Category Archives: Riverhead Raceway


Riverhead, NY Apr. 22nd

Coming off the 2015 season that found Vinny Biondolillo of Farmingville scoring his first career NASCAR Modified victory at just 17 years old, Biondolillo today announced a new sponsor for his 2016 Riverhead Raceway efforts. Vinny will be in the Riverhead Raceway field Saturday night May 7th on Grand Opening Night seeking his second career feature event win.

On and off the race track the summer of 2015 was a special one for Biondolillo, graduating Sachem East High School in June and on Saturday August 1st realized his life long dream of winning a NASCAR Modified event at the demanding quarter mile oval. “That will always be a special night for me and my family, my mother and father put so much into my racing career and to win the race for them and my team is something I’ll never forget” the now 18 year old college freshman noted.

“We are both pleased and excited to announce that USIC of Hauppauge has agreed to sponsor our 2016 racing program” Vinny disclosed. Formerly Premier Utility, USIC is a leader in the underground utility location and damage prevention field. Biondolillo and his team plan on running for the 2016 NASCAR Whelen All American Series Modified championship at Riverhead Raceway. The team placed 6th in the 2015 championship chase.

Returning to the family owned team as sponsors for the new season of racing are WRS Environmental Services, Indy 3000 Fast Lube, ZZZ Glass Works & Radiator, Mike’s Asset Recovery and Kennedy L.I. Realty of Bay Shore.

Saturday night May 7th the wraps will come off the all new Riverhead Raceway as new owners Eddie & Connie Partridge and Tom Gatz will present a seven division card of racing. Joining the NASCAR Modified for the lid lifter will be the Late Models, Riverhead Modified Crate, Blunderbusts, Super Pro Trucks and INEX Legend Race Cars. Once racing is complete the night sky will light up with a huge Fireworks show.

Spectator gates will open at 4:00 pm, heat races are set for 4:30 pm with feature racing going green at 6:30 pm. At 4:30 pm in the Beer Garden on the third turn midway live music will be presented with fans able to enjoy Miller Lite, Twisted Tea and Wine selections. Pit gates will open at 12:00 noon May 7th.

To download the entire 2016 Riverhead Raceway schedule of events, 2016 rules and entry blanks please visit or call 631-842-RACE Monday through Friday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. E-mails can be forwarded to


Riverhead, NY Apr. 21st.

After a busy off season making major capitol improvements to Riverhead Raceway, new track owners Eddie & Connie Partridge and Tom Gatz will enjoy the fruits of their efforts Saturday May 7th when they present Grand Opening Night at the historic quarter mile oval. To celebrate the occasion a spectacular Fireworks show will join the NASCAR Whelen All- American Series stock cars with feature racing starting at 6:30 pm.

When race teams and spectators arrive at the facility they will be greeted by virtually a new race track with every building undergoing a total makeover from head to toe. An all new Beer Garden on the third turn midway will be the place to be prior to feature event racing as live music will be presented weekly two hours before the official start of the program.

Once the racing begins on Grand Opening Night the mighty NASCAR Modifieds will highlight the 7 division card with a 40-lap feature event. The Late Model class has also undergone a makeover for 2016 and will compete in a 25-lap main event with 20-lap features set for the all new Riverhead Modified Crates, Blunderbusts, Super Pro Trucks and Legend Race Cars. The famed Figure Eight division will compete in a 15-lap feature.

Once the racing has been completed the improved lighting system will be doused and the night sky will light-up with another spectacular Fireworks show for everyone to enjoy as well celebrate the rebirth of the 66-year old Riverhead Raceway. Fans can also feast on our all-new comprehensive menu at all three refreshment stands and can now enjoy Pepsi Co. products along with Miller Lite, Twisted Tea and Wine for those 21-years and older.

It is expected that Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead will defend both his 2015 NASCAR Modified and Figure Eight titles starting with Grand Opening night while Jeremy McDermott of Riverhead will do the same in the Late Models. Also back to try for another championship will be Blunderbust champion Tom Pickerell of Huntington and Super Pro Truck kingpin Lou Maestri of Deer Park. The Legend Race Car title will be up for grabs in 2016 with 2015 champion Dylan Slepian of Dix Hills moving up to the new Riverehead Modified Crate class.

Heat races will set the starting grid for all seven feature events starting at 4:30 pm with main event racing going green at 6:30 pm. Pit gates will open at 12:00 noon for the May 7th program with spectator gates swinging open at 4:00 pm.

For our entire 2016 schedule, rules or entry blanks please visit or call 631-842-RACE Monday through Friday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. To send us a e-mail you can do so addressing it to


Riverhead, NY Apr. 19th.

When the green flag drops on Grand Opening Night at Riverhead Raceway Saturday May 7th one of the busiest drivers at the famed quarter mile will be former two-time Charger champion Eric Zeh of Selden. Zeh announced today that he will be a regular in both the Late Model and Blunderbust classes in 2016 with both part of the seven division Grand Opening Night card that features a spectacular Fireworks display.

“I’m happy to announce we’ve picked up a Late Model from Brian McElearney to compete with this season at Riverhead” Zeh disclosed, “I’m also very excited to announce that Corwith’s Auto Body is coming on board to sponsor us in this new venture”. The Corwith’s sponsorship is a sentimental one for Zeh and his family as the Water Mill based body shop was a prominent sponsor of Eric’s grandfathers championship NASCAR Modifieds driven by Don Howe. In fact Howe will be joining the Zeh’s in their Late Model effort as well.

Zeh also announced that Finishline Demolition & Masonry, Randy’s Performance Center, S&P Carting, Tony Power Kart Supply and Island Fabricating, have signed on as sponsors of the Late Model.  Of course the car will carry the traditional #34 of the Zeh family.

As for his Blunderbust ride, Eric confirmed he’ll be once again driving for Frank & Vicki Curtis in the class hoping to contend for the 2016 title. Frank is a former Blunderbust standout as well as the son of former L.I. racing legend Frank “Mississippi” Curtis known for his signature “AOK” Modifieds. The Curtis/Zeh tandem will also run the #34.

“I look forward to teaming with Frank & Vicki again this year and seeing if we can’t make a run at the championship” Eric offered.  Marketing partners for the Blunderbust team are Wilson Distributors, along with Robin & Kevin Schwire of Westhampton Auto Salvage.

Excitement is running at an all-time high for the Grand Opening Night at Riverhead Raceway with new track owners Eddie & Connie Partridge & Tom Gatz planning a Fireworks spectacular for the May 7th lid lifter. In addition to the Late Models and Blunderbusts the seven for one race card will feature the NASCAR Modifieds, Riverhead Modified Crates, Figure Eights, Super Pro Trucks and Legend Race Cars.

To download the entire 2016 Riverhead Raceway schedule, rules and entry blanks please visit To contact the track you can do so by e-mailing us or dialing