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
Congressman Lee Zeldin recently lent support to the idea of creating a new drag racing strip somewhere on Long Island, but Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter says it won’t happen at the Enterprise Park at Calverton.
And the owner of Riverhead Raceway says he has no plans for a drag strip there, either. READ
Say this about Cassandra Denis’ entry into auto racing: She brings flash.
It was at a women’s race in Pennsylvania one day when Denis was thrown into a car and told to give it a shot.
Defending NASCAR Modified champion Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead and his team plotted out strategy Saturday afternoon in Riverhead Raceway’s pit area. The game plan worked to perfection as Rogers won his first feature event of 2016 after starting last in the night’s 40-lap feature event. READ
On Friday, three weeks after the conclusion of the Starbound National Talent Competition near Chicago, Brenna Latour sat at the kitchen table in her Riverhead home, reflecting on her long journey. It was a rare relaxing moment for the recent Riverhead High School graduate.
“I’m still now trying to recuperate from nationals,” she said. READ
The Riverhead Town Board has approved additional drive-in movie events planned for this summer at Riverhead Raceway.
The Riverhead Town Board is expected to vote on resolutions approving the rest of the outdoor drive-in movies that Riverhead Raceway has planned for its property on Route 58 at its meeting Tuesday. READ