Waterford, CT (August 11, 2012) – Waterford Speedbowl has postponed its “Wings & Wheels” event scheduled for Saturday due to the impending weather threat looming over the region. For the second consecutive day, a forecast for late day heavy rain threats with the potential for severe weather and flash flooding were probable.
“After reviewing weather forecasts repeated times, all parties involved felt with an event of this enormity and the amount of lengthy travel many teams and fans need to make, we were best served cancelling the event for today” offered Speedbowl owner and promoter Terry Eames.
The event traditionally brings together the International Supermodified Association, Valenti Modified Racing Series, Northeastern Midget Association plus the Speedbowl’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modifieds®.
With the postponement, make-up dates for “Wings & Wheels” and the participating series have been announced. “Wings & Wheels” will be held next Saturday, August 18. Due to schedule conflicts, each of the participating divisions are unable to come together in the original event format. The revised format will have the International Supermodified Association (ISMA) and Northeastern Midget Association (NEMA) joining the Speedbowl’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions next Saturday, August 18. An adjusted event schedule and event pricing has been made. The Valenti Modified Racing Series will return at their next available opportunity on Saturday, September 8.
“We tried to keep Wings & Wheels intact as much as possible and still bring in these great series for our fans” said Eames. “It’s just one of those things that’s very difficult to pull together, but fans will still see great racing from all the divisions with the adjusted schedules.”
In addition to ISMA and NEMA’s Midgets and Lite divisions, next Saturday’s “Wings & Wheel” card will include the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series SK Modifieds®, Bob Valenti Auto Mall Late Models, Street Stocks and Mini Stocks. Pit gates will open at 12:00pm with practice beginning at 1:00pm. Qualifying rounds get underway at 5:00pm next Saturday, with main events scheduled to commence at 6:30pm. Adult grandstands admission has been reduced to $33.00, with youth admission of $10.00 for next Saturday’s adjusted “Wings & Wheels” racing card.
The Valenti Modified Racing Series will return at their next opportunity on Saturday, September 8. They will join the Speedbowl’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing program on that night.
Truck Night, featuring the New England Truck Series and originally scheduled for August 18, has been postponed. Track officials are working with that series for a possible reschedule.
Race fans are encouraged to visit Speedbowl.com or contact the track office at 860.442.1585 for more on upcoming event schedules and details.