NASCAR ending relationship with track run by suspect in sex trafficking case

The New London-Waterford Speedbowl is owned by Bruce Bemer

From left to right: William Trefzger, Bruce Bemer, and Robert King have been charged in a sex trafficking case out of Connecticut. (WTNH)

WATERFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– NASCAR has terminated its sanctions with the New London- Waterford Speedbowl on Thursday.

NASCAR Home Tracks, an official twitter with NASCAR industry news, tweeted that NASCAR has terminated the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series sanction and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race sanction with the New London-Waterford Speedbowl. The termination is effective immediately.

NASCAR released the following statement about the termination:

NASCAR has terminated it Nascar Whelen All-American series sanction and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Race Sanction with the New London Waterford Speedbowl, effective immediately.”

The owner of the New London-Waterford Speedbowl, 63-year-old Bruce Bemer, of Glastonbury, Connecticut, was arrested last month for his involvement with a human trafficking ring that was operating out of Danbury.

Human trafficking ring arrests in Danbury, Connecticut

According to court arrest warrants, Bemer admitted to police that he repeatedly coerced sex from victims. He was charged with patronizing a trafficked person.