Fast Lane Fridays Drag Racing Schedule Suspended At New London-Waterford Speedbowl

May 24, 2018 (Gales Ferry, CT) – The New England Street Outlaw Series will suspend operations of their 2018 Fast Lane Friday schedule at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl, effective immediately.

The New England Street Outlaw Series has sanctioned, promoted and overseen the Fast Lane Friday events at the Speedbowl since last season. The sanctioning body had originally planned a 16-event season in 2018 at the Speedbowl. The first event of the season was held last week.

The decision to suspend operations was due to multiple factors involving the relationship between the New England Street Outlaw Series management and management team of the New London-Waterford Speedbowl. Attempts to resolve concerns over pending issues were unsuccessful and management determined it was in the best interest of organizers and competitors to suspend the season.

Management of the New England Street Outlaw Series is deeply disappointed to have reached this decision. We would like to thank all of our racers, fans, sponsors and partners who have supported our efforts.

2018 Fast Lane Fridays Season Starter Pack

The New England Street Outlaw Series is gearing up for another exciting year of drag racing and car cruises at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl starting on Friday, May 18th with pit gates at 5:30pm and Test & Tune at 6:30pm. Below you will find everything you need to go racing with us. Thanks and we look forward to see you Friday, May 18th!!

  • Racer Registration Form
  • Minor Waiver Form
  • Please fill out in advance (to save time) your Racer Registration Form. Please complete in full and also the backside. If possible please print double sided. 
  • ALL MINOR RACERS – Please note the NEW POLICY for all racers aged 17 and under. You MUST complete the Minor Waiver Form in FULL. There will be NOT EXCEPTIONS to this policy. Fill it out properly or do not race. (see more info below)
  • First Event is Friday, May 18th – Pits @ 5:30pm (each week after 6pm) and Test & Tune at 6pm.
  • We are not making any major rule changes but we will update the rule book prior to the opening event on May 18th.
  • Outlaw Class MUST have helmets and seatbelts
  • Bike Class MUST have full length equipment covering the racer (long sleeve shirts/jackets, long sleeve pants, boots, helmet, eye protection)
  • We are going to have a revised schedule posted soon. At this time Friday, June 1st is being removed as an event from our schedule. NO RACING FRIDAY 6/1.
  • Due to an upcoming event at the Speedbowl we may not be racing on Friday, June 29th. We are working with track management on schedule for that event, we will announce by opening night.



Dear Parent of Competitor

Our insurance provider has changed the guidelines for waivers of minor competitors.  It is now required that BOTH parents sign the parent consent form. Enclosed for your convenience is an off-site parental waiver.  This form must be used and notarized if:

*Both parents will not be present on the first race day of 2018 to sign the minor into competition


*The minor competitor has one parent/legal guardian.

If BOTH parents will be present to sign the minor into competition on their first race day of 2018, a waiver may be signed on the property with no notarization required.   No changes are being made for minors just entering the pits, one parent may be present to sign the parental waiver.  

We apologize for the inconvenience for those who already filled out their waivers for 2018.  If you have any questions please call Heather in the office at (860) 442-7223.  Please plan ahead to make sure the requirements are met so your child can participate in competition.  NO EXCEPTIONS will be made on race days, the proper forms must be filled out. 

Fast Lane Fridays 2017 Awards Dinner Slated for December 1st

Wright, Lewis and Tisdale will take center stage for the dinner

Gales Ferry, CT (October 18, 2017) – The New England Street Outlaw Series will crown its New London-Waterford Speedbowl Fast Lane Fridays Champions on Friday, December 1st at the Holiday Inn in Norwich, CT. Following an exciting 14 point event schedule it was Warren Wright in the Outlaw Class, Adam Lewis in the Street Class and Jon Tisdale in the Bike Class earning the title of 2017 Champion in their respective classes. In addition to the champions the series will honor the Top-15 in the Outlaw Class, Top-10 in the Street Class and Top-15 in the Bike Class as well as specialty awards.

Warren Wright of Salem, CT, who is now a 4-time track champion (2011, 2015, 2016, and 2017) in the Outlaw Class, earned his impressive third straight title by again running consistently week in and week out. The change from previous years was he retired his famous purple and white Chevy Malibu from Fast Lane Fridays following the 2016 season and instead chose to run his 1969 Chevy Chevelle. Wright would earn a total of five Eliminator victories in route to his fourth championship.

Adam Lewis of Stonington, CT had a remarkable 2017 season in the Street Class. Lewis at the helm of his 2014 GMC Sierra was able to win a Fast Lane Fridays high of six Eliminator victories. He would go on to find victory lane during the first five consecutive weeks of racing and would make it to nine Finale Rounds during the season. Lewis started racing at Fast Lane Fridays in 2014 and was also named Rookie of the Year. He has previously finished fourth in points in 2014 and 2015 and was able to improve to a third place standings finish in 2016; this will be Adams first Fast Lane Fridays Championship.

Jon Tisdale of claimed his first Bike Class Championship this season after multiple seasons of running a partial schedule. Tisdale is no stranger to drag racing; he has been competing for over 37 years at tracks all over the country, primarily Lebanon Valley Drag Way in upstate New York. After a slow start during the first few weeks of the season Tisdale would find his grove and post impressive, consistent reaction times during the course of July and August that lead him to a class high five wins.

The festivities will take place in the main ballroom at Holiday Inn in Norwich, CT (10 Laura Boulevard, Norwich, CT 06360) on Friday, December 1st starting at 6pm with a cocktail hour followed by a buffet dinner and awards presentations at 7pm and music and desserts until 10pm. Tickets are $35 per person and must be purchased in advance. Complete event information can be found at

Tickets are now on sale now for the 2017 Awards Dinner. You may purchase online at and also read complete information on the event. You must purchase tickets in advance; no tickets will be sold at the door. In an effort to keep costs down, awards will only be ordered for those recipients who have purchased a ticket by Monday, 11/27/2017. Tickets may be purchased until November 29, 2017.

For more information and announcements forthcoming please be sure to visit and follow New England Street Outlaws on Facebook.

New England Street Outlaw Series

The New England Street Outlaw Series is based in New England and features exciting spectator drag racing events at various regional venues. From asphalt to dirt, from 100 feet to 1/8 mile strip the NESOS can handle any size venue with its temporary electronic track system complete with sensors and a professional drag racing tree. We bring the drag racing to you! For more information or to setup a public event or book private events please visit or email

New London-Waterford Speedbowl

The New London-Waterford Speedbowl opened on April 15, 1951 as a 1/3 mile crushed blue stone oval race track. After 3 weeks of operation, the dust created during green flag segments of racing became a nuisance to spectators. The track closed for about a month and re-opened as an asphalt oval, which it remains today. Currently the New LondonWaterford Speedbowl operates 3-nights a week from May thru October with affordable Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday action, Fast Lane Fridays Drag Racing & Car Cruise and Saturday Night Short Track excitement. For more information visit


NESOS uses the offices of Thirty Marketing:

Contact: Mark Caise

Thirty Marketing
7 Hurlbutt Road Suite 7
PO Box 631
Gales Ferry, CT 06335
P: 860-381-5801
F: 860-381-5802

Coastline Fire Protection offers Outlaw Class Payouts 9/8/17

We would like to welcome our newest sponsor Coastline Fire Protection who will be presenting Outlaw Night this Friday. Double Outlaw Class Eliminators plus weekly Street and Bike classes. $100 to win Outlaw Eliminator 1, $100 to win Outlaw Eliminator 2, PLUS $100 bonus to win both Outlaw Eliminators!!! Car Cruise Show will award Best in Show and Sponsor Choice. This Friday, 6pm at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl!!

Coastline Fire Protection is a local fire protection company who helps businesses with their annual fire protection inspections. Family owned and operated. Like them on Facebook.