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3rd Annual 'Lil Jason Trinca Memorial Go Kart Event Set For
October 26th At Riverhead Raceway,
$1,500 To Win Sr. Champ Animal Main
by Bob Finan

On Saturday afternoon October 26th the East End Kart Racing club in conjunction with East-West Marine will present the 3rd Annual 'Lil Jason Trinca Memorial Sr. Animal Champ Kart 48-lap event in memory of aspiring EEKR racer Jason Trinca 7, who along with his mother Keri tragically lost their lives in a motor vehicle accident near their Manorville home in 2011. The 48-lap feature will be run in three segments on the historic quarter mile oval with the winner pocketing a handsome $1,500. NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour standout Justin Bonsignore will serve as Race Director and has worked behind the scenes organizing this very special race.

Ever since that fateful October morning the memory of Jason and Keri have lived especially among their racing family at Riverhead Raceway at both the NASCAR and EEKR events and that loving and caring will continue this Saturday with the 48-lap race. "The room would just light up when 'Lil Jason walked in" Bonsignore recalled, "he rides with me every race as well as Shawn & Timmy Solomito, we always have two angels riding with us". Justin furthered "I can't thank East West Marine enough for stepping up as the title sponsor for the race, plus they are adding lap money for the top three karts per lap" Bonsignore also hinted that Ryan Preece of Berlin, Ct who drives for East West Marine on the NASCAR WMT will attend the race as well. Tony Power Kart Supply will sponsor the contingency money with Wild Child Designs doing much in the way of graphics for the race including the huge winners check.

I have to thank Dave & Cindy Brigati of East End Kart Racing and of course Linda Solomito, she is the backbone of kart racing at the track for all their effort and support" Justin concluded.

World Karting Association rules will apply for the Trinca Memorial 48-lap Sr. Champ Animal Kart feature and all karts must be equipped with the Black Restrictor Plate. Qualifying for the race will be through time trials while the 48-lap feature will be contested in three segments of 15 laps and 15 laps with the final run going 18-laps.

Joining the card will be the Jr. Champ Flathead Karts who will race for a trophy in their feature event, while the Sr. Champ Flathead class will race for $250 to win, a figure that could increase depending on kart count.

The Riverhead Raceway pit gates will swing open at 7:00 am with practice going green at 9:00 am with qualifying set for 12 noon. Feature event racing will commence at 1:00 pm and Bonsignore hopes to roll off the 'Lil Jason Trinca Memorial by East West Marine at 2:00 pm.

Jay Trinca Sr. along with his surviving children from the accident Freshie & Christopher will of course be in attendance with Trinca Memorial T-Shirts on sale during the day to support the cause.

Race teams and drivers will pay the usual East End Kart Racing entry fees while general admission will be just $10. General admission entry can be obtained by going to the back pit gate at Riverhead Raceway and seeing Linda Solomito and staff.

For further information please contact either Justin Bonsignore or Linda Solomito via their Facebook pages.

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