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Craig Gabriele
       

 

 

 

About Riverhead Raceway

Riverhead Raceway is one of the oldest stock car race tracks in the country,
having been built in 1949.

It is a one-quarter mile asphalt, high-banked oval which includes a Figure 8 course.

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The raceway is located one mile east of the last exit on the
Long Island Expressway (495) at exit 73. This is where the north and south forks
of Long Island begin, making the raceway just minutes from the Hampton resort
area on the south fork and the wine country on the north fork.

Riverhead Raceway is part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series circuit and
has been part of NASCAR for most of its existence. It is the only NASCAR stock car
track in the New York metropolitan area. It has five to six racing divisions
every Saturday night with an average car count of 150 cars in the pits. Competition
is fast and furious. Riverhead also features many special shows such as the
Demolition Derby, Enduros and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

       

 

       

 

       
 

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