The last trip for the NASCAR WMT to Riverhead Raceway resulted in a long day and night dodging the rain drops and ended with one of the 8 wins for Justin Bonsignore on his way to the 2018 championship.
Finishing right behind Justin last September was fellow Long Islander Timmy Solomito who really wants to taste victory again and home cooking for the Islip NY driver might be what the doctor ordered.
This Saturday night the roar of the Modifieds return to Eastern Long Island with a strong field of 31 cars ready to go 200 laps around the shortest track they will visit all year.
Long time Sponsor Buzz Chew Chevy Cadillac is back to support Riverhead Raceway and NASCAR’s oldest division. They have been a constant at the historic rt 58 oval for decades. Their name will also be on the #88 of rookie Mike Rutkoski making his first Riverhead NASCAR WMT start of his career.
The solid field will be led by Long Island based drivers who have won every event NASCAR WMT race going back to the June 2014 Hoosier Tire 200 won by Eric Goodale, since then Justin Bonsignore and Timmy Solomito have won all the races with Justin holding a 5-3 edge over Timmy.
This year could be a different story, multi time champion Doug Coby is having a banner year and has been as strong as he has ever been in the Mayhew Tool #2. Craig Lutz looks strong every race and coming home to Long Island might get him his first win.
Local favorites Tom Rogers Jr could show all the invaders that its his track and after finishing second in the Islip 300 he would love to move up one spot and take the big money. John Fortin has had his best season in many years with his new LFR chassis and has been fast since opening night. While the 05 is listed as driver TBD, if its John Beatty he will be a stout competitor after taking the pole for the Islip 300 over the toughest field in history.
31 drivers will start the evening competing for the Mathew tools pole award and try to start from the front row at one of the toughest tracks to pass on the circuit. Blewett, Goodale, Silk, Pitkat, Swanson, Brunnhoelzl III, Emerling and a host of others will tighten the belts and try and take home the big cash from Long Island.
Take the Long Island Expressway, take a ferry, but come early and enjoy the day near the Long Island Hampton’s. Summer is here an the NASCAR WMT is back at the RT 58 Riverhead Raceway. 1/4 mile oval.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE Saturday July 6th : Garage Opens: 12:45 p.m., Final Practice: 3:15-4:30 p.m., Qualifying: 6 p.m., Riverhead Buzz Chew Chevy Cadillac 200: 8 p.m.
Entry List As of July 1st 2019
|1||01||Melissa Fifield||Kenneth Fifield||Chevrolet||Jesse Prince||Crowells Towing|
|2||1||George Brunnhoelzl III||Eddie Harvey||Chevrolet||Eddie Harvey||Dunleavys|
|3||2||Doug Coby||Mike Smeriglio III||Chevrolet||Phil Moran||Mayhew Tools / AJ Romano|
|4||3||Matt Swanson||Jan Boehler||Chevrolet||Greg Fournier||SYP Industries|
|5||05||TBA||Mark Mina||Chevrolet||TBA||MSM Elite|
|6||06||Sam Rameau||Randy Rameau||Chevrolet||Daniel Stebbins||Racechoice.com|
|7||07||Patrick Emerling||Jennifer Emerling||Chevrolet||Jan Leaty||Sahlens|
|8||8||Roger Turbush||Pat Kennedy||Toyota||TBA||Kennedy LI Realty|
|9||09||Tom Rogers,, Jr.||Sean Corsetti||Chevrolet||Sean Corsetti||SGS Stoneworks|
|10||14||Blake Barney||Richard Barney||Chevrolet||Robert Barney||Atlantic Sprinkler|
|11||16||Timmy Solomito||Eric Sanderson||Ford||Stanley Szaban||RB Enterprise|
|12||18||Ken Heagy||Robert Pollifrone||Ford||Desmond Gorman||Buoy One Seafood Restaurant|
|13||21||Jimmy Blewett||Joseph Bertuccio||Chevrolet||Joseph Bertuccio||Gershow Recycling / Blewett Scrap|
|14||25||Calvin Carroll||Joe Carroll||Chevrolet||Joe Carroll||Power With Prestige / Cruising With Betty|
|15||26||Gary McDonald||Sean McDonald||Chevrolet||TBA||TBD|
|16||33||Wade Cole||Wade Cole||Ford||Richard Rodenbaugh||Performance Engines / Kendal Oil / 1812 Auto|
|17||34||J.B. Fortin||Nicole Fortin||Chevrolet||Jason Blatz||Golden Jalapeños Cafe|
|18||36||Frank Vigliarolo, Jr.||Judy Thilberg||Dodge||Tommy Grasso||Sapienza Racing|
|19||38||Kyle Ellwood||Linda Rodenbaugh||Chevrolet||Robert Bourne||Performance Engines / 1812 Paint & Body|
|20||45||Timmy Catalano||Dave Catalano||Chevrolet||Zach Reissner||Catalano Motorsports|
|21||46||Craig Lutz||Russell Goodale||Chevrolet||Douglas Ogiejko||Riverhead Building Supply|
|22||51||Justin Bonsignore||Kenneth Massa||Chevrolet||Ryan Stone||Phoenix Communications Inc.|
|23||54||Tommy Catalano||Amy Catalano||Chevrolet||Dave Catalano||Catalano Motorsports|
|24||58||Eric Goodale||Edgar Goodale||Chevrolet||Jason Shephard||GAF Roofing|
|25||64||Rob Summers||Mike Murphy||Chevrolet||Russell Montgomery||Dell Electric / Lumiere Electric|
|26||75||Chris Pasteryak||Charles Pasteryak||Chevrolet||Cam McDermott||Dawleys Collision|
|27||78||Walter Sutcliffe, Jr.||Steven Sutcliffe||Chevrolet||Kevin Anderson||Last Minute Racing|
|28||82||Woody Pitkat||Danny Watts Jr.||Chevrolet||Jarod Zeltmann||Horton Avenue Materials|
|29||84||John Fortin||Nicole Fortin||Chevrolet||TBA||Johns Fuel Oil Inc / Triangle Pub|
|30||85||Ron Silk||Kevin Stuart||Chevrolet||Kenny Stuart||Stuarts Automotive|
|31||88||Mike Rutkoski||Buzz Chew||Chevrolet||Aaron Clifford||Buzz Chew Motorsports|