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Riverhead Raceway Quick Results – August 12, 2017

Qualifying

Super Pro Truck Time Trials
1    98x    Dave Brigati    13.445
2    38    Owen Grennan    13.542
3    46    Jack Handley Jr.    13.543
4    66    Mike Albasini    13.562
5    18x    Mark Stewart    13.631
6    77    Sean Glennon    13.648
7    1    Lou Maestri    13.701
8    7    Jimmy Rennick Jr.    13.754
9    42    Frank Dumicich Jr.    13.876
10    28    Eddie Schutze    14.156


INEX Legend Heats
Heat #1 3Q
1    5x    George Tomko Jr.
2    40    Kevin Nowak
3    21    Jerry Curran
4    24    Ray Fitzgerald
5    1A    Artie Pedersen III
6    6    Steve Boland
7    14    Riley O’Keefe
8    62    Mike Benton

Heat #2 3Q
1    8    John Beatty Jr.
2    89    Ed Cheslak
3    55    Paul Dodorico
4    46    Jason Castaldo
5    01    Bryan Kelly
6    07    Silas Hiscock
7    00    Chris Rogers

Heat #3 3Q
1    2ny    Jim Sylvester
2    17    Vinny Delaney
3    7    Jeff Otto Jr.
4    27    Eric Hersey
5    47    John Mackie
6    16    Mike Mortimer
7    06    Mike Van Houten


Riverhead Modified Crate Heats
Heat #1 4Q
1    99    Jack Orlando
2    74    CJ Lehmann
3    98    David Brigati
4    12    Dennis Krupski
5    27    AJ DeSantis
6    11    Michael Rommeney
7    23    Carey Rogers

Heat #2 4Q
1    63    Dylan Slepian
2    2    Peter Bertuccio
3    88    Michael Rutkoski
4    51    Jason Hanson
5    17    Anthony Vecchio
6    24    Justin Brown
7    19    Scott Pedersen


NASCAR Modified Heats
Heat #1 4Q
1    34    John Fortin Jr.
2    14    Corey Osland
3    49    Chris Young
4    9    Tom Rogers Jr.
5    8x    Ed Brunnhoelzl III
6    96    Howie Brode
7    88    Roger Turbush
8    0    Ryan Preece

Heat #2 4Q
1    07    John Baker
2    11x    Dillon Steuer
3    98    David Brigati
4    06    Vincent Biondolillo
5    84    John Fortin Sr.
6    15    Kyle Soper
7    03    Joe Hartmann



Features

Super Pro Trucks 30
1    46    Jack Handley Jr.
2    98x    Dave Brigati
3    1    Lou Maestri
4    77    Sean Glennon
5    7    Jimmy Rennick Jr.
6    42    Frank Dumicich Jr.
7    66    Mike Albasini
8    38    Owen Grennan
9    28    Eddie Schutze
10    18x    Mark Stewart

INEX Legends 20
1    7    Jeff Otto Jr.
2    17    Vinny Delaney
3    01    Bryan Kelly
4    8    John Beatty Jr.
5    1A    Artie Pedersen III
6    24    Ray Fitzgerald
7    06    Mike Van Houten
8    07    Silas Hiscock
9    62    Mike Benton
10    21    Jerry Curran
11    14    Riley O’Keefe
12    46    Jason Castaldo
13    55    Paul Dodorico
14    89    Ed Cheslak
15    2ny    Jim Sylvester
16    27    Eric Hersey
17    00    Chris Rogers
18    6    Steve Boland
19    16    Mike Mortimer
20    40    Kevin Nowak
21    5x    George Tomko Jr.
22    47    John Mackie
 
Riverhead Modified Crates 25
1    99    Jack Orlando
2    63    Dylan Slepian
3    74    CJ Lehmann
4    12    Dennis Krupski
5    98    David Brigati
6    27    AJ DeSantis
7    2    Peter Bertuccio
8    51    Jason Hanson
9    11    Michael Rommeney
10    17    Anthony Vecchio
11    88    Michael Rutkoski
12    23    Carey Rogers
13    24    Justin Brown
14    19    Scott Pedersen

NASCAR Modified 40
1    98    David Brigati
2    34    John Fortin Jr.
3    11x    Dillon Steuer
4    8x    Ed Brunnhoelzl III
5    015    Kyle Soper
6    7    John Baker
7    03    Joe Hartmann
8    0    Ryan Preece
9    9    Tom Rogers Jr.
10    14    Corey Osland
11    88    Roger Turbush
12    06    Vincent Biondolillo
13    96    Howie Brode
14    49    Chris Young
15    84    John Fortin Sr.

Figure 8’s 15
1    43    Tom Rogers Jr.
2    11    Tom Ferrara
3    27    Scott Pedersen
4    9    Gary Fritz Jr.
5    21    Bob Dalke
6    48    Eric Zeh
7    9    Vinny Delaney
8    88    Brian Hansen
9    66    Johnny Vullo
10    65    Greg  Harris
11    10    Tom Kraft
12    32    Charles MacWhinnie

Mini Stocks 30
RAIN

4/6 Cylinder Gut & Go Enduro 40
RAIN

8 Cylinder Demolition Derby
Frank Philips

TOM ROGERS JR. CAPTURES THIRD NASCAR MODIFIED VICTORY OF 2017 AT RIVERHEAD RACEWAY

Riverhead, NY Aug. 5th.
By Bob Finan

Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead notched his third NASCAR Whelen All American Series Modified win of 2017 Saturday night in the Elvis Night 50 and in the process took over the championship lead by 1 point over John Fortin Sr. of Holtsville 403 to 402. The triumph was the 46th of Tom’s NASCAR Modified career moving him to just 4 wins behind Jim Malone Sr. on the all time win list, Malone won 50 times at the historic quarter mile oval.

Dave Brigati of Calverton topped the charts in qualifying with a lap of 11.958, the only driver to break into the 11 second range. In the redraw Dave would pick 5th among the top six while Howie Brode of East Islip and Chris Young of Calverton drew the front row. At the throw of the green Brode would move from the pole to the race lead with Young in tow for the first lap however Tom Rogers Jr. who drew the third starting position moved under Young in turn to start the second lap. After spending 7 laps sizing up Brode for a pass Rogers would indeed make what would turn out to be the winning pass once again off the fourth turn when he made his way Brode for the lead as the duo started the 10th circuit. With Rogers firmly in the lead a battle for second would develop between early leader Howie Brode and soon to be 16-year old Dillon Steuer.

As the field took the halfway signal Steuer would make his way under Brode racing off the second turn on lap 20 to assume the challengers role. Once to second Dillon was able to reel in race leader Rogers who built a slight cushion over his foes while Steuer battled with Brode. Steuer was able to put his front bumper to the rear bumper of Rogers once to second and on more than one occasion would take a look the the inside as the lead tandem raced off the corners. However Rogers, one himself the up and coming young driving talent used his years of experience to his advantage protecting his lead at every turn of the way over the teenage driving star.

At the finish it was indeed Tom Rogers Jr steering the Stakey’s Pumpkin Farm Chevy to the winners circle noting after climbing from his car, “that was some fun racing tonight” Rogers boasted “both Howie and Dillon ran me real hard but real clean and that’s all you can ask for. I saw Howie getting tight and I knew I’d get an opening under him eventually” Tom then threw further praise Steuer’s way, “that kid is good and he’s going places, whether it is on asphalt or dirt remains to be seen but he’s the real deal”. Rogers also admitted a last minute change in set-up could have played a large role in his victory, “this morning we made some changes that we threw at the car Thursday night at the shop and they worked. We are always looking for that edge”.

Dillon Steuer of Bohemia was runner-up in the Northeastern Office Equipment Chevy while Howie Brode crossed the line third in the Petro Home Services Chevy. Chris Young and Dave Brigati were in the hunt all race long and rounded out the top five at the finish.

Late Model championship leader Kyle Soper of Manorville scored his 4th win of 2017 as he won the 25-lap feature event expanding his lead over defending champion Jeremy McDermott to nine, 445 to 436. Veteran driver Shawn Patrick seeking his second win of the year bolted out front when the race got underway with Ray Minieri in tow for the first 9 laps. Chris Turbush made his way by Minieri on lap 10 for second but just eight laps later Chris would have his night go south when he spun by himself in turn three while trying to track down leader Patrick. Turbush’s spin drew a caution flag and the ensuing restart would change the complexion of the race. When the field lined up it was Kyle Soper now second alongside race leader Patrick and as the green light came back on Soper was able to race his way around the outside of Patrick for the race lead. Once Soper in the Eastport Feeds Pontiac was out front he never looked back hitting his marks over the final 8 laps of the contest to score the win. Shawn Patrick of Brightwaters was runner-up in the Matlach Fabricating Chevy while Jeremy McDermott of Riverhead was third in his JDP Mechanical Chevy.

In just his 5th Blunderbust start “Mad” Max Handley of Medford scored the 20-lap Blunderbust victory steering the car that took his older brother Jack to the 2016 championship in the class as well 21 career wins. Popular Tom Sullivan took the early race lead at the throw of the green chased for the first lap but the “Racing Great Grandpa” Bill Wegmann. Lap 2 found Handley making his way from his 4th starting position to second on a double file restart racing under Wegmann for the spot. After chasing Sullivan for two laps Handley made his move for the lead as the duo raced off the fourth turn to start the 5th lap passing the early race leader to the inside. Sullivan would in turn run second to Handley over the following 12 laps before he was overtaken by championship leader Tom Pickerell on lap 18. With just two laps remaining in the race left Pickerell no time to make a run at the eventual race winner Max Handley in the Liccardi Builders Chevy who took the checkered flag. Pickerell of Huntington was runner-up in the Makely Enterprises Chevy while Tom Sullivan of Massapequa was third in the Action Auto Wreckers & Used Auto parts racer.

It would be both a milestone & bittersweet 30th career Super Pro Truck win for Roger Turbush of Riverhead who topped the 20-lap main event in what could very well have been his last race in the class. Just minutes after taking the win Roger turned the winning truck over to it’s new owner who as of press time remains unidentified. Turbush next week will embark on a new racing venture as he’ll debut in the NASCAR Modifieds with owner/sponsor Kennedy L.I. Realty of Bay Shore. 2016 Rookie of the Year Sean Glennon again paced the race at the outset leading Lou Maestri for the first lap and then Roger Turbush from laps 2 through 8. As Glennon and Turbush raced towards turn three on lap 8 Roger was able to slip under Sean for the race lead and eventual win in the Rheem Air Conditioning Chevy. From his first win on August 8th, 2009 Turbush enjoyed a successful run with the “tailgate brigade”. Sean Glennon of Northport was second in the R&R Brothers Electric entry while Jimmy Rennick Jr. of Howard Beach enjoyed a fine third place run in his Metropolitan Recycling Chevy.

Much like Roger Turbush in the Super Pro Trucks the 17th career INEX Legend Race Car victory for Kyle Ellwood of Riverhead could very well be his last as his SGS Stone Works team sold the winning car to Go Kart standout Jeffrey Farruggia and his family who took post race delivery of the car in the pits after the races. Starting 6th in the 26-car grid Kyle Ellwood was determined to make his way towards the front knowing this might be his last race in INEX Legend Race Car competition. Eric Hersey paced the race for the first two laps before the hard charging Kyle Ellwood was able to race his way under the race leader entering the third turn, Hersey would now run second to Ellwood. On lap 8 a Steve Boland spin would pit Ellwood and Hersey side by side for a double file restart and when the race went green Ellwood was bale to keep his lead over Hersey who was now under attack from third place John Beatty Jr. Beattty, the championship leader going into the race indeed raced his way under Hersey for second on lap 9. Over the final half of the 20-lap main event Beatty stayed in the tire tracks of leader Kyle Ellwood but close would be as good as it would get for John Beatty Jr. of Merrick who’d settle for second in the Giella Electric machine while Kyle Ellwood took home the bittersweet win. Eric Hersey of Commack had a solid third place finish in his Luau of Long Island racer.

Kevin Coyle of East Meadow scored a career first 8-Cylinder Enduro win as he won their 40-lap main event. After starting 6th on the gird Coyle just prior to the halfway mark of the race moved his way out front and from there on out he never looked back on his way to victory lane. Dennis Jones of Calverton was runner-up while last weeks winner Dominick Ranieri of East Northport was third.

Brandon Espositio of Farmingville didn’t let a 40th starting position in a 43 car Gut & Go Enduro field deter him as he raced his way through thick and thin to take the 50-lap victory. After scoring the hard fought win over Christian Conklin of Flanders and CJ Zurkowski of Riverhead who finished second and third Esposito dedicated the win to his late grandfather Joe Biondolillo Sr., a former Islip Speedway and Riverhead Raceway Figure Eight racer who passed away earlier in the summer.

NASCAR Modifieds: 1. Tom Rogers Jr. 2. Dillon Steuer 3. Howie Brode 4. Chris Young 5. Dave Brigati 6. John Fortin Sr. 7. Kyle Soper 8. Vinny Biondolillo 9. John Fortin Jr. 10. Joe Hartmann 11. David Schneider 12. John Baker 13. Cory Midgett

Late Models: 1. Kyle Soper 2. Shawn Patrick 3. Jeremy McDermott 4. Kevin Metzger 5. Ray Minieri 6. Steven Mastro 7. Brandon Turbush 8. Chris Lescenski 9. Eric Zeh 10. Darren McCabe 11. Chris Turbush

Blunderbusts: 1. Max Handley 2. Tom Pickerell 3. Tom Sullivan 4. Wayne Meyer 5. Cassandra Denis 6. Derek Wegmann 7. Eric Zeh 8. Bill Wegmann Sr. 9. Alyssa Paprocky 10. Tom Puccia 11. Joshua Creel 12. Jim Laird Jr. 13. Tim Mulqueen 14. Kenny King DNS- Tommy Walkowiak

Super Pro Trucks: 1. Roger Turbush 2. Sean Glennon 3. Jimmy Rennick Jr. 4. Dave Brigati 5. Owen Grennan 6. Lou Maestri 7. Eddie Schutze 8. Jack Handley Jr. 9. Dennis Cunningham 10. Mike Albasini

Legend Race Cars: 1. Kyle Ellwood 2. John Beatty Jr. 3. Eric Hersey 4. Richie Davidowitz 5. Brad Van Houten 6. Vinny Delaney 7. George Tomko Jr. 8. Chris Rogers 9. Ed Cheslak 10. Jim Sylvester 11. Jeff Otto Jr. 12. Jerry Curran 13. Mike Van Houten Jr. 14. Ray Fitzgerald 15. John Mackie 16. Paul Dodorico 17. Silas Hiscock Sr. 18. Mike Mortimer 19. Jonathan Parsons 20. Jason Castaldo 21. Bobby Jones 22. Mike Benton 23. Steve Boland 24. Matt Brode 25. Kevin Nowak 26. Dennis Kurras

8-Cylinder Enduro: 1. Kevin Coyle 2. Dennis Jones 3. Dominick Ranieri 4. Brian Halsey 5. Michael Asdahl 6. Sean Fitzpatrick 7. Mark Wolf 8. David Verbeeck 9. Pat Collins 10. Wes Sammon 11. Tom Talbot 12. Stacey Halsey 13. Brian Brown 14. Thomas Roberts 15. James Muench 16. Kim Hyde 17. Kevin Augustine 18. Peter Hart 19. Drew Scalfani 20. Amber Weiss 21. William Ebert 22. Jarrod Halsey

Gut & Go Enduro: 1. Brandon Esposito 2. Christian Conklin 3. CJ Zurkowski 4. Joe Warren Jr. 5. Drew Fohrkolb 6. Preston Prydatko 7. Corey Beverly 8. Woot Lawrence 9. Kevin Augustine 10. Tony Collingsworth 11. Joey Palmeri Jr. 12. John Palmeri 13. Dan Augustine 14. Dan Dimodugno 15. James Johnson 16. Joe Palmeri Sr. 17. Phil Ebert 18. Shawn Wanat 19. Ryan Dupuis 20. Demitria Pickerell 21. Robert Savoy 22. Ryan Warren 23. Robert Thurau 24. Kris Dane 25. Tom Pickerell 26. Mike Farrell 27. Josh Ledig 28. Eric Germuth 29. Fred Grover 30. Bryan Moore 31. Charlie Astacio 32. Brad Bess 33. Doug Tittle 34. Steve Fuller 35. Don Laskey 36. Chris Ianuzzi 37. Tom Coyle 38. Alyssa Paprocky 39. John Zanduski 40. Robert Henninger 41. George Astacio 42. Jake Ruland 43. Joseph Giaimo

Riverhead Raceway Quick Results – July 29, 2017

Qualifying

Blunderbust Heats
Heat #1 4Q
1    4    Tom Pickerell
2    51    Thomas Puccia
3    7    Tom Sullivan
4    79    Bill Wegmann Sr.
5    38    Derek Wegmann
6    5    Alyssa Poprocky
7    00    Tommy Walkowiak
8    71    Kenny King

Heat #2 4Q
1    49    Max Handley
2    6x    Cassandra Denis
3    34    Eric Zeh
4    88    Wayne Meyer
5    10    Jim Laird
6    52    Joshua Creel
7    77    Tim Mulqueen


INEX Legend Heats
Heat #1 3Q
1    25    Richard Davidowitz Jr.
2    24    Ray Fitzgerald
3    71    Kyle Ellwood
4    89    Ed Cheslak
5    3    Mike Van Houten
6    46    Jason Castaldo
7    6    Steve Boland
8    07    Silas Hiscock
9    29    Dennis Kurras

Heat #2 3Q
1    40    Kevin Nowak
2    17    Vinny Delaney
3    5x    George Tomko Jr.
4    21    Jerry Curran
5    00    Chris Rogers
6    91    Jonathon Parsons
7    06    Bobby Jones
8    1    Matt Brode
9    62    Mike Benton

Heat #3 3Q
1    27    Eric Hersey
2    2ny    Jim Sylvester
3    8    John Beatty Jr.
4    09    Brad Van Houten
5    7    Jeff Otto Jr.
6    55    Paul Dodorico
7    47    John Mackie
8    16    Mike Mortimer


Super Pro Truck Heats
Heat #1 4Q
1    88    Roger Turbush
2    38    Owen Grennan
3    66    Mike Albasini
4    77    Sean Glennon
5    16    Dennis Cunningham

Heat #2 4Q
1    98x    Dave Brigati
2    7    Jimmy Rennick Jr.
3    1    Lou Maestri
4    46    Jack Handley Jr.
5    28    Eddie Schutze


Late Model Heats
Heat #1 4Q
1    81    Chris Turbush
2    34    Eric Zeh
3    43    Ray Minieri
4    70    Kyle Soper
5    23    Kevin Metzger
DNS 10  Chris Lescenski

Heat #2 4Q
1    88    Shawn Patrick
2    5    Jeremy McDermott
3    54    Steve Mastro Jr.
4    21    Brandon Turbush
5    16    Darren McCabe

NASCAR Modified Time Trials
1    98    David Brigati    11.958
2    9    Tommy Rogers Jr.    12.001
3    11    Dillon Steuer    12.006
4    06    Vincent Biondolillo    12.044
5    96    Howie Brode    12.047
6    49    Chris Young    12.066
7    15    Kyle Soper    12.075
8    34    John Fortin Jr.    12.117
9    07    John Baker    12.121
10    84    John Fortin Sr.    12.149
11    19    David Schneider    12.160
12    14    Corey Osland    12.196
13    03    Joe Hartmann    12.330


Features

Blunderbusts 20
1    49    Max Handley
2    4    Tom Pickerell
3    7    Tom Sullivan
4    88    Wayne Meyer
5    6x    Cassandra Denis
6    38    Derek Wegmann
7    34    Eric Zeh
8    79    Bill Wegmann Sr.
9    5    Alyssa Poprocky
10    51    Thomas Puccia
11    52    Joshua Creel
12    10    Jim Laird
13    77    Tim Mulqueen
14    71    Kenny King
DNS 00 Tommy Walkowiak

INEX Legends 20
1    71    Kyle Ellwood
2    8    John Beatty Jr.
3    27    Eric Hersey
4    25    Richard Davidowitz Jr.
5    09    Brad Van Houten
6    17    Vinny Delaney
7    5x    George Tomko Jr.
8    00    Chris Rogers
9    89    Ed Cheslak
10    2ny    Jim Sylvester
11    7    Jeff Otto Jr.
12    21    Jerry Curran
13    3    Mike Van Houten
14    24    Ray Fitzgerald
15    47    John Mackie
16    55    Paul Dodorico
17    07    Silas Hiscock
18    16    Mike Mortimer
19    91    Jonathon Parsons
20    46    Jason Castaldo
21    06    Bobby Jones
22    62    Mike Benton
23    6    Steve Boland
24    1    Matt Brode
25    40    Kevin Nowak
26    29    Dennis Kurras
 
Super Pro Trucks 20
1    88    Roger Turbush
2    77    Sean Glennon
3    7    Jimmy Rennick Jr.
4    98x    Dave Brigati
5    38    Owen Grennan
6    1    Lou Maestri
7    28    Eddie Schutze
8    46    Jack Handley Jr.
9    16    Dennis Cunningham
10    66    Mike Albasini

Late Models 25
1    70    Kyle Soper
2    88    Shawn Patrick
3    5    Jeremy McDermott
4    23    Kevin Metzger
5    43    Ray Minieri
6    54    Steve Mastro Jr.
7    21    Brandon Turbush
8    10    Chris  Lescenski
9    34    Eric Zeh
10    16    Darren McCabe
11    81    Chris Turbush

NASCAR Modifieds 50
1    9    Tommy Rogers Jr.
2    11    Dillon Steuer
3    96    Howie Brode
4    49    Chris Young
5    98    David Brigati
6    84    John Fortin Sr.
7    15    Kyle Soper
8    06    Vincent Biondolillo
9    34    John Fortin Jr.
10    03    Joe Hartmann
11    19    David Schneider
12    07    John Baker
13    14    Corey Osland

8 Cylinder Gut & Go Enduro 40
1    90    Kevin Coyle
2    40    Dennis Jones
3    21    Dominic Ranieri
4    75    Brian Halsey
5    95    Michael Asdahl
6    11    Sean Fitzpatrick
7    8    Mark Wolf
8    33    David Verbeeck
9    80    Pat Collins
10    13    Wes Sammon
11    2    Tom Talbot
12    32    Stacy Halsey
13    44LI    Brian  Brown
14    26    Thomas Roberts
15    78    James  Muench 
16    58    Kim Hyde
17    44    Kevin Augustine
18    24    Peter Hart
19    17    Drew Sclafani
20    23    Amber Weiss
21    14    William Ebert
22    14    Jarrod Halsey

4/6 Cylinder Gut & Go Enduro 50
1    72    Brandon Esposito
2    34    Christian Conklin
3    49    CJ Zukowski
4    43    Joe Warren
5    12    Drew Fohrkolb
6    9    Preston Prydatko
7    19    Corey Beverly
8    63    Woot Lawrence
9    73    Kevin Augustine
10    35    Tony Collingsworth
11    21    Joey Palmieri Jr.
12    2    John Palmieri
13    40    Dan Augustine
14    67    Dan Dimodugno
15    28    James Johnson
16    70    Joe Palmeri Sr
17    39    Phil Ebert
18    38    Shawn Wanat
19    48    Ryan Dupuis
20    20    Demitria Pickerell
21    13    Robert Savoy
22    23    Ryan Warren
23    58    Robert Thurau
24    64    Kris Dane
25    15    Tom Pickerell
26    6    Mike Farrell
27    74    Josh Leidig
28    50    Eric Germuth
29    5    Fred Grover
30    65    Bryan Moore
31    11    Charlie Astacio
32    25    Brad Bess
33    42    Doug Tittle
34    77    Steve Fuller
35    62    Don Laskey
36    44    Chris  Iannuzzi
37    57    Tom Coyle
38    52    Alyssa Poprocky
39    45    John Zanduski
40    53    Robert Henninger
41    1    George Astacio
42    55    Jake  Ruland
43    24    Joseph Giaimo