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
Kyle Soper of Manorville could not have dreamed of a better way to start the 2018 Riverhead Raceway season. READ
After losing the lead to defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby of Milford, Ct., with 45 laps to go, Timmy Solomito of Islip used that same lapped traffic to take the lead back from Coby with four laps to go. That is how he won the Miller Lite 200 Saturday night at Riverhead Raceway. The win was Solomito’s fourth of the 2017 WMT campaign. READ
Veteran Jack Orlando of Calverton won his second Modified Crate race of 2017 in a 25-lap affair at Riverhead Raceway Saturday night.
With the NASCAR Modifieds lined up in the pit area, ready for a 40-lap feature event, light rain arrived, forcing the race to be postponed until Sept. 23. READ
It’s almost back-to-school time for 15-year-old racer Dillon Steuer of Bohemia, but on Saturday night the teenager schooled the NASCAR Modified competition, winning a 40-lap Whelen All American Series feature at Riverhead Raceway. It was Steuer’s third victory of the season.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, 15-year-old Dillon Steuer of Bohemia won the longest NASCAR Modified race on the 2017 Riverhead Raceway schedule, the Islip 300. Saturday night the soft-spoken teenager very well could have won the shortest race of the year. He was leading on Lap 27 when rains came, putting a halt to the scheduled 40-lap NASCAR Modified event. At the time of the rain, Steuer and 45-time career winner Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead were entangled in a torrid race for the lead with the youngster collecting his second career triumph.
Chris Turbush of Wading River rewarded his hard-working team, which burnt the midnight oil during the week to repair a heavily damaged car, by making a last-lap pass of Kyle Soper of Manorville to claim a win in a 50-lap Late Model feature at Riverhead Raceway Saturday evening.
Rookie driver Michael Rutkoski of Mattituck scored his first career Modified Crate victory in a nonstop 30-lap main event.