A Holiday Message From John Ellwood General Manager at Riverhead Raceway

With the holidays among us, I am very excited about the new year with our new owners, Connie and Ed Partridge and Tom Gatz! I could not be more excited to work with this new team in the upcoming season. We just finished the 2016 Riverhead Raceway Schedule, and all I can say is, much thanks to our new owners for giving us the tools for success! I am announcing today there will be a new Enduro Division “MINI 8” which will compete on our Famed Figure 8 course. Looking to build interest on the “X”, also, the Car Demolition format will be a “Bone Stock Demo” for all shows, including Championship Day!
Tom Gatz and I, along with my pal, Mike Cappiello, will be flying to Charlotte this coming Wednesday for Championship week, NASCAR workshops and Banquets for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series. Congratulations to all weekly Champions!
Stay tuned for the 2016 schedule release!
We are actively looking for marketing partners for the 2016 racing schedule. If there is any interest in being a part of the excitement, please contact me at the Raceway office 631-842-7223. Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
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John T Ellwood JR – General Manager
Riverhead Raceway

CBS Sports Network Broadcasts 2015 NAPA Super Dirt Week and Night One of the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals

The ‘Finale at the Fairgrounds’ NAPA Super DIRT Week kicks off coverage on December 13

CONCORD, N.C. – Dec. 7, 2015 – CBS Sports Network kicks off three weeks of World of Outlaws and Super DIRTcar Series action on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. with NAPA Super DIRT Week’s Syracuse 200 from the New York State Fairgrounds.

Veteran play-by-play broadcaster Dave Rieff joins color analyst Shane Andrews, the voice of the Super DIRTcar Series, as well as reporters Tony Bokhoven and Bob Dillner for the ‘Finale at the Fairgrounds.’

The Bad Boy Buggies World Finals night one airs the following week on Sunday, December 20 at 5 p.m. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series take on the Dirt Track at Charlotte for one of the final events of the 2015 season.

Rieff returns to the broadcast booth with analysis from Andrews and sprint car hall-of-famer Brad Doty. Bokhoven and Bobby Gerould provide all of the latest from the pits.

Night one of the Bad Boy Buggies World Finals will be replayed on Monday, December 21 at 3 a.m.

CBS Sports Network is available across the United States and Canada through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com/.

CBS Sports Network Broadcast Schedule

DATE

TIME

BROADCAST NETWORK

SHOW

Dec. 13, 2015

6 p.m.

CBS Sports Network

NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLIV at the New York State Fairgrounds

Dec. 14, 2015

3 a.m.

CBS Sports Network

NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLIV at the New York State Fairgrounds Replay

Dec. 17, 2015

8 p.m.

CBS Sports Network

NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLIV at the New York State Fairgrounds Replay

Dec. 18, 2015

3 a.m.

CBS Sports Network

NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLIV at the New York State Fairgrounds Replay

Dec. 20, 2015

5 p.m.

CBS Sports Network

Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals Night One at the Dirt Track at Charlotte

Dec. 21, 2015

3 a.m.

CBS Sports Network

Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals Night One at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Replay

Lou LeVea Jr. Lands New Wheels for 2016 Oswego Supermodified Campaign

OSWEGO, NY (December 7, 2015) – When Oswego Speedway opens its gates for action in early May of 2016, Novelis Supermodified veteran Lou LeVea Jr. will take on the ‘Steel Palace’ with the best opportunity of his driving career.

Over the weekend LeVea, and car owner Marion Naramore of Naramore Racing, took ownership of a former Nicotra Racing Supermodified driven periodically in 2015 by Joe Gosek, as the No. 00.

Gosek took the machine to a third place finish in Oswego’s 2015 season opener behind teammate Otto Sitterly and eventual Speedway track champion, Bob Bond.

LeVea, who finished 17th in the 2015 driver standings wheeling his 1999 Belfab chassis, finished last year’s campaign with a season high 13th place finish in the yearend Fall Championship 75.

“We got the car to its new home late Sunday night,” said LeVea.  “We cannot wait for the 2016 season to get started.”

While Gosek took the Nicotra machine to a podium finish in 2015, Sitterly racked up quite the record with the racer in recent years.

The car, which helped Sitterly escape injury in his violent Mr. Novelis Supermodified crash of 2011, was totally revamped following the incident and was promptly driven to victory lane by Sitterly the very next week.

With Sitterly at the controls, the car would go on to win the Budweiser International Classic in 2011 and 2012, while also claiming Oswego track titles in 2012 and 2013.  The duo even managed redemption in the Mr. Novelis Supermodified title event in 2013.

“We figure that car and I had a 25% win record over three years,” said Sitterly.  “I think it is a very good move for Lou Jr.”

With Oswego’s Supermodified techonology continually evolving, Sitterly says the 2011 reboot of this Hawk chassis can still be very competitive.

“I believe it is still a very competitive car,” said Sitterly.  “How many features are won running faster than 16.7?  Not many.  That car has run 16.9 many times at the end of a feature and it is maneuverable.  We’ll be offering some tips and advice to Lou and his team and hope to see the car run well.”

LeVea came onto the Supermodified scene at Oswego back in 2009, finishing just 10 points shy of Dan Connors Jr. for that season’s rookie of the year title.

After starting 33rd in the 2009 International Classic, LeVea took a 19th place finish in his first attempt, his best to date having qualified for four Classics in his career.

LeVea’s first open opportunity for track time at Oswego will be the Speedway’s open practice on Saturday, May 7.

The 66th season of racing at Oswego Speedway will begin on Saturday, May 14 with the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, as well as the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Richie Evans Memorial 61.

Oswego’s full 2016 schedule will be announced in its entirety in the coming weeks.

Individual ticket pricing and season ticket packages will be announced following the full schedule release.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com, follow on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway, or like on Facebook at facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

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