August 13th, 2018
WEEKEND WASHOUT BRINGS RIVERHEAD RACEWAY 2018 RAINOUT TOTAL TO 8, I LOVE AMERICA NIGHT FIREWORKS & KIDS BIG WHEEL RACE SHIFT TO THIS SATURDAY
Bob Finan PR
The wet weather continues to plague the 2018 NASCAR Whelen All American Series and Enduro race series at Riverhead Raceway as both ends of the weekend doubleheader set for Saturday night and Sunday afternoon again fell victim to inclement weather. Track management announced that the I Love America Night Fireworks spectacular as well the Kids Big Wheel Race would now join the originally scheduled August 18th race program this coming Saturday night.
The weekend washout brings the rainout total to 8 for the season with five Saturday night shows lost to rain while three Sunday Enduro programs have also bowed to the wet stuff. Track officials confirmed the 8 rainouts in one season is a modern day record for the 68-year old race track. Prior to this weekend's total loss Riverhead Raceway management had announced two upcoming Wednesday Night NASCAR specials on August 22nd and again August 29th. Due to the lateness of the season trying to put together another mid week show or a make-up date for the Summer Showdown Enduro show is not feasible. The Sunday rain out was particularly tough to take as the 2nd annual Laura Zegel Memorial 55 for the Street Stocks was to highlight the Summer Showdown Enduro card. A suitable make up date for the 55 will be announced early this week after management confers with the Zegel family.
A busy late summer night of NASCAR Whelen All American Series racing is set for this Saturday with all seven classes in action. The Late Models will take center stage with a 50-lap feature and be joined by the NASCAR Modifieds, Eagle Auto Mall Crate Modifieds, Figure Eights, Blunderbusts, Super Pro Trucks and INEX Legend Race Cars. A Truck Enduro will round out the racing action with the I Love America Night Fireworks and Kids Big Wheel Race completing the entertaining night.
Qualifying will start at 5:30 pm with opening ceremonies and first feature event to follow. Spectator gates will open at 4:00 pm. Adult admission is $30, kids 6-11 $10 with 5 & under free. Questions can be directed in e-mail form to firstname.lastname@example.org while further information can be obtained at www.riverheadraceway.com
Click HERE for the Saturday August 11th Event Schedule
Click HERE for the Sunday August 12th Event Schedule