School Bus Demolition Derby To Rock Riverhead Raceway On July 17

(Press Release from Riverhead Raceway)

For the second consecutive week family fun will be the focus at Riverhead Raceway as a rock ’em, sock ’em School Bus Demolition Derby will highlight the Saturday July 17th program. A full compliment of six Advance Auto Parts Weekly Racing Series action will provide wall to wall racing excitement prior to the School Bus Demolition Derby.

After not being able to present any School Bus events in 2020 due to the delayed and shortened season the bus competitors for Saturday night’s Demo Derby should be chomping at the bit to smash and crash these 13-ton machines. Such daredevils as “Cheesebox” Michael Rommeney of Bohemia, “The Punisher” Paul Fox of Riverhead, “Mach Chicken” Robert Savoy of Selden, “The Z-Man” Ryan Zukowski of Riverhead and “Kevo” Kevin Rommeney of East Meadow are just a few drivers to keep an eye on during the heavy hitting spectacular.

On the NASCAR racing menu both the Figure Eights and Super Pro Trucks will compete in their second race of the 2021 Miller Lite Triple Crown Series with extra distances races with time trial qualifying set for both. Scott Pedersen of Shirley will bring a 5-point lead over Tom Ferrara of Patchogue in the season long championship chase and a 3-point lead over Ferrara in the Miller Lite Triple Crown Series. The Figure Eights will compete in a 20-lap feature.

Over in the Super Pro Truck pits the defending champion Jack Handely Jr. of Medford, Jimmy Rennick Jr. of Howard Beach and Max Handley of Medford were embroiled in a three way battle for the season long SPT title fight going into this past Saturday’s (7/10) race. After the first Miler Lite Triple Crown Series race Max Handley sits atop the MLTCS ranking with Matt Triola of Bay Shore and Rennick in tow heading into the July 17th 30-lapper. 

The INEX Bandoleros are back for their fourth race of 2021 with Darren Krantz Jr of Huntington sitting atop their championship ranking heading into Saturday’s 15-lap feature. Krantz a two time winner to date leads Reid Halpin of Wading River and Rodney Dowless Jr of Dix Hills who are tied for second by 14-markers. Chevy Rommeney of Bohemia and Jayden Owen-Bader of Selden are fourth and fifth in the standings. 

Completing the racing portion of the program are the Streets Stocks who will go 20-laps with Brian Brown of Riverhead enjoying a 23-point bulge over Brian McCormack of Holbrook heading into Saturday’s race. A Truck Enduro and 4/6-Cylinder Gut & Go Enduro will spice things up just prior to the School Bus Demolition Derby.

Qualifying is set for 6:00 pm with spectator gates opening at 4:00 pm. Adults $30, kids 6-12 $10 with 5 & under free. Tickets can be purchased on race day only at the track. All events at Riverhead Raceway are available on our live stream at Riverheadraceway.Tv that starts at 5:45 pm on July 17th. 

To view our 2021 race schedule please visit, e-mails reach us at [email protected] with our phone number remaining 631-842-RACE. 


  1. This makes me think a Winnebago demolition derby at Waterford would be a smash.

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