A Chronological History of the New London-Waterford Speedbowl – Part 3 (1975-1984) is an in-depth look at Harvey Tattersall Jr’s purchase of the track & the Speedbowl as the last sanctioned track of the once prominent United Stock Car Racing Club; Dick Williams leasing the track as Coastal Racing Association, the demise of the Grand American Late Models and the birth of the original Street Stock division (which eventually became today’s Late Models). Includes in-depth looks at the Bob Potter / ‘Moose’ Hewitt rivalry, Rick Donnelly’s dominant 1979 season, the birth of the Blast Off event and the track’s survival during the shopping mall craze of the 1980’s. Plus tons of vintage photos, stories told by those who were there both on & off the track and a great soundtrack.
A Vault Productions film written & directed by Waterford, CT native Tom DiMaggio and based on his research at speedbowlhistory.com
UNITED’S LAST STAND * SPORTSMEN MODIFIEDS * MASTER OF THE MODIFIEDS * PEG GAUDREAU * YANKEE ALL-STAR LEAGUE * THE 318 COUPE * MOOSE HEWITT * POTTER vs. MOOSE * GRAND AMERICANS * STREET STOCKS * COASTAL RACING ASSOCIATION * BLAST OFF! * #111 TROYER PINTO * THE SUMMER CORPORATION * SUPER STOCKS * RAE ANN WILLIAMS * COASTAL RACING RETURNS * NASCAR NORTH TOUR * MATCH RACE GONE WRONG * FLYIN’ BRIAN CONTROVERSY * STEADY EDDIE FLEMKE * 1984 SUPER STOCK CHAMPIONSHIP * FRED ‘FUZZY’ BAER * THE END OF COASTAL RACING * 1980’S SHOPPING MALL BOOM
DON BENVENUTI * RON BOUCHARD * BONES BOURCIER * DICK BROOKS * TODD CERAVOLO * MIKE DAIGNAULT * TOM FOX * BOB FREEMAN * DON FOWLER * BOB GADA * DENNIS GADA * PEG GAUDREAU * MARK GEER * JOE GOLAS * COREY HUTCHINGS * STEVE KENNEDY * MARK LAJEUNESSE * TONY LECKEY * MIKE LOVETERE * FRED LUCHESI * BRIAN McCARTHY * SHAWN MONAHAN * BOB POTTER * ED REED JR * BILL ROBERTS * GORDON RODGERS * PHIL RONDEAU * PHIL SMITH * JAY STUART * BILL SWEET * SEABURY TRIPLER * JOE TRUDEAU * ERIC WEBSTER * DICK WILLIAMS * RAE ANN WILLIAMS * PETE ZANARDI