Riverhead Raceway

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Riverhead Raceway
Location Riverhead, New York[1]
Time zone GMT-5
Coordinates 40°55′21″N 72°42′16″W / 40.92250°N 72.70444°W / 40.92250; -72.70444
Owner Eddie and Connie Partridge [2]
Broke ground 1949[1]
Opened 1951[2]
Major events Whelen All-American Series[1]
Whelen Modified Tour[1]
Surface Asphalt[2]
Length .25 mi (.402 km)
Turns 4

Riverhead Raceway is a quarter-mile oval race track with a Figure 8 course,[2] located in Riverhead, New York.[1] It is the only auto racing venue on Long Island since Westhampton Raceway closed down in 2003.[3] It started being built in 1949[1] and opened as a dirt track in 1951, before permanently changing to asphalt in 1955.[2]


Riverhead Raceway has seven racing divisions: Modified, Figure Eight, Late Model, Charger, Blunderbust, Super Pro Truck, and Legends.[1][4][5] It hosts races for the Whelen All-American Series and the Whelen Modified Tour.[1] Other events include demolition derby, school bus racing, monster trucks, enduro, car rollover, train race (however not run in several years), one-on-one spectator drag (yet taken off after 2009), and go-karts.


Notable drivers who used to race at Riverhead Raceway include Greg Sacks, Steve Park,[2] Charlie Jarzombek,[6] Brett Bodine, Tom Baldwin, and Donny Lia. Bill Park, Steve Park's uncle, currently races at Riverhead Raceway.[3][7] And 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Ryan Preece

Riverhead Raceway Modified Champions[edit]

Year Driver
2014 Howie Brodie
2013 Howie Brodie
2012 Shawn Solomito
2011 Justin Bonsignore
2010 Tom Rogers Jr.
2009 John Fortin
2008 Bill Park
2007 Bill Park
2006 Chuck Steuer
2005 Bill Park
2004 Tom Rogers Jr.
2003 John Fortin
2002 J.R. Bertuccio
2001 John Fortin
2000 Frank Vigliarolo Jr.
1999 Frank Vigliarolo Jr.
1998 Howie Brode
1997 Bill Park
1996 Chuck Steuer
1995 Don Howe
1994 Don Howe
1993 Don Howe
1992 Fred Harbach
1991 Wayne Anderson
1990 Wayne Anderson
1989 Dan Jivanelli
1988 Wayne Anderson
1987 Wayne Anderson
1986 John Blewett Jr.
1985 Fred Harbach
1984 Don Howe
1983 George Brunnhoelzl Jr.
1982 Wayne Anderson
1981 (no modifieds)
1980 (no modifieds)
1979 (no modifieds)
1978 Charlie Jarzombek
1977 Charlie Jarzombek
1976 Charlie Jarzombek
1975 Joe Krukowski
1974 Charlie Jarzombek
1973 Don Howe
1972 Joe Krukowski
1971 Jim Malone Sr.
1970 Jim Malone Sr.
1969 Joe Krukowski
1968 George Brunnhoelzl Sr.
1967 Charlie Jarzombek
1966 John Berkoski
1965 Tommy Washburn
1964 John Berkoski
1963 Gary Winters
1962 Gary Winters
1961 Joe Collins
1960 Norm Gimmler
1959 Buzzy Hedges
1958 Johnny Rocco
1957 Ronnie Harra
1956 Axel Anderson
1955 Tommy Washburn
1954 Tommy Washburn
1953 Ronnie Matson
1952 Bud Anderson

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