“This is awesome!  If you’re a short track fan in the northeast, or anywhere, this is a must watch”
Kyle Rickey – MRN broadcaster
“An excellent job capturing the early days of the Speedbowl.”
John Brouwer – former Speedbowl handicapper, columnist & historian
“Enjoyed every minute learning about why the Bowl is such a special place”
Chris Forster – former Speedbowl official

Part 1 profiles the track’s first decade under the 6-member Board of Directors who owned & operated the facility as New London Waterford Speedbowl Inc. There is rare footage of the track being built and the tracks first few weeks as a dirt track, plus early aspects of racing that have since gone-by like a mandatory track doctor in attendance for every event and the flagman starting every race standing on the track as the cars go by.  Plus profiles of the Speedbowl’s early stars like Moe Gherzi, Dick Beauregard, Don Collins and Bill Slater.

TRACK CONSTRUCTION * THE DIRT TRACK * ‘MONEY BAGS’ MOE GHERZI * DAVE HUMPHREY * AAA MIDGETS * THE NON-FORD DIVISION * R.I.P. JACK GRIFFIN * FRED LUCHESI * RED FOOTE * DIRTY DICK BEAUREGARD * DON COLLINS * BILL SLATER & THE CONNECTICUT VALLEY ROCKET * UNITED STOCK CAR RACING CLUB * CHARLIE WEBSTER * TED STACK

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STARRING IN PART 1 (1951-1961)

DON BENVENUTI BONES BOURCIER DICK BROOKS JOHN BROUWER
TOM FOX BOB GADA PEG GAUDREAU MARK GEER
JOE GOLAS DAVE HUMPHREY MARK LAJEUNESSE MIKE LOVETERE
FRED LUCHESI BOB POTTER PHIL SMITH BILL SWEET
SEABURY TRIPLER ERIC WEBSTER DICK WILLIAMS PETE ZANARDI