In a statement issued Thursday, NASCAR said they have terminated the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series sanction and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race sanction with the New London-Waterford Speedbowl, effective immediately.
This includes canceling the Whelen Modified Tour 161 race scheduled for July 22 through July 29.
Sources tell FOX61, the move is a direct result of the arrest of Bruce Bemer, 63, of Glastonbury.
On March 30, the FBI and Danbury police arrested Bemer, and two other men, in connection to a sex trafficking ring that operated out of Danbury and reached other cities. Police said Bemer was a client in the ring that targeted young men with mental health issues and forced them to perform sexual acts in exchange for money.
According to court documents, Bemer met with the victims dozens of times over the course of years and would on occasion meet them at the Speedbowl.