The Granite State Pro-stock Series traveled to Long Islands Riverhead Speedway for round two of the 2017 season on Saturday night. 2016 rookie of the year Mike Mitchell won a wild affair in convincing fashion.   Mitchell had never finished on the podium before Saturday night and wasn’t planning on racing as recently as the […]

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Riverhead Raceway officials announced both the race procedure and tire regulations for the much anticipated Islip 300 Modified extravaganza set for Saturday May 27th at Riverhead Raceway. A posted purse of $32.650 has been posted by Riverhead owners Eddie & Connie Partridge & Tom Gatz with the winner of the prestigious event netting a $7,000 […]

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Sometimes there is more to life than racing.  Nearly everyone in the sport has a moment at one time or another when they elect to put racing to the side in order to focus on something bigger than just going fast.  This weekend is one of those moments for 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion […]

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Max Zachem of Preston, Ct. scored his first career NASCAR Tour Type Modified win Saturday night in perhaps the unlikeliest of places when he won the 40-lap Whelen All American Series opener at Riverhead Raceway. The popular win came in a chassis that was designed and home built in the shops of Meade's Welding and […]

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When the opening night 40-lap NASCAR Modified feature hits the Riverhead Raceway quarter mile Saturday night three championship contenders from the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will be on hand challenging the talented drivers of the weekly Whelen All American Series. Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville, Ryan Preece of Berlin, Ct. and Max Zachem of Preston, Ct […]

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When the 2017 Riverhead Raceway schedule hit the presses during the winter months the event that immediately caught the eye of competitors and race fans alike was the Islip 300 Saturday May 27th. Soon thereafter Eddie & Connie Partridge and Tom Gatz disclosed the Modified extravaganza would pay the winner a handsome $7,000 heads were […]

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Though Justin Bonsignore hails from Long Island and considers Riverhead Raceway (NY) his home track, he has taken to Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (CT) as if he has raced there from birth.   The 29-year-old racer from Holtsville, New York has collected more NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour wins at Thompson than at any other track […]

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This past Saturday, the fledgling Modified Touring Series revealed its brand new Sunoco Fuels “Quest for the Cup”. After days of the format being available to the eyes of race teams, race tracks, and race fans, including here on Speed51.com (click for original story), many in the racing community voiced their opinions to Gary and […]

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When Gary Knight announced the creation of the Modified Touring Series in December 2015, it came with the statement that the time and effort would be taken to make it a series that would be different from others. After much time and effort, Knight along with his wife and series co-founder Alichia, have revealed the […]

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2016 served as a career year for Timmy Solomito.  After 35 attempts at reaching NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory lane, Solomito achieved his goal during the first race of the season at Thompson (CT) and proceeded to win three more times across the Northeast at Monadnock (NH), Seekonk (MA), and at his home track of […]

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