Riverhead, NY Jan. 11th.
By Bob Finan
Just prior to the holiday season third year Riverhead Raceway owners Eddie & Connie Partridge and Tom Gatz released their 2018 NASCAR Whelen All American Series and Enduro race series schedule on the track’s web page much to the delight of race teams and race fans alike. The 2018 season will get underway with opening weekend featuring the Cinco De Mayo opening night card for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series stock cars on Saturday May 5th while the next afternoon the Enduro racers will compete in their May Meltdown opening day program.
Traditionally the NASCAR Modifieds have been the premier division of the Whelen All American Series at Riverhead Raceway a tradition that will remain intact in 2018. The weekly feature event distance for the NASCAR Modifieds is set at 40-laps but the 2018 slate of events features numerous extra distance and special events. First up on the menu will be the 2nd annual Islip 300 set for Saturday May 26th, the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Dillon Steuer of Bohemia at just 15-years old triumphed in the Islip 300 last spring scoring an extremely popular victory. In June the “Mod Squad” will run the Mullet Madness 50 on Saturday June 16th and just two weeks later they’ll go to post in the 68th Year Celebration race, part of the annual Fireworks program celebrating the 4th of July.
In July the open wheel racers will compete in the popular Baldwin, Evans & Jarzombek 77 Memorial honoring three legends of the NASCAR Modified world. In conjunction with the 77 the annual Cromarty Wall of Fame enshrinement ceremony will be presented. August find a 50-lap NASCAR Night event set for August 4th while the month will conclude on August 25th with Twin 50’s slated for the NASCAR Modifieds who join the wildly popular School Bus Demolition Derby that night. Saturday evening September 15th the Whelen Engineering Night 100 will unfold featuring a Twin 50 formal with the results of this event perhaps going a long way in determining the 2018 NASCAR Modified champion at the historic quarter mile oval.
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will again visit Riverhead Raceway twice in 2018 with the first of 200-lap WMT events set for Saturday night July 7th while the second race will unfold on Saturday September 8th. One WMT championship contending team who have already circled both Riverhead WMT dates off on their schedule is the Flamingo Motorsports team and their talented driver Timmy Solomito of Islip who swept the 2017 WMT races at the track where “The Natural” began his driving  career.
The six support divisions of the NASCAR Whelen All American Series have all seen an increase of schedules events in 2018 headed up by the Late Models who’ll again run 25-lap main events weekly. Three 50-lap races have been planned for the Late Models on June 23rdJuly 21st and August 18th. Ever since their inception prior to the 2016 race season the Eagle Auto Modified Crate class has grown in both numbers and popularity and again will be a weekly fixture competing in 25-lap feature events. Three extra distance 30-lap time trial races are planned for June 2ndJuly 14th and September 8th.  The “world famous” Figure Eight troops will be back for yet another exciting campaign of racing and are booked for 14 events in ’18.
The heavy hitting racing action provided by the Blunderbusts returns in 2018 as they’ll run 20-lap main events weekly with three extra distance 30-lap races set for May 19thJune 23rd and July 7th. Super Pro Trucks like the Blunderbusts compete in 20-lap feature events weekly and will also run 3 extra distance 30-lap contests in ’18 on June 16th, August 8gth and September 15th. The INEX Legend Race Cars will be a weekly fixture at Riverhead this season as well racing in 20-lap feature events weekly. Four extra distance races have been scheduled for the Legend racers, three 30-lappers on May 12thJune 30th & August 25th will be joined by the annual INEX National Qualifier a 50-lap affair set Saturday September 22nd,
A popular addition to the pit area at Riverhead Raceway in 2017 were the Long Island Vintage Auto Racing Series racers and their vintage race cars. Starting with the Cinco De Mayo opening night show May 5th the LIVARS machines will go to post six time in 2018 with shows on May 19thJune 9thJuly 28thAugust 4th and September 22nd joining the May 5th opener. Former five time NASCAR Modified champion Don Howe of Water Mill swept the five race LIVARS series in 2017.
Open cockpit fans can again look forward to the NEMA Midgets and NEMA Lites making their annual visit to Riverhead on Saturday June 2nd. Last year former Riverhead NASCAR Modified champion Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville wheeled the Bertrand Motorsports entry to victory in the 25-lap Allan Cantor Memorial 25 by IGA Food Markets NEMA Midget event.
Since 1986 the Enduro drivers have thrilled the Riverhead Raceway faithful with their brand of competition and will again be a vital part of the 2018 race season. After the Sunday May 6th May Meltdown opener the Enduro race teams will be right back in action Sunday May 27th for the Spring Smack Down. Afterwards the next stand alone Sunday show will be presented with the Summer Shootout on August 12th. The Sunday series will conclude with the annual Sunday Labor Day weekend event and later on September 30th the Enduro Extravaganza will conclude the season. As in past years all of the Enduro classes will see Saturday night action in ’18.
Once again Eddie & Connie Partridge and Tom Gatz will present some great family attractions to join the weekly racing throughout 2018. Aside from the 68th Year Celebration Fireworks spectacular set for June 30th the annual I Love America Night Fireworks presentation is set for Saturday night August 11th.
School Buses will be getting a workout at Riverhead this coming season as School Bus Figure 8 races planned for Saturday May 12th and June 2nd. Later in the season the 13-ton machines will be destroyed in two hard hitting School Bus Demolition Derby events Saturday July 21stand again Saturday August 25th.
Saturday evening July 14th the Monster Trucks will again converge on Riverhead Raceway for another wild “free-style” event featuring the diesel burning & churning XDP Diesel Monster Truck along with several other top name trucks. It is sure to be a car crushing good time for young and old to enjoy alike.
Four bone jarring, car destroying Demolition Derby contests are set for 2018 with two 4-Cylinder Demolition Derbies on June 16th and again June 30th. The first 8-Cylinder Demo will unfold August 11th and then the big one, the National Demolition Derby championship Saturday night September 22nd. The Demo schedule is tentative as one of the two June dates could very well be moved.
Marketing opportunities are plentiful with the diverse 2018 Riverhead Raceway schedule of events, everything from the two NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races, the Islip 300 or any other race for any division at Riverhead Raceway. Seasonal marketing opportunities for any class of racing along with comprehensive billboard packages also available. For further marketing information please call 631-842-RACE Monday through Friday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm or send an e-mail to us at info@riverheadraceway.com.
To view  2018 Riverhead Raceway schedule in it’s entirety please visit www.riverheadraceway.com.

Jukasa Motor Speedway announces 2018 Dates

Hagersville, Ontario (January 10, 2018)

Jukasa Motor Speedway is pleased to announce significant major events for 2018. We are excited to unveil five marquee weekends for 2018 that we feel will give our fans a diverse slate of racing events with the best touring series complimented by a host of great local divisions that will prove to be an exciting 2018 season at Canadas Crown Jewel. “Although there is always potential for another date to be added we felt it was important to get these dates out socompetitors and fans can plan their 2018 race season, we have received several requests fordifferent types of cars that our fans would like to see at JMS and we hope this checks off boxes
on their wish list”, said Alex Nagy general manager of Jukasa Motor Speedway.

We will kick off our season on June 16th with the first oval race of the year for the NASCAR Pinty’s Series with a 200-lap race along with the hugely competitive and fast growing OSCAAR Modified Series. The Pinty’s Series Finale held here in 2017 had an incredible finish and there is no doubt this will be just as exciting and our fans will also be impressed with the talent that will be here in the Pinty’s Series and the OSCAAR Modified Series.

The next weekend June 23rd wewill host the King of The Wing National Sprint Car Series, these winged sprint 410 cars are goingto be unbelievable on the big 5/8th mile oval. Support classes are TBA.

July 14th will be one of the fastest days of racing seen in Canada in a long time with the return of the International Super Modified Association for the Queenston Chev 50 lap along with the
ROC Modified Series. These two series both have excellent Canadian content and will be joinedby our friends south of the border, it will be one of the most exciting open wheel events you
will see anywhere.

September is going to be a busy time here at JMS starting with Labour Day weekend September 1-3 and the Canadian Short Track Nationals. September 1st will see the return of APC Series
which is the hottest series in the Province plus the Ontario Super Late Model Series (Outlaw),these two divisions combined put on a heck of a show at JMS last year and they won’t disappoint in 2018.

September 2nd & 3rd will be the second portion of the weekend with a Super Stock 50 lap Invitational and a $25,000.00 to win Pro Late Model race which will be one of the richest short track races in North America. We expect that all four races will attract the best
drivers and teams from coast to coast in Canada and the USA. Many more details to come inthe future regarding this huge weekend.

As mentioned we will open our season with the NASCAR Pinty’s Series in June and September 29th will see the return of the Pinty’s Fall BrawlSeries Finale where we will crown the Series Champion once again. Also on the card for thisevent is the Limited Late Models which put on very competitive races and the class is loaded with talent so we are excited to have them with us for the first time. This event was one of thebest races of the year with an incredible finish and we don’t expect 2018 will be any different.

We’re very happy to welcome such a diverse group of sanctioning bodies and local classes to Jukasa in 2018. Having all these groups definitely enhance our racing program and provide our
fans with a nice variety. “We are excited to get going and look forward to seeing everyone during the 2018 season,” Nagy concluded.

Event info such as ticket sales etc. will be announced
in the coming months.

Saturday June 16th – NASCAR Pinty’s Series with the OSCAAR Modifieds.

Saturday June 23rd – King of The Wing National Sprint Car Series, support class(es) TBA.

Saturday July 14th – Super Modifieds and ROC Modifieds.

*Saturday Sept. 1st – APC Series and Ontario Super Late Model Series (Outlaw)

*Sun. Sept. 2nd – Mon. Sept. 3rd – $25K to win Pro Late Models with Super Stock Invitational.

Saturday Sept. 29th – Pinty’s Fall Brawl, NASCAR Pinty’s Series Finale Plus Limited Late Models.

*Denotes Canadian Short Track Nationals.

*Watch for Super Stock and Pro Late Model Qualifiers at area speedways to be announced soon for the Canadian Short Track Nationals.

Note: Schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Contact: Alex Nagy, General Manager Jukasa Motor Speedway

Email: alex@jukasamotorspeedway.com

About Jukasa Motor Speedway

Jukasa Motor Speedway is a .625-mile paved speedway located in Hagersville, Ontario, Canada. The track first opened in 1966 as Cayuga Speedway and remained opened until it ceased regular operations in 2010. With new ownership in 2016 the facility underwent extensive renovations.

Among the changes at the facility include a complete redesign and asphalt recovering of the racing surface and upgrades for competitors and fans throughout the entire 350 acre site.

The facility can also accommodate nearly 800 campsites with many offering services to campers. For more information on Jukasa Motor Speedway visit their Facebook page and Twitter @Jukasamotor or www.jukasamotorspeedway.com


Photo Michael Jaworecki Myracenews

For Point Fund & Bonus Eligibility

Seekonk, Ma. (January 10, 2018): The Northeast Race Cars & Parts Tri-Track Open Modified Series (TTOMS) has officially opened preregistration for the 2018 season. Race teams looking to compete in the four-race schedule with eligibility for the point fund and bonus plan must register by March 31, 2018.

The four race schedule includes the inaugural Memorial Day 100 at Claremont Speedway, the prestigious Open Wheel Wednesday 100 at Seekonk Speedway, the traditional SBM 125 at Star Speedway and the Haunted Hundred, also at Seekonk.  The cumulative point fund of $15,000 will be distributed among the top 20 in owners’ points.

The calculation of the final point standings will be slightly different in 2018. Pre-registered teams competing in three (3) of the four (4) events will be eligible for the point fund; however, points from all four (4) events will go toward determining the distribution of the point fund made payable to the top-20 registered car owners.

“The goal is to reward the teams who support the series but also provide an additional incentive to run all of the races on our schedule,” said Jim Schaefer, co-founder of the Tri-Track Open Modified Series.

The preregistration fee of $450 entitles teams to a stake in the point fund as well as eligibility for the bonus plan. Preregistered car owners also receive one complimentary pit pass for each of the four races on the schedule. Checks made payable to Tri Track Enterprise LLC can be mailed to Jim Schaefer, 545 Sweezy Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901. For more information contact Schaefer via Facebook, email the series at info@tritrackmods.com or via phone at 774.229.6106 or 508.847.0565.

Secure online registration is also available at tritrackmods.com.

Managing partner, Wayne Darling is committed to keeping with the spirit that Schaefer and fellow co-founder Dick Williams created TTOMS.

“Every penny that is raised through registration will go to the racers,” said Darling. “This series has been and will continue to be for the racers.”

Over 50 teams preregistered for the 2017 season. Over 80 different drivers have competed in the Tri-Track Modified Series since its inception in 2014.

To learn more about the Tri-Track Modified Series, visit tritrackmods.com.

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