Two Time Waterford Speedbowl Modified Champion Dick Beauregard Passes

Word has arrived that Waterford Speedbowl Icon Dick Beauregard passed-away this week in Hesperia, CA. One of the biggest names to have emerged from Connecticut’s “New London-Waterford” Speedbowl during its early history, in a relatively-short Speedbowl career of only a decade he notched pair of Modified titles along with 45 feature victories. In the Non-Ford division he annexed the checkers on 20 occasions. Both controversial and immensely-popular at the same-time, he retired in 1962 as a Modified champion. This Shany Lorenzent captures him in one of his more recognizable rides, the Black Panther #1. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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Richard (Dick) Beauregard January 2, 1926 - September 7, 2011 Hesperia, CA - Richard (Dick) Beauregard, 85, of Hesperia, Calif. passed away on September 7, 2011. He was born on January 2, 1926. in Norwich Ct. Son of the late Romain and Mary Beauregard. He was a plastering contractor in Norwich and later an insulator at the Long Beach Navel Shipyard in Calif. He was a popular race car driver at the Waterford Speedbowl . He was a two time champion in 1952,& 1962. He was inducted in the Norwich Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. Survived by his loving wife Gladys of 64 years, three daughters, Sandy, Diane,& Sherree all of Calif. Four grand children & Four great grandchildren. Two sisters Loraine Starr & Gloria Sevigny. Preceded by a brother Arthur Beauregard and Rita Cellucci. A private family memorial service will be held.