|Bill Sweet, Sr. was a multi-time Waterford Speedbowl Champion Fondly-remembered as the “Norwalk Nightrider” to a legion of veteran Waterford Speedbowl fans. Bill copped the Daredevil division title for 2 consecutive seasons in 1967 & 68. Along the way, he scored a total of 40 feature victories in Daredevil, Sportsman Sedan and Grand American competition, the first in 1966, the final in 1975. He ranks first on the list of all-time Daredevil feature winners, with 31 trips to victory lane. Sweet was one of the real movers & shakers in the early days of the Daredevil division, a class of full-bodied race cars that was started in 1965 at the shoreline oval to replace a fading Bomber division. Bill’s grandson Brent currently pilots an SK Modified at the Speedbowl, his late grandfather having been one of his most-dedicated fans. Sincere condolences are sent-out to the entire Sweet family and all of Bill’s many friends on this somber occasion.|
William “Bill” Daniel Sweet, Sr., a lifelong
Norwalk resident, passed away while surrounded by his loving family
on Monday, December 26, 2011 in Norwalk Hospital following a brief
illness. He was 81 and the beloved husband to Shirley A. (Thompson)
Sweet of fifty-six years.
YOU MAY START ARRIVING AT 9:30AM
Friday December 30, 2011 at Lakeview Cemetery