FBI Investigation Forces Cancellation of NASCAR Race
New London-Waterford Speedbowl NASCAR events cancelled after track owner Bruce J. Bremer was taken into custody for human trafficking
All NASCAR races at New London-Waterford Speedbowl track have been cancelled. NASCAR has officially terminated its relationship with the speedway and owner after a series of FBI arrests.
The investigation has been ongoing. For well over a year the FBI and other officials have looked into the case. This week, an arrest was made of the track owner.
NASCAR released a brief statement on the relationship with the racetrack. The following statement came via twitter.
“NASCAR has terminated the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series sanction and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race sanction with the New London-Waterford Speedbowl, effective immediately.”
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour was scheduled to visit the track on July 22nd. That event has been terminated for the schedule. No date at another track has been put in it’s place. The NASCAR Home Tracks Series will now take that week off from racing.
The track has lost more than a touring series race date. NASCAR is also revoking it’s sanctioning for weekly racing at the speedway. Beyond that, the Waterford Speedbowl will also lose its insurance as part of NASCAR’s sanction bundle.
FOX 61 reported police stated that three men exploited mentally-disabled young men. The three men, including track owner Bruce J. Bremer, were involved in the human trafficking operation.
The New London-Waterford Speedbowl is located in Waterford, CT. It’s a 3/8 mile asphalt track.
As of earlier this week, the track was planning to resume operations.
Author: Shane Walters