Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead sewed up both the NASCAR Modified and Figure Eight championships in grand style Saturday at Riverhead Raceway, winning both feature events. Rogers secured his fourth NASCAR Modified championship in a tiebreaker with John Fortin Sr. of Holtsville. READ
John Baker of Brookhaven and David Schneider of Northport split two 40-lap NASCAR Modified events at Riverhead Raceway Saturday. They were the second career wins for both drivers. 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
A legend of short-track racing, Ted Christopher of Plainville, Conn. was killed in a plane crash Saturday in Connecticut while en route to Riverhead Raceway where he was scheduled to compete in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship race, according to NASCAR. He was 59. READ
The NASCAR Modified Twin 50s Saturday night told a tale of two generations of racing at Riverhead Raceway.
In the first 50-lapper, young up-and-coming talent Kyle Soper of Manorville took home the win while the nightcap saw established veteran and three-time track champion John Fortin Sr. of Holtsville prevail. For Soper it was his fifth career triumph, and Fortin’s 31st. 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. (more…)
With a standing-room-only crowd looking on Saturday night at Riverhead Raceway, Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead double-dipped. The hard charging driver topped a 40-lap NASCAR Modified field as well a winning in a 15-lap Figure Eight event to pad his championship lead in both divisions. 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.