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Riverhead Raceway Quick Results – September 30, 2017

Photo: Michael Jaworecki Myracenews

Qualifying

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER


Features

Blunderbusts 20
1 88 Wayne Meyer
2 34 Eric Zeh
3 4 Tom Pickerell
4 10 Jim Laird
5 79 Bill Wegmann Sr.
6 38 Derek Wegmann
7 51 Thomas Puccia
8 5 Alyssa Poprocky
9 7 Tom Sullivan
10 1 Cody Triola
11 52 Joshua Creel
12 3 Jarrod Hayes
DQ 77 Tim Mulqueen

CHAMPION – 4 Tom Pickerell
 
INEX Legends 20
1 9 Brad Van Houten
2 6 Eric Hersey
3 8 John Beatty Jr.
4 89 Ed Cheslak
5 2ny Jim Sylvester
6 7 Jeff Otto Jr.
7 1A Artie Pedersen III
8 91 Jonathon Parsons
9 24 Ray Fitzgerald
10 21 Jerry Curran
11 16 Mike Mortimer
12 62 Mike Benson
13 14 Riley O’Keefe
14 07 Silas Hiscock
15 80 Steve Woytysiak
16 1 Matt Brode
17 75 Kenny Southard
18 12 Joey Villatoro
19 0 Stephen Coleman
20 17 Vinny Delaney
21 18 Jeffrey Farruggia
58 Don Conradis DNS

CHAMPION – 8 John Beatty

Crate Modifieds 25
1 74 CJ Lehmann
2 63 Dylan Slepian
3 98 David Brigati
4 27 AJ DeSantis
5 12 Dennis Krupski
6 88 Michael Rutkoski
7 2 Peter Bertuccio
8 19 Scott Pedersen
9 66 Mike Albasini
10 17 Anthony Vecchio
11 11 Michael Rommeney
12 24 Justin Brown
13 23 Carey Rogers
14 36 Kurt Krieger
15 99 Jack Orlando

CHAMPION – 98 Dave Brigati
 
Late Models 25
1 81 Chris Turbush
2 10 Scott Kulesa
3 70 Kyle Soper
4 07 John Baker
5 34 Eric Zeh
6 89 Chris McGuire
7 44 Ken Matlach
8 23 Kevin Metzger
9 5 Jeremy McDermott
10 39 Roger Oxee
11 54 Steve Mastro Jr.
12 16 Darren McCabe
13 30 Daryn Miller
14 43 Ray Minieri

CHAMPION – 70 Kyle Soper

Super Pro Trucks 20
1 18 Mark Stewart
2 98x Dave Brigati
3 77 Sean Glennon
4 38 Owen Grennan
5 46 Jack Handley
6 1 Lou Maestri
7 28 Eddie Schutze
8 66 Mike Albasini
9 16 Dennis Cunningham

CHAMPION – 98 Dave Brigati
 
NASCAR Modifieds 40
1 9 Tom Rogers Jr.
2 8x Ed Brunnhoelzl III
3 84 John Fortin Sr.
4 98 David Brigati
5 15 Kyle Soper
6 70 Dylan Slepian
7 11 Dillon Steuer
8 49 Chris Young
9 07 John Baker
10 88 Roger Turbush
11 96 Howie Brode
12 03 Brad Van Houten
13 55 Dan Jivanelli
14 19 David Schneider
15 0 Vinny Biondolillo

CHAMPION – 9 Tom Rogers Jr.

Figure 8’s 15
1 43 Tom Rogers Jr.
2 11 Tom Ferrara
3 48 Eric Zeh
4 65 Greg Harris
5 27 Scott Pedersen
6 9 Gary Fritz Jr.
7 10 Tom Kraft
8 21 Bob Dalke
9 09 Vinny Delaney
10 88 Brian Hansen
11 29 Dan Lynch
12 32 Charles MacWhinnie

CHAMPION – 43 Tom Rogers Jr.

JOHN BAKER & DAVID SCHNEIDER SPLIT RIVERHEAD RACEWAY TWIN 40 NASCAR MODIFIED RACES

JOHN FORTIN SR. & TOM ROGERS JR. TO DECIDE TITLE IN 2017 FINALE SATURDAY NIGHT

Riverhead, NY Sept. 23rd.
A busy night of NASCAR Whelen All American Series racing including two 40-lap NASCAR Modified events were presented at Riverhead Raceway Saturday with John Baker of Brookhaven and David Schneider of Northport splitting the two races. Baker’s triumph came in the first race which was held over from September while Schneider’s came in the regularly schedules race. It was the second career win for both drivers. The 2017 NASCAR Modified championship will be decided between two former three time track champions this Saturday with John Fortin Sr. of Holtsville taking a slim 4 point lead over Tom Rogers Jr. of Patchogue into the final night of racing.
On Sunday September 17th prior to an Enduro program at the track John Baker and his Moe’s Southwest Grill team came out and logged numerous laps of practice with their car and that effort paid dividends Saturday afternoon when he took down the first 40-lap NASCAR Modified race. Prior to the win Baker’s season had been one racked with some good runs but also one with some tough results along the way. Needless to say the victory was a much needed one for the Baker team and family. John Fortin Sr. in his John’s Fuel Oil Chevy was runner-up while Eddie Brunnhoelzl III was third in the East End Builders Chevy. Championship leader Tom Rogers Jr. and Dave Brigati of Calverton completed the top five.
In the nightcap after leading early and then surrendering the lead David Schneider rebounded to capture the 40-lap main event. Schneider and his ESM Motorsports team prior to the 2017 season made the decision to call Riverhead Raceway their home track instead of venturing out on the road as they had done in prior seasons. Aside from his two NASCAR Modified wins in ’17 Schneider also had a stellar third place showing in the Islip 300 back in May and the choice to stay on L.I for their 2017 racing has panned out nicely for the Ray Grennan led team. Howie Brode of East Islip was second in his Petro Home Services Chevy while Kyle Soper of Manorville was third in the East Port Feeds entry. John Fortin Sr. and 2017 INEX Legend Race Car champion John Beatty Jr. of Merrick rounded out the top five.
With Tom Rogers Jr. suffering from an axle failure in the second race dropping him to a 12th place finish coupled with John Fortin Sr. coming home 4th Fortin will lead Rogers 690-686 heading into Saturday nights finale. Howie Brode has clinched third in the 2017 championship standings.
After chasing CJ Lehmann for a good part of the race defending Eagle Auto Mall Modified Crate champion Dave Brigati drove to victory in the 30-lap main event. In qualifying Dave Brigati came within 1/1000th of a second of the track record when he toured the quarter mile in 12.616 missing out on his own track mark set earlier this year of 12.615, After hounding CJ Lehmann for the lead for a good portion of the race Brigati broke out front with just over five laps remaining in the race to score his 9th career win in the Quest Machining & Fabricating Chevy. CJ Lehmann of Center Moriches seeking his first win of the year was second in his IGA Food Markets entry while recent first time winner Justin Brown of Manorville was third in the KMS Kustoms Chevy. With the win and a 6th place finish by Dylan Slepian of Dix Hills for the second year in a row Dave Brigati clinches Eagle Auto Mall Modified Crate championship. The win was Dave’s 6th of 2017.
Simply stated Tom Rogers Jr. has owned the Figure Eight division at Riverhead Raceway in 2017 as he notched his 8th win of the year and in the process clinches the championship. Right out of the gate Tom Rogers Jr. and his Bays Bar & Grill team have been the team to beat with crew chief “Gizmo” at the top of his game on the Chevrolet Coupe. Rookie talent Greg Harris of Riverhead drove the SGS Stone Works Chevy of car owner Ken Hyde Jr. to a runner-up finish while Gary Fritz Jr. of Mastic Beach came across the line third in his Northeastern Office Equipment ’57 Chevy. The win was the 34th of Tom Rogers Jr. Figure Eight career.
After having won some races after other drivers had post race issues in technical inspection the foot was literally on the other foot Saturday after the Blunderbust 20-lap feature event was completed. “The Wildchild” Tommy Walkowiak of Ridge appeared to have recovered from a recent blown engine to record his 64th career win in the class but in post race tech his car was moved to last place for “unapproved engine seals”. That turn of event moved Jim Laird Jr. of Riverhead into victory lane for the third time this season in his Poolsmith Inc. Caprice.  73-year old Bill Wegmann Sr. of North Bellmore was runner-up in his Crackerjack Auto Stores Olds with Tim Mulqueen of Levittown third in the Hy-Grade Auto Body Cadillac. For Laird the win was the fourth of his career. Despite a 9th place finish “Slick Pick” Tom Pickerell of Huntington as clinched the 2017 Blunderbust title going into the final night of racing.
In what many veteran race fans are terming one of the best races in the 67-year history of the track Mike Albasini of Flushing outlasted teenage sensation Mark Stewart of Riverhead to win the ultra competitive 20-lap Super Pro Truck main event. The duo swapped the lead numerous times to the delight of all watching on with outside passes, inside passes and crossover moves the norm. In the end “The King of Queens” Mike Albasini steering his Hollis Court Collision Chevy topped “The Real Deal” Mark Stewart in his East End Builders machine. When he rolled into the winners circle after the hard fought win Albasini was both physically and mentally spent after the torrid battle for the win. Sophomore driver Sean Glennon of Northport watched on from third where he’d finish in the Rob’s Deli Chevy. The win was Albasini’s 12th of his career tying him with Stewart and Dave Brigati for 6th on the all-time win list.
The 2017 Super Pro Truck championship will come down to this Saturday night’s final 20-lape feature with Dave Brigati leading Owen Grennan of Glen Cove by 7 points, 622 to 615 with Jack Handley Jr. of Medford third at 605. The trio will decide the title.
Brad Van Houten of Wading River made his first visit to victory lane in 2017 when he won the 20-lap INEX Legend Race Car main event. During the off season Van Houten had an all new car built for 2017 but early in the season the veteran driver and his team were scratching their heads with the machine. After a trip to noted fabricator “Bootsie” Van Houten had what it took to win Saturday night in his Riverhead Building Supply machine. Kyle Ellwood of Riverhead gave Van Houten a run for his money before settling for second in the Robin & Elaine Vollmoeller owned car while Jeff Otto Jr. of Deer Park placed third in the Designs For Vision machine.
Mike Mujsce Jr. of Hampton Bays officially clinched the 2017 Mini Stock championship when he won their feature event Saturday night in his Premier Pest Control Toyota. Paul Wojcik of Centereach was second in his VDR Graphics racer with Bryan Kelly of Aquebogue in his final start before relocating to Florida third in the John’s Tree Removal mount.
Second generation driver Jamie “Kilzone” Kilkenny of Howard Beach collected his second career National Demolition Derby Championship when he topped a hard hitting field of competitors for the $1,000 victory in his Monsters Recycling entry. Jason Savoy of Lake Panamoka was named Judge’s Choice while Tom Kilkenny of Babyon was voted the Fan’s Choice.
NASCAR Modifieds (9-2-17 holdover) 1. John Baker 2. John Fortin Sr. 3. Eddie Brunnhoelzl III 4. Tom Rogers Jr. 5. Dave Brigati 6. Kyle Soper 7. Howie Brode 8. Dillon Steuer 9. Roger Turbush 10. Chris Young 11. CJ Lehmann DNS- Ken Darch
NASCAR Modifieds: 1. David Schneider 2. Howie Brode 3. Kyle Soper 4. John Fortin Sr. 5. John Beatty Jr. 6. John Baker 7. Eddie Brunnhoelzl III 8. Brad Van Houten 9. Dillon Steuer 10. Dylan Slepian 11. Chris Young 12. Tom Rogers Jr. 13. Dave Brigati 14. Roger Turbush 15. CJ Lehmann
Modified Crates: 1. Dave Brigati 2. CJ Lehmann 3. Justin Brown 4. Dennis Krupski 5. Michael Rutkoski 6. Dylan Slepian 7. Kevin Orlando 7. Peter Bertuccio 8. Michael Rommeney 9. AJ DeSantis 10. Scott Pedersen 11. Jay Hansen 12. Kurt Kreiger
Figure Eight: 1. Tom Rogers Jr. 2. Greg Harris 3. Gary Fritz Jr. 4. Scott Pedersen 5. Tom Kraft Jr. 6. Vinny Delaney 7. Eric Zeh 8. Bob Dalke 9. Tom Ferrara 10. Charles Macwhinnie 11. Brian Hansen 12. Dan Lynch Jr.
Blunderbusts: 1. Jim Laird Jr. 2. Bill Wegmann Sr. 3. Tim Mulqueen 4. Derek Wegmann 5. Joshua Creel 6. Tom Sullivan 7. Cody Triola 8. Wayne Meyer 9. Tom Pickerell 10. Tom Puccia 11. Alyssa Paprocky 12. Eric Zeh 13. Tommy Walkowiak DNS- Bill Wegmann Jr.
Super Pro Trucks: 1. Mike Albasini 2. Mark Stewart 3. Sean Glennon 4. Owen Grennan 5. Dave Brigati 6. Jimmy Rennick 7. Eddie Schutze 8. Jack Handley Jr. 9. Lou Maestri DNS- Dennis Cunningham
Legend Race Cars: 1. Brad Van Houten 2. Kyle Ellwood 3. Jeff Otto Jr. 4. Ray Fitzgerald 5. Vinny Delaney 6. Artie Pedersen III 7. Jim Sylvester 8. Mike Van Houten Jr. 9. Jerry Curran 10. Tony Colandro 11. Jonathan Parsons 12. Mike Benton 13. Eric Hersey 14. Silas Hiscock Sr. 15. Riely O’Keefe 16. Steve Woytysiak 17. Joey Villatoro 18. George Tomko Jr.  19. Stephen Coleman 20. Ed Cheslak 21. Matt Brode 22. Dennis Kurras 23. Mike Mortimer
Mini Stock: 1. Mike Mujsce Jr. 2. Paul Wojcik 3. Bryan Kelly 4. Brandon Esposito 5. Steve Fuller 6. Joe Warren Jr. 7. Robert Dugre 8. Tony Collingsworth 9. Russ Jansen 10. Ryan Warren 11. Joe Cooke 12. Chris Elixson
National Championship Demolition Derby: Winner- Jamie Killkenny Judge’s Choice- Jason Savoy Fan’s Choice- Tom Kilkenny

Riverhead Raceway Quick Results – September 23, 2017

September 23, 2017 Quick Results

Qualifying

Riverhead Modified Crate Time Trials
1    98    David Brigati    12.616
2    88    Michael Rutkoski    12.684
3    24    Justin Brown    12.695
4    74    CJ Lehmann    12.709
5    63    Dylan Slepian    12.787
6    99    Kevin Orlando    12.800
7    12    Dennis Krupski    12.843
8    2    Peter Bertuccio    12.848
9    36    Kurt Krieger    12.958
10    27    AJ DeSantis    13.375
11    11    Michael Rommeney    13.510
12    51    Jason Hanson    13.705
13    19    Scott Pedersen    14.032


INEX Legend Heats
Heat #1
1    02    Kyle Ellwood
2    3    Mike VanHouten
3    91    Jonathon Parsons
4    17    Vinny Delaney
5    6    Eric Hersey
6    62    Mike Benson 
7    80    Steve Woytysiak
8    12    Joey Villatoro

Heat #2
1    09    Brad Van Houten
2    5x    George Tomko Jr.
3    24    Ray Fitzgerald
4    89    Ed Cheslak
5    07    Silas Hiscock
6    16    Mike Mortimer
7    45    Tony Colandro
8    1    Matt Brode

Heat #3
1    2ny    Jim Sylvester
2    1A    Artie Pedersen III
3    7    Jeff Otto Jr.
4    21    Jerry Curran
5    29    Dennis Kurras
6    14    Riely O’Keefe 
7    0    Stephen Coleman


Super Pro Truck Heats
Heat #1
1    77    Sean Glennon
2    66    Mike Albasini
3    38    Owen Grennan
4    1    Lou Maestri
5    28    Eddie Schutze

Heat #2
1    7    Jimmy Rennick Jr.
2    98x    Dave Brigati
3    18    Mark Stewart
4    46    Jack Handley 
5    16    Dennis Cunningham


Blunderbust Heats
Heat #1
1    77    Tim Mulqueen
2    5    Alyssa Poprocky
3    34    Eric Zeh
4    79    Bill Wegmann Sr.
5    10    Jim Laird
6    7    Tom Sullivan
7    51    Thomas Puccia

Heat #2
1    00    Tommy Walkowiak
2    4    Tom Pickerell
3    52    Joshua Creel
4    88    Wayne Meyer
5    76    Bill Wegmann Jr.
6    1    Cody Triola
7    38    Derek Wegmann


NASCAR Modified Heats
Heat #1
1    19    David Schneider
2    07    John Baker
3    11    Dillon Steuer
4    15    Kyle Soper
5    96    Howie Brode
6    8x    Ed Brunnhoelzl III
7    5    John Beatty Jr.
8    34    CJ Lehmann

Heat #2
1    84    John Fortin Sr.
2    49    Chris Young
3    9    Tom Rogers Jr.
4    88    Roger Turbush
5    70    Dylan Slepian
6    03    Brad Van Houten
DNS    98    David Brigati



Features

September 2 Rain Out – NASCAR Modifieds 40
1    7    John Baker
2    84    John Fortin Sr.
3    8x    Ed Brunnhoelzl III
4    9    Tom Rogers Jr.
5    98    David Brigati
6    15    Kyle Soper
7    96    Howie Brode
8    11    Dillon Steuer
9    88    Roger Turbush
10    49    Chris Young
11    34    CJ Lehmann

Riverhead Modified Crates 30
1    98    David Brigati
2    74    CJ Lehmann
3    24    Justin Brown
4    12    Dennis Krupski
5    88    Michael Rutkoski
6    63    Dylan Slepian
7    99    Kevin Orlando
8    2    Peter Bertuccio
9    11    Michael Rommeney
10    27    AJ DeSantis
11    19    Scott Pedersen
12    51    Jason Hanson
13    36    Kurt Krieger
 
INEX Legends 20
1    09    Brad Van Houten
2    02    Kyle Ellwood
3    7    Jeff Otto Jr.
4    24    Ray Fitzgerald
5    17    Vinny Delaney
6    1A    Artie Pedersen III
7    2ny    Jim Sylvester
8    3    Mike Van Houten
9    21    Jerry Curran
10    45    Tony Colandro
11    91    Jonathon Parsons
12    62    Mike Benson 
13    6    Eric Hersey
14    07    Silas Hiscock
15    14    Riely O’Keefe 
16    80    Steve Woytysiak
17    12    Joey Villatoro
18    5x    George Tomko Jr.
19    0    Stephen Coleman
20    89    Ed Cheslak
21    1    Matt Brode
22    29    Dennis Kurras
23    16    Mike Mortimer

Super Pro Trucks 20
1    66    Mike Albasini
2    18    Mark Stewart
3    77    Sean Glennon
4    38    Owen Grennan
5    98x    Dave Brigati
6    7    Jimmy Rennick Jr.
7    28    Eddie Schutze
8    46    Jack Handley 
9    1    Lou Maestri
DNS 16 Dennis Cunningham
 
Blunderbusts 20
1    10    Jim Laird
2    79    Bill Wegmann Sr.
3    77    Tim Mulqueen
4    38    Derek Wegmann
5    52    Joshua Creel
6    7    Tom Sullivan
7    1    Cody Triola
8    88    Wayne Meyer
9    4    Tom Pickerell
10    51    Thomas Puccia
11    5    Alyssa Poprocky
12    34    Eric Zeh
DQ     00    Tommy Walkowiak
DNS        76    William A. Wegmann

NASCAR Modifieds 40
1    19    David Schneider
2    96    Howie Brode
3    15    Kyle Soper
4    84    John Fortin Sr.
5    5    John Beatty Jr.
6    7    John Baker
7    8x    Ed Brunnhoelzl III
8    3    Brad Van Houten
9    11    Dillon Steuer
10    70    Dylan Slepian
11    49    Chris Young
12    9    Tom Rogers Jr.
13    98    David Brigati
14    88    Roger Turbush
15    34    CJ Lehmann
 
Figure 8’s 15
1    43    Tom Rogers Jr.
2    65    Greg Harris
3    9    Gary Fritz Jr.
4    27    Scott Pedersen
5    10    Tom Kraft
6    9    Vinny Delaney
7    48    Eric Zeh
8    21    Bob Dalke
9    11    Tom Ferrara
10    32    Charles MacWhinnie
11    88    Brian Hansen
12    29    Dan Lynch

Mini Stocks 30
1    7    Mike Mujsce Jr
2    73    Paul Wojcik
3    1    Bryan Kelly
4    66    Brendan  Esposito
5    97    Steve Fuller
6    15    Joey Warren
7    72    Robert Dugre
8    17    Tony Collingsworth 
9    68    Russ Jansen
10    24    Ryan Warren
11    45    Preston Prydatko
12    3    Joe Cooke
13    95    Chris Elixson
 
National Stock Car Demolition Derby
Winner – Jamie Kilkenny
Judges Choice – Jason Savoy
Fans Choice – Tom Kilkenny