Blastoff Weekend set for Saturday and Sunday

13-divisions racing in event

Waterford, CT (April 11, 2014) – Waterford Speedbowl opens its gates this Saturday and Sunday welcoming hundreds of racecars and thousands of fans for its annual Blastoff Weekend event. The show marks the shoreline oval’s 64th consecutive season of operation and gives race fans a taste of the speed and excitement the track has in store for 2014. In total thirteen race divisions will provide the on-track entertainment at Blastoff with qualifying races plus seven main events Saturday evening. The remaining six feature races take place on Sunday highlighted by a 100-lap race for the Valenti Modified Racing Series. Blastoff Weekend was originally scheduled for March 30 & 31 but had to be rescheduled due to wet weather.

The popular Valenti Modified Racing Series and Northeastern Midget Association, both long-standing race series rich in history in New England, each begin their 2014 seasons at Blastoff. The New England Truck Series will also visit plus all the Speedbowl’s regular racing divisions from its NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday racing series round out the weekend’s card.

Blastoff Weekend gets underway early Saturday when the pit gates open for race teams at 7:30am. Practice rounds commence at 9:00am, with spectator grandstands opening at 11:30am. Qualifying races will set the feature race lineups for all 13-divisions Saturday and go to post at 2:30pm, including for the Valenti Modified Racing Series which expects a large turnout of racers. Feature races are scheduled to begin at 5:00pm.

Sunday’s event schedule kicks off at 10:00am with the popular Speedbowl Pit Party, giving fans an up close and personal look at all the cars and stars and a chance to get autographs from the drivers. Racing begins just after 12:00pm when the Northeastern Midget Association competes for 25-laps. Sunday’s feature races also include four NASCAR Whelen All-American Series races anchored by a special 64-lap SK Modified® event and closing out the racing will be the 100-lap race for the Valenti Modified Racing Series.

Blastoff Weekend event admission is $35.00 for adult grandstands admission and $10.00 for youth ages six through fourteen. Kids age five and under receive free grandstands admission. Pit area pricing is $40.00 for licensed racing members and $50.00 for non-members.

Blastoff Weekend is presented by Levine Distributing and Budweiser.

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