Waterford, CT — Waterford Speedbowl wrapped up a busy week of programming with Sunday evening’s annual WCTY Back to School Bash. The cherry on the top of the Labor Day weekend at the shoreline oval had thrills and spills around every corner, as the crowd was entertained by motorcycle stunt man Luke “Duke” Emmons plus Ski Car Race, Figure 8 racing, Demo Derby and everyone’s favorite, the mayhem of school bus mayhem. The night was capped off by an aerial fireworks display.
The Ski Car race was a 15-lap spin-fest among several drivers. When all was said and done, J.P. Pereia of Westerly, RI was the master. He lapped the field on his way to the victory, but not before several displays of crazy racing kept the crowd entertained.
The Figure 8 race was set by two qualifying rounds plus a fan vote to determine the final car entered in the wild 25-lap feature. The cars were contained to the Speedbowl’s frontstretch, making 50 crosses right at the start-finish line. When all was said and done, Mark Bradley of Groton took the lead in the early going then held off Bill Hine, Brad Voglesong and others.