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Poll Results: Overwhelming Support for Drag Racing at EPCAL

What are you favorite memories of drag racing on the East End?

The results are in -- and, in a Riverhead Patch poll, so far, of 116 individuals who responded, 108 would l at Enterprise Park at Calverton.

The overwhelming majority of readers who commented mourned the loss of including Westhampton, Bridgehampton, and Islip.

Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter said recently that plans for EPCAL  include a racing country club, where members would pay to join and race on a quarter mile track. 

But, the supervisor added, although  and  are two uses that have residents divided passionately on both sides, the bottom line is that before any future use can be discussed, the subdivision process and environmental review by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation must be completed first.

We'd like you to share your memories of drag racing on the East End. Do you have any photos you can share? We want to hear what the sport meant to you and your family when there were racing strips on the East End. Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

Joseph Brindisi August 13, 2012 at 06:53 PM
We need a track.
David Antos August 16, 2012 at 12:07 AM
loved going and racing at west hampton with my friends and family! please let Long Island have a Track again!!
Gay Racer August 18, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Can't wait to start kissing my sister in the stands with other race fans.
Bob Mannara September 27, 2012 at 10:51 AM
The politicians in riverhead need to get their heads out of their butts..wake up and smell the coffee .WE WANT A DRAG STRIP IN CALVERTON...
john mcdonald October 17, 2012 at 04:06 AM
all i want to know is were to put the track and i will buy the property and build the drag strip ...talk to me .. my name is john mcdonald .. owner /managing partner : B.U.D. Land & Building Solutions LLC. ( 631 ) 708 - 2954 or my email budbuildings@aol.com

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