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New London-Waterford Speedbowl could have racing this season

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New London-Waterford Speedbowl could reopen as early as next month. (WFSB) New London-Waterford Speedbowl could reopen as early as next month. (WFSB)
WATERFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Drivers may soon be revving their engines and racing around the New London-Waterford Speedbowl once again. 

Management at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl announced late Sunday night they're working on an agreement to lease the track for the upcoming season.

Officials said racing could begin at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl was early as next month.

But, fans feared there wouldn't even be a 2017 season, in the wake of a sex trafficking investigation involving, the track's owner.  

It was back in the 1950's that the New London-Waterford Speedbowl first opened.

Over the years, the track has been home to many Nascar champions and a staple for racing fans. 

The speedbowl's owner Bruce Bemer admitted in court to paying mentally ill, young men for sex.

In the wake of this investigation, Nascar terminated its connection with the London-Waterford Speed-Bowl.

After much uncertainty, management posted on Facebook and the track's website that they are working on a deal to lease the speedbowl for the 2017 season.

More details are slated to come out in the next few weeks.  

An open practice has also been scheduled, prior to opening weekend.

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