Photos: Long Ireland Beer Co. hosts first Pintwood Derby

A photo finish at Saturday's race. (Credit: Chris Lisinski)
A photo finish at Saturday’s race in Riverhead. (Credit: Chris Lisinski)

With equal parts beer and friendly competition, hundreds of people raced to be crowned champion Saturday evening in Long Ireland’s first-ever Pintwood Derby.

Long Ireland co-owner Dan Burke said the festival came about on the suggestion from one of his employees, and he stressed the 21-and-older event was “for adults to have a good time.”

“It’s another opportunity to build camaraderie,” he said.

More than 100 participants registered in advance. With day-of entrants, Burke expected that number to swell to hundreds more.

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