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Riverhead Raceway Announces its 2020 schedule

(Westbury NY 1-5-20) The 2020 Riverhead Raceway schedule was released during the holiday week with a wide variety of races and special events. In addition to the Saturday night NWAAS races School Bus FIgure 8 races and School Bus Demo’s, Fireworks, Monster Trucks, Cone Races, Enduros, Demos and Vintage Racers will be part of the weekly action.

The staple of the season will be NASCAR sanctioned NWAAS races on Saturday nights. In what has become a tradition, 3 mid summer Wednesday night races are planned in July and August highlighted by the annual return of the Monster Trucks Back to School night on August 26th. A pair of Sunday Endro meets will bookend the season on May 3rd and September 27th.

All Saturday night divisions will return so in 2020 fans will see Tour Modifieds, Late Models, Blunderbusts, Crate Modifieds, Figure 8’s, Super Pro Trucks and the INEX Legends all on a rotating basis. The always exciting Street Stocks and Mini Stocks are also on the schedule.

Notes: The Modified divisions look strong with several teams making the switch in 2019 to the open wheel ground pounders and more to come this season. This years inaugural Ted Christopher Cup will be a huge addition to the Tour Modified schedule. The 4 race series within the schedule will honor the late Ted Christopher. The Track will award the winner the TC Cup on August 29th at the conclusion of the NASCAR 100.

The 2 NASCAR WMT 200 lap events will be on June 20th and September 19th. They both have Sunday rain dates if needed.

The longest Tour Modified race of the year, the 4th annual Islip 300 will be on May 30th.

The Crate Modifieds will look to have about 20 cars in competition each week after have several new teams committing to running the season. In 2019 the car counts improved and the racing improved even more as drivers got more and more seat time in the youngest division at the track.

The INEX Legends brought big fields to the track every night last season and should do so again this year. The Legends have really become a great training ground for young drivers to get experience before moving up to other divisions.

Crate Modifieds Blunderbusts, Figure 8’s, Super Pro Trucks, INEX Legends and Late Models will do Battle for the Miller Lite Triple Crown Series sponsored by longtime sponsor Miller Lite. The special limited series is for time trial shows inside the regular season.

Track paving continued in the Fall with turns 1 and 2 getting new pavement. With all the new pavement in the turns track records should fall when we get to the time trial shows.

Wed. nights will be tentative rain dates for the Saturday shows. Lets hope we won’t have to use them.

2 pre season inspection Saturdays start on April 3rd with the practices April 25th and May 2nd. May Meltdown starts the season May 2nd and the season gets into full swing on May 9th with weekly racing opening night.

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2020 Riverhead Raceway Schedule

April 2020
Date Event
April 11
Inspection Day
April 18
Inspection Day
April 25
Open Practice Day
May 2020
Date Event
May 2
Open Practice Day
May 3
May Meltdown EnduroStreet Stocks  |  Mini Stocks  |  8 Cylinder Enduro  |  4/6 Cylinder Enduro  |  Truck Enduro
May 9
NASCAR Weekly Racing & INEX Opening NightTour Modifieds (50)  |  Late Model (25)  |  Crate Modified (25)  |  Blunderbust (20)  |  Super Pro Truck (20)  |  INEX Legends (20)  |  Figure 8 (15)(See bottom of schedule for possible RAINDATE details)
May 16
NASCAR Scout Night w/ School Bus Figure 8Tour Modifieds (50)  |  Late Model (25)  |  Crate Modified (25)  |  Super Pro Truck (20)  |  INEX Legends (20)  |  Mini Stock (20)  |  8 Cylinder Enduro  |  School Bus Figure 8(See bottom of schedule for possible RAINDATE details)
May 23
NASCAR Weekly Racing Cone NightTour Modifieds (50)  |  Crate Modified (Triple Crown TT 45)  |  Blunderbust (Triple Crown TT 30)  |  INEX Legends (20)  |  Figure 8 (15)  |  Street Stock (20)  |  4/6 Cylinder Enduro (See bottom of schedule for possible RAINDATE details)
May 30
4th Annual Islip 300 at Riverhead Raceway – Crown Jewel EventTour Modifieds (Crown Jewel TT 300) |  Crate Modified (25)  |  Blunderbust (20)  |  Super Pro Truck (20)  |  INEX Legends (20)  |  Vintage All-Stars (15)*Note – Islip 300 is a Riverhead Raceway Tour Modified points event
June 2020
June 6
NASCAR Mullet Madness Night w/ Demolition DerbyTour Modifieds (50)  |  Late Model (25)  |  Crate Modified (25)  |  INEX Legends (Triple Crown TT 30)  |  Figure 8 (Triple Crown 20)  |  Truck Enduro  |  4/6 Demo Derby(See bottom of schedule for possible RAINDATE details)
June 13
NASCAR Weekly Racing w/ School Bus Figure 8Tour Modifieds (50)  |  Super Pro Truck (Triple Crown TT 30)  |  INEX Legends (20)  |  Street Stock (Triple Crown 25)  |  Mini Stock (20)  |  4/6 Cylinder Enduro  |  School Bus Figure 8(See bottom of schedule for possible RAINDATE details)
June 20
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour 200NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (200) – Crate Modified (25) – Blunderbust (20) – INEX Legends (20) – Street Stock (20)(RAINDATE Sunday June 21)
June 27
NASCAR Weekly Racing Cone NightTour Modifieds (50)  |  Late Model (25)  |  Crate Modified (25)  |  Figure 8 (15)  |  Mini Stock (20)  |  8 Cylinder Enduro  |  Vintage All-Stars (15)(See bottom of schedule for possible RAINDATE details)
July 2020
July 4

NWAAS 70th Year Celebration w/ Fireworks – Demo Derby – Kids Big Wheel Race – Crown Jewel EventTour Modifieds (Crown Jewel TT 70)  |  INEX Legends (20)  |  Figure 8 (15) – Street Stock (20)  |  Truck Enduro  |  4/6 Demo Derby – Kids Big Wheel Race – Fireworks!

July 8

Wednesday Night NASCAR w/ School Bus Figure 8Tour Modifieds (TT 50)  |  Late Model (Triple Crown TT 30) – Super Pro Truck (Triple Crown TT 25) – Mini Stock (Triple Crown TT 25)  |  School Bus Figure 8
July 11

Monster Truck Night of Destruction w/ NASCAR Weekly RacingCrate Modified (25)  |  Blunderbust (20)  |  INEX Legends (20)  |  Mini Stock (20)  |  8 Cylinder Enduro  |  Monster Truck Destruction!(See bottom of schedule for possible RAINDATE details)
July 18

NASCAR Weekly Racing w/ School Bus Demo DerbyTour Modifieds (50)  |  Super Pro Truck (20)  |  Figure 8 (Triple Crown 20)  |  Street Stock (20)  |  4/6 Cylinder Enduro  |  School Bus Demo Derby(See bottom of schedule for possible RAINDATE details)
July 25

Wall of Fame Night w/ Baldwin/Evans/Jarzombek Memorial 77 – Crown Jewel EventTour Modifieds (Crown Jewel TT 77)  |  Late Model (25)  |  Crate Modified (25)  |  Blunderbust (20)  |  INEX Legends (20)  |  Vintage All-Stars (15)  |  Truck Enduro
August 2020
August 1

NASCAR Weekly Racing Cone NightTour Modifieds (50)  |  Late Model (Triple Crown TT 50)  |  Super Pro Truck (20)  |  Mini Stock (20)  |  4/6 Cylinder Enduro(See bottom of schedule for possible RAINDATE details)
August 5

Wednesday Night NASCARCrate Modifieds (Triple Crown TT 30)  |  Blunderbust (Triple Crown TT 25)  |  INEX Legends (Triple Crown TT 25)  |  Figure 8 (15)  |  Street Stock (Triple Crown TT 25)  |  TBA
August 8

NASCAR I Love America Night w/ Fireworks – Demo Derby – Kids Big Wheel RaceTour Modifieds (50)  |  Late Model (25)  |  INEX Legends (20)  |  Figure 8 (15)  |  Mini Stock (Triple Crown 25)  |  8 Cylinder Enduro  |  4/6 Demo Derby  |  Kids Big Wheel Race  |  Fireworks!

August 15

NASCAR Weekly Racing w/ INEX Legends National Qualifier 50Tour Modifieds (50)  |  Blunderbust (20)  |  Super Pro Truck (20)  |  INEX Legend National Qualifier (TT 50)  |  Street Stock (20)  |  Vintage All-Stars (15)  | Truck Enduro(See bottom of schedule for possible RAINDATE details)
August 22

NASCAR Weekly Racing w/ School Bus Demo DerbyTour Modifieds (50)  |  Late Model (25)  |  Crate Modified (25)  |  Figure 8 (Triple Crown 20)  |  Mini Stock (20)  |  4/6 Cylinder Enduro  |  School Bus Demo Derby(See bottom of schedule for possible RAINDATE details)
August 26

Wednesday Night NASCAR – Back To School Monster Truck NightSuper Pro Truck (Triple Crown TT 25)  |  Blunderbust (Triple Crown TT 25)  |  INEX Legends (Triple Crown TT 25)  |  Street Stock (Triple Crown TT 25)  |  Monster Trucks!
August 29

NASCAR 100 – Ted Christopher Cup Championship Night – Crown Jewel EventTour Modifieds (Crown Jewel TT 100)  |  Late Model (25)  |  Crate Modified (25)  |  INEX Legends (20)  |  Figure 8 (15)  |  Mini Stock (20)  |  Truck Enduro
September 2020
Sept. 5

NASCAR Weekly Racing w/ National Stock Demolition DerbyTour Modifieds (50)  |  Crate Modified (Triple Crown TT 45)  |  Blunderbust (20)  |  Super Pro Trucks (20)  |  INEX Legends (20)  |  8 Cylinder Enduro  |  National Stock Demolition Derby
Sept. 12

Tribute To Heros Night w/ First Responders RacesTour Modifieds (50)  |  Late Model (Triple Crown TT 50)  |  Super Pro Truck (20)  |  Figure 8 (15)  |  Street Stock (20)  |  Mini Stock (Triple Crown TT 25)  |  First Responders Race

Sept. 19

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour 200NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (200)  |  Crate Modified (25)  |  Blunderbust (20)  |  INEX Legends (20)  |  Street Stock (20)(RAINDATE Sunday September 20)
Sept. 26

NASCAR Weekly Racing & INEX Championship NightTour Modifieds (50)  |  Late Model (25)  |  Crate Modified (25)  |  Blunderbust (20)  |  Super Pro Truck (20)  |  INEX Legends (20)  |  Figure 8 (15)
Sept. 27

Enduro ExtravaganzaStreet Stocks  |  Mini Stocks  |  8 Cylinder Enduro  |  4/6 Cylinder Enduro  |  Truck Enduro
Schedule is tentative and subject to change at any time

In the event of a full-card rainout on a Saturday, Riverhead Raceway will ATTEMPT to makeup the event on the Wednesday following that rained out event date.

Exceptions to this will be all Whelen Modified Tour events.
Exceptions to this may also include, but are not limited to: Any special event such as the Islip 300, Fireworks Night, INEX Nat’l Qualifier, etc.
Riverhead Raceway will communicate any potential rain dates as soon as a decision is made.

NASCAR Short Track Racing A BIG PART OF the 2020 Loudon Lineup

LOUDON, N.H. – New Hampshire Motor Speedway will host three short track races in 2020 when NASCAR’s regional series visit the 1.058-mile oval. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will make two stops – July 18 and September 12, 2020 – while the ARCA Menards Series East (formerly the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East) will join the Modifieds on September 12, 2020.

“Short track racing is in our DNA at New Hampshire Motor Speedway as we’ve hosted annual events since our inception in 1990,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “These regional series have proven to be fan-favorites with must-see moments on ‘The Magic Mile,’ and we’re excited to add them to our race weekend lineups in 2020.”

The summer NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour 100-lap race on July 18 will be part of a doubleheader Saturday with the NASCAR Xfinity Series prior to Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301.

The September 12 races will be part of the speedway’s third annual Full Throttle Fall Weekend, moving up one week to a new date. This will be the only New England visit and will mark the final race of the ARCA Menards Series East schedule where they will crown both a race winner and a 2020 series champion. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Musket 200 presented by Whelen will headline the day with the longest mileage race on the Tour’s schedule.

Both series have been racing annually at New Hampshire Motor Speedway since 1990 marking the 78th and 79th NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour visit and the 67th ARCA Menards Series East visit to the track.

For ticket information for all events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the November 28, 2019-January 5, 2020 Gift of Lights presented by Eastern Propane & Oil, the June 13-20, 2020 Motorcycle Week at NHMS, the July 17-19, 2020 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 race weekend and the September 11-12, 2020 Full Throttle Fall Weekend visit the speedway website at NHMS.com or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour 2020 Schedule Announced


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New Venues, Traditional Dates For 2020

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The debut of a new showcase track, the highly-anticipated return to an Virginia venue, and a strong slate of premier northeast short tracks make the 2020 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule one of the most anticipated in recent years. 

Three new tracks will be on the schedule: 

The tour will make its furthest trip west with the debut of Iowa Speedway. The “Fastest Short Track on the Planet” will host NASCAR’s only open-wheel division on Friday, July 31. The Whelen Modified Tour slate will also add returns to Martinsville Speedway and Jennerstown Speedway. 

“The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour is coming off an exciting year in which we saw Doug Coby continue his historic championship run and we saw the level of competition and number of competitors increase,” said Brandon Thompson, NASCAR managing director, touring series. “We are excited about the mix of high-profile national series tracks that will showcase the great racing on the Modified tour, and the strong short tracks that have been the backbone of Modified racing.” 

Martinsville, Virginia’s famous half-mile, is steeped in NASCAR Modified history. The modified division first raced at Martinsville in 1960 and was part of the original tour schedule in 1985. The Maxpro Window Films 200 will run on Friday, May 8 as part of the spring Cup Series weekend. 

Jennerstown, a .522-mile oval in western Pennsylvania, will feature the tour on Saturday May 23. The track has held 14 tour races over the years, with the late Ted Christopher being the last to visit Victory Lane in 2006.  

The Whelen Modified Tour will open the season with a return trip to Virginia’s South Boston Speedway on Saturday, March 21. Connecticut will serve as the traditional opening of racing in New England with the 46th Annual Icebreaker weekend at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Sunday, April 5, followed by the NAPA Spring Sizzler weekend at Stafford Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 26. 

The season will conclude with the 48th annual NAPA Fall Final weekend at Stafford on Sunday, Sept. 27, and the 58th annual Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing at Thompson on Sunday, Oct. 11. 

New Hampshire Motor Speedway will again feature a 100-lap showcase on Saturday, July 18. The Whelen Modified Tour will also return with the 200-lap main event for the track’s Full Throttle Fall Weekend on Saturday, Sept. 12. 

Other schedule highlights include:  

  • In addition to Jennerstown, the tour will make the trip to western New York to be part of Oswego Speedway’s 64th Annual Budweiser International Classic on Saturday, Sept. 5. 
  • Riverhead Raceway, a staple of the Whelen Modified Tour, will host two events. The first will be on Saturday, June 20, with a return trip to Long Island on Saturday, Sept. 19. 
  • A pair of bullrings will factor into the championship picture: Massachusetts’ Seekonk Speedway will bring the tour to town on Saturday, June 6, while New Jersey’s Wall Stadium Speedway will run on Saturday, July 11. 

The complete NBCSN schedule, including broadcast times, will be released at a later date. 

2020 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Schedule  

Saturday, March 21 South Boston Speedway South Boston, Va. 
Sunday, April 5 Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Thompson, Conn. 
Sunday, April 26 Stafford Motor Speedway Stafford, Conn. 
Friday, May 8 Martinsville Speedway Martinsville, Va. 
Saturday, May 23 Jennerstown Speedway Jennerstown, Pa. 
Saturday, June 6 Seekonk Speedway Seekonk, Mass. 
Saturday, June 20 Riverhead Raceway Riverhead, N.Y. 
Saturday, July 11 Wall Stadium Speedway Wall, N.J. 
Saturday, July 18 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, N.H. 
Friday, July 31 Iowa Speedway Newton, Iowa 
Friday, Aug. 7 Stafford Motor Speedway Stafford, Conn. 
Wednesday, Aug. 19 Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Thompson. Conn. 
Saturday, Sept. 5 Oswego Speedway Oswego, N.Y. 
Saturday, Sept. 12 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, N.H. 
Saturday, Sept. 19 Riverhead Raceway Riverhead, N.Y. 
Sunday, Sept. 27 Stafford Motor Speedway Stafford, Conn. 
Sunday, Oct. 11 Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Thompson. Conn.