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.

 

MINOR RACER INFO

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

OR

*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 – Drag Racing & Car Cruise Returning to New London-Waterford Speedbowl in 2018

Opening Night set for Friday, May 18th

Gales Ferry, CT (December 31, 2017) – The New England Street Outlaw Series (NESOS) is poised for another exciting season of spectator drag racing events paired with a car cruise for a unique one of a kind automotive enthusiast event. Weekly Friday night events will start Friday, May 18th at New LondonWaterford Speedbowl under the name Fast Lane Fridays – Drag Racing & Car Cruise.

Fast Lane Fridays at the New LondonWaterford Speedbowl offer the areas only car cruise paired with exciting spectator drag racing. These weekly Friday events host three regular classes along with special competition events each night. Fast Lane Fridays will play host to racer favorites and new special events including Twin Eliminators, Pro Tree Nights, Outlaw Money Races and more. Fast Lane Fridays Promoter Mark Caise stated, “We are designing these events to give racers more track time and more competition than ever before with new exciting shootout style races.” In addition to the special weekly events racers will have the opportunity to compete in the Outlaw, Street and Bike divisions for a season long championship battle. Any racers with a safe vehicle are welcome to participate in the on-track action. The entire 2018 Fast Lane Fridays schedule can be found online at www.NEStreetOutlaws.com.

Paired with the on-track drag racing action, fans and car enthusiasts can show off their rides in the weekly car cruise. “We are looking forward to rebuilding the car cruise segment of this event. We want Fast Lane Fridays to be a car lover’s night from racing to the midway to the parking lot. Our goal is to work with local car clubs that wish to host a night,” says Caise. The car cruise will be free for anyone who wishes to participate for an award and bragging rights. All of this racing action and car cruise exhibit will be FREE for fans as the New LondonWaterford Speedbowl will once again be offering FREE Grandstand Admission to these events every Friday.

The NESOS was formed with the basis of allowing competitors to race their street vehicles, drag purpose vehicles or bikes and quads in a safe and controlled environment. Some racers use the NESOS events as a way to have some fun with their friends to hold bragging rights in an exciting ‘Run What You Brung’ style atmosphere. Others use the NESOS events as a way to practice their reaction time with their vehicles before heading to larger 1/8 & 1/4 mile tracks. The dial-in system used as part of the full electronic scoring system helps to ensure drivers stay true to what their cars and themselves are capable of and allows for different style and performance vehicles to race on an equal playing field.

Fast Lane Fridays will run under a lightweight rule package to ensure equal competition and allow almost all vehicles and modifications to be eligible. There will be three classes for the 2018 season. The Outlaw Class features cars that are not necessarily completely street legal. Most cars are classic muscle with performance modifications and racing slicks and others are full blown drag cars featuring full roll cages and 600+ horsepower engines. The Street Class features cars that are completely street legal. They may not necessarily be completely showroom stock; but if they can pass emission testing and not have the police need to site them a ticket for excessive noise and/or ‘non-legal components’ they are welcome to race on most DOT approved tires. The Bike Class is where it gets really interesting. This is the broadest of all the classes whether they have two wheels or four, motorcycle or dirt bike, quad, lawn mower, or snowmobile, if you can race it this is the division for you. The Fast Lane Friday events will also have a point system and will award a champion in each class at year’s end.

The NESOS team got its start working together in 2014 when Series Promoter Mark Caise teamed up with David Gagnon to oversee the (New London) Waterford Speedbowl Sho & Go Program, a spectator drag racing and car cruise show rolled into one event. David Gagnon will return as Race Director for 2018, he served in this roll previously from 2012-2014 and in 2017. A Fast Lane Fridays competitor meeting will be held March with a date and location to be announced.

For more information and announcements forthcoming please be sure to visit www.NEStreetOutlaws.com 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 www.NEStreetOutlaws.com or email Info@NEStreetOutlaws.com.

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 NASCAR excitement. For more information visit www.SpeedbowlCT.com.

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NESOS uses the offices of Thirty Marketing:

Contact: Mark Caise

Thirty Marketing
C/O NESOS
7 Hurlbutt Road Suite 7
PO Box 631
Gales Ferry, CT 06335

Info@NEStreetOutlaws.com
www.NEStreetOutlaws.com
P: 860-381-5801
F: 860-381-5802

Fast Lane Fridays Competitors Honored at 2017 Awards Dinner

Wright, Lewis and Tisdale take center stage for awards dinner

2017 Awards Dinner on 12/1/17. Bike Class Champion Jonathan Tisdale (bottom left), Street Class Champion Adam Lewis (bottom center) and Outlaw Class Champion Warren Wright (bottom right). Pictured with Race Director Dave Gagnon and Series Promoter Mark Caise.

Gales Ferry, CT (December, 1 2017) – The New England Street Outlaw Series crowned 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 Jonathan Tisdale in the Bike Class earning the title of 2017 Champion in their respective classes. In addition to the champions the series honored 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, 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. Veteran racer Richard Dubina of Chaplin finished second followed by Tom Bischoff of Lyme, Ernie Bogue of Norwich and Charles Cirrito of Norwich rounding out the top five standing positions.

Specialty awards in the Outlaw Class consisted of Best Reaction Time – Peter MacCullouch of Quaker Hill with 0.00006 seconds. Beast Dial to ET – Tom Bischoff of Lyme 2.20 seconds to 2.20027 seconds. Fastest 60’, ET and MPH went to Rick Taylor of Uncasville with a 15.60 MPH, 2.12173 ET, 57.22 MPH. Rookie of the Year went to Eric LeBlond of New Britain.

Adam Lewis of Stonington 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. Trevor Root of Old Saybrook would finish runner up to Lewis followed by rookie Ted Gilman of Jewett City in third, Heidi Bradham of Montville in fourth and Keith Brown of Griswold rounding out the top five standing positions.

Specialty awards in the Street Class consisted of Best Reaction Time – Joey Bacon of Ledyard with 0.00559 seconds. Beast Dial to ET – Lynn Katkowski of Westerly, RI 3.40 seconds to 3.40140 seconds. Fastest 60’, ET and MPH went to Mark Green of Waterbury with a 17.19 MPH, 2.3866 ET, 45.86 MPH. Rookie of the Year went to Ted Gilman of Jewett City.

Jonathan Tisdale of East Hartford 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. Deanna Brockett of Salem would finish runner up after collecting two wins. Former series champion James Tedford of Deep River finished third, Nathan Booth of Quaker Hill finished fourth and long-time racer Jenna Barba of Branford rounded out the top five standing positions.

Specialty awards in the Bike Class consisted of Best Reaction Time – Cole Booth Wililams of Niantic with 0.00110 seconds. Beast Dial to ET – Cole Booth Williams 3.86 seconds to 3.86026 seconds. Fastest 60’, ET and MPH went to Ron Hoyle of Baltic on his snowmobile with a 16.20 MPH, 2.20529 ET, 53.62 MPH. Rookie of the Year went to Jonathan Booth of Quaker Hill.

For more information and announcements forthcoming please be sure to visit www.NEStreetOutlaws.com 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 www.NEStreetOutlaws.com or email Info@NEStreetOutlaws.com.

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 www.SpeedbowlCT.com.

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NESOS uses the offices of Thirty Marketing:

Contact: Mark Caise

Thirty Marketing
C/O NESOS
7 Hurlbutt Road Suite 7
PO Box 631
Gales Ferry, CT 06335

Info@NEStreetOutlaws.com
www.NEStreetOutlaws.com
P: 860-381-5801
F: 860-381-5802

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 NEStreetOutlaws.com.

Tickets are now on sale now for the 2017 Awards Dinner. You may purchase online at NEStreetOutlaws.com 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 www.NEStreetOutlaws.com 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 www.NEStreetOutlaws.com or email Info@NEStreetOutlaws.com.

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 www.SpeedbowlCT.com.

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NESOS uses the offices of Thirty Marketing:

Contact: Mark Caise

Thirty Marketing
C/O NESOS
7 Hurlbutt Road Suite 7
PO Box 631
Gales Ferry, CT 06335

Info@NEStreetOutlaws.com
www.NEStreetOutlaws.com
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.

Fast Lane Fridays CANCELLED for 8/18

Friday, August 18th @ 10:45am – Due to weather forecasts calling for thunderstorms for the remainder of the day Fast Lane Fridays Street Night has been cancelled. Street Night will move to Friday, 9/22. Next Friday 8/25 will be our Back to School Special with Double Eliminators for all classes PLUS a special Junior Shootout.

Fast Lane Fridays – August 11, 2017 Race Recap

Katkowski breaks thru for first win of 2017, Lewis & Tisdale add to win streak

Jon Tisdale pulls in to stage during Test & Tune. Photo: Jennifer Wiese – FarmHouse Productions

Gales Ferry, CT (August 11, 2017) – Fast Lane Fridays Grudge Fest would see Lynn Katkowski became a first time winner in 2017 out lasting the competition in the Outlaw Class. Adam Lewis in the Street Class and Jon Tisdale in the Bike Class would continue to pad their winning streak and points leads as the season heads towards the mid-season point.

The Outlaw Class Finals would pair last week’s winner and current point leader Warren Wright up against Lynn Katkowski who would advance beyond round one for the first time in 2017. A red light by Wright would have the victory to Katkowski despite her being consistent on her reaction times all night.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
Wright 2.54 -0.03815 1.921 45.39 2.58538
katkowski 2.85 0.06094 2.184 42.31 2.89495

Adam Lewis would make it four straight victories in the Street Class despite facing different competitors and running different lanes in the Final Round each week. This week Trevor Root would face Lewis in the finals. A near perfect run would allow Lewis to win and pad his points lead that now stands 55 points ahead of second place Heidi Bradham who was missing in action tonight.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
Root 3.00 0.26303 2.396 33.26 3.30434
lewis 2.83 0.17975 2.029 37.24 2.83189

The largest field of the evening was the Bike Class that would go on to run a total of 5 rounds in eliminations. When all was done it was Jon Tisdale earning his third consecutive win in 2017. Tisdale would be paired up against 2014 Bike Class Champion James Tedford who was making his second Final Round appearance of 2017. The battle would be settled at the line as both racers would have near perfect runs. The margin of victory was at .022 seconds or about a foot in distance.

Racer Index RT (Seconds) 60ft (Seconds) MPH ET (Seconds)
tisdale 3.10 0.01905 2.236 33.97 3.10130
tedford 3.02 0.02007 2.143 32.20 3.04296

The final event of the night was the Grudge Fest which allowed racers to pair up against whoever they wanted to show their dominance and most importantly bragging rights. No points were awarded for any grudge matches.

For complete eliminator round results and 2017 point standings please visit NEStreetOutlaws.com. Next on the schedule will be Street Night as Fast Lane Fridays, Friday August 18th that will feature Outlaw, Street and Bike Classes PLUS second Street Class Eliminator. Both Street Class Eliminators will count for regular series points. Pits, Car Cruise Show and Grandstands open at 6pm, Test & Tune will start at 6:30 with opening ceremonies and eliminators to follow.

Racers are encouraged to review the 2017 rule book and complete their driver registration forms in advance and bring with them on Friday night if they have not submitted already. A download is available on NEStreetOutalws.com.

For more information and announcements forthcoming please be sure to visit www.NEStreetOutlaws.com 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 www.NEStreetOutlaws.com or email Info@NEStreetOutlaws.com.

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 www.SpeedbowlCT.com.

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NESOS uses the offices of Thirty Marketing:

Contact: Mark Caise

Thirty Marketing
C/O NESOS
7 Hurlbutt Road Suite 7
PO Box 631
Gales Ferry, CT 06335

Info@NEStreetOutlaws.com
www.NEStreetOutlaws.com
P: 860-381-5801
F: 860-381-5802