Christopher D. Young of Calverton died July 18 in New York City. He was 62.
He was born Nov. 18, 1952, in New York to Lois (Wells) and Lester Young.
Mr. Young’s wife, Ann (née Michelback), said that one his greatest passions was racing cars. He began racing Figure Eights at Riverhead Raceway when he was 16, but had owned a race car since he was 15. He later raced at Islip Speedway and moved on to racing NASCAR modifieds, frequently racing in Riverhead. At the time of his death, Mr. Young was fourth in all-time wins at Riverhead Raceway, where he was also figure-eight champion in 1976 and 1977. During this time, he helped many young racers, including his son, Christopher.
Mr. Young worked for many years as a mechanic for Riverhead Building Supply and was the owner/operator for Bronson Speedway in Archer Fla.
Predeceased by his parents, Mr. Young is survived by his wife, his son; and his daughter, Leah.
The family will receive visitors Wednesday, July 22, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 23, at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Riverhead, officiated by Father Larry Duncklee.
Memorial donations may be made to New York Organ Donor Network, Live On New York, 460 West 34th St., 15th Floor, New York, NY 10001.