Well, this is something that we are really excited about.
The Patch and the have joined forces to give you one of the best nights of the year at the Speedbowl for the best price possible: free. That’s right, the partnership is giving all Waterford residents a 100 percent free night at the Speedbowl this Saturday night.
This Saturday, all Waterford residents get in for free at the Waterford Speedbowl just by showing their license to prove they are from Waterford. And best of all, it is one of the Speedbowl’s best (and most expensive) nights of the year, featuring the 800 horsepower, 1,300-pound super-modifieds (ISMAs).
“It’s a huge value,” Waterford Speedbowl promoter Mark Caise said. “I’m hoping we can get the community into the stands.”
The tickets for Saturday are slated for $33, one of the most expensive nights of the year for the Speedbowl. But, thanks to new Patch Advertising Manager Heather Caulkins and the Speedbowl, that price drops to zero for Waterford residents.
Racing begins at 5 p.m., and runs until about 10:30.
Admittedly, Patch knows very little about racecar driving. But we are very excited for Saturday’s events.
As mentioned, the main event is the super-modifieds, which have a 800 horsepower engine and weigh about 1,300 pounds, Caise said. Any time the weight of the car is not even double the amount of horsepower it has, you know its going to be fast.
“They are really fast,” Caise said. “They go over 100 mph.”
The race is 50 laps, with the super-modifieds completing each one in about 11 seconds, Caise said. It is intense, he said.
There are other many great races as well. There is a stock car race, a late-model race, a mini-stock race and midget racing, Caise said.
"It is one of our biggest nights of the year," Caise said. "We are really excited about it."