Riverhead, NY – The Riverhead Hoosier Tire East 200 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race scheduled for Saturday evening at Riverhead Raceway has been postponed to Sunday afternoon due to inclement weather.

 

Just moments prior to green flag, light rain set in over the Long Island quarter-mile. The decision was ultimately made by NASCAR and track officials to postpone the event to Sunday. Green flag is slated for 12:30 p.m.

 

Tom Rogers Jr. of Patchogue, New York, earned his first career Coors Light Pole Award in qualifying before the rains came. He had to make an unapproved impound adjustment after time trials, however, and will fall to the rear of the 28-car field prior to the start of the race on Sunday.

 

Current points leader Ryan Preece qualified fifth while defending race winner – and Riverhead native – Eric Goodale will start 12th.

 

The Riverhead Hoosier Tire East 200 is the sixth race on the 2015 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule, and the first of two trips to Riverhead.

 

-NASCAR IMC Press Release.  Photo Credit: Speed51.com

 

Qualifying Results

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour – Riverhead Hoosier Tire East 200 Lineup

Race Sunday; Qualifying Saturday

at Riverhead Raceway

Riverhead, N.Y.

Lap Length: 0.25 miles

1. (0) Tom Rogers, Jr., Patchogue, N.Y., Chevrolet, 74.888

2. (16) Timmy Solomito, Islip, N.Y., Ford, 74.788

3. (06) Vincent Biondolillo, Farmingville, N.Y., Chevrolet, 74.652

4. (51) Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, N.Y., Chevrolet, 74.497

5. (2) Doug Coby, Milford, Conn., Chevrolet, 74.392

6. (6) Ryan Preece, Berlin, Conn., Chevrolet, 74.392

7. (3) Troy Talman, Oxford, Mass., Chevrolet, 74.233

8. (93) Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Chevrolet, 74.233

9. (79) James Civali, Meriden, Conn., Pontiac, 74.202

10. (5) Frank Vigliarolo, Jr., Mt. Sinai, N.Y., Chevrolet, 74.196

11. (4) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield, Conn., Dodge, 74.178

12. (58) Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 74.086

13. (20) Ron Silk, Norwalk, Conn., Chevrolet, 73.922

14. (59) Jerry Solomito, Islip, N.Y., Chevrolet, 73.764

15. (8) Donny Lia, Jericho, N.Y., Chevrolet, 73.746

16. (9) Chase Dowling, Roxbury, Conn., Chevrolet, 73.680

17. (18) Ken Heagy, Calverton, N.Y., Chevrolet, 73.547

18. (22) Keith Rocco, Wallingford, Conn., Chevrolet, 73.463

19. (75) Shawn Solomito, Islip, N.Y., Chevrolet, 73.230

20. (07) Patrick Emerling, Orchard Park, N.Y., Chevrolet, 73.218

21. (13) Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn., Chevrolet, 73.195

22. (29) Brendon Bock, Franklin Square, N.Y., Ford, 73.183

23. (17) Kyle Ellwood, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 72.957

24. (88) Woody Pitkat, Stafford, Conn., Chevrolet, 72.798+

25. (44) Bobby Santos, Franklin, Mass., Chevrolet, 72.780+

26. (14) Max Zachem, Preston, Conn., Chevrolet, 72.745+

27. (36) Dave Sapienza, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 71.321+

28. (99) Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 71.463+

Did Not Qualify: Paul Hartwig, Jr., Danny Watts, Jr., Melissa Fifield, Anthony Nocella, Gary McDonald, Jeff Goodale, Wade Cole

+ Denotes provisional starter

NASCAR Mod Tour at Riverhead Raceway Postponed to Sunday