RIVERHEAD, N.Y. — The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Riverhead 200 scheduled for Saturday evening at Riverhead Raceway (NY) has been cancelled due to rain.

 

The rain started to fall on the Long Island, New York bullring at 4:20pm ET and never let up after that.  Track and series officials tried to wait it out, but eventually made the decision to call the event after a two and a half hour delay.

 

The race will not be rescheduled for a later date.  The track is booked for the rest of September, as is the NWMT.  This cancellation will give series frontrunners Justin Bonsignore, Doug Coby, Ted Christopher, Bobby Santos, and Ryan Preece just three races to fight it out for the championship.

 

The Tour heads to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway next weekend and Stafford Motor Speedway (CT) the week after that.  They will crown the 2014 season champion in October at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park during the tracks’ annual World Series event.

 

For on-demand coverage of all the action that took place prior to the rain on Saturday, visit NASCAR Home Tracks Race Central Live powered by Speed51.com coverage by clicking here.

 

-By Rob Blount, Speed51.com Regional Editor (Long Island, NJ, CT) – Twitter: @RobBlount

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NWMT Riverhead 200 Cancelled, Three Races Remain