The Islip 300 Setup: Entry List, Broadcast Info, Schedule And More

(Press Release from NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications)

Some of the best Modified drivers in the Northeast will converge on New York’s Riverhead Raceway this Saturday afternoon for the sixth edition of the Islip 300.

Honoring the history of the now-defunct Islip Speedway in nearby Islip, New York, the 300-lap event for Modifieds requires determination and patience for those hoping to collect the $7,000 first-place prize.

While only in its sixth running, the Islip 300 has quickly become a marquee event for Modified competitors, and it annually draws one of the strongest entry fields of the season for the popular track located on Long Island that features NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series racing during the summer months.

In addition to the headlining Modified class, Crate Modifieds and Legend Cars will also be on the docket Saturday afternoon, with more than 100 cars in total expected to take part in the event. The event also serves as the finale of the track’s Crown Jewel Series, which will award the Ted Christopher Cup at the conclusion of Saturday’s Modified main event.

Below is everything you need to know about the 2022 Islip 300 at Riverhead Raceway.

What TV channel is the Islip 300 at Riverhead Raceway on?

All of the on-track action for the Islip 300 at Riverhead Raceway can be viewed live on FloRacing, the official streaming home for all NASCAR Roots properties.

The racing action will not be shown on a television network.

Below is the complete schedule for FloRacing’s coverage of the Islip 300.

DateStart timeHow to watch
Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022Noon ETFloRacing

Complete schedule for the Islip 300

This year’s Islip 300 is scheduled to take place Saturday, Nov. 12.

Four divisions of race cars will take part in Saturday’s event at Riverhead, including Modifieds, Crate Modifieds and Legend Cars. The event will be headlined by a 300-lap event for the Modified class.

Below is the complete race-day schedule at Riverhead Raceway.

Time Event
7:30 a.m.Pit Gates Open/Tire Draw Opens
9 a.m.Modified Drivers Meeting
10 a.m.General Admission Opens
9:45 – 10:15 a.m.Legend Car Practice
10:15 – 11 a.m.Modified Practice
11 – 11:30 a.m.Crate Modified Practice
11:30 a.m.Vintage All Stars Expo
NoonModified Qualifying
Followed by…Crate Modified & Legend Car Heat Races
Followed by…Consolation Races (All Divisions If Applicable)
Followed by…Opening Ceremonies/National Anthem
Followed by…Legend Car Feature (40 Laps)
Followed by…Crate Modified Feature (50 Laps)
Followed by…Islip 300 for Modifieds (300 Laps)

Official format for the Islip 300

The starting field for the Islip 300 will be set by a combination of qualifying and, potentially, a consolation race depending upon how many Modifieds are entered. The top 23 drivers in qualifying will lock into the 25-car field, with one driver locking into the race via the consolation race.

The final starting position will be awarded to the highest driver in Riverhead Raceway weekly points who is not yet qualified for the race.

The Islip 300 will not feature stage breaks, but instead the caution flag will wave anytime 75 consecutive green flag laps are completed. Caution laps will count until Lap 275, with the final 25 laps to be run under green flag conditions only.

Islip 300 entry list

The entry list for Saturday’s Islip 300 features some of the top Modified stars from the Northeast.

Headlining the list of pre-entries is J.B. Fortin, the defending winner of the Islip 300. He’s one of three Islip 300 winners on the entry list, with 2018 race winner and 2022 Riverhead Modified champion Kyle Soper and inaugural event winner Dillon Steuer also entered.

Tommy Baldwin Racing, the team that recently claimed the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour owners’ championship, will be in the field with Jimmy Blewett scheduled to pilot the team’s No. 7 entry.

Keith Rocco, who won the 2010 NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series national championship, will join the field for the Islip 300 alongside Mike Christopher Jr., who won his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event earlier this year at Jennerstown Speedway.

Other notable entries include Matt Hirschman, Craig Lutz, Chuck Hossfeld, Anthony Nocella, Kyle Bonsignore, Timmy Solomito and Dave Sapienza.

Car No.Driver
01Artie Pedersen III
02Allan Pedersen
07Kyle Bonsignore
2Joseph Bertuccio
5John Beatty
7Jimmy Blewett
10Dylan Slepian
11Dillon Steuer
12Matt Hirschman
14Cory Osland
15Kyle Soper
21Chuck Hossfeld
24Justin Brown
24Andrew Krause
34J.B. Fortin
36Dave Sapienza
45Jack Handley Jr.
45Brett Meservey
46Jeffrey Goodale
50Anthony Bello
57Keith Rocco
66Timmy Solomito
69Jason Agugliaro
70Mike Christopher Jr.
73Paul Hartwig Jr.
78Walter Sutcliffe Jr.
78Ken Heagy
80Michael Rutkoski
81Christopher Turbush
82Craig Lutz
88Roger Turbush
92Anthony Nocella
96Matthew Brode
Riverhead Raceway
Cars drive past the Riverhead Raceway frontstretch wall during the Eddie Partridge 256 for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour at Riverhead Raceway on September 17, 2022. (Photo: Mike Lawrence/NASCAR)

Islip 300 history, winners

Created by late Riverhead Raceway owner Eddie Partridge in 2007, the Islip 300 has quickly become a signature Modified event for competitors in the Northeast.

The race also shares the name of a NASCAR Cup Series event that took place at New York’s Islip Speedway in the 1960s and early 1970s. The event honors the history of Islip Speedway, which closed in 1984, with race winners typically posing with an Islip Speedway Feature Winner board in Victory Lane.

The inaugural event produced a surprise winner, with then 15-year-old Dillon Steuer scoring a shocking victory in the 300-lap event.

Ryan Preece, a winner in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, is the lone multi-time winner of the Islip 300. He won the 2018 running of the event and collected his second Islip 300 win in 2020.

Kyle Soper, who recently claimed his fourth Modified track championship at Riverhead in the last five years, won the Islip 300 in 2019 and J.B. Fortin bagged the top prize in 2021.

Below is the complete list of winners of the Islip 300.

2017Dillon Steuer
2018Ryan Preece
2019Kyle Soper
2020Ryan Preece
2021J.B. Fortin


  1. Big Orange61 says

    I thought Coby was also going to be in a Baldwin car?

  2. Stuart A Fearn says

    Be careful driving please Waddell

  3. Also, Matt Hirshman? Sounds good.

  4. Baker Racing, those are part timers at Riverhead are the not? 4th last year in the Islip 300 or was that a different team? This is kind of new for Hirschman driving a car that’s not PeeDee’s or his own and at a track that he gets ribbed for avoiding. The Sapienza bonus comes to mind. Hirschman isn’t going to be driving anything he can’t do well in so I’m thinking watching that sly fox in this race should be a priority.
    No J. Bonsignor in the 51. That’s a surprise isn’t it they usually make a point of supporting this event. Hmm, no Eric Goodale either. Still a great field of cars.
    Track is doubling down on the race going off as the weather mass is possibly shifting west. Gusty and warm.
    Thanks FloRacing, great year.

Leave a Reply

Copyright 2018 E-Media Sports

Website Designed by Thirty Marketing