Tom Rogers Jr. of Patchogue continued his recent hot streak at Riverhead Raceway when he won the 35-lap NASCAR modified feature on Saturday. Rogers roared from his 10th starting position to score his 10th career triumph. Eddie Brunnhoelzl III of Levittown finished second. The early race leader, Timmy Solomito of Islip, placed third.
Chris Turbush of Riverhead drove to his 21st career charger victory, his second of the year, in a 20-lap affair. Brian Doyle of Ronkonkoma drove to a second-place finish while Erin Dumicich of East Quogue crossed the line third.
NASCAR OFFICIAL INJURED Riverhead Raceway’s co-chief steward, Mike Cappiello, was seriously injured Saturday night prior to the NASCAR modified feature event when he was struck in the infield between the first and second turn by one of the cars prior to their 35-lap main event.
Cappiello of Glen Cove shares the chief steward position with Jim Maggio for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series events at the track. He was stationed on the dirt portion of the first turn area. Steven Booker’s car either had a carburetor issue or a stuck throttle, which snapped his car into the infield, striking Cappiello, according to a statement released by Riverhead Raceway.