After a late crash prevented Kyle Soper of Manorville from claiming a top-10 finish last week, his crew got to work to prepare the car for racing Saturday. Soper was more than ready for the challenge at the 66-lap Whelen All American Series event. READ
A tightly contested race Saturday night at Riverhead Raceway featured nine lead changes among four drivers all in contention for victory. READ
What a difference a week makes.
That’s a longtime adage heard around the pit area of short tracks across America. On Saturday night, sophomore NASCAR Modified driver Kyle Soper of Manorville could apply the adage after leading all 40 laps to win his first career feature event at Riverhead Raceway. READ
The Riverhead Town Board held public hearings Tuesday on zoning proposals that would make it possible for plans for a multiplex movie theater on Route 58 to move forward.
Was it a competitive race?
Ah, yes. The Baldwin, Evans & Jarzombek 77 for NASCAR Modifieds at Riverhead Raceway Saturday night saw 10 changes for position among the top two positions. READ
Jack Handley Jr. of Medford made it two Blunderbust wins in a row Sunday when he won a 30-lap main event at Riverhead Raceway. Jimmy White Jr. of Southampton won the Grand Enduro 50-lapper while Ben Gregor of Bridgehampton won his second straight 50-lap Truck Enduro.
After a frustrating afternoon of fighting a misfire in his NASCAR Modified, Shawn Solomito of Center Moriches and his team rebounded in the 40-lap main event on Grand Opening Night at Riverhead Raceway on Saturday. Solomito claimed the victory with a late-race pass of Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead.
Solomito, the 2012 NASCAR Modified champion at Riverhead, spent 29 laps shadowing Rogers and biding his time. He saw an opening under Rogers as the duo exited a corner on Lap 29. By the time they raced into the first turn to start the 30th lap, Solomito had reclaimed the lead for good.
As his pace car approached the finish line at Riverhead Raceway Monday, Ed Partridge didn’t slow down. READ