Riverhead, NY July 30th.
Rain showers moved in on the NASCAR Whelen All American Series action Saturday evening at Riverhead Raceway after two Super Pro Truck qualifying heat races were completed forcing Eddie & Connie Partridge and Tom Gatz to cancel the rest of the race card. Track crews tried to keep the historic quarter mile dry as a light rain fell after the two heats but radar showed the rain was not going to subside anytime soon.
A healthy field of Granite State Pro Stock Series machines graced the pit area with many of the teams traveling to Long Island from New England for a scheduled 100 lap race. GSPSS director Mike Parks and officials of Riverhead Raceway as of press time are working to find a suitable return date for the series with an announcement expected early Tuesday morning August 2nd.
Note: On Tuesday morning Riverhead Raceway and the GSPSS announced the 100 lap race will not be made up.
It was announced Saturday that all teams should keep their wristbands from Saturday night which can be used for any other Riverhead Raceway program in 2016 with the exception of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour date August 27th. Fans were also presented with rain checks after the decision to cancel Saturday night’s show as made those rain checks too can be used for any other show at Riverhead Raceway in 2016 with the exception of August 27th.
This coming Saturday night August 6th indeed is a busy one featuring the season’s second School Bus Demolition Derby for the huge 13-ton machines. The third Big Wheel Race for the children will also take place prior to the NASCAR racing. Six divisions of racing will be in action headed up by the NASCAR Modifieds, Late Models, Eagle Auto Mall Modified Crates, Figure Eights, Blundebusts and INEX Legend Race Cars. A Gut & Go Enduro will also be contested.
Feature event racing will commence at 7:00 pm with qualifying set to start at 6:00 pm and spectator gates open at 4:00 pm For a full schedule of events please visit www.riverheadraceway.com or phone 631-842-RACE.