05/26/15 1:00pm
05/26/2015 1:00 PM

Who said a race car driver can’t win a race in the first few laps? Certainly not Ryan Preece.

The driver from Berlin, Conn., scored a 35-lap NASCAR Modified victory at Riverhead Raceway on Saturday night after spending the first five laps of the race fighting side by side for the lead with Timmy Solomito and Tom Rogers Jr. before edging out in front.

Preece, making only his second start of the season, not only claimed the victory but also the lead for the track championship lead by one point over Tom Rogers Jr., 105-104. (more…)

05/18/15 2:00pm
05/18/2015 2:00 PM

While six NASCAR Whelen All American Series events were run Saturday night at Riverhead Raceway the biggest race of the evening was the one waged against Mother Nature to beat the impending rain. It was a race the raceway won, and Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead was sure glad it did. Rogers triumphed in both a 35-lap NASCAR Modified feature as well as the annual Cromarty Cup 20 for the Figure Eights.

Rogers scored his 34th career NASCAR Modified win, moving him into sole possession of third place on the all-time Riverhead Raceway win list behind Charlie Jarzombek (63) and Jim Malone Sr. (50). (more…)

05/11/15 7:47pm
05/11/2015 7:47 PM

RIVERHEAD RACEWAY ROUNDUP

Shawn Solomito of East Moriches earned victories in both Twin 30 NASCAR Modified main events on Week Two of the NASCAR Whelen All American Series at Riverhead Raceway on Saturday.

Not only that, but Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead and Ron Silk of Norwalk, Conn., were second and third, respectively in both races. Vinny Biondolillo of Farmingville was fourth and John Fortin of Holtsville was fifth in the first race. In the second race, fourth place went to Eric Goodale of Riverhead and fifth to Fortin once again. (more…)

05/04/15 1:18pm
05/04/2015 1:18 PM

RIVERHEAD RACEWAY ROUNDUP

The 65th anniversary season of Riverhead Raceway racing got underway Saturday night at on a clear but chilly evening that turned out to be a big one for Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead.Rogers swept the Twin 30 NASCAR Modified features for his 32nd and 33rd career NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modified victories. (more…)

09/29/14 1:40pm
09/29/2014 1:40 PM

RIVERHEAD RACEWAY ROUNDUP

The curtain came down on the Riverhead Raceway season Saturday evening with Brendon Bock of Franklin Square taking first place in a 40-lap Legend Race Car race and James Charrier of Shirley being declared the winner of a 50-lap Grand Enduro. With that win, Charrier successfully defended his 2013 Grand Enduro championship. (more…)

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

RIVERHEAD RACEWAY ROUNDUP

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

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RIVERHEAD RACEWAY ROUNDUP

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…)