09/02/14 11:46am
09/02/2014 11:46 AM


After spending a year racing off Long Island, John Fortin of Holtsville returned to the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at Riverhead Raceway, a track where he is a three-time NASCAR Modified champion. After a challenging start to this season, Fortin made a long-awaited triumphant return to victory lane Saturday when won a 35-lap race, the 28th of his career in Riverhead. (more…)

08/25/14 1:50pm
08/25/2014 1:50 PM



One of the largest Riverhead Raceway crowds in recent memory celebrated “I Love America Night” and watch Ryan Preece of Berlin, Conn., capture a non-stop, 35-lap NASCAR Modified victory on Saturday. The triumph was Preece’s third of the year and snapped Tom Rogers Jr.’s four-race win streak. (more…)

08/18/14 10:00pm
08/18/2014 10:00 PM


With Old Timers Night featuring the annual Wall of Fame induction ceremony, it was an evening to recall the driving legends that have passed through the pit gate at Riverhead Raceway. Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead showed why he is on the path toward becoming a driving legend in his own right, sweeping the Twin 30 NASCAR Modified features on Saturday night.

The wins were Rogers’ sixth and seventh of the year, giving him a career total of 31, tying him with Tommy Washburn and Jackie Reinhard for sixth on the all-time win list. (more…)

08/11/14 3:07pm
08/11/2014 3:07 PM



Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead cut short a family vacation to be able to compete in the Sunoco Race Fuels Twin 50 NASCAR Modified features Saturday at Riverhead Raceway. His competitors would rather he remained on vacation.

Rogers swept both 50-lap features. The victories were his fourth and fifth of the season, and he has won four of the last five races at the quarter-mile track, moving his career win total to 29. (more…)

08/05/14 10:29am
08/05/2014 10:29 AM


Despite some stubborn weather systems that hung over Riverhead Raceway until late Saturday afternoon, the track beat Mother Nature to get its entire NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program in the books. And Jason Agugliaro of Islip beat the field in a 35-lap NASCAR Modified feature. Agugliaro fended off a hard-pressing Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead for his second career win.

It was also a fitting wedding gift. Agugliaro announced in victory lane that the big win came 24 hours after he and his fiancée, Theresa, were married on Friday. “Theresa puts up with a lot and to win on the weekend we got married, well it makes this all the more special,” he said. (more…)