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L.I. Needs a Drag Strip

Drag racing returns to LI: ‘Race Track, Not Street’ event draws big crowd to Calverton

by Aug 22, 2021
More than 200 cars raced on one of the Calverton Enterprise Park runways Saturday afternoon in the first installment of "Race Track, Not Street" series of drag racing events in Calverton. Photo slideshow.

Two drag-racing proposals for EPCAL runways being considered by Riverhead Town Board

by Apr 29, 2021
There will be town-sanctioned drag racing on the EPCAL runways over five weekends this summer, if two separate proposals for drag-racing events are approved by the Riverhead Town Board.

U.S. Motorsports Association agrees with local advocates: ‘Long Island needs a drag strip’

by Apr 17, 2019
A drag strip on Long Island would be a “catalyst for economic development and positive growth,” according to a national motorsports group in a report released yesterday.

Racing fans renew plea for motorsports at Calverton Enterprise Park

by Jan 18, 2018
With the proposed sale of the town’s remaining 1,600-plus acres of land inside the Calverton Enterprise Park put at least temporarily on hold, motorsports enthusiasts see an opening to renew their quest for a drag strip and racing complex at the sprawling Calverton site.

Drag racing enthusiasts, joined by Rep. Zeldin, rally in Riverhead Sunday

by Aug 2, 2016
A large crowd of drag racing fans rallied at Riverhead Raceway Sunday in support of a drag track on Long Island. Racing fans have long...