New Name and New Format Highlight Changes for 2017
Gales Ferry, CT (February 4, 2017) – The New England Street Outlaw Series (NESOS) is poised for an exciting 2017 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 May 12th at New London–Waterford Speedbowl under the newly branded name Fast Lane Fridays, Drag Racing & Car Cruise.
Fast Lane Fridays at the New London–Waterford Speedbowl offer the areas only car cruise paired with exciting spectator drag racing. Along with a new name will come a new attitude on these weekly Friday events with special competitions each night. Fast Lane Fridays will play host to a new special events including Double Eliminations, Imports vs. Domestics, Pro Tree Shootouts, Street Fights 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 2017 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 London–Waterford 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 2017 season. The Outlaw Class (formerly Competition / Pro) 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 Promoter and Series Owner Mark Caise oversaw the (New London) Waterford Speedbowl Sho & Go Program, a spectator drag racing and car cruise show rolled into one event. David Gagnon has been named the Race Director for 2017, he served in this roll previously from 2012-2014. A Fast Lane Fridays competitor meeting will be held later this month at a date and location TBD.
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 London–Waterford 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.
NESOS uses the offices of Thirty Marketing:
Contact: Mark Caise
7 Hurlbutt Road Suite 7
PO Box 631
Gales Ferry, CT 06335