2014-06-18 / Columnists

Hot Laps

by Michael Perricone

The centerpiece of Riverhead Raceway action on June 7, 2014 was the Richie Evans Memorial Modified race.

This year’s main event featured twin 50s. Timmy Solomito led all 100 laps with Tom Rogers Jr. in close pursuit the whole way. In contrast to prior weeks, the two veterans raced each other clean.

In Legend action, a popular win was scored by Richie Davidowitz. He put distance between himself and the field to score his second win of 2014.

Christopher Turbush scored a Charger win. It seems that regardless of the division, if a Turbush is in the field, the chances of other competitors gaining a victory diminishes.

Finally, Mike Mujsce gained the Figure 8 win after predicting a victory in the pits. Like calling his own shot, Mujsce went to the front and held the top spot to gain the victory. The one dispute of the night came when Vincent Biondolillo went into Arne Pedersen after the checkered flag fell. Pedersen went to the hospital as a precaution, but apparently he is fine. No word as yet on penalties or suspensions at press time.

Mike Mujsce, #13, won the Figure 8 feature on June 7, 2014. 
Photo by Maria Gerdik Mike Mujsce, #13, won the Figure 8 feature on June 7, 2014. Photo by Maria Gerdik FROM THE PITS: The #13 was important for people this weekend. Timmy Solomito finished 13th at Stafford Conn. Speedway on Friday night and it ended up being lucky as he got both wins at Riverhead. Mike Mujsce drove car #13 to his Figure 8 win as well… Blunderbust driver Eddie Mistretta, who has been looking for a ride since leaving the Busy Bee team of James White, told me in the pits he will be competing again in two weeks. Mistretta has purchased Rob Bader’s Blunderbust and is in the process of making it competition ready.

Maria Gerdik contributed to the reporting in this column

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