Stephen Furst and I are committed I have committed to making 2016 a great year at Myracenews.com. To help the site grow we needed more people who shared our passion for the sport of short track racing. Our first goal would be to get someone on board to cover our home track, Riverhead Raceway. Myracenews.com has it roots right here on the Island where we were founded several years ago.
Well today we brought on board a veteran of short track racing coverage to help meet our first goal. Mike Fields of Long Beach NY has agreed to join the Myracenews team for 2016 with his main focus to be NASCAR Whelen All American Series racing at Riverhead Raceway. Mike was a good friend of Walter Johnston the late founder of Myracenews and is excited to get back to covering the racing at Riverhead Raceway.
Mike will not be at the track to cover the blow by racing results, they can be had reading the weekly press release from the track. Mike will be there to report what is happening behind the scenes at the track to the fans. Mike will also travel to a few select Whelen tour races and others if his work schedule allows.
Over the winter Mike will be publishing stories to get you up to speed on the upcoming 2016 racing season. With the Riverhead Raceway being sold to Ed and Connie Partridge there will be plenty to report, renovations, rules changes, new divisions and new touring series visits he will have a lot to report. Check on our website and Facebook page all winter to get the latest Riverhead Raceway news from Mike.
Welcome Mike Fields to the team and if you have any team or driver news you would like him to report please contact him on to cove.Facebook or through our email Myracenews@gmail.com.
Happy New Year
Riverhead, NY Dec. 20th.
With Long Island’s Riverhead Raceway serving as his base of racing operations, Allan Pedersen, 16, of Center Moriches was recently announced as the 2015 New York State INEX Champion in the Semi Pro category for Legend Race Cars. Allan along with his older brother Artie Pedersen III race under the Checkerwon Motorsports banner weekly at Riverhead under the watchful eye of their father Artie Jr.
“None of this would have been possible without my hard working team led by my father and brother” noted the soft spoken 16-year old talent. “After we lost an engine late in the season my brother Artie turned his car over to me, that was a crucial point in us winning the INEX New York State title”. Allan started 15 INEX Legend Race Car feature events at Riverhead Raceway in 2015 and was tied for 5th in the final track championship standings.
When the Legend Race Cars were not in action at his home track the Pedersen family loaded up and headed to Sullivan County to chase the valuable NY State INEX points at the Bethel Motor Speedway. In the 20 races that made up the INEX NY State Semi Pro championship Allan posted 2 wins in his category and never placed outside the top five boasting an average finish of 2.4 in route the the NY State crown.
Allan realizes the dedication his team puts forth for he and his brother Artie’s racing efforts is a key to their success, “we can’t thank John Heeg, Chris Perry and Ron Folden Jr. enough for the time and work they put in on our cars not to mention our loyal sponsors”. Pedersen also extended his appreciation to two very special ladies in his life, “my Mom Erica and sister Lauren are not only our biggest supporters but also make sacrifices so we can do what we do”.
Aside from his on track success Allan Pedersen also excels scholastically as well athletically at Center Moriches High School where he’s an Honor Student in Accelerated Programs. Allan is also the starting goalie for the schools varsity Lacrosse team since the 10th grade and will graduate in the summer of 2017.
Pedersen’s goals for the 2016 INEX legend Race Car season at Riverhead Raceway include winning his first career overall main event, “that would be very cool to accomplish” Allan admitted and added “it is our number one goal, that and a run at the 2016 championship”.
Allan Pedersen and all Legend Race Car teams will start their 2016 season at Riverhead Raceway on Saturday night May 7th on Grand Opening night that will feature a spectacular Fireworks show. To view the entire 2016 Riverhead Raceway schedule please visit www.riverheadraceway.com and click on the schedule link.
To obtain 2016 Riverhead Raceway marketing and sponsorship information please call 631-842-RACE or e-mail email@example.com.
AUGUSTA, ME – The Granite State Pro Stock Series will be a part of the 28th annual Northeast Motorsports Expo, at the Augusta Civic Center, in Augusta, ME, on January 8-10.
The Northeast Motorsports Expo is a chance for organizations, sponsors, and race teams to display their hard work for the upcoming season, and gives racers and fans a chance to ask questions and gather information for the year ahead. The Northeast Motorsports Expo holds the annual Helluva Good Pit Crew Competition, Memorabilia Auction, and will also include a spotter’s seminar from Shawn Waddell, of Waddell Communications.
The Granite State Pro Stock Series will be officially releasing the 2016 schedule at the event. Also, the 2014 Granite State Pro Stock Series champion, Dillon Moltz, and car owner Mark Brackett, will have their car on display.
Tickets for the Northeast Motorsports Expo are $9 for adults, Adults: $9.00, $7.50 for seniors, just $5 for children 6-12, with children 5 and under free. Three-day passes will be available Friday Night for $20.
For more information on the Northeast Motorsports Expo, visit www.northeastmotorsportsexpo.net.