RIVERHEAD, N.Y. — It took 20 starts, and close to two decades, but Doug Coby finally parked his car in Victory Lane at Riverhead Raceway on Saturday night, May 15. The six-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion took the lead from Justin Bonsignore with 25 laps to go in the Miller Lite 200 and drove […]

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Entering the 2020 NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Series season at Riverhead Raceway one of the most anticipated aspects of the original race schedule put forth by track management was the announcement of a four race Crown Jewel Series for the NASCAR Modifieds. The four race series would keep a set of points separate to the […]

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After navigating through the minefield that was the 2020 race season at Riverhead Raceway due to the Covid-19 worldwide pandemic track owners & promoters Eddie & Connie Partridge and Tom Gatz announced their 2021 event schedule for the quarter mile oval that will mark it’s 71st year of auto racing. The team will start their […]

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Riverhead Raceway like many short tracks in 2020 were forced into making numerous schedule changes due to the Covid 19 worldwide pandemic including a late start to the race season, canceling two NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events and moving the Islip 300 into mid November. The only silver lining in ’20 shined brightly when the […]

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In the tumultuous year that has been 2020, things have been equally as tumultuous for NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Preece on the race track. But, in the waning days of the racing season, the Connecticut native returned to his Modified roots and scored his first win since June 2019.   Competing Saturday at Riverhead […]

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It may have come three months later then it was suppose to due to Covid-19 but opening night Saturday night found anticipation and excitement in the air at Riverhead Raceway. When the checker flag waved on the 50-lap NASCAR Modified feature a familiar face would sit in victory lane as Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead […]

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Riverhead Raceway owners Eddie & Connie Partridge and Tom Gatz announced Monday morning that due to the continuing Covid-19 worldwide pandemic and subsequent federal and state restrictions put into place by local & state officials they are forced to cancel all racing events for the month of June. In losing events slated for June Riverhead […]

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Riverhead Raceway owners Eddie & Connie Partridge and Tom Gatz announced this week that due to the Covid-19 outbreak and subsequent federal and state restrictions put into place by local & state officials they are forced to cancel all racing events for the month of May. The track had previously canceled two safety technical inspection […]

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Each year, thousands of short track racing fans make their way to Speed51 for the latest short track racing news and information.  Like every news outlet, there are stories posted on Speed51.com that are read more and receive more interaction than others.  With a new year now upon us, we take a look back at […]

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  December 23, 2019 RIVERHEAD RACEWAY ANNOUNCES FOUR RACE CROWN JEWEL SERIES FOR NASCAR MODIFIEDS WITH CHAMPION TO EARN TED CHRISTOPHER CUP Bob Finan PR   Riverhead Raceway owners Eddie & Connie Partridge and Tom Gatz are honored and excited to announce a four race series for the NASCAR Modifieds that will encompass the extra […]

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