‘Racin’ for Jason’ under way at Riverhead Raceway

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Memorial race organizers and fundraisers (from left) Kristy and Shawn Solomito of Islip, Mike Power of Head of the Harbor, Linda Solomito of Islip, Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville and Jason's uncle Anthony Trinca of Ridge. Shawn Solomito will be racing car 48, which was Jason's number, in the memorial race. Justin Bonsignore will be racing 32, which was Keri's favorite number.

The Memorial go-kart race “Racin’ for Jason” is now underway at Riverhead Raceway.

Jason Trinca and his mother Keri, 30, of Manorville were killed in a motor vehicle crash that critically injured two of Jason’s siblings last month, according to Suffolk Police. The family were regulars at the raceway. The community has been raising money for Jason’s father Jay Trinca and his children Christopher and Marialena.

There are 37 registered drivers in the race, a fundraiser for the family, which will be 48 laps around the track.

The race organizers are selling T-shirts, wristbands, hats, 50/50 raffle, and raffling off a Matco toolbox and a Ultramax go kart race car. The T-shirts say “All I do is Win” which was Jason’s slogan and “Prayers for Fresh,” which is the nickname of Marialena Trinca, age 4 and still hospitalized.

The prizes for the race are: first place $2000, second place $1000, third $700 and fourth $500. There is also a five-foot-tall first place trophy.