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Michael Pettignano, Jared Solero and Nicolas Siragusa cheer (Credit: Photo by Donna Alberico)

Michael Pettignano, Jared Solero and Nicolas Siragusa cheer at Riverhead Raceway.

Riverhead Raceway

Scenes from Long Island's only auto racing track.

Michael Pettignano, Jared Solero and Nicolas Siragusa cheer
(Credit: Photo by Donna Alberico)

Michael Pettignano, Jared Solero and Nicolas Siragusa cheer at Riverhead Raceway.

Amber Fortin poses for the camera. She is
(Credit: Photo by Donna Alberico)

Amber Fortin poses for the camera. She is a 16-year old racecar driver at Riverhead Raceway.

Justin Walter watches the races with his father
(Credit: Photo by Donna Alberico)

Justin Walter watches the races with his father George Walter at Riverhead Raceway.

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Patrick and Kaitlin Ketcham with friend Allison Diehl
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Patrick and Kaitlin Ketcham with friend Allison Diehl watch the races at Riverhead Raceway in Riverhead.

Cars line up before the races at Riverhead
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Cars line up before the races at Riverhead Raceway.

The scene before the races at Riverhead Raceway.
(Credit: Newsday / Ana P. Gutierrez)

The scene before the races at Riverhead Raceway.

Cars race around the track at Riverhead Raceway.
(Credit: Newsday / Ana Gutierrez)

Cars race around the track at Riverhead Raceway.

Cars race around the track at Riverhead Raceway.
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Cars race around the track at Riverhead Raceway.

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Chris Young, 15, (49) races at Riverhead Raceway.
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Chris Young, 15, (49) races at Riverhead Raceway.

A shot from opening race weekend at Riverhead

A shot from opening race weekend at Riverhead Raceway.

Warm-up races at the Riverhead Raceway.
(Credit: Newsday photo/Daniel Goodrich)

Warm-up races at the Riverhead Raceway.

Warm-up races at the Riverhead Raceway.
(Credit: Newsday photo/Daniel Goodrich)

Warm-up races at the Riverhead Raceway.

Warm-up races at the Riverhead Raceway.
(Credit: Newsday photo/Daniel Goodrich)

Warm-up races at the Riverhead Raceway.

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Warm-up races at the Riverhead Raceway.
(Credit: Newsday photo/Daniel Goodrich)

Warm-up races at the Riverhead Raceway.

Warm-up races at the Riverhead Raceway.
(Credit: Newsday photo/Daniel Goodrich)

Warm-up races at the Riverhead Raceway.

Warm-up races at the Riverhead Raceway.
(Credit: Newsday photo/Daniel Goodrich)

Warm-up races at the Riverhead Raceway.

Fans at Riverhead Raceway
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Fans at Riverhead Raceway

Action at Riverhead Raceway
(Credit: Patrick Oehler)

Action at Riverhead Raceway

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Action at Riverhead Raceway
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Action at Riverhead Raceway

Fans enjoy an evening at Riverhead Raceway while
(Credit: Patrick Oehler)

Fans enjoy an evening at Riverhead Raceway while the Modified class races

Scott Maliszewski of Deer Park in the 22
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Scott Maliszewski of Deer Park in the 22 car races in Blunderbust qualifying race at Riverhead Raceway.

A cluster of cars turn through a corner
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A cluster of cars turn through a corner in the Blunderbust feature race at the Riverhead Raceway.

A raceway employee checks on Jessica Cohan of
(Credit: Newsday / Adam Richins)

A raceway employee checks on Jessica Cohan of Shirley after a slew of accidents in the early going of the Blunderbust feature race at Riverhead Raceway. The accidents immobilized several of the cars on the track and filled the air with dust and smoke.

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Roger Oxee of Peconic finishes a lap during
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Roger Oxee of Peconic finishes a lap during the Late Model feature race at Riverhead Raceway. Oxee had to remove his hood while the race was under caution after damaging the hood in an accident.

Andy Pedersen Jr. holds the checkered flag during
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Andy Pedersen Jr. holds the checkered flag during a victory lap after winning the Blunderbust feature race at the Riverhead Raceway.

Two racegoers sit in silhouette behind an American
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Two racegoers sit in silhouette behind an American flag hung on the bleachers at the Riverhead Raceway

Michael Discala, 7, watches the race from the
(Credit: Newsday / Adam Richins)

Michael Discala, 7, watches the race from the bleachers with his father, Steve Discala of Northport, at the Riverhead Raceway.

A cluster of cars turn through a corner
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A cluster of cars turn through a corner in the Figure Eight feature race as the sun sets at the Riverhead Raceway.

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Roger Maynor of Bay Shore holds the checkered
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Roger Maynor of Bay Shore holds the checkered flag and does a burnout after his 83rd career win during the Figure Eight race at the Riverhead Raceway.

Roger Maynor of Bay Shore crosses the finish
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Roger Maynor of Bay Shore crosses the finish line first for the 83rd time in his career during the Figure Eight race at the Riverhead Raceway.

Several race-goers in silhouette in the stands at
(Credit: Newsday / Adam Richins)

Several race-goers in silhouette in the stands at the Riverhead Raceway.

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