Riverhead Raceway, Riverhead

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  • Great place to go to see hear and feel the rumble of the classic local races. Great night out some laughs and good action and the best is it close to near by eats and highways.  more »
  • We enjoyed our experience since our son is a racing car enthusiast! It is expensive but worth it for a family experience. loud but that adds to the excitement and environment. Be sure to get there ear...  more »
  • Great place to take the family, Lots of excitment watching the races, planty of parking, snack bar. Go when they have a demo. race.  more »
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  • I took my 7yr old son to the racetrack and we had a lot of fun. It's pretty cheap and he loved the school bus demolition derby. While the experience was fun, I much prefer Lime Rock Park. At Riverhead the seating is metal bleachers right on top of the track. At Lime Rock you're on rolling grass hills in a state park. That said, the demolition derbies, figure eight racing and fireworks aren't available at Lime Rock. There's plenty of parking and a plenty of seating so you don't need to freak out if you're late. However, there is definitely a hardcore group of fans that scoop up the seats along the back stretch.
  • Worked for the Cromarty family a few years back..they have a little side business They run a scam cold calling for donations in the name of various organizations..for instance ..the head scammer of the office would cold call people..sometimes residence..some times business..use a phony name he would use a phony last name"Albert" alot...he with crafty wording would imply he a chief of police ..looking for donations for the police chief organization..he would lay it on thick...the person on the other end thinks they are talking to a police chief..he would say there donation would give them.a listing in the Police chief publication. Totally bogus misleading to say the least..the "publication" is one page newletter which i seen once that is upstate new york..so any listing for your donation in the name of your busineds would never be seen it non existent on ling island ..i also have seen him pocket cash from.donations.they are scammers to say the least..
  • It's getting better now that there are new owners.
  • Every summer i go to Riverhead Raceway on Saturday evening to watch a variety of car races. My favorites are the figure 8 race and the school bus demolition derby. I always enjoy watching the races because they get my adrenaline pumping at all the high speed cars weaving to get to the front and a few spectacular crashes. I took off one star because the engines are loud (bring earplugs) and dust gets in my eyes, so you have to be willing to embrace this rugged sport. Seating is on metal bleachers. Entrance is cash, approx. $30. Well worth it to support this track that is still going since 1951. A fun night if you are staying in the Hamptons. Beer, soda, food and ice cream are available. Sometimes fireworks. Check the website for events and race details.
  • Let me tell you. I read on here about people saying I paid and five minutes later it started to rain and I couldn't get my money back. Well maybe when you realized it was going to rain you should of asked about refunds in the event of rain. Other comments about it being dirty.....ummm it is a racetrack. You get about 4 hours of excitement at a fair price. This place is great.
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