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PRACTICE: Preece Leads At Riverhead

Tops Coby, Timmy Solomito In Afternoon Session
By Jason Cunningham,
June 24, 2017 - 4:30pm

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – Ryan Preece has set the early pace in search of a fifth career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory at Riverhead Raceway.

Preece, of Berlin, Connecticut, turned a fast lap of 12.055 seconds (74.658 mph) around the Long Island quarter mile to lead the lone practice session in advance of tonight’s Buzz Chew Chevrolet-Cadillac 200.

A winner last time out at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Preece is tied for the active lead in wins at Riverhead with four.

Doug Coby was second on the speed chart at 12.088 (74.454) followed by defending race winner and current points leader Timmy Solomito at 12.122 (74.245).

Shawn Solomito, the elder of the two racing brothers, ranked fourth with Eric Goodale fifth. Craig Lutz, Rowan Pennink, Justin Bonsignore, Tom Rogers Jr. and Dave Sapienza brought home the top 10.

Coors Light Pole qualifying is slated for 6 p.m. and the Buzz Chew Chevrolet-Cadillac 200 will go green at approximately 8 p.m.