforts in producing the best-looking car in the 4-cylinder Demo division.

In the Deans Auto Recycling 8-cylinder demo derby, Tim Didomizio of Cheshire bashed his way through a storm of smoking sheet metal to annex the top-prize of $500.00. Mike Shirvis of Old Lyme provided some extra thrills, as his car landed on its roof after a particularly vicious hit from which he emerged unscathed.

“Wild Bill” Horan of East Hartford took down the Best Appearing Car Award in the in the 8-clinder class, walking away with a $50.00 gift card from the Crystal Mall. Horan’s entry was decked-out as a memorial tribute to the late Brian Aselton, an East Hartford Policeman killed in the line of duty.

Last on the afternoon’s agenda was the “World’s Largest Trailer Race,” an event that’s become a wildly popular tradition at the shoreline oval. Much to the delight of the crowd, Dave “Captain” Morgan of Taftville managed to skillfully maneuver his way through the carnage to defeat 34 of the best “trailer racers” in New England.

Sources: Dave Dykes/Waterford Speedbowl PR

October 2007
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