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Riverhead Raceway: Turbush overcomes penalty for first Modified win

When auto racing offers you lemons, you make lemonade. That’s precisely what Chris Turbush of Wading River did Saturday night time at Riverhead Raceway, capturing his first profession NASCAR Modified victory within the The Bubba 150 in spectacular trend.

On the eighth lap, Turbush was penalized and despatched to the rear of the pack for tough driving after contact despatched Justin Brown right into a wall, ending his race night time.

Because the race neared the 100-lap mark, Turbush has the quickest automotive on observe and had picked off vehicles to take the third spot. On Lap 103, Turbush ducked below Kyle Soper to maneuver into second. By the 113th lap, Turbush discovered a approach below Dave Brigati to take the lead, which he held to the top.

Whereas unstrapping for victory lane, an overjoyed Turbush seemed into cameras and shouted, “That is why you by no means hand over,.”

Turbush, who has received 66 occasions in different courses on the observe, stated: “Man after that decision, which I didn’t agree with, my crew and I knew we had a fantastic automotive. I simply tightened up the belts and went to work” 

Soper of Manorville was second. Dylan Slepian of Dix Hills got here in third, Michael Christopher Jr. of Wolcott, Ct. was fourth and John Beatty Jr. of Merrick fifth.

Tire samples have been taken from the highest 5 with outcomes pending lab diagnostics. The order of end was unofficial, pending these outcomes.

Within the closing Miller Lite Triple Crown Collection occasion for the Late Fashions, Shawn Patrick of Brightwaters scored his first win of 2022 and within the course of padded his general championship lead. Jimmy Rennick Jr. of Howard Seaside was second, with third going to Brigati.

Charles Macwhinnie of Southampton appeared to have secured his first profession victory in a 25-lap Crate Modified occasion. Nevertheless, it was found and verified that his muffler fell off the best aspect headers, which by the Riverhead Raceway rule e book requires an prompt disqualification. That moved Alex Colasanto of Selden into the winners circle for his first profession Crate Modified win. Championship chief Owen Grennan of Glen Cove was second and his youthful brother, Chase, was third.

Tony Ferrante Jr. of New Hyde Park took the lead from Frank Saladino of Huntington to attain a 15-lap win within the Eddie Partridge Classic All Stars characteristic. Don Howe of Water Mill was second and Mark Miller of Hauppauge third.

C.J. Zukowski of Riverhead scored his second win of the season in a Mini Inventory 20-lap characteristic. Andrew Farnham of Baldwin raced his approach to second. Joe Cooke Jr. of Shirley was third.

Phil LaManna of Smithtown notched his second Truck Enduro win. The 40-lap occasion noticed Mariah Lawrence of Southampton seize second, forward of her older brother, Woot.

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