About Us

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 GaudreauDave RoodeJesse GleasonPete Zanardi
Al Stone JrDeb GadaJim ProcacciniPhil Evans
Al Stone IIIDon CaddickJoe Curioso IIIR.A. Silvia
Bill SweetEd Gertsch JrJoe GolasRic Mariscal
Bob DarlingFloyd ChesbroJohn BrouwerRob Janovic Jr
Bob & Betty GadaFran LawlorJohn Brouwer JrRoger Perry
Bob FreemanFrank BurdickJosh ParadisRon Yuhas Jr
Bob PotterFred LuchesiKen Cassidy JrScott Gregory
Bonnie YerringtonGale (Albino) WinterKen MeisenhelderShawn Monahan
Bubby BrouwerGinny PotterKorteweg familySteve Cembruch
Bud HartsonGlenn Pressel IIIKyle GeroSteve Johnston
Bud KuehneGordon & Phyllis RodgersKyle JamesSteve Kennedy
Charlie VerheydenHowie HodgeMike LovetereTom Fox
Chris IgnazioJay LozyniakNicholas TetoTom Gaudreau
Cliff NelsonJeff GadaPat DohertyTom Ormsby
Dave DykesJeff & Jen PearlPat DonnellanTyler Chadwick
Dave Paradis

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
Vault Productions

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