Category Archives: NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour



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HOLTSVILLE, N.Y. —  After scoring their second championship together on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 2020, Ken Massa Motorsports and Justin Bonsignore have announced that Phoenix Communications Inc. will return to the team as title sponsor in 2021.

Based in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, Phoenix Communications started operations in 2000, and they consider themselves to be New England’s leading provider of fiber optic network construction and testing. They install the fiber optic cable that provides homes, businesses, universities, and the entire telecommunications industry with internet, phone, security and a number of other services that are critical to daily operations.

The partnership between the three has produced double-digit wins and multiple titles on the race track.

“We’re very excited for our sixth season with Mark Langevin, Marie Langevin and the entire Phoenix Communications, Inc., group as the primary sponsor of our team in 2021,” Justin Bonsignore said. “We can’t wait to chase our third Whelen Modified Tour championship together and look for continued success.”

Team owner Ken Massa pointed towards the teamwork in the group, which includes Phoenix, as to why the combination has been successful.

“Phoenix Communications ownership gives our team needed inspiration, which elevates our team to want to compete at a higher-level in all aspects,” Ken Massa, team owner, said. “Having them on our side only makes us stronger.”

Justin Bonsignore, Ken Massa Motorsports and the Phoenix Communications team will open their 2021 season in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event at Martinsville Speedway on Thursday, May 8, 2021.

“We had a couple of really long tenured clients of our company that attended the Whelen Modified Tour races, and when the opportunity came up for sponsorship, the rest is really history,” said Mark Lengevin, president of Phoenix Communications, said in 2018 of the partnership. “Being at a race is a great environment, and (before the sponsorship) I personally had never been to any of the Whelen Modified Tour races, but it’s always a good time. There is always a smile on someone’s face.”

For more information on Justin Bonsignore, fans should follow and Justin Bonsignore’s Athlete page on Facebook.

Modifieds Added to NASCAR Race Weekend Lineup At “The Magic Mile” July 17, 2021

The Nor’Easter 100 joins the Lakes Region 200 and Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 for New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s traditional mid-summer NASCAR race weekend, July 17-18, 2021.

LOUDON, N.H. – The New England fan-favorite Whelen Modified Tour has been added to the weekend lineup for New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s 2021 NASCAR race weekend, which now kicks off with Doubleheader Saturday, July 17, featuring the NWMT Nor’Easter 100 and the NASCAR Xfinity Series Lakes Region 200. The NASCAR Cup Series will cap off the weekend with the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, Sunday, July 18.

“The modifieds always put on one heck of a show for race fans at ‘The Magic Mile,'” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “They’ve been racing at Loudon since the very beginning, and we’re so happy that tradition will continue in 2021.”

The July 17, 2021 Nor’Easter 100 will mark the 79th Loudon appearance by the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, which has been racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway since it opened in 1990. The event will again be part of the annual NASCAR Cup Series race weekend, July 17-18, 2021.


Adult tickets are available at starting at $35 for Doubleheader Saturday, featuring the Nor’Easter 100 and Lakes Region 200, and $49 for Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301. Tickets for kids 12 and under are free on Saturday and just $10 on Sunday. Further details can be found on the New Hampshire Motor Speedway website or by calling 833-4LOUDON.

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2021 Whelen Modified Tour Schedule Announced

By: Kyle Souza / Photo: My Race News

NASCAR officials announced on Friday a 14-race schedule for the 2021 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season. The schedule begins with a stop at Martinsville Speedway on Thursday, April 8, and ends with a champion coronation at Stafford Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 25.

The schedule will bring drivers to nine different tracks across six different states in their seven months of competition. It includes a debut at Lancaster Speedway on July 31 and a return to Maine’s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 21.

In the middle, teams will have breaks throughout the season, but will end the year with four races in the month of September in three different states.

After a 200-lapper to open the season at Martinsville, the tour heads to Stafford for the NAPA Spring Sizzler weekend on Sunday, April 25. It’s the first of three dates at the Arute-family half-mile in Connecticut.

The Tour will visit Riverhead Raceway for three dates — starting May 15 — and will visit two more times on June 19 and September 18. It marks the first time since 1987 that the tour visits the track three times in one season.

Whelen Modified Tour teams will unload at Oswego Speedway twice in 2021 — a Saturday night special on June 12 and their annual Bud Classic weekend on Saturday, September 4.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway returns to the schedule for their Cup weekend on Saturday, July 17.

As previously announced, the Whelen Modified Tour will visit Richmond Raceway as part of their 75th season on Friday, September 18. The schedule wraps with the final Riverhead date and the champion celebration at Stafford’s NAPA Fall Final on September 26.

My Race News will have more details surrounding the Whelen Modified Tour season throughout the offseason.