RIVERHEAD, NY - As the 2015 season enters its second half at Riverhead Raceway not only is the weather heating up but also the track action on the quarter mile oval is as well. Saturday evening July 11th the Grand Enduro division will join the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series stock cars with racing slated to start at 6:00 pm.
Early on in the Grand Enduro season Greg Zaleski of Jamesport won the first two races of 2015 sweeping the month of May before former champion Dave Antos of Lindenhurst took home the Saturday night June 13th victory. They along with the likes of Jess Martines of Shirley, Brian McCormack of Holbrook, Erick Zegel of Medford Phil LaManna of Smithtown and Ed Brown Jr. will all be gunning for victory lane in the 50-lap main event.
The NASCAR Modifieds will compete in a 35-lap feature event with qualifying via time trials and as the season enters the second half so does the chase for the 2015 championship. Among the contenders entering July is John Fortin Sr. of Holtsville who is hoping for a 4th career title. Chasing him are Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead, defending champion Howie Brode of E. Islip, Ryan Preece of Berlin, CT. Kyle Soper of Manorville, Shawn Solomito of E. Moriches, Jason Agugliaro of Islip, Vinny Biondolillo of Farmingville, Jerry Solomito Jr. of Hampton Bays and Ken Darch of Riverhead.
The Blunderbusts will also find themselves running a regular 20-lap feature event with time trial qualifying. The title fight is extremely close as Jack Handley Jr. of Medford and defending champion Tom Pickerell of Huntington entered the month of July in a tie at the top of the standings. Others in contention are Joe Warren Jr. of Ridge, Tom Sullivan of Massapequa, Terry Stiles of Rocky Point, Tim Mulqueen of Levittown, Scott Maliszewski of Deer Park, Ed Mistretta of Lindenhurst, Jim Laird Jr. of Islip Terrace and Derek Wegmann of Patchogue.
The Late Models, Super Pro Trucks and Legend Race Cars will complete the program that will go green at 6:00 pm. For further information please visit www.riverheadraceway.com or phone 631-842-RACE.
Popular School Bus Demolition Derby to Rock Riverhead Raceway July 18th: Saturday night July 18th the earth will literally shake at Barbara & Jim Cromarty's Riverhead Raceway when the popular School Bus Demolition Derby takes place after the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series stock car portion of the program that gets underway at 6:00 pm.
From the very first time it was presented, the School Bus Demolition remains one of the most popular attractions on the annual Riverhead Raceway schedule. The July 18th event will be the first of two this season with the second set for Saturday August 22nd. Michael "Cheesebox" Rommeney of Bohemia is the defending champion of the July School Bus Demolition Derby as he edged out "Junk Yard Dog" John Denniston of Westbury and "Irish" Mike O'Keefe of Islip. No matter who wins the July 18th School Bus Demolition Derby the fans will not only enjoy the sight of the 13-ton buses coming together but also the thunderous noise they create while smashing into each other.
Another thrilling event set for the evening is the 15-lap Figure Eight event as drivers go for the win all the while avoiding the crossing traffic at the "X" intersection. Driving stars Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead, Roger Maynor of Bay Shore, Tom Ferrara of Patchogue, Ken Hyde Jr. of Mastic Beach, Scott Pedersen of Shirley and Gary Fritz Jr. of Mastic Beach will all be competing with the Figure Eights.
NASCAR Modifieds will go toe to toe in a 35-lap main event on July 18th with the Chargers, Legend Race Cars and a 4/6-Cylinder Car Enduro completing the program.
For further information please visit us at www.riverheadraceway.com or call 631-842-RACE.