COMPILING THE SPEEDBOWL’S HISTORY
When I first started my own research of the Speedbowl in 2005, I personally spent over 1,500 hours of research over the next 3 years to compile the statistics found in this site (originally called sids-vault.com) – primarily focusing on feature winners & track champions. Other statistics compiled were point standings, time trial records and season-ending award recipients. Additionally, when we started video work towards a documentary series on the track’s history in 2010, we also started logging the tenure of track owners, operators, race directors, flagman, announcers, program publishers and others. This data is all categorized by season in our Almanac, which we update at the end of every Speedbowl season. We then update the Record Book accordingly with the new data.
We’ve been fortunate to acquire tons of photos, souvenir programs, trade papers, track documents, scrapbooks & other memorabilia donated to our archives from throughout the Speedbowl community. We’ve also built up a continually growing media archive including The Checkered Flag Announcer recordings, various local TV shows & news segments on the track, archives from The Speedway Line Report and Overdrive radio shows, plus the Waterford Speedbowl’s own video archives from various videographers over the years. Here is our on-going list of all who’ve made contributions of these types of resources to our archives over the years:
|Al & Peg Gaudreau||Dave Roode||Jesse Gleason||Pete Zanardi|
|Al Stone Jr||Deb Gada||Jim Procaccini||Phil Evans|
|Al Stone III||Don Caddick||Joe Curioso III||R.A. Silvia|
|Bill Sweet||Ed Gertsch Jr||Joe Golas||Ric Mariscal|
|Bob Darling||Floyd Chesbro||John Brouwer||Rob Janovic Jr|
|Bob & Betty Gada||Fran Lawlor||John Brouwer Jr||Roger Perry|
|Bob Freeman||Frank Burdick||Josh Paradis||Ron Yuhas Jr|
|Bob Potter||Fred Luchesi||Ken Cassidy Jr||Scott Gregory|
|Bonnie Yerrington||Gale (Albino) Winter||Ken Meisenhelder||Shawn Monahan|
|Bubby Brouwer||Ginny Potter||Korteweg family||Steve Cembruch|
|Bud Hartson||Glenn Pressel III||Kyle Gero||Steve Johnston|
|Bud Kuehne||Gordon & Phyllis Rodgers||Kyle James||Steve Kennedy|
|Charlie Verheyden||Howie Hodge||Mike Lovetere||Tom Fox|
|Chris Ignazio||Jay Lozyniak||Nicholas Teto||Tom Gaudreau|
|Cliff Nelson||Jeff Gada||Pat Doherty||Tom Ormsby|
|Dave Dykes||Jeff & Jen Pearl||Pat Donnellan||Tyler Chadwick|
This project has always been a group effort and there are literally hundreds of people who have contributed in some way to provide us information, statistics, photos and/or memorabilia. Without everyone’s contributions, our efforts to preserve the Waterford Speedbowl would not be possible.
Please contact us with any questions and we hope you enjoy this comprehensive trip down the Waterford Speedbowl’s memory lane.
Tom “Sid” DiMaggio