Sunday 5/27 Memorial Day Madness Results
Waterford Speedbowl 5/27 Memorial Day Madness Results
Waterford, CT (May 27, 2012) – Waterford Speedbowl put thrills on the track Sunday evening with its annual Memorial Day Madness event. A large turnout witnessed all the smashing and bashing promised as the shoreline oval hosted a demolition derby, Trailer Race, Ski Car race, extreme motorcycle stunt man Luke Emmons and more. One of the region’s first aerial fireworks displays capped the evening of on-track sparks and fireworks.
Chris Logan of Middletown was the popular winner in the wild Speedbowl Trailer Race. He demolished the field to remain as the lone competitor with their tow vehicle intact. Logan did so in memorable fashion, finishing off Tom Wambolt of Meriden, his final adversary, with a hard blow to the trailer. Logan actually flipped his vehicle onto its side in the process, to the delight of the fans. When the dust settled Logan’s trailer remained attached, while Wambolt’s was ripped away.
In the night’s demolition derby, crafty veteran Dave MacIntosh took the win. He delivered plenty of richter-scale registering hits on the field in his Chevrolet.
Mastering the art of the “Ski Car” race was none other than Eric Macey of Manchester. Macey traded the rear wheels on his Saturn in for a pair of “skis” mounted to the rear wheels. He then skidded and pirouetted around the track the best of the competition to take the win in a 10-lap race that featured no shortage of spins and mayhem.
Ken Downing III of Branford and Mark Cooper of Northford took turns at “speedway bowling”, using their cars as battering rams to 55-gallon drums set up as “pins” on the Speedbowl frontstretch.
Plainfield native Luke “Duke” Emmons wowed fans with an array of stunts atop his two-wheeled machine, culminating in a smoke show that blew his rear tire, to the roar of the crowd.
Waterford Speedbowl returns to action three times over the upcoming week, beginning with Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday. ‘Sho & Go at the ‘Bowl’ returns on Friday before NASCAR racing takes over on Saturday with Four Cylinder Fury.