Speedbowl to make promotional appearance at Henny Penny in Waterford Thursday
Mr. Rooter 161 promotional event set for Route 85 location
Waterford, CT (June 19, 2013) – Waterford Speedbowl has teamed up with Henny Penny convenience stores and Coca-Cola Bottling of Southeastern New England for a promotional appearance this Thursday, June 20. Two cars from the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the Official Pace Car of Waterford Speedbowl will appear at the Henny Penny location at 973 Hartford Turnpike (Route 85) in Waterford between 5:00pm and 7:00pm. Jammin’ 107.7 FM radio will be live on-site with morning show co-host and personality “Miss L”. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour visits the Speedbowl this Saturday for the Mr. Rooter 161.
Henny Penny patrons and race fans will have the opportunity to meet and greet with NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver Ron Yuhas Jr. Yuhas and his #64 KLM Motorsports modified will be on hand. The team will accept toy donations to benefit the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, located in Hartford during the event. Yuhas, of Groton, is a former track champion and multiple-time event winner at the Speedbowl over his career.
In addition to Yuhas, the Bob Garbarino-owned #4 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour car will also be on display. Based out of Mystic, Garbarino’s cars have long been known as the “Mystic Missile” around racing circles and taken home countless race wins in the region over the years.
Jammin’ 107.7 FM will host the event and broadcast live on-location. Henny Penny plans to offer specials on Coca-Cola products as well as a gas card giveaway during Thursday’s event. The rain date for the event is Friday, June 21.
Saturday’s Mr. Rooter 161 at the Speedbowl is a must-see event for race fans. The 161-lap race distance pays tribute to Richie Evans, an iconic racer on the modified circuit. Evans claimed nine NASCAR championships over a 13-year span, ending with his untimely passing in 1985. He racked up hundreds of victories at short-tracks around the Northeast and is regarded as the “king” of Modified racing. One of NASCAR’s greatest racers of all-time, Evans was among the first inductees into the NASCAR Hall of Fame when it opened in 2011.
Tickets are available for purchase online at Speedbowl.com or can be obtained on Saturday beginning at 1:00pm when the Speedbowl’s on-site Box Office opens. Adult grandstand admission tickets are $38.00 each while youth ages 6 through 14 are $10.00. Kids ages 5 and under receive free grandstand admission. Spectator gates also open at 1:00pm and Mr. Rooter 161 qualifying begins at 5:00pm. Main events begin at 6:30pm. The Mr. Rooter 161 expected post time is 8:30pm. The detailed event schedule can be found online at Speedbowl.com.