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Riverhead Raceway Celebrates it 2015 Champions

The last event for the 2015  Riverhead Raceway season was today’s Champions Luncheon.  All track  champions, their family and friends celebrated the season at the Knights of Columbus in Center Moriches. A full house were greeted by master of ceremonies and long time Riverhead track announcer Bob Finan. Bob always does a great job presenting the awards, recapping the previous year telling a story or 2 along the way.IMG_9615 (2)

After everyone finished a great meal provided by TJ Halpins,  a ton of trophy’s from Barbara and Jim Cromarty were handed to the top 5 points finishers in all the regular Saturday night divisions.  A big announcement was made prior to the awards by Bob Finan, this was the last Champions Luncheon. Next year a full  banquet will return on  January 7th 2017 at Giorgio’s of Baiting Hollow, an  announcement  that was well received by all in attendance. 

IMG_9616 (2)In addition to Bob Finan, Mike Cappiello, John Ellwood and TK Tom Kraft helped hand out the hardware to all the winners and champions today and there was a lot of it. Champions received the largest cache of awards with a plaque, a trophy and a champions bag with lots of goodies from Hoosier provided by new track owners Ed and Connie Partridge and Tom Gatz.

The 2016 Riverhead Raceway champions were Tom Pickerell in the Blunderbusts, Lou Maestri in the Super Pro Trucks, John Baker in the Chargers,  Dylan Slepian in the INEX Legends, Jeremy McDermott in the Late Models and Tom Rogers who pulled the double by winning the Figure 8 and IMG_9676 (2)Modified titles in the same year. Tom is the first driver to win 2 championships in the same year since 1959. Tom also moved up to the number 3 spot in all time wins last season and almost tied a season record for wins by winning 9 races,  1 shy of Charlie Jarzombek’s record of 10 wins in a season. All in all a great year for Tom who early on did not even commit to running the entire season. As with all of the champions Tom thanked the many people that work on his car, provide sponsorship and the support their families and friends provide throughout the year.

Additional awards handed out today were “Best Appearing Car” to Bill & Barbara Park -NASCAR Modified, Roger Oxee – Late Models, Tom Ferrara- Figure Eights, John Baker- Chargers, Jim Laird Jr. -Blunderbusts, Jimmy Rennick Jr. -Super Pro Trucks and Greg Harris -Legend Race Cars.  “Rookie of the Year” honors went to  Kyle Soper , who finished second in points in his rookie year -NASCAR Modifieds, Kaitlyn Schober- Late Models, Artie Pedersen III-Figure Eights and Steve Mastro- Chargers.

Congratulations to all today’s award winners and champions from Myracenews.

The 2016 Riverhead Raceway season is only about 4 months away with  2 practices  scheduled April 23rd and April 30th. The 2016 season swings into gear on Sunday May 1st with a big afternoon of Enduro’s.  The Saturday NASCAR Whelen All American Series  schedule begins  on May 7th with a 7 division show capped off with a huge fireworks display.

Myracenews.com will be at Riverhead Raceway every week in 2016  providing great stories and photos plus news leading up to opening day, I hope you all join us.

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INEX Legends to return to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for Road Course Series

(THOMPSON, CT) – When the Legends debuted for the first time on the 1.7 mile road course at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) last May, it was regarded by many as one of the best races of the season on the road course track. OTB Promotions has partnered with TSMP to bring the Legends back for a full-season series in 2016. Midstate Site Development (MSD) will sponsor the eleven-race championship campaign, spanning from April through October. The series will award both INEX and TSMP points, and begins with a National Qualifier on April 29. A total purse of over $15,000 will be paid out through the season, and there will be a separate point fund of $3,250 paid out to the top 10 by OTB at the end of the season.

The INEX Legend cars are 5/8-scale fiberglass full-fendered versions of the famed NASCAR Modifieds driven by legendary drivers such as Fireball Roberts, Buck Baker, Curtis Turner, Speedy Thompson and Banjo Matthews. They give drivers a fun and affordable “spec” class of racing for anyone to participate in.

The MSD INEX Legend series hosted at TSMP will kick off the season at the 2nd annual Icebreaker, Road Race Style on April 29. They will also participate in the Open Wheel Weekend on May 20, the Thompson Summer Road Race Series on June 5, July 10 and August 7, and will finish off with a race on October 9.

Glenn Korner, owner of Midstate Site Development, is “looking forward to partnering with Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park to bring a road course series to Connecticut for the US Legend cars.” Midstate Motor Sports drivers, Glenn and Noah Korner have raced legend cars on the road course at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Virginia International Raceway, Charlotte Motor Speedway and the inaugural Legend car race at TSMP.

For more information about the MSD INEX Legend series, visit our website http://thompsonspeedway.com/thompson-summer-road-race-series. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube for the most up-to-date information about our events.


About Midstate Site Development

Midstate Site Development is a family owned construction company located in Bloomfield, CT. They specialize in school construction, heavy highway and utility infrastructure projects. http://www.msdct.com/

 

About OTB Promotions

OTB is an acronym describing our philosophy: outside the box. We are actively working on creating new, refreshing events and formats, that revive the great fun in motorsports for both participants and spectators. Nothing is too far outside the box. http://www.otbpromos.net

Defending Champion Hirschman, Former Series Winner Savary Lead Updated Tri Track Series Entry List

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — official series release by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Michael Jaworecki photo –

One of the most competitive modified racing tours in New England is coming back in 2016 and the updated list of teams who have filed entries has been released.

Among the first 20 teams to fill out the paperwork is Matt Hirschman, the 2015 Tri Track champion. He scored the victory at Monadnock Speedway in June and went on to grab consistent finishes to eventually wrap up the championship at New London-Waterford Speedbowl in September.

Hirschman will return behind the wheel of the No. 59 for 2016 searching back-to-back championships. Joining Hirschman on the list is 2015 Seekonk winner Richard Savary, who has run consistently in the front during many races with the series before.

Other entered drivers include former series winner Chris Pastreyak and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour stars Rowan Pennink, Max Zachem and Woody Pitkat. They are joined by Swansea, Massachusetts native Todd Annarummo, who finished second in the championship standings in 2015. To see the complete list of entered teams, fans can see below.

The NorthEast Race Cars Tri Track Open Modified Series will open the 2016 season at Monadnock Speedway with the “Racing Guys 100,” a non-points event scheduled for 100 laps. Seekonk Speedway will start the points season with a $10,000 to win, 100 lap feature on Wednesday June 29.

After a month off, the 5th annual SBM race will take place on Sat. July 30 with $10,000 up for grabs to the winner in the second points paying event. The championship chase will conclude with another $10,000 to win, 100 lap feature on Thursday Aug. 25.

The overall series champion will be crowned at the finale, which will be a non-points event at New London-Waterford Speedbowl on Oct. 23 as part of the Speedbowl’s season ending “Bemer’s Big Show.”

Fore more information on the Tri Track Open Modified Series, fans can visit www.tritrackopenmodifiedseries.com

Updated Entry List As Of January 27:

  1. 0 — Mike Holdridge
  2. 3ma — Troy Talman
  3. 4 — Jeff Gallup
  4. 12 — Todd Annarummo
  5. 13 — Steve Masse
  6. 14 — Max Zachem
  7. 15ct — Chris Pasteryak
  8. 23 — Mike Douglas Jr.
  9. 25 — Rowan Pennink
  10. 28 — Dwight Jarvis
  11. 29 — Jonathan McKennedy
  12. 33 — Rob Richardi Jr.
  13. 35 — Derek Ramstrom
  14. 43 — Kirk Alexander
  15. 52 — Woody Pitkat
  16. 06/52 — Les Hinckley
  17. 55 — Joe Doucette
  18. 59 — Matt Hirschman
  19. 76 — Zane Zeiner
  20. 99 — Richard Savary