Six divisions highlight Saturday July 2 program
Waterford, CT — The Speedbowl.com 300, an annual tradition is up next at Waterford Speedbowl, the shoreline’s home for NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing. A staple over the 4th of July holiday weekend for over a decade, the mid-season event offers race fans one of the season’s marquee events on Saturday, July 3. In all, 300 laps of feature racing will be on display among six divisions.
A 100-lap feature for the SK Modified© division takes center stage on a racing card that also includes extra distance events for the Bob Valenti Auto Mall Late Models, Street Stocks and Norwich Bulletin Mini Stocks. Each will battle in 50-lappers. The racing stars of the future round out the night’s action, as the Legends Cars and Bandolero divisions will go 30-laps and 20-laps in distance respectively.
As the 2011 season reaches its mid-point another year of highly competitive NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing is underway at the ‘Bowl. Many memorable feature race battles have already been staged at the three-eighths mile oval with many more surely on their way. To date, 41 NASCAR features have been completed with 24 different drivers taking a down a checkered flag. The Bob Valenti Auto Mall Late Models have seen only one driver repeat in winner’s column, spreading out the hardware and keeping that championship point race tight.
Intense point battles are a trend across the track’s NASCAR divisions, showcasing the great racing to date this season. The SK Modifieds© have 1998 point titlist Jeff Pearl atop the standings. He has recorded two wins on the year to date. ive competitors are within striking distance of Pearl on any given night. Keith Rocco, last year’s track and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion, is the closest to Pearl sitting 23 marks back. Bruce Thomas Jr., the only Bob Valenti Auto Mall Late Model competitor to repeat in Victory Lane thus far, leads his division standings by a scant 8 points over Jeff Smith. Defending Street Stock division champion Al Stone used a pair of wins at this past Saturday’s event to pull even with Ed Puleo atop the points in the Street Stocks. Glenn Colvin, the 2004 Mini Stock champion, is back for a full season in the popular and always competitive 4-cylinder division and leads the standings with the most cushion of any at the track – 47 points ahead of three-time champion Ken Cassidy Jr.
Qualifying for the mid-season Speedbowl.com 300 by way of time trials gets started at 5:00pm with main events and opening ceremonies beginning at 6:30pm with the Bandolero feature. Grandstands admission is $25 for adults, just $5 for youth age 6 through 14 and free for all kids under age 6.
For more details and schedule of events for these exciting events, please visit Speedbowl.com.
Sources: Waterford Speedbowl PR