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Riverhead, NY Sept. 28th

By Bob Finan

Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead scored his 5th NASCAR Modified victory of the 2019 season Saturday night at Riverhead Raceway in a season ending 50-lap contest. The win was the 57th of Tom’s career moving him to just six wins behind all time track leader the late “Charging” Charlie Jarzombek. Rogers also won his 10th Figure Eight event of 2019 tying him with the late Joe Biondolillo Jr. for second on that all time win list with 53 tallies each. After a rough 2018 season weather wise that saw Riverhead Raceway rained out eight times the 2019 Saturday night NASCAR Whelen All American Series ran straight through from May until Saturday night without a rain out. The only blemish during the summer was two Wednesday night washouts in August.

Eric Zeh jumped to the early race lead and would pace the race for the first 15 laps with John Baker in tow. Baker who finished runner up five times in 2019 made his move to the race lead on lap 16 passing Zeh. Baker would lead up until lap 23 when he was overtaken by Chris Young for the top spot but Baker would roar back on lap 27 to reclaim the lead. Meanwhile Tom Rogers Jr. who started the race 7th was making his way towards the front with another veteran Dave Brigati who started from 9th in tow. On a double file restart just after the halfway mark of the race Rogers and Brigati would flex the years of experience with Rogers moving out to the race lead with Brigati now second.

Over the final 20-laps of the contest Tom Rogers Jr. in the Ken & Denise Darch owned Stakey’s Pumpkin Farm Chevy led the remainder of the race and afterwards reflected on the historic significance entering the 2020 season, “it would be nice to tie Charlie, he was such an iconic figure in our sport” Rogers admitted.

Dave Brigati of Calverton was runner-up in his JDL Environmental Chevy while Chris Young of Calverton wrapped up an impressive season with a third place finish in the Riverhead Building Supply Chevy. Dylan Slepain of Dix Hills and John Baker of Brookhaven completed the top five.

Jarrod Hayes of Calverton may have only started four Late Model races in 2019 but the cagey veteran won two of those four starts for a .500 batting average winning their 25-lap finale. Starting the race from the 4th spot Hayes made his way into the race lead on lap 15 but one lap later was passed by championship contender Chris Turbush. Turbush trying to overhaul Jeremy McDermott for the 2019 crown led until the two to go signal when Hayes came calling for the race lead once again in his My Guy NAPA Auto parts entry. Once back out front Hayes never looked back taking the checker flag. Chris Turbush of Wading River was runner-up in his Polywada Beverage Chevy but fell 4 point shy of passing Jeremy McDermott of Riverhead for the 2019 LM title. McDermott in his Eastport Feeds Pontiac owned by Rob Pelis sewed up the championship on the strength of 8 wins most of which came in the first half of the season.

“The King of Queens” Mike Albasini of Flushing roared to his second Crate Modified victory of the season Saturday night in a 25-lap affair. Albasini starting from the pole led all 25-laps of the race but had several challengers along the way. Matt Brode, Dennis Krupski, Gerard Lawrence and Sean Glennon at one time or another ran second to Albasini during the tilt. Glennon among all those challengers had the most on the line as he was trying to erase a 20-plus point advantage Dave Brigati brought to the track for the 2019 championship. When the dust settled Mike Albasini in his Hollis Court Collision earned his second career win in the former TS Haulers machine. Sean Glennon of Northport was runner-up in in the R&R Brothers Electric Chevy while Justin Brown of Manorville with a point to prove Saturday did so with his third place tally in the Motorcycle Mike Attorney At Law Chevy. For the third time in the four year existence of the Crate Modifieds Dave Brigati of Calverton clinched the championship in his Quest Machining & Fabricating Chevy beating out Sean Glennon by 13 markers.

For the 10th time in 13 Figurre Eight races in 2019 Tom Rogers Jr sat in victory lane at the conclusion of the race. The 10 wins in a single season ties two drivers Roger Maynor and Joe Biondolillo Jr. who both won 10 races in a single season twice in their illustrious careers. Bryan Quilliam took the early race lead as he had done numerous other times this season when the green flag waved. Quilliam this time however looked like if the race could go green to checker would have a chance at winning his first career feature. However it was not to be as a caution slowed the race with less than five laps to gowhich allowed Tom Rogers Jr. in his United Exhaust Shops Chevy Coupe to take the race lead on lap 12. With Rogers out front Quilliam and Ken Hyde, who was Bryan’s best man at his recent wedding tussled for second while Rogers took the checker flag. Ken Hyde of Yaphank was runner-up in his Kings Park Contracting entry while Bryan Quilliam of Manorville came home a very impressive third in his Vecchio Cesspools Chevy. Rogers won his third consecutive track championship for car owner Keith Repp.

Ever since stepping into the Blunderbust ranks Cody Triola of Bay Shore has shown it was just a matter of time before he’d find his way to victory lane, Saturday night was that night in their 20-lap main event. Alyssa Paprocky jumped to the race lead at the throw of the green with Bill Wegmann Sr. in tow for the first three laps. Lap 4 saw Max Handley move to second behind Paprocky and the recent UNOH graduate was eyeing a run at the lead while trying to ward off third place Eddie Diaz. That battle for second got too close on lap 6 when Handley went around with Diaz sent to the rear for contact. On the ensuing restart Paprocky held her lead with Bill Wegmann Jr. now in the challengers role. However lurking in third was Cody Triola and just as the pack took the halfway signal Triola used the inside lane to make his was bu the leading tandem to take the race lead on lap 10 passing Paprocky on the backstretch. Over the final half of the race Cody triola hit his marks in the Cesspool Pros entry driving off to a well deserved and long awaited first career win. Alyssa Paprocky of Coram was runner-up in the Polar Bear Air Chevy while “Mad” Max Handley of Medford recovered from his lap 6 spin to claim third in the Relle Electric Caprice. Tom Pickerell of Huntington and his Encore Rentals team took home the 2019 Blunderbust championship, the fifth of Tom’s career.

Mark Stewart of Riverhead clinched his second consecutive Super Pro Truck championship in grand style winning their 20-lap finale Saturday night for his fourth win of 2019. Former multi time SPT champion and all time win leader Lou Maestri broke to the early race lead at the start of the race with Stewart quickly coming to second. A lap 4 Sean Glennon spin slowed the race and also set up a game changing restart that found Mark Stewart, a fourth generation driver from the famed Tuirbush racing family taking the lead in his East End Building Chevy. Once out front there would be no looking back for Mark Stewart who drove off to his 24th career win, a win that could be his last one for awhile as Mark has indicated he’ll be joining the United States Air Force. Stewart’s crew chief was also presented the annual $100 Joe DiGangi Crew Cheif of the Race award from runner-up Lou Maestri and his wife Tracy of Deer Park and their Line-X Truck Bed Liners of L.I. team. Eddie Schutz of Oyster bay was third in his Patriot Group Chevy.

Right from practice day in April Joseph Braun of Manorville a INEX Legend Race Car rookie showed speed and promise and on Saturday he delivered with his first career win in a 20-lap feature event. Popular “V-Ride” Mike Van Houten took the race lead at the start leading the first two circuits of the event. On lap 3 “Blankets” Joseph Braun jumped to the outside of Van Houten to take the race lead with Van Houten second for the third lap before being passed again to the outside by defending champion Jim Sylvester for second. Despite having the reining class champion behind him Joseph Braun kept his poise clicking off the laps in his Miller & Caggiano Attorneys At law entry all the way to the checker flag for his first career win. Jim Sylvester of Maasapequa was runner-up in the 860 Motorsports machine while Ray Fitzgerald of Manorville was third in the Benimax Trucking entry. On the strength of his 8th place finish and five wins in 2019 “Big Money” Richie Davidowitz of East Moriches clinched his first career track championship in the Hampton Fleet Service #25.

NASCAR Modifieds: 1. Tom Rogers Jr. 2. Dave Brigati 3. Chris Young 4. Dylan Slepian 5. John Baker 6. CJ Lehmann 7. Jack Handley Jr. 8. Michael Rutkoski 9. Eric Zeh 10. Jimmy Rennick Jr. 11. Jason Agugliaro 12. Kyle Soper 13. Chris Turbush DQ- Vinny Delaney

Late Models: Jarrod Hayes 2. Chris Turbush 3. Jeremy McDermott 4. Dylan Slepian 5. Shawn Patrick 6. Jerry Giordano Jr. 7. Ray Minieri 8. Kevin Metzger 9. Johnny Vullo 10. Darren McCabe 11. Daryn Miller
Crate Modifieds: 1. Mike Albasini 2. Sean Glennon 3. Justin Brown 4. Chris Rogers 5. Gerard Lawrence 6. Terry Stiles 7. Matthew Brode 8. Dave Brigati 9. AJ DeSantis 10. Jason Hansen 11. Charles Macwhinnie 12. Peter Bertuccio 13. Dennis Krupski 14., Lou Maestri 15. Carey Rogers 16. Alex Calasanto

Figure Eights: 1. Tom Rogers Jr. 2. Ken Hyde Jr. 3., Bryan Quilliam 4. Scott Pedersen 5. Eric Zeh 6. CJ Lehmann 7. Joe Warren Jr. 8. Bob Dalke 9. Gary Fritz Jr. 10. Vinny Delaney 11. Paul Cummings
Blunderbusts: 1. Cody Triola 2. Alyssa Paprocky 3. Max Handley 4. Eddie Diaz 5. Bill Wegmann Jr. 6. Tom Pickerell 7. Gary Caldwell 8. Joshua Creel 9. Kyle Halpin 10. Bill Wegmann Sr. 11. Tim Mulqueen
Super Pro Trucks: 1. Mark Stewart 2. Lou Maestri 3. Eddie Schutze 4. Ethan Brown 5. Frank Dumicich Jr. 6. Sean Glennon 7. Joe Cerabino 8. Thomas Cocozza

Legend Race Cars: 1. Joseph Braun 2. Jim Sylvester 3. Ray Fitzgerald 4. Brad Van Hounten 5. Kevin Nowak 6. Allan Pedersen 7. Eric Hersey 8. Richie Davidowitz 9. Riely O’Keefe 10. Jerry Curran 11. Anthony Colandro 12. Ed Cheslak 13. Mike Van Houten Jr. 14. Stephen Coleman 15. Patrick Moore 16. Jeff Otto Jr. 17. Scott Cheslak 18. Art Marrero 19. Joseph Costello 20. Jeff Farruggia Jr. 21. Nick Morabito 22. Charlie Hodge 23. Mike Benton 24. Chris Sinatro 25. Jake Curran 26. Colin Volpe


Riverhead, NY Sept. 21stBy Bob Finan

Photo Michael Jaworecki/Myracenews

If you believe in numbers then you might have wanted to take a gander at the number two at Riverhead Raceway this past Saturday night. In the second to last NASCAR Whelen All American Series program of 2019 CJ Lehmann of Shirley drove off to his second win in the past three WAAS NASCAR Modified events scoring a victory in the non stop 50-lap race. On the strength of his third place finish Kyle Soper of Manorville sewed up the 2019 NASCAR Modified champions for car owners Wayne & Joette Anderson. It’s their second consecutive track title and earlier in the week the team was officially declared New York State champions of the Whelen All American Series for the second year running.

Eric Zeh and CJ Lehmann would make up the front row of the 50-lap contest with Zeh the scheduled pole sitter having choice as to what lane he’d start in, Eric chose the outside. When the green flag waved the two friendly rivals Zeh and Lehmann staged a drag race as to who would lead the first lap with Lehmann coming out on top by a nose. Freshman driver Michael Rutkoski raced his way to second from his fourth starting berth on the second lap of the race diving under Zeh exiting the fourth turn. At first once to second Rutkoski, the 2019 Crate Modified champion at Riverhead was able to keep pace with leader Lehmann. However as the race wore on without any interruptions CJ’s car would just get stronger and stronger which has been the case all season long. Later in the contest Rutkoski would have to concern himself with a fast closing Kyle Soper who was taking a peek for second. Soper challenged Rutkoski a few times but the rookie was equal to the task. 

As the race hit it’s final 10-lap run CJ Lehmann in the Bottle Hampton/Shore Mechanical Chevy would open up nearly a full straight away lead, a lead he’d enjoy until the checker flag waved. “This is great, after how we started the month of August to come back and win two of the past three track races is a testament to my out team” CJ boasted in the winners circle . As to why his car was getting stronger later in the race Lehmann pointed to one crew member in particular, “Chris Busick, he’s a genius when it comes to this car”.

Michael Rutkoski of Mattituck was runner-up in his Buzz Chew Chevrolet Camaro and afterwards noted, “just a little more drive off and we’ll be right there”. Kyle Soper was third and reflected afterwards. “I just can’t thank Wayne & Joettte, Doug & Mora Corwin of Eastport Feeds enough for all they do for me, two championships in two full years together is pretty impressive if you ask me”. Kyle added, “none of this would be possible without my Dad (Tom), he practically lives at the race shop making sure this thing is the best it can be week in and week out, it’s all him”. John Baker of Brookhaven and Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead completed the top five.

The 2019 Riverhead Raceway Modified Champion Kyle Soper. Riverhead Raceway Sept 21st 2019 Michael Jaworecki/Myracenews

On track it appeared Justin Brown of Manorville had sewed up his sixth Crate Modified win of 2019 in their 25-lap main event. However that victory is currently in question after post race tech, a tech session that lasted until past 2:30 am in the inspection area of the track. The top six cars, Brown, Chris Rogers Of Patchogue, Mike Albasini of Flushing, Terry Stiles of Rocky Point, Dave Brigati of Calverton and Sean Glennon of Northport were summoned to tech for a check of their cams to make sure they were in compliance with crate motor specs. The second through sixth place cars passed tech but irregularities arose with Brown’s cam. Randy Murray the chief tech inspector along with track GM John Ellwood gave Justin and his father/car owner Fred the option for the track to impound the engine for further evaluation. That evaluation will take place on Monday with those results to be announced by the track when they become available.

Jarrett Campbell of Yaphank almost made the decision Saturday to sit out the 20-lap Blunderbust main event, luckily for him he had a change of heart and headed to the track where he’d win his first career feature event in his Kait’s Angels Chevy. Alyssa Paprocky led the first lap of the race after starting on the pole. Campbell who started from the third spot quickly made his way to the race lead on lap 2 of what would turn out to be a non stop race. Once out front Campbell who races for the organization Kait’s Angels named after his late cousin would lead the remainder of the race and afterwards was quick to thank his lucky stars he didn’t stay home. Cody Triola of Bay Shore came to second and closed in on Campbell but the driver of the Cesspool Pros entry would settle for runner-up money while Alyssa Paprocky of Coram completing the podium with a solid third place finish in her Polar Bear Air Chevy.

Super Pro Truck winner Sean Glennon Riverhead Raceway Sept 21st 2019 Michael Jaworecki/Myracenews

Sean Glennon of Northport notched his second Super Pro Truck win of 2019 when he topped their 30-lap feature event. Eddie Schutze who set fast time in qualifying (13.164) showed the way over the first five laps with Glennon in tow. As the race moved along Schutze’s truck developed what he’d later term “a wicked push” and that opened the door for Sean Glennon to make his way to the race lead on lap 6. With Glennon now leading in his R&R Brothers Electric Chevy second place Schutze was able remain second wrestling his truck through the corner. However a caution flag just past the halfway mark on lap 17  would jumble things up at the front of the field. When the dust settled after some hard side by side racing Glennon remained out front with Mark Stewart coming to second after trading paint with Lou Maestri for the position. In the end there would be no catching Sean Glennon who drove off to the victory while Mark Stewart of Riverhead crossed the line second in his East End Building Chevy. Frank Dumicich Jr. of East Quogue made some noise late in the race before coming home third in his Sea Level Construction Chevy.

INEX Legends winner Kevin Nowak Riverhead Raceway Sept 21st 2019 Michael Jaworecki/Myracenews

Coming into the 2019 INEX Legend Race Car season at Riverhead Raceway Kevin Nowak of Medford had won 9 times at the demanding quarter mile oval, Saturday night Nowak scored his 6th win of 2019 moving his career total to 15 wins. Unfortunately the 20-lap Legend Race Car feature would be a marathon event taking over 45 minutes to complete but while under green flag conditions the race was very competitive up front. Hard luck Jeff Otto Jr. led the early going chased by Ray Fiitzgerald who was seeking his third win of the year. The move of the race early on would belong to Allan Pedersen who raced by both Otto and Fitzgerald to come to the race lead on lap 3. Pedersen would enjoy his stay out front until Kevin Nowak came calling and try as he might Pedersen would surrender the lead to the driver of the JTEC Electric machine on lap 14. Over the final half dozen laps Kevin Nowak who came into the weekend leading the Master Division INEX National point standings would drive to yet another victory lane interview. Allan Pedersen of Center Moriches was third in The Boiler Guy entry while defending track champion Jim Sylvester of Massapequa came back from early race misfortune to finish third in his Oval Speed Unlimited mount.

8 Cylinder Enduro winner Jared Halsey Riverhead Raceway September 21st 2019 Michael Jaworecki/Myracenews

Reining 8-Cylinder Enduro champion Jared Halsey of Southampton won his third race of 2019 in a 40-lap event. Halsey who started his Sabrosa Mexican Grill Chevy 22nd in the 33-car field took command of the race right around the halfway mark and never looked back as he hopes to repeat as champion. Veteran Mark Wolf of Shirley in the Shirley Feed Chevy was runner-up while Ken Hyde Jr. of Yaphank was third in the EZ 8-Cylinder Enduro winnMotorsports racer.

National Stock Demolition Derby winner John Palmeri Riverhead Raceway Sept 21st 2019 Michael Jaworecki /Myracenews

The 2019 National Stock Demolition Derby boiled down to a battle of brotherly love as John Palmeri of Lindenhurst outlasted his brother Joey Palmeri Jr. in their J&J Towing machines. Sixteen 8-Cylinder cars went toe to toe during the event with the Palmeri boys the last two standing with John coming out on top. Joey was voted Judge’s Choice while “Big Red” Danny Zasowski of Holbrook voted the Fan’s Choice.

NASCAR Modifieds: 1. CJ Lehmann 2. Michael Rutkoski 3. Kyle Soper 4. John Baker 5. Tom Rogers Jr. 6. Dave Brigati 7. Eric Zeh 8. Chris Young 9. Dylan Slepian 10. Andrew Krause 11. Jack Handley Jr. 12. Vinny Delaney

Crate Modifieds (Unofficial) 1. Justin Brown 2. Chris Rogers 3. Mike Albasini 4. Terry Stiles 5. Dave Brigati 6. Sean Glennon 7. Jason Agugliaro 8. Peter Bertuccio 9. AJ Desantis 10. Alex Colasanto 11. Dennis Krupski 12. Carey Rogers 13. Kim Hyde 14. Matthew Brode 15. Glenn Simonin 16. Gerard Lawrence

Blunderbusts: 1. Jarrett Campbell 2. Cody Triola 3. Alyssa Paprocky 4. Tom Pickerell 5. Max Handley 6. Russ Jansen 7. Bill Wegmann Sr. 8. Bill Wegmann Jr. 9. Gary Caldwell 10. Kyle Halpin
Legend Race Cars: 1. Kevin Nowak 2. Allan Pedersen 3. Jim Sylvester 4. Eric Hersey 5. Ray Fitzgerald 6. Scott Cheslak 7. Stephen Coleman 8. Jeff Otto Jr. 9. Ed Cheslak 10. Richie Davidowitz 11. Jeff Farruggia Jr. 12. Riely O’Keefe 13. Joseph Costello 14. David Strohmeyer 15. Frank Hodge 16. Patrick Moore 17. Joseph Braun 18. Jonathan parsons 19. Jerry Curran 20. George Tomko Jr. 21. Nick Morabito 22. Jake Curran 23. Artie Pedersen III 24. Mike Van Houten Jr. 25. Jeff Castaldo 26. Rich Braun

8-Cylinder Enduro (top ten): 1. Jared Halsey 2. Mark Wolf 3. Ken Hyde Jr. 4. Kris Dane 5. Dennis Jones 6. Brandon Hubbard 7. Sean Fitzpatrick 8. Eric Germuth 9. Dale Doherty 10. Justin McGrady
National Stock Demolition Derby: Winner- John Palmeri Judge’s Choice- Joey Palmeri Fan’s Choice- Danny Zasowski


Riverhead, NY Sept. 14th.
While the hot August nights have evolved into cooler September evenings Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead remains hot at Riverhead Raceway as he again scored double victories Saturday night winning the Whelen First Responder Night 100 NASCAR Modified event and just moments later the 15-lap Figure Eight feature. The 100-lap win was Rogers 4th of the season and 56th of his career while the Figure Eight triumph was his 9th of 2019 and 52nd of his career.

John Fortin Sr. of Holtsville making his final start of 2019 set fast time in qualifying with a lap of 11.725 as the final car out but the top six would be inverted for the 100 with Jason Agugliaro and John Baker making up the front row after timing in 6th and 5th quickest. Baker would get the measure of Agugliaro when the race went green as the duo ran 1-2 over the first three laps. The complexion of the race would totally change on lap 3 as Tom Rogers Jr. who started 3rd in the contest made one clean and swift pass of the lead tandem to take the lead of the race. Baker chased Rogers for a lap before he was passed for position by defending NASCAR Modified champion Kyle Soper on lap 5 as Soper dipped under Baker entering the third turn. 

As Soper made his way to second many on hand were anticipating a fierce battle for the lead and the win between Rogers and Soper but that battle never did develop as Rogers in his Denise & Ken Darch owned machine was spot on for the entire 100- lap distance. Soper in the later stages of the race had his mirror fill up with former three time track champion John Fortin who peppered the current championship leader for the remainder of the race.

As the checkers flew it was Tom Rogers Jr. sitting in victory lane now just seven wins behind “Charging” Charlie Jarzombek for the all time lead in NASCAR Modified wins at the track, “what can I say about my car owners” Rogers offered after exiting the Stakey’s Pumpkin Farm Chevy. “After our last race two weeks ago before the tour race Kenny stripped the car Sunday morning to a bare frame and took it to Meade’s Fabricating just to check it out. I mean we have three races left this year but that is a testament to how Denise & Kenny run their team, I’m just happy to drive for them.”

Kyle Soper of Manorville was runner-up in Wayne & Joette Anderson’s Chevy noting afterwards, “there was no sense in me pushing the envelope tonight I think we pretty much wrapped up out second championship in a row tonight”. Indeed with two races left Soper enjoys a 69-point bulge over Rogers with Tommy needing full 20 car fields to show up for the final two races of 2019 which is highly unlikely. John Fortin Sr. of Holtsville was third in the John’s Fuel Oil Chevy while John Baker of Brookhaven and Chris Young of Calverton completed the top five.

Chris Turbush of Wading River has found his Late Model stride later in the 2019 campaign winning his second straight feature and fourth overall this season. Shawn Patrick paced the race over the first 3 circuits before eight time winner and championship leader Jeremy McDermott made his way by for the lead on lap 4. McDermott who dominated the first half of the LM season would find his hopes for victory dashed when the red hot Chris Turbush took over the top spot on lap 15 with an inside pass. Once out front Turbush put his B&N Moving Chevy on cruise control to notch his 17th career win in the class. Shawn Patrick of Brightwaters took advantage of a McDermott bobble in lapped traffic to claim runner-up money in the Steve Mehner Race Engines entry while Jeremy McDermott of Riverhead rallied back for a third place tally in the Eastport Feeds Pontiac.

Tom Rogers Jr. made a pass at the halfway mark of the 15-lap Figure Eight feature to win his 9th race in 12 starts with his 52nd career win moving him just one behind the late Joe Biondolillo Jr. for second on the all time win list. Bryan Quilliam as he has often this season took the early race lead proceeding to lead the first four laps of the contest. Ken Hyde Jr., the best man at Quilliam’s recent wedding took over the top spot on lap 5 after Bryan spun from the lead without contact. Hyde would lead until a lap 7 double file restart that saw Tom Rogers Jr. in his United Exhuast Shops Chevy bolt out to the race lead and eventual victory. Hyde of Yaphank was runner up in his Kings Park Contracting machine while Eric Zeh of Selden was third in the Keith Repp owned Chevy Coupe. 

Jack Handley Jr. of Medford took home a division leading 4th Super Pro Truck victory of the season when he won their 20-lap main event the 7th of his career. The 20-lap affair would see not a caution flag wave with Frank Dumicich Jr. pacing the race over the first three laps with Handley in tow. Late in the third lap Handley ducked low on leader Dumicich entering the third turn to take control of the race starting the fourth lap. Dumicich chased Handley until lap 6 when he was passed for position by defending champion Mark Stewart. Try as he might Stewart was unable to reel in Jack Handley Jr. who drove to victory lane in the Hollis Court Collision Chevy. Stewart of Riverhead was runner-up in the East End Building Chevy while Dumicich of East Quogue placed third in his Sea Level Construction Chevy.
Early in the 2019 season

former Charger driver Jay Henschel of Levittown took a liking to the new Street Stock class at Riverhead Raceway and on Saturday his return to racing came full circle when he won their 20-lap feature event in a non stop race. Henschel wasted little time taking the lead from his front row starting berth and led Brian Brown of Riverhead for the first dozen laps of the tilt. On lap 13 Eric Zeh of Selden moved by Brown for second and many felt it was just a matter of laps before Zeh who has dominated the class with 5 wins in 8 start going into Saturday would pass Henschel for the lead. However the driver of the Firstline Locksmiths Chevy had other ideas and Jay Henschel drove to his first career Street Stock win. Zeh was runner up in the Best Built Construction Chevy while defending  champion David Antos of Lindenhurst came home third in the EP Milling & Sweeping Chevy.

Tom Puccia of Shirley avenged a DQ from the previous Mini Stock race the only way he knew how. Go out and win the non stop 25 lap main event. Making the night even sweeter for “Pooch” was the night would also be a clean sweep as he set fast time with a lap of 14.787. At the throw of the green Puccia broke to the early lead over Joe Warren Jr. of Ridge who has dominated the class in ’19. Warren had ideas about going after Puccia for the lead and win but those ideas were dashed thwarted when his teammate CJ Zurkowski of Riverhead started to challenge Warren for second. That was music to the ears of race leader and eventual winner Tom Puccia who drove his On Site Cleaning Service machine to the winners circle. Zurkowski would grab second while Warren settled for third.

In the fun filled First Responders race New York City Police officer Fred Grover of Huntington scored the 30-lap win. Grover is assigned to the training academy of the NYPD which is located in College Point, Queens.

NASCAR Modifieds: 1. Tom Rogers Jr. 2. Kyle Soper 3. John Fortin Sr. 4. John Baker 5. Chris Young 6. Michael Rutkoski 7. Dave Sapienza 8. Roger Turbush 9. Dylan Slepian 10. CJ Lehmann 11. Dave Brigati 13. Artie Pedersen III 14. Eric Zeh 15. Jimmy Rennick Jr. 16. Vinny Delaney 17. John Beatty Jr. DQ-Jason Agugliaro DNS- Chase Dowling

Late Models: 1. Chris Turbush 2. Shawn Patrick 3. Jeremy McDermott 4. Jarrod Hayes 5. Darren McCabe 6. Kevin Metzger 7. Johnny Vullo Jr. 8. Dylan Slepian 9. Roger Oxee 10. Daryn Miller 11. Ryan Zurkowski 12. Ray Minieri

Figure Eights: 1. Tom Rogers Jr. 2. Ken Hyde Jr. 3. Eric Zeh 4. Gary Fritz Jr. 5. Scott Pedersen 6. CJ Lehmann 7. Bryan Quilliam 8. Joe Warren Jr. 9. Charles Macwhinnie 10. Tom Ferrara 11. Vinny Delaney

Super Pro Trucks: 1. Jack Handley Jr. 2. Mark Stewart 3. Frank Dumicich Jr. 4. Matt Triola 5. Eddie Schutze 6, Lou Maestri 7. Ethan Brown 8. Frank Dumicich Sr. 9. Sean Glennon

Street Stocks: 1. Jay Henschel 2. Eric Zeh 3. David Antos 4. Brian Brown 5. Brian McCormack 6. Wesley Sammon 7. Chris Lescenski 8. Sal Sinatro 9. David White 10. Ed Fontana 11. Ken Hyde Jr. 12. James Pape Jr. 13. Bob Casagrande
Mini Stocks: 1. Tom Puccia 2. CJ Zurkowski

3. Joe Warren Jr. 4. Paul Wojcik 5. Justin Squires 6. Chris Elixson 7. Thomas Cocozza 8. James O’Connell 9. Joe Cooke Jr. 10. Jamie Meyer 11. Brad Bess 12. Martin O’Connell 13. Scott Phillips
First Responders Race: Winner- Fred Grover, NYPD