What a difference a week makes.
That’s a longtime adage heard around the pit area of short tracks across America. On Saturday night, sophomore NASCAR Modified driver Kyle Soper of Manorville could apply the adage after leading all 40 laps to win his first career feature event at Riverhead Raceway. READ
Was it a competitive race?
Ah, yes. The Baldwin, Evans & Jarzombek 77 for NASCAR Modifieds at Riverhead Raceway Saturday night saw 10 changes for position among the top two positions. READ
Jack Handley Jr. of Medford made it two Blunderbust wins in a row Sunday when he won a 30-lap main event at Riverhead Raceway. Jimmy White Jr. of Southampton won the Grand Enduro 50-lapper while Ben Gregor of Bridgehampton won his second straight 50-lap Truck Enduro.
After a frustrating afternoon of fighting a misfire in his NASCAR Modified, Shawn Solomito of Center Moriches and his team rebounded in the 40-lap main event on Grand Opening Night at Riverhead Raceway on Saturday. Solomito claimed the victory with a late-race pass of Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead.
Solomito, the 2012 NASCAR Modified champion at Riverhead, spent 29 laps shadowing Rogers and biding his time. He saw an opening under Rogers as the duo exited a corner on Lap 29. By the time they raced into the first turn to start the 30th lap, Solomito had reclaimed the lead for good.
Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead became the first Riverhead Raceway driver in 56 years to win two stock car titles in the same year at Riverhead Raceway on Saturday night.
Former Blunderbust champion Scott Maliszewski of Deer Park burned the midnight oil to get his potent racer back in shape for action at Riverhead Raceway on Saturday evening. READ
Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead took a big step toward his third career Riverhead Raceway NASCAR Modified championship Saturday night when he swept the Twin 30 feature events for his seventh and eighth victories of the season. READ
Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville entered an elite group of only five drivers over a 31-year period to sweep a season’s worth of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events at Riverhead Raceway when he triumphed Saturday night in the Riverhead 200. He had won the Hoosier Tire 200 in June. READ