On The Track

Peter Bennett


Peter Bennett

Cromwell, CT

As a young kid I recall attending races at the Waterford Speedbowl in Connecticut, dreaming about the possibility of one day racing there. I was always attracted to the Legends division because they were small and unique. In 2017, I was able to live my dream and race at the track I had grown up at.

I took a big chance buying a Legend and entering the division that I didn't know much about. Coming from karts and quarter midgets, there were many things about Legends that were unfamiliar. Despite many friends and family members advising me not to move up, I decided to follow my dreams with the encouragement of my mother, who had been my crew chief and number one supporter.

I vastly exceeded expectations in 2017 taking the championship at Bethel Motor Speedway and finishing 3rd in points at the New London Waterford Speedbowl, earning Rookie of the Year honors at both tracks.

I belong with #TeamChampion because have proved I can fight through adversity and that is exactly what champions do. I'm currently a full time racer, worker, and student but I always find a way to succeed and that's what champions do!