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
It’s a tradition that dates back six decades. On Saturday nights in Riverhead, the roar of engines echoes throughout Route 58 as thousands gather at Long Island’s last remaining racetrack: Riverhead Raceway.
Of the first 37 years of Mike Wheeler’s life, none come close to 2015.
Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead became the first Riverhead Raceway driver in 56 years to win two stock car titles in the same year at Riverhead Raceway on Saturday night.
Former Blunderbust champion Scott Maliszewski of Deer Park burned the midnight oil to get his potent racer back in shape for action at Riverhead Raceway on Saturday evening. READ
Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead took a big step toward his third career Riverhead Raceway NASCAR Modified championship Saturday night when he swept the Twin 30 feature events for his seventh and eighth victories of the season. READ
Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville entered an elite group of only five drivers over a 31-year period to sweep a season’s worth of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events at Riverhead Raceway when he triumphed Saturday night in the Riverhead 200. He had won the Hoosier Tire 200 in June. READ