Category Archives: Justin Bonsignore

Justin Bonsignore Headed Home To Riverhead Raceway for Miller Lite 200 

By Souza Media/Kyle Souza

Photo Michael Jaworecki/Myracenews

HOLTSVILLE, N.Y. – After just over one month off, three-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Justin Bonsignore is heading home this weekend. The Holtsville, New York, competitor will race in the Whelen Modified Tour Miller Lite 200 at his home track – Riverhead Raceway – coming off a victory last time on the track at Richmond Raceway.

After cutting his teeth at Riverhead in NASCAR weekly series competition, Bonsignore competed in his first Tour race at the quarter-mile in 2007. Since then, he’s been to Victory Lane in 8 of 21 races, and been inside the top-five in 18 of those starts. 

Last year, Bonsignore finished third twice – and second once – in the three races at the track. Prior to last year, Bonsignore had been to Victory Lane in four consecutive Whelen Modified Tour races at Riverhead.

Entering the race, Bonsignore has the victory at Richmond, and a 31st place finish at New Smyrna Speedway in February, where the No. 51 Phoenix Communications machine suffered a mechanical failure. Bonsignore is ninth in the championship standings, 20 points from the top, with two of 16 events completed.

“We’re looking forward to carrying some momentum from our win at Richmond into Riverhead this weekend and getting back to work,” Bonsignore said. “Even though we had some time off, the next month is going to be busy for the Whelen Modified Tour and our Ken Massa Motorsports team. Hopefully we can get the busy stretch started off on the right foot this weekend at Riverhead.”

Riverhead is the first of three consecutive weeks of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour racing – which will also include stops at Lee USA Speedway on May 21 and Jennerstown Speedway on May 28. The Whelen Modified Tour will also return to Riverhead two more times during the 2022 season.

Saturday’s race day schedule at Riverhead includes one NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice session from 3-4 p.m., followed by Mayhew Tools pole qualifying at 6 p.m. The green flag for the Miller Lite 200 is scheduled for 8 p.m., and will air live on FloRacing.TV.

For more information on Justin Bonsignore, visit JustinBonsignore.com and follow his Athlete page on Facebook for the latest updates, including from the track.

LATE PASS GRABS JUSTIN BONSIGNORE WHELEN MODIFIED WIN AT RICHMOND

By Souza Media/Kyle Souza

Photo Michael Jaworecki/Myracenews

RICHMOND, Va. — Three-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Justin Bonsignore rocketed to his 32nd career series victory on Friday evening at Richmond Raceway. 

Bonsignore won his 20th career Mayhew Tools Dominator Pole in qualifying – and ran inside the top-five for most of the race – however — in the final 20 laps — Bonsignore was looking out the windshield at Tommy Catalano, who was looking for his first win. Bonsignore closed the gap in his No. 51 Coastal Fiber LLC machine for Ken Massa Motorsports — made the pass — and drove away to Victory Lane in the final laps.

The win gave Bonsignore sole possession of 5th place on the all-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour wins list — jumping him ahead of Doug Coby and Jeff Fuller. Bonsignore finished last in the Whelen Modified Tour opener at New Smyrna Speedway in February, after a mechanical failure, hurting his chances of becoming a four-time champion early. But the Holtsville, New York, native intended to begin his climb out towards the top on Friday — scoring his first career win at the Virginia oval in the process. 

“We just had that long run balance we needed,” Bonsignore said. “We really appreciate Coastal Fiber coming on board and Phoenix Communications, our primary sponsor, along with all of our product sponsors and our whole team. This is a small step in digging out of the whole we have, but it’s a good way to put everyone on notice that they’re going to have to put us down if they want to beat us.”

Coastal Fiber, LLC, is a local Virginia business that is a full service fiber optic construction and splicing company. Owned by Mark Langevin, the owner of Phoenix Communications Inc. – Bonsignore’s normal primary sponsor – Coastal Fiber, LLC, was excited to be back on the car.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to the track at Riverhead Raceway on Saturday, May 14. That event at Bonsignore’s home track will be the next stop on the veterans 2022 racing schedule. For more information on Justin Bonsignore, visit JustinBonsignore.com and follow his athlete page on Facebook for the latest updates. 

Justin Bonsignore Looks To Get To Victory Lane at Richmond Raceway

By Souza Media/Kyle Souza

NASCAR Photo

HOLTSVILLE, N.Y. – After a month off, three-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Justin Bonsignore is heading to Richmond Raceway this Friday night for round two of the season. Bonsignore will compete in the No. 51 Ken Massa Motorsports, Coastal Fiber, LLC, machine in the Virginia is For Racing Lovers 150.

Bonsignore’s season didn’t get off on the right foot – as a mechanical failure sidelined the defending series champion early at New Smyrna Speedway in February. With one race down and 15 remaining in the 2022 Whelen Modified Tour season, Bonsignore is all eyes forward to Richmond – a place where he’s no stranger to speed.

Last year, Bonsignore qualified on the Mayhew Tools Dominator Pole – one of his five in 2021 – and led 21 laps before a mechanical failure ended the night early. This time, Bonsignore is looking to finish the deal. The entire team will welcome Coastal Fiber, LLC, back to the car as sponsor for this event. Returning for another year of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour racing down south, Coastal Fiber, LLC, is a local Virginia business that is a full-service fiber optic construction and splicing company. Owned by Mark Langevin, the owner of Phoenix Communications Inc. – Bonsignore’s normal primary sponsor – Coastal Fiber, LLC, is excited to be back.

“We’re excited to get back racing and try to get some momentum going with our 2022 season,” Bonsignore said. “We had a strong car at Richmond last year and before our mechanical failure –  we had a car that would have been in contention to win the race. Being on the big stage with the NASCAR Cup Series on these weekends is always great for the Whelen Modified Tour. We are all happy to have Coastal Fiber on the car and looking forward to having a strong showing in Virginia for them and all of our partners.”

The Virginia is for Racing Lovers 150 on Friday at Richmond is a one-day show. Practice will take place from 12-1:15 p.m., followed by Mayhew Tools Dominator pole award qualifying at 4:15 p.m. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Virginia is For Racing Lovers 150 will take the green flag at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the track for those who will be in the area, but the race will also air live on FloRacing.TV for those at home.

For more information on Justin Bonsignore, visit JustinBonsignore.com and follow his athlete page on Facebook, where you can find updates on race day.