Kyle Soper of Manorville secured his first career NASCAR Modified championship with a fourth-place finish in a 40-lap race at Riverhead Raceway Saturday night. Soper, 22, beat out Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead by six points for the Whelen All American Series title. Earlier in the night he won his second consecutive Late Model championship.
“It’s a dream come true,” said Soper. READ
Saturday night at Riverhead Raceway had a little bit of everything. Michael Rutkoski of Mattituck pocketed his sixth Crate Modified win of the season. READ
Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville took another step towards his first career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship Saturday when he won the Miller Lite 200 at Riverhead Raceway. It was his sixth career WMT victory at the track where his NASCAR Modified career began. The victory also upped his overall Riverhead NASCAR Modified win total to 13. The Miller Lite 200 program was completed despite a five-plus-hour rain delay. (more…)
Defending NASCAR Modified champion Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead and his race team had to virtually rebuild their car after a hard crash on Aug. 22. The car wasn’t finished until 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
Later that night, Rogers went out and rewarded his hard-working group by sweeping the Twin 50 NASCAR Modified events at Riverhead Raceway Saturday evening. The victories were the 50th and 51st of his career, moving him to second on the track’s all-time win list that is led by Charlie Jarzombek with 63 wins. READ
A surprise start led to a masterful restart and victory.
Timmy Solomito of Islip made a surprise visit to his old stomping grounds Saturday night at Riverhead Raceway. Then he promptly went out and mastered a late-race restart to win the night’s 50-lap NASCAR Modified feature event for his 20th career victory. That tied him with Howie Brode and Ronnie Herra for 18th on the all-time win list. (more…)
A third of the way through the annual Baldwin, Evans & Jarzombek 77, if anyone had told former three-time NASCAR Modified champion John Fortin Sr. of Holtsville he would be sitting in victory lane at the conclusion of the race, he probably would have questioned that person’s sanity. READ
The first Wednesday night show at Riverhead Raceway in 26 years was witnessed by a crowd that saw former three-time NASCAR Modified champion John Fortin Sr. of Holtsville survive multiple restarts to score a 40-lap victory. It was Fortin’s 32nd career win, tying him for fifth on the all-time win list with Wayne Anderson and Bill Park. Fortin called that “pretty special.” READ
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour made its first stop in Riverhead Saturday night for the Buzz Chew Auto Group 200 as Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville continued his hot start with his fourth victory of the season after a fierce battle with Ryan Preece of Berlin, Conn. (more…)
David Schneider of Northport, after chasing race leader Brad Van Houten of Wading River for 17 of the 40 laps that made up the NASCAR Modified feature at Riverhead Raceway Saturday night, executed a pass with just over two laps remaining before picking up his first win of the 2018 Whelen All American Series. READ
He was the master of the restarts.
John Fortin Jr. of Holtsville mastering numerous restarts Saturday night at Riverhead Raceway to win a 40-lap NASCAR Modified race. READ