Summer weekends in Long Island can mean a lot of things. Whether it’s grilling out, playing a few rounds of golf here and there, or going out on the boat and cruising around on a relaxing sunny Sunday. If you haven’t made your way to a race at Riverhead Raceway, we’d highly suggest it for a day of fast-paced fun and a variety of races. On a typical Saturday night, there are five or six racing divisions and around 150 cars down in the pits. Competition is fun and can get furious!
If you do make your way into the grandstands, there is plenty of seating that extends from the fronstretch through the middle of turns 1 and 2. There also are the grandstands at the backstretch as well as plenty of concessions and beverages for purchase.
Volkswagen Passat Pace Car at Riverhead Raceway
Hopefully you’ll be able to make it out for a race—if you do, be sure to keep a look out for the Donaldsons Passat pace car. The Donaldsons family has been working behind the scenes in the auto service and parts industry since 1955. This gave them the opportunity to work directly with the owners there building and racing cars; eventually the two become partners in 1988 and still are to this day.
Riverhead Raceway History
- Built in 1949
- One-quarter mile asphalt, high-banked oval
- Figure 8 course in the middle
- Among the oldest stock car race tracks around in the country
- Part of the Nascar Whelen All-American Series circuit
- Special shows: NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, Enduros, and Demotion Derby
2016 Volkswagen Passat at Donaldsons VW
The 2016 Volkswagen Passat is currently available here at Donaldsons VW. And while you can’t test drive the pace car, we do welcome you here to take out one of the other Passats we do have. This is affordable luxury at its finest, and when it’s a midsize sedan that you’re shopping for, the VW Passat just might be the perfect fit, especially with all of the new technology– it now can be equipped with like Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto. Click the image below to learn more!