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spectacular show to wrap up the racing season in the 56th annual Sunoco World Series of Racing from Oct. 12-14 with 17 different racing divisions competing.

After dealing with legal issues the last few years, the New London-Waterford Speedbowl seems to be back on track now with regular Wild & Wacky Wednesday shows and also Saturday night racing.

The track offers the best value on the Connecticut racing scene with tickets for the Wednesday shows priced at only $8 for adults and $5 for youth tickets with fans 12 and under admitted free.

There is a very entertaining and slight different Saturday night racing option for fans nearby in New York at the Lebanon Valley Speedway in Lebanon, N.Y. There is a half-mile, high banked dirt track there with five weekly racing divisions and a host of special events.

It is a much different experience for fans watching cars power and slide their way around on the dirt track, and the tickets are economically priced to lure curious fans there for highly competitive races with good car counts.


WHERE: Salisbury
TRACK: 1.53-mile road course
WEEKLY RACING SERIES: None, but there are numerous SCCA Regional and club racing days held throughout the summer.
MAJOR EVENTS: Lime Rock Park Memorial Day Season Opener (Pirelli World Challenge with six classes of GT and Touring Car classes competing in two races each, Sunday Royals Car Show), May 25-28; SCCA New England Region Championships, June 16; IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Northeast Grand Prix (IMSA GT Le- Mans and GT Daytona, Prototype Challenge, Continental Grand Sport and Street Tuner), July 20-21; Historic Festival 36 (Vintage races in 10 classes with more than 250 cars, historic concours, car parades, special exhibits, car shows), Aug. 30-Sept. 3.
MAJOR RENOVATIONS: The track has continued its multi-million dollar renovation to enhance the fan experience with new spectator viewing areas, improvements to the paddocks and improved bathroom facilities. There are now viewing areas all around the track to see the race from different perspectives.
TICKETS: Prices vary by event. The track has enhanced its children’s ticket policy by raising the age for free admission to children 16 and under when accompanied by a paying adult. The age used to be 12. Memorial Day: Purchased before May 18, Friday $23, Saturday $45, Sunday $5, Monday $45, weekend ticket, $95. Purchased after May 18, Friday $30, Saturday $60, Sunday $10, Monday $45, weekend $125. SCCA New England Region Championships: $15-$20. IMSA Northeast Grand Prix: Purchased before July 13, Friday $32, Saturday $65, Weekend $85. Purchased after July 13, Friday $40, Saturday $80,Weekend $110. Historic Festival 35: Purchased before Aug. 24, Friday $23, Saturday $50, Sunday $25, Monday $50, Weekend $125. Purchased after Aug. 24, Friday $30, Saturday $65, Sunday $40, Monday $65, Weekend $165.
DIRECTIONS: Take Route 8 North to exit 44 (CT 202-CT 4). Take a left onto Route 4 West and travel 6.5 miles to Route 63 North. Take Route 63 North 10 miles to Route 126 West for almost one mile. Take a left onto Johnson Road and follow 1.7 miles to Route 7 South. Take Route 7 South one-half mile to Route 112 West. Go past the Track Office three-quarters of a mile to the main entrance, located on White Hollow Road.


WHERE: Stafford Springs
TRACK: 1/2 mile oval
WEEKLY RACING: Friday nights, beginning May 5 through Sept. 16.
WEEKLY RACING DIVISIONS: SK Modified, Late Models, SK Lights, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks. Last three year’s champions: 2017 –SK Modified, Keith Rocco; Late Model, Glen Reen; SK Light, Cory DiMatteo; Limited Late Model, Duane Provost; DARE, Johnny Walker.

2016 – SK Modified, Rowan Pennick; Late Model, Tom Fearn;

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