CYCLE CENTER BECOMES TITLE SPONSOR OF
WHELEN MODIFIED TOUR RACE AT NEW LONDON-WATERFORD SPEEDBOWL
a special occasion every time the Whelen Modified
Tour visits the Waterford Speedbowl.
This year should even be more special.
New England Cycle Center in Hartford has climbed on
board as the title sponsor of this year’s Whelen
Modified Tour appearance at the Speedbowl. The New
England Cycle Center 161 will take place Saturday,
It will be the fifth consecutive season that the
best drivers in the Northeast have invaded the bowl,
and the first time New England Cycle Center has been
the title sponsor.
“We’re excited about it,” said Gary Moir, the
manager of New England Cycle Center. “Everyone here
at our business is enthusiastic about racing. And
we’re super happy to be involved.”
The 2015 Whelen Tour event was won by Ryan Preece,
who is currently competing on NASCAR’s XFINITY
series. A sellout crowd turned out to watch Preece
grab his second Whelen Tour win at the Speedbowl.
Other winners have been Doug Coby and Bobby Santos.
“I’ve been to the Speedbowl quite a few times, and
it’s a great family night out,” Muir said. “Anything
we can do to promote motor sports and recreational
vehicles is a priority. Everyone here enjoys racing
so much that it only makes sense to get involved.”
New England Cycle Center is the largest motorcycle
dealer in Connecticut and sells Yamaha, Suzuki and
Victory motorcycles, Yamaha and Sea-Doo watercrafts,
ATVs and UTVs. The business is located at 73 Leibert
Road in Hartford.
“This will be such a big event, and it’s awesome to
be a part of it,” Moir said. “We support everything
pertaining to motor sports, such as car shows and
bike shows. So when we had a chance to be involved
at the Speedbowl, it just clicked. ”
“We would like to thanks New England Cycle Center
for coming on board,” Speedbowl GM-promoter Shawn
Monahan said. “This will be a night everyone will be
looking forward to.”
The combination of the Whelen Modified Tour and New
England Cycle Center should be a perfect fit. That’s
because the people at New England Cycle Center
aren’t just sponsors, they’re diehard fans.
The Speedbowl opens its 66th season Saturday, May 7,
with the Blastoff, featuring the SK Modifieds, the
Magnus Racing Products SK Lights, Limited Sportsmen,
Mini Stocks,The Joie of Seating Legend Cars, X-Cars,
Super X-Cars, the Microblue Bandoleros and the New
England Race Trucks.
Olivia Bouchard / New London-Waterford Speedway
April 15, 2016