Riverhead Readies For NASCAR Event With School Bus Figure Eight Show For May 29

(Press Release from Riverhead Raceway)

Traditionally Memorial Day weekend on Long Island signals the start of summer and all that goes with it and Riverhead Raceway is no exception hosting a School Bus Figure Eight race in conjunction with another exciting NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series program to celebrate the holiday weekend. The School Bus Figure Eight race signals a return to normalcy at Riverhead Raceway as this event along with other family entertainment attractions return to their rightful place on the 2021 race schedule after a year off. 

The 600 horsepower Buzz Chew Chevrolet NASCAR Modifieds will highlight the stock car potion of the evening competing in a 50-lap feature event. Early on in the chase for the 2021 championship former two time champion Kyle Soper of Manorville led the way over opening night winner John Beatty Jr. of Merrick who is seeking his first Buzz Chew Chevrolet NASCAR Modified title. Dylan Slepian of Dix Hills, CJ Lehmann of Lake Grove and Chris Young of Calverton have gotten off to solid starts and hope to park in victory lane.

The Eagle Auto Mall Crate Modifieds will go to post for a 25-lap main event prior to the School Bus Figure Eight with a trio of youngsters at the top of the rankings heading into May 22nd action. Sean Glennon of Northport, Owen Grennan of Glen Cove and Matt Brode of East Islip hold down the first three spots with Eric Hersey of Ronkonkoma and defending champion Richie Davidowitz of East Moriches in tow. The Super Pro Trucks will return after a three week layoff for a 20-lap feature event led by opening night winner Jack Handley Jr. of Medford. The INEX Bandoleros will compete in their second race of 2021 in a 15-lap contest. Darren Krantz Jr. of Huntington won the debut race for the class on May 8th chased by Rodney Dowless Jr. of Dix Hills and Reid Halpin of Wading River.

The Mini Stocks will run their first race of the Miller Lite Triple Crown Series, a 30-lap event with time trial qualifying. Second generation driver Mike Mujsce Jr. of Hampton Bays winner of the opening May Meltdown comes to the race as the championship leader by four marker over Chris Elixson of Riverhead and 6 better than third place Justin Squires of Flanders. A 8-Cylinder Gut & Go Enduro will also be presented as May Meltdown winner Sean Fitzpatrick of West Babylon hopes to make it two in a row in their feature.

Once all the left turns have been completed for the night “motorized mayhem” will be unleashed on the Riverhead Raceway Figure Eight course. The 13-ton big yellow School Bus machines that most everyone rode on in their youth will take to the track for a wild Figure Eight race. Just watching these giant machines negotiate the 1/4 mile Figure Eight course gets the blood pumping but then when the near misses at the “X” intersection along with some contact ensures your adrenaline rate will soar.  The School Buses have several events in 2021 at Riverhead including two Demolition Derby contests later in the summer. Other family attractions returning this year are Fireworks, Monster Trucks, Demolition Derbies and Kids Big Wheel races.

Qualifying will start at 5:00 pm Saturday May 29th with spectator gates opening at 4:00 pm. Admission is $30 for adults, kids 6-12 $10 with 5 & under free. Tickets are sold at the track only on race day. Events can also be live streamed from the track weekly at Riverheadraceway.Tv on a PPV basis. The broadcast goes live 15-minutes before qualifying. 

The 2021 schedule of events can be viewed at www.riverheadraceway.com, our e-mail address is [email protected] with our phone number remaining 631-842-RACE.

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