Joe began his racing career on the drag strip in a big-block Camaro. He moved to oval tracks in 1993 at Sullivan County Speedway, White Lake, NY in the Late Model Division. In his 'Rookie of the year' season, he won two features and 7 qualifying events. He ended the season second in championship point standings.

In 1994, he upgraded his team and moved his home track to the more prestigious Stafford Springs Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, CT. There he scored five top 10 finishes and ended fifteenth in total points. He also competed at the fast high-banked tracks in Thompson, CT and won the season ending World Series of Racing feature. Another high point for the year was the annual Race of Champions in Flemington, NJ. In this nationally televised race, 139 cars from the entire east coast attempted to qualify for 44 starting positions. Joe qualified 22nd and finished in a highly competitive 11th position.

For the 1995 and 1996 seasons, Joe focused on Stafford Motor Speedway, competing against a 50-car field on average. During this time he scored five qualifying event wins, 17 top ten finishes, and 11th place in championship points.

In 1997, Joe upgraded his team to the sleeker, more evolved race cars in Stafford's Pro-Stock division. In the first eight weeks, he scored three to 5's, usually finishing top 10. At that point, he had to pick and choose events due to financial restraints. At a major 100 lap event, Joe started 26th and had worked his way up to the top 10 when he was involved in a night ending crash. He will finish the season in races at Stafford and Thompson Speedways competing in late model events at both tracks.



In 1998 Joe made the move to the high profile highly competitive Busch North series on a limited basis running 5 events. The Busch North series has seen high caliber drivers such as Ricky Craven, Randy Lajoie, Steve Park, Mike Mclaughin compete full time in the series as well as appearences by Jimmy Spencer and Kenny Schrader. In the last race of '98 at Thompson speedway in Connecticut with new crew chief Norm Plantier Joe started 28th out of 42 and drove his way to 15th. In the last 80 laps Brake Caliber problems forced Joe to pit under green twice. Joe was still able to bring the car home 22nd and was the highest fininshing rookie.

For 1999 the outlook is aggressive. Having purchased a second car for the season in an attempt to challenge for rookie of the year, Joe has Norm Plantier comming back as crew chief along with this state of the art drop snout Laughin chassis Monte Carlo should put him in the thick of things for '99. Joe is especially looking foward to the 4 Loudon NH races as a few will be aired on live TV.

Join the Riolo Racing Team!

  • Excellent advertising potential in America's number one spectator sport.

  • Race fan attendence varies from 10,000 to 40,000 per event

  • Live TV coverage on select events

  • Weekly news coverage in the local papers as well as many national publications

  • Names of major sponsors on a 30 foot enclosed trailer - a rolling billboard for your company!

  • Sponsor names and logos on all t-shirts and crew uniforms sold to the public.

  • Promotional racing cards and post cards with sponsors' name and logos.

  • Access to the car for demostrations and publicity promotions.

  • Affiliation with a successful and consistant front running team.

Did you know?

  • Joe works as a full-time Police Officer in the City of Danbury, CT.

  • Joe has qualified his cars in every feature race attempted for the past five seasons.

  • For four years, he was selected for the Danbury (CT) News-Times "All-Star Driving Team".

1993 - Sullivan County Speedway Rookie of the year!

1993 - Danbury News-Times All-Star Rookie of the year!

1993 - Sullivan County Speedway Multi-Feature Event winner!

1993 - Sullivan County Speedway Champion runner up!

1994 - Thompson World Series late model winner!

1994 - Danbury News-Times All-Star Driving Team honorable mention!

1995 - Stafford Motor Speedway Multiple Qualification winner!

1995 - Stafford Motor Speedway Quest for Success winner!

1995 - Danbury News-Times All-Star Driving Team nominated!

1995 - Stafford Motor Speedway - Nine top ten finishes in fourteen starts!

Sponsorships Available

Joe Riolo Racing
c/o Joe Riolo
45 Minortown Road
Woodbury, CT 06798-4396
(203) 263-4396

Over the past several years, auto racing has become the nation's number one spectator sport and the nation's leading advertising venue. Some of the major sponsors involved are GM Goodwrench, Pontiac Motor Sports, Auto Palace, Western Auto, and may other local and national companies. Your company can also become a part of this promising market by supporting a winning team. That is why I am inviting you to join me today in sponsoring Riolo Racing.

With Riolo Racing you can rest assured that your advertising money will be appropriated wisely. Sponsorship is based on advertising on the enclosed trailer and all of the crew uniforms and driver's uniform. Your company name will also appear on all team shirts that are sold to the public. Of course, the size and location of your company logo on the car will depend on your level of sponsorship.

With the 1999 racing season just around the corner, I am looking forward to hearing from you. I can be reached at the address and phone number above if you would like to discuss this matter further.

With great appreciation and thanks.

Joe Riolo