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Auto Racing: A week later, Slepian receives his prize

Sometimes you need to lose something before you win something. That was the case for Dylan Slepian of Dix Hills, who one week ago came inside 5 laps of his first professional NASCAR Modified win at Riverhead Raceway before yielding to Tom Rogers Jr. And finishing 2nd. On Saturday, Slepian scored his first professional NASCAR Modified victory in a seventy-five-lap function event as a standing-room-simplest crowd seemed on.

Before the excited Slepian ought to exit his prevailing vehicle to a thunderous ovation, runner-up Rogers reached in and gave him a bear hug of congratulations. “Finally, we had come so close, mainly final week,” Slepian said in victory lane. “Feels even more special while you could hold off a 55-time winner like Tommy, who ran me remarkable.” Dave Brigati of Calverton crossed the road third. The championship chief, Kyle Soper of Manorville, turned into fourth and John Beatty Jr. Of Merrick fifth.

Slepian receives

For the 0.33 time this season, Chris Turbush of Wading River sat in victory lane after a 25-lap Late Model race concluded. Turbush tied Mike Bologna of Huntington for 9th on the all-time Late Model win list with his fifteenth normal career win. Jeremy McDermott of Riverhead, an 8-time winner this 12 months, needed to accept 2nd vicinity. Scott Kulesa of Georgetown, Mass., was third.

In a 25-lap Crate Modified race, 14-12 months-antique, 2d-era driver Matthew Brode of East Islip took the lead on the primary lap and in no way seemed returned, accumulating his 2nd win of 2019 and his profession. In one of his high-quality showings so far this yr, Peter Bertuccio of Bohemia, forty-seven years Brode’s senior, became 2d while Chris Rogers of Patchogue took third.

For the 7th time in 10 races, Tom Rogers Jr. Won a 15-lap Figure Eight race, incomes him a milestone 50th professional win in the process. Eric Zeh of Selden got here in second, and Tom Ferrara of Patchogue turned into 0.33. Rogers is three wins shy of tying the overdue Joe Biondolillo Jr. For 2d on the all-time win listing.

Joe Warren of Ridge has no longer the handiest burst upon the Mini Stock scene; he has taken overall manage of the class this 12 months, choosing up his 5th win in eight starts offevolved. He pulled away to a 10-vehicle-period victory over defending champion Paul Wojcik of Centereach. Tom Puccia of Shirley becomes 0.33. John Palmeri of Lindenhurst scored a victory in a forty-lap four/6-Cylinder Gut & Go event. Peter Verwys of East Rockaway turned into second and Jason Savoy of Lake Panamoka 1/3.

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