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JUSTIN BONSIGNORE LOOKS TO START NEW WINNING STREAK AT RIVERHEAD RACEWAY

By Souza Media/Kyle Souza

Photo Noah Watts/Myracenews

HOLTSVILLE, N.Y. — After finishing third the last time the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour visited his home track, Justin Bonsignore will look to begin a new winning streak at Riverhead Raceway this Saturday, June 19. Set for competition in the Buzz Chew Chevrolet Cadillac 200, Bonsignore will drive the No. 51 Phoenix Communications for Kenneth Massa Motorsports in search of his ninth career win at the New York oval.

Bonsignore had won four straight tour races at the bullring leading into the May 15 event — but six-time tour champion Doug Coby broke his own dry spell and won the Miller Lite 200, while Bonsignore led 175 laps and finished third. Since that race, Bonsignore picked up a victory at Jennerstown Speedway and a fourth-place finish at Oswego Speedway — and sits second — just three points back — in the Whelen Modified Tour championship battle.

Bonsignore has plenty of confidence that the team will come up with the setup it will take to start a new streak. The 200-lap feature will be the sixth of 14 races on the tour schedule — and the second of three at Riverhead.

“I’m excited that Riverhead has an additional race this year, we always love racing at home in front of friends and family,” Bonsignore said. “We came up short there last month, but I’m really hungry to improve on the final segment of the race and make sure we have the car to last the distance and get the win. We learned what was wrong the last time, but so did everyone else in the field. Going back for the second time, it gets harder. We’re building a notebook just like everyone else — and I’m sure it will be a challenge — but we will improve.”

Bonsignore’s eight career Riverhead wins in 19 starts include 951 laps led and an average finish of 4.8.

Saturday’s race day includes one practice session from 3-4 p.m., with Mayhew Tools pole qualifying set to roll at 6 p.m. The Buzz Chew Chevrolet Cadillac 200 is scheduled to take the green flag at 8 p.m., and will air live on NBC Sports Gold.

For more information on Justin Bonsignore, visit JustinBonsignore.com and follow his athlete page on Facebook.

JUSTIN BONSIGNORE FINISHES FOURTH AT OSWEGO SPEEDWAY

By Souza Media/Kyle Souza

Rebecca Eisele/Myracenews

OSWEGO, N.Y. — A tough qualifying effort didn’t slow Justin Bonsignore and the Kenneth Massa Motorsports team down on Saturday night, June 12, at Oswego Speedway. Bonsignore charged through the field into the top-five and left the Steel Palace 150 with a solid fourth-place finish behind the wheel of the Phoenix Communications No. 51. 

The only caution of the race flew just before halfway and the team went to work once again and gained Bonsignore crucial spots on pit road to get him closer to the front en route to a solid finish.

“We just missed it a little bit in qualifying being a little bit too tight, but late in the first run of the race, we had a really good car and the caution came out and the pit crew did their job again and got us a bunch of spots,” Bonsignore said. “We were a little bit too tight at the end of the race and it’s a really tough place to pass, but overall, it was a really good day considering we didn’t have the best car and we were able to come away with a top-five finish.”

Following the fifth race of the season, five different drivers have been to Victory Lane in tour competition. Bonsignore will look to become the first two-time winner of the season next time on the track, and will also look to gain points on leader Patrick Emerling. Bonsignore sits just three points back of the lead in his quest for his third Whelen Modfiied Tour championship.

Bonsignore will return to the track for round six of the Whelen Modified Tour season next Saturday, June 19, at his home track, Riverhead Raceway. For more information on Justin Bonsignore, visit JustinBonsignore.com and follow his athlete page on Facebook.

Bonsignore Rolls To Oswego Looking For Second Straight Whelen Modified Tour Win

By Souza Media/Kyle Souza

Photo Noah Watts Myracenews

HOLTSVILLE, N.Y. — Justin Bonsignore’s quest for a third NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship rolls on this Saturday, June 12, when the Holtsville, New York, native stays inside his home state and visits Oswego Speedway for the Steel Palace 150.

Entering the fifth race of the Whelen Modified Tour season, Bonsignore sits second, one point back of Patrick Emerling in the championship standings. Bonsignore is also the most recent series winner — driving the No. 51 Phoenix Communications Modified into Victory Lane at Jennerstown Speedway on Memorial Day weekend for his first win of the year.

If past results are any indication, Bonsignore should have a Kenneth Massa Motorsports machine that will be able to contend for the win at the .625-mile track. In four appearances at Oswego, Bonsignore has finished third, sixth, second, and first. Bonsignore won the most recent tour stop at the track in 2019 — as the Whelen Modified Tour did not visit Oswego last year due to COVID-19.

“Definitely really excited to go back to Oswego Speedway after not racing there last year,” Bonsignore said. “I love going there… We love going there as a team. With all of the history at the track, and our victory there a few years ago… we are confident that we will be strong, and in contention. It’s a tough track. You have to hit your marks every single lap to be comfortable.”

The race begins a busy month of June for Bonsignore — which will include two NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races (Oswego and Riverhead Raceway) and one Tri Track Open Modified Series event (Seekonk Speedway).

Saturday’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race day schedule includes practice from 3-4 p.m., with Mayhew Tools pole qualifying set to go green at 6 p.m. The green flag for the Steel Palace 150 will drop at 7:30 p.m., and the race will air live on TrackPass via NBC Sports Gold. Advance grandstand tickets are available through JDVProductions.com and will also be available at the track. 

For more information on Justin Bonsignore, visit JustinBonsignore.com and follow his athlete page on Facebook.