The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to Riverhead Long Island for the final time this season this Saturday September 8th for the Miller Lite 200.
The first race this year at Riverhead was one of the best ever held at the 1/4 mile oval on the eastern end of Long Island. Justin Bonsignore won a thrilling race after battling Ryan Preece for most of the evening.
Point leader Justin Bonsignore leads the Long Island gang home and will be one of the favorites again along with Timmy Solomito, Eric Goodale, and Dave Sapienza who all cut their eye teeth on racing at Riverhead Raceway.
Doug Coby has run strong at Riverhead over that last couple of years but will need a couple of wins in the last 6 weeks of the season and trouble for the drivers ahead of him to have any shot at winning another championship.
5 Riverhead Raceway regulars have entered this weeks Miller Lite 200 lap event. While there is always a chance, it would take hard luck for several tour regulars for a Riverhead regular to be the first NASCAR WMT at Riverhead winner since Ed Brunnhoelzl Jr. won in 1995.
Sadly this years Miller Lite 200 is one week shy of the anniversary of the passing of Ted Christopher. Ted was on his way to race at Riverhead for last years September 16th tour race but perished when his plane went down in the woods outside North Branford Ct. TC was a 3 time NASCAR WMT winner at Riverhead and was always a threat to take the win, his presence as a racer, family member and friend is sorely missed.
Miller Lite 200 Schedule: Saturday: Garage Opens: 12:45 p.m., Final Practice: 3:15-4:30 p.m., Qualifying: 6 p.m., Miller Lite 200: 8 p.m.
Updated entry list 9/6/2018
Note: Kyle Soper #95 has withdrawn
|1||01||Melissa Fifield||Kenneth Fifield||Chevrolet||Chad Dow||Truck Stop Northeast|
|2||2||Doug Coby||Mike Smeriglio III||Chevrolet||Phil Moran||Mayhew Tools|
|3||3||Matt Swanson||Jan Boehler||Chevrolet||Greg Fournier||Cape Cod Copper / USNE Inc.|
|4||04||Cory Osland||Brian Midgett||Ford||TBA||Keith Grimes Excavating|
|5||05||John Beatty, Jr.||Mark Mina||Chevrolet||TBA||Dee Snider|
|6||14||Blake Barney||Richard Barney||Chevrolet||Robert Barney||Atlantic Sprinkler|
|7||15||Chase Dowling||Rob Fuller||Chevrolet||Steven Kopuk||15-40 Connection|
|8||16||Timmy Solomito||Eric Sanderson||Ford||Stanley Szaban||Starrett|
|9||18||Ken Heagy||Robert Pollifrone||Ford||Desmond Gorman||Buoy One Seafood|
|10||21||Ronnie Williams||Joseph Bertuccio||Chevrolet||Michael Bologna||Empower Financial Advisory|
|11||25||Calvin Carroll||Joe Carroll||Chevrolet||Joe Carroll||Power With Prestige / Cruising With Betty|
|12||26||Gary McDonald||Sean McDonald||Chevrolet||Chad McDonald||Lakeland Landscaping Supply / TRC Electric|
|13||33||Wade Cole||Wade Cole||Chevrolet||Richard Rodenbaugh||Performance Engines / Kendal Oil|
|14||36||Dave Sapienza||Judy Thilberg||Chevrolet||Tommy Grasso||Sapienza Enterprises|
|15||46||Craig Lutz||Russell Goodale||Chevrolet||Douglas Ogiejko||Riverhead Building Supply|
|16||51||Justin Bonsignore||Kenneth Massa||Chevrolet||Ryan Stone||Phoenix Communications Inc.|
|17||54||Tommy Catalano||Amy Catalano||Chevrolet||Dave Catalano||Catalano Motorsports|
|18||58||Eric Goodale||Edgar Goodale||Chevrolet||Jason Shephard||GAF Roofing|
|19||64||Rob Summers||Mike Murphy||Chevrolet||Steve Lemay||Hoosier Tire East / FastTrack Electrical|
|20||66||Shawn Solomito||Jerry Solomito||Chevrolet||TBA||Acme Sanitary|
|21||75||Chris Pasteryak||Charles Pasteryak||Chevrolet||Nick Walsh||Dawley’s Collision & Custom|
|22||82||Woody Pitkat||Pamela Hulse||Chevrolet||Jarod Zeltmann||Horton Ave. Materials|
|23||84||John Fortin||Nicole Fortin||Chevrolet||TBA||Johns Tree Removal|
|24||88||Roger Turbush||Patt Kennedy||Chevrolet||TBA||Rheem|
|25||91||Kyle Ellwood||Steven Booker||Chevrolet||TBA||TBA|
|26||95||Kyle Soper||Wayne Anderson||Chevrolet||Tom Soper||Eastport Feeds|