On Saturday September 15th, the Riverhead Raceway held a special night at the racetrack to honor First Responders.
Riverhead Raceway is the last remaining oval racetrack on Long Island and routinely draws crowds of race fans every Saturday night.
Each year the raceway welcomes our local Firefighters, Law Enforcement, EMS and members of the U.S. Military to the track to enjoy a night of racing.
The night started with opening ceremonies that included the Eastern Long Island Police Pipes and Drums.
Shortly after the schedule of racing began, with several races that included, NASCAR modified, Trucks, figure 8 and enduros's. The highlight of the night was a special FD / PD / EMS enduro (gut and go) race. Local Fire Departments were encouraged to enter cars in this special race.
A group of 15 CFD members and their families headed to that track on this night to cheer on Firefighter Zack Tyler who represented CFD in the special race for the second year in a row.
Over the course of the week Zack and a group of fellow members worked to prepare a car that would be sponsored by the Cutchogue Fire Department. The car was painted with CFD logos for the race.
The 20 lap race included 20 Fire / Police / Military Entries.
When the green flag dropped, Zack worked his way from the rear of the pack passing several cars to finish in 4th place.
A great night was had by all.
Thanks Zack for representing CFD and making us proud.
Thank you to Riverhead Raceway for another great night, and to P & G Auto Parts who donated the car for the race.