Riverhead, NY Mar. 19thBy Bob Finan
With the 69th season of stock car racing at Riverhead Raceway rapidly approaching activity at the popular quarter mile oval has been picking up leading up to opening weekend Saturday May 4th and Sunday May 5th. Today GM John Ellwood released information concerning the two safety tech inspection days on April 6th & April 13th as well for the two practice days Saturday April 20th & April 27th.

In making the announcement John Ellwood disclosed that Randy Murray and his Riverhead Raceway tech staff will be available from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm on both April 6th & April 13th for safety tech inspection. Competitors are reminded that any race car that plans on taking part in the two practice days must first go through and pass safety tech inspection and have a sticker indicating they have done so. The inspection days are open to all divisions that race at the track whether it is with the weekly NASCAR Whelen All American Series or Enduro series. If weather conditions permit engine tech will also take place during both safety tech inspection days. There will be a $20 per car inspection fee for Murray and his hard working inspection staff.

The schedule for the practice days at the track Saturday April 20th & 27th Ellwood noted the pit windows would open at 9:00 am with cars entering the pits shortly thereafter. For teams unable to attend the previously scheduled safety tech inspection days the inspection area will also be opening at 9:00 am. On track activity will commence at 12 noon with the NASCAR Whelen All American Series and INEX Legend Race Cars taking to the track for several rounds of practice. Later in the afternoon the Enduro teams will take over the track to shake their machines down in preparation for the 34th season of Enduro racing at Riverhead Raceway.

As is tradition free grandstand admission will be available for race fans on the two practice days while those entering the pits will find admission $36 with a NASCAR/INEX License, $56 for those without a license. Race teams will find a freshly re-paved pit area greeting them at the track in 2019 courtesy track owners Eddie & Connie Partridge and Tom Gatz. Also under repair for the 2019 race season is the third and fourth turn are of the track as management hopes to eliminate the dip in the center of the corner while making repairs to the pavement.

The complete 2019 Riverhead Raceway schedule of events can be viewed at www.riverheadraceway.com. Comprehensive marketing opportunities are also available for 2019 on both a seasonal of individual basis along with a complete billboard package.  For marketing information contact either John Ellwood or Bob Finan at 631-842-RACE or via a Facebook private message. E-mails reach the track at riverheadraceway1@gmail.com

Proud Motorsports Supermodified Fundraiser This Sunday, March 24 at LaGraf’s Pub in Oswego

OSWEGO, NY (March 18, 2019) – Proud Motorsports will hold their annual Chicken BBQ Fundraiser to benefit Oswego Speedway Supermodified rookie Camden Proud this Sunday, March 24 at noon at LaGraf’s Pub in Oswego.

Proud is a five year veteran of Oswego’s Small Block Super division, and will be moving to full-time big block competition this season behind the wheel of the team’s No. 54 Supermodified sponsored by Step One Creative.

“The support ahead of our Chicken BBQ has been fantastic so far,” Proud said. “I want to extend our thanks to those who purchased pre-sale tickets or donated raffle items and really look forward to seeing everyone at the event on Sunday.”

As part of its move to a new venue this year, the 2019 Proud Motorsports Fundraiser will have a handful of additions that include live music from Bob Garafolo and Jim Eckert of ‘On the Brink,’ plus the chance for patrons to try out LaGraf’s Oswego Speedway Supermodified simulators.

Several raffle items and door prizes will be up for grabs throughout the afternoon including from Raby’s Ace Home Center, Burke’s Do It Best Homecenter, JP Jewelers, Fajita Grill, Oswego Cinema 7, Dino’s House of Burgers, Area Auto Racing News, and more.

Pre-sale for the fundraiser is now closed, but you can still purchase tickets at the door beginning at noon. All pre-sale orders must be picked up by 2pm. LaGraf’s Pub is located at 187 East 10th Street in Oswego.

Anyone with questions or concerns regarding this weekend’s event may contact Proud Motorsports at (315)-532-0926.

For the latest updates from Proud Motorsports, you can visit the team’s website online at www.ProudMotorsports.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @ProudMtrsports or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/ProudMotorsports.

Proud Motorsports is PROUD to be sponsored by: Step One Creative, Ken’s Body Shop, GJP Italian Eatery of Oswego, Oswego Quality Carpet, Budget Signs, Dino’s House of Burgers, Xpress Auto Care, Compass Credit Union, CentralNewYorkMotorsports.com, and Premier Living Suites.

LJM Contracting to Sponsor Bullring Bash Legend Car Opener at WMMP

Attleboro, Massachusetts (March 18, 2019) — The Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge has added another important Northeast company to its list of partners for the 2019 season. The series is happy to announce that LJM Contracting, LLC of North Kingston, RI will be the presenting sponsor of the Bullring Bash Midstate Site Development Legends event at North Woodstock, NH’s White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP) on Sunday, June 16.

The $1,500-to-win Battle at the Banks 35 presented by LJM Contracting is part of the inaugural stop for the Bullring Bash. The MSD Legends opener has already received entries some of the top Legend Car racers in the region and is expected to draw interest from many more in the coming weeks.

“I like the competition of the Legend Cars, and I have three kids with Legend Cars that we run pretty much all over the place,” LJM Contracting owner Lou Martinez said. “Anything we can do to heighten the competition is good. A larger purse usually brings a quality show. It’s nice to bring the heavy hitters all to a good event. I think that’s what the Bullring Bash is trying to do – bring a quality show together. And I think they’ll do that.”

“We are thrilled to have Lou and the team at LJM Contracting as partners at the Bullring Bash!” Bullring Bash founder Josh Vanada added. “Lou is a big believer in U.S. Legends Cars, and his support is helping us to offer racers some of the highest-paying events in the region. We are looking forward to the Battle at the Banks 35, presented by LJM Contracting at White Mountain!”

LJM Contracting is a general contractor that has been serving North Kingston, Narragansett, Exeter and other areas in southern Rhode Island since 2016. The company does all phases of general contracting, including construction site management, scheduling, and day-to-day oversight.

The Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge will have additional announcements regarding registered teams, sponsors, officials, and much more in the coming weeks. To keep up with the Bullring Bash, teams and fans can visit http://www.bullringbash.com. Fans can also stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @BullringBashQMC.

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