After winning the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 150 with his familiar #6 NASCAR Modified driven by Ryan Preece, Eddie Partridge 68, passed away suddenly.
Eddie, wife Connie and Tom Gatz purchased Riverhead Raceway in late 2015 and have continued to run the facility under the NASCAR banner ever since. Defying the growing development the track continued to thrive as one of the oldest and most storied tracks in the country.
So many people in racing at all levels of racing are showing an outpouring of love and thanks for all the help and support Eddie had provided.
Eddie had a big impact on our sport and will be sorely missed on many levels. Racing was part of Eddies life for many decades from crew member to car owner to track owner and he made so many life long friends along the way.
At any NASCAR WMT race that NASCAR Cup driver Ryan Preece was entered he would be there cheering Ryan on. Ryan Preece posted on Social Media that he won his first race together in 2014 with Eddie and last race together at Richmond.
On most Saturday nights during race season Eddie would be at the back gate at Riverhead or on the pit ramp overseeing the racing, his presence on the NASCAR WMT and the track will be sorely missed.
Tonight is First Responders night at Riverhead Raceway and a quick check with track GM John Ellwood confirms that the show will go on as scheduled. I am sure as a true racer Eddie would have wanted it that way.
RIP Eddie Partridge.