The Mini Stock
Once considered the Speedbowl’s “entry division,” the four-cylinder Mini Stocks have developed into a solid, self-sustaining group. The division first came to the Speedbowl on Saturday nights in 1995. There are really not a lot of secrets left. If you want to win you better figure on side-by-side racing.
Henry Ford once said “you can have your Model T in any color as long as it’s black”. It’s kind of like that in the Mini Stocks. You can win in any car you want as long as it’s a 4 cylinder Mustang. Yea, some other makes are allowed, but it’s really about a full field of almost identical ‘Stangs running side by side. The drivers here have to learn to be ‘smooth’ early on to be successful.
Current Speedbowl drivers that started off in the Mini Stocks and progressed through the ranks include Bruce Thomas Jr., Brandon Plemons, Diego Monahan and others.
The Mini Stocks compete in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program, routinely placing competitors among the tops in the nation for their class of the series.
Former Waterford Speedbowl Mini Stock Champions
1995 Jeff Karns 1996 Dan Darnstaedt** 1997 Bruce Thomas Sr. 1998 Jeff Miller 1999 Jeff Miller 2000 Jimmy Pont 2001 Bruce Thomas Jr.** 2002 Brandon Plemons** 2003 Joe Perry** 2004 Glen Colvin* 2005 Danny Field* 2006 Danny Field* 2007 Ken Cassidy Jr.* 2008 Ken Cassidy Jr.* 2009 Danny Field* 2010 Ken Cassidy Jr.* 2011 Glen Colvin*
* Active Waterford Speedbowl Mini Stock Competitor
** Active Waterford Speedbowl Competitor