Archive for January 7th, 2013

Golden Auto Body to Mark 12th Year of Super Pro Truck Sponsorship at Riverhead Raceway in 2013

RIVERHEAD, NY — Riverhead Raceway officials announced today that Golden Auto Body of College Point, Queens has agreed to return as a marketing partner with the track’s Super Pro Truck division for the 12th consecutive season. Golden Auto Body will again back the “Tailgate Brigade” as a seasonal sponsor adding weekly purse money to the class as well as hosting Golden Auto Body night on Saturday September 28th at Barbara & Jim Cromarty’s famed quarter mile oval.

Charlie Rizzo, owner of Golden Auto Body continues a long standing tradition of sponsoring the Super Pro Trucks, a tradition started by the late and popular Larry “King” Costa. Rizzo took over the reigns of Golden Auto Body just after Costa’s untimely death and continues to offer all aspects of quality auto body work, from minor dings and dents to major collision repair that include frame straightening. Golden Auto Body located in the College Point section of the borough of Queens is just a short walk away from Citi Field, home to the New York Mets.

Roger Turbush of Riverhead scored the 2012 Super Pro Truck championship; his second in three years and he’ll be the driver to beat when the class is part of a seven division opening night program Saturday May 4th. Among the drivers out to dethrone Roger will be his own brother Chris, Lou Maestri, the Dumicich family, father Frank Sr., son Frank Jr. and daughter Erin, former multi-time champion Lou Maestri and the “King of Queens” Mike Albasini. Ironically Mike owns and operates his own auto body shop just miles from Golden Auto Body, Hollis Court Collision and won the Golden Auto Body night feature back in 2010.

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LI Daytona 500 Party Ready to Roll at TJ Halpin’s Sunday, February 24th

Racing fans version of the Super Bowl, the famed Daytona 500 is just over a month away and today it was announced that Long Island’s longest running and most popular Daytona 500 Party would be returning to TJ Halpin’s of South Setauket Sunday February 24th. The party hosted by Riverhead Raceway personalities Bob Finan and Stephen Halpin, along with Stephen’s twin brother Tim has become a staple for race fans on Long Island to view the “Great American Race”.

No matter who wins the 500, you will indeed be a winner if you make your way to TJ Halpin’s for the Daytona 500 as there will be plenty of Daytona 500 pools, 50/50 raffles, giveaways, a free hot and cold buffet during the race and drink specials. The top prizes for the 50/50 raffle will again include, courtesy of Tom Baldwin Jr. and his TBR Racing Sprint Cup Team, two “hot passes” for the spring races at both Dover and Pocono Raceway for two lucky winners while a third winner takes 50 percent of the proceeds home.

“TV” Tim Halpin always does a masterful job in the Daytona 500 pools at the annual bash, with some 8 Super Bowl type pools normally sold for the party meaning 8 attendees will also go home happy. There again will be another pool of this type that will find one lucky winner going home with a giant flat screen TV; those boxes can actually be purchased in advance at TJ Halpin’s.

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Alexandra and Ryan Fearn Ready to Tackle Stafford’s DARE Stock Division in 2013


Stafford Springs, CT — Stafford Motor Speedway’s DARE Stock division will welcome two new members from the Wild Thing Kart Series to its ranks for the 2013 season. The sister and brother combination of 16-year old Alexandra and 14-year old Ryan Fearn will make the move up to Stafford’s rookie division after racing in the Monday night Wild Thing Kart Series for the past 8 seasons. 

Alexandra Fearn makes the move into the DARE Stock division from the Senior Outlaw division. 2012 was Alexandra’s first season in the adult Senior Outlaw division and she was the youngest and only female competitor in the division. Alexandra scored 1 win this season and she finished 4th in the Senior Outlaw points standings.

“I can’t wait to get started racing with adults,” said Alexandra. “The Senior Outlaw division is an adult divison, so I think that will help me out this year in the DARE Stock division.”

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