July 22nd, 2018
IMPENDING COASTAL STORM FORCES RIVERHEAD RACEWAY RAIN OUT SATURDAY
Bob Finan PR
A pending costal storm quickly turned a beautiful Saturday morning on Long Island to a cloudy, windy afternoon with a coastal storm in route. With rain predicted to start right around show time at Riverhead Raceway track management made the early afternoon call to cancel the night's NASCAR Whelen All American Series program that included a School Bus Demolition Derby. The washout was the sixth of 2018 at the track the most in recent memory. The School Bus Demolition Derby will now join the regularly scheduled Saturday August 4th program.
To date the track has lost six Saturday night programs starting with a week two cancellation on May 12th which was followed by rain outs on May 19th, June 23rd and the most recent one this past Saturday. The June 23rd card was lost during qualifying. Two Sunday Enduro programs on May 6th and May 27th also fell victim to the wet stuff. Many veteran staff members at the track including longtime announcer and PR director Bob Finan are left shaking their collective heads, "40 plus years, I've never seen anything like it" Finan lamented about the 2018 weather.
In the spirit of never saying quit Riverhead Raceway management recently announced a second Wednesday Night NASCAR special for August 22nd and indeed will be a NASCAR Modified fans delight. Twin 50's for the open wheel warriors will be contested at the mid-week special and be joined by the Blunderbusts, INEX Legend Race Cars, Street Stocks and a 4-Cylinder Demolition Derby. The weekday Demolition Derby will the first of it's kind in the rich racing history on Long Island.
This Saturday July 28th is a night of nostalgia at the track as the popular Baldwin, Evans & Jarzombek 77 NASCAR Modified event will highlight a program that will also include the vintage race cars of LIVARS and the annual Cromarty Wall of Champions induction ceremony. Six great NASCAR Whelen All American Series divisions are set for action as well with qualifying set to kick off at 5:45 pm. Opening ceremonies and feature racing is set for apporx. 6:45 pm with the Wall of Champions induction of Peter "Buzzy" Eriksen and Fred Rodgers taking place right after the National Anthem.
Adult admission is $30, kids 6-11 are $10 and 5 and under are free. Further questions can be directed in an e-mail to email@example.com with further event day information available at www.riverheadraceway.com.