Drag racing could soon return to Long Island.
Suffolk County Legislature’s Presiding Officer, DuWayne Gregory, announced the establishment of an ad hoc committee to investigate potential spots for a drag racing strip at a news conference Tuesday in Hauppauge.
Fifty-four-year-old Mike Buksa of Islip won his first national championship since 1988 in the National Stock Demolition Derby championship at Riverhead Raceway Saturday.
Shawn Solomito of Center Moriches was one of seven track champions crowned at Riverhead Raceway Saturday night. READ
With five laps remaining in the NASCAR Modified feature at Riverhead Raceway on Saturday, three-time champion Howie Brode of East Islip seemed content with a runner-up finish to Ken Darch of Riverhead. However, a late-race caution on Lap 36 for a minor spin changed the complexion of the race. READ
Whatever ailed defending Riverhead Raceway NASCAR Modified and Figure Eight champion Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead earlier in the season is now just a distant memory.
Rogers won both a 40-lap NASCAR Modified race, which he backed up minutes later with a victory in a 15-lap Figure Eight main event Saturday at Riverhead Raceway.
The numbers and stars lined up just right for 28-year-old Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville as he drove to victory in the Riverhead 200 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event at Riverhead Raceway Saturday night. READ
On a hot August night for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series at Riverhead Raceway, with lightening dancing in the sky off in the distance, Kyle Soper of Manorville and championship leader Shawn Solomito of Center Moriches earned wins in NASCAR Modifieds Twin 50 feature events on Saturday. For Soper, it was his second win of the season and Solomito’s fourth. READ
Late last month, Congressman Lee Zeldin stood before a few hundred people and announced, “One message that’s loud and clear is Long Island needs a drag strip again.” READ