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Justin Bonsignore Makes Late Move To Win Duel at the Dog 200 at Monadnock Speedway

Shaw, Littlewood, Farnum, O’Sullivan & Boniface Champions in House Division Action

By Souza Media/Kyle Souza

Photo Tom Morris Racing Photography

WINCHESTER, N.H. — With just a few laps to go, Justin Bonsignore was in the right place to make a move in Sunday’s Duel at the Dog 200 at Monadnock Speedway. Bonsignore, a three-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, pounced when Matt Hirschman got together with lapped traffic and scored his 33rd career Whelen Modified Tour win and fourth on the high-banks of Monadnock.

Bonsignore started from the Mayhew Tools pole position, after posting the fastest laps in practice on Saturday before Mother Nature dampened the Saturday parade and forced the postponement of the race to Sunday. Bonsignore led early at the green, but dropped to the middle of the top-five during the race, holding ground with the leaders and keeping them in sight. On the final restart, he passed Ron Silk for second, then chased Hirschman — and when Hirschman got collected with a lap car — Bonsignore took advantage, making the pass and heading to Victory Lane.

“We were in position and that’s the biggest thing,” Bonsignore said. “I’m just happy to get back to Victory Lane. We were able to get back to the white flag and not have to deal with a restart. We’ve been struggling – but we went back to some normal setups and it paid off today. These races are so tough to win. Everyone is still learning being our first race here with a different tire — but fortunately we were able to squeak one out today with a little bit of luck.”

Hirschman crossed the line second after 200 laps, but was clearly frustrated with the way the finish shook out. The Pennsylvania native now has top-five finishes in all three of his 2022 starts on the Whelen Modified Tour, including a victory to open the season in Florida. Ron Silk, who led the most laps in the Duel at the Dog 200, finished third in his No. 16.

Sam Rameau, making just his second Whelen Modified Tour start of the season, finished a strong fourth at his home track. Doug Coby, who entered the race with two consecutive Whelen Modified Tour wins as a driver, rounded out the top-five. Eric Goodale finished sixth, followed by Jake Johnson, Austin Beers, Tommy Catalano and Jacob Perry. 

In Sunday’s house division action, Kyle Boniface captured the Monadnock Speedway Pure Stock victory, while in the NHSTRA Street Stock special, Tommy O’Sullivan rolled to Victory Lane after 50 laps. Cole Littlewood continued his hot start in the track’s Late Model Sportsman en route to a win, while Gordon Farnum went back to Victory Lane in the Mini Stocks. 

The Granite State Pro Stock Series 75-lap main event went to DJ Shaw, who scored the Monadnock victory for the second straight year. Dylan Estrella led the field to green and was out front for the first 40 circuits, but Shaw took advantage of a slip by the Massachusetts racer to get out front and drive away in commanding fashion. Joey Doiron, the current Granite State Pro Stock Series points leader, was second in the feature race.

The Duel at the Dog 200 aired live on FloRacing.TV, and will air on USA Network on Saturday, June 25 at 11 a.m. 

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will return to the track at Riverhead Raceway on Saturday, June 25, for 200 laps. The fourth and final JDV Productions event of the season will take place at Claremont Motorsports Park on Friday, July 29, for the Clash at Claremont. The event will also serve as the champion race for the inaugural Whelen Granite State Short Track Cup. Advance tickets for the Claremont event are available now at JDVProductions.com.

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Justin Bonsignore Heads for Duel at the Dog at Monadnock Speedway

By Souza Media/Kyle Souza

Photo Michael Jaworecki/Myracenews

HOLTSVILLE, N.Y. – After a few weeks off, Justin Bonsignore and the rest of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour drivers are heading to Monadnock Speedway this Saturday, June 18, for the Duel at the Dog 200. As the sixth race of the season for the Whelen Modified Tour, Monadnock will mark the beginning of a two-week stretch of races for the Tour – which will also include a return to Riverhead Raceway on June 25. 

Bonsignore and Monadnock Speedway have a successful history together. The Holtsville, New York, native has three victories in eight starts on the high banks in New Hampshire. Bonsignore has finished inside the top-10 in all of those starts, and the top-five in seven of them. He is also the most recent Whelen Modified Tour winner at Monadnock – back in 2020 – and is excited to get back there on Saturday.

“We’ve been successful at Monadnock before and we’re looking forward to heading there for the race this weekend,” Bonsignore said. “It’s one of my favorite tracks on the schedule, but a tough track, with two completely different corners. It takes a strong car to go out there and win. We know what is in front of us and we’re excited to have the opportunity to go out there and get the job done.”

On Saturday, practice rounds will last from 2-3 p.m., followed by Mayhew Tools pole qualifying at 5 p.m. The drop of the green flag for the Duel at the Dog 200 is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. All tickets for the event are available in advance at JDVProductions.com and will also be available at the track. The race will also air live on FloRacing.TV for those who can’t make it to the track.

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Justin Bonsignore Heads Back to Jennerstown for Memorial Day Weekend

By Souza Media/Kyle Souza

PHOTO: Tom Morris Racing Photography

HOLTSVILLE, N.Y. – One year after winning at Jennerstown Speedway on Memorial Day weekend, Justin Bonsignore is heading back to Pennsylvania for round five of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season this weekend.

Bonsignore will compete in the Jennerstown Salutes event – where NASCAR and JDV Productions have partnered with Operation Vet NOW Inc. to honor fallen heroes and Gold Star families for the second straight year. Last season, Bonsignore carried the name of Air Force Staff Sergeant David Weiger to Victory Lane with him and celebrated post-race with the Weiger family during Memorial Day weekend. 

In three career starts at Jennerstown, Bonsignore has two wins and a fifth-place finish. In all three races, the three-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion won the Mayhew Tools pole award. For 2022, Bonsignore will carry the name of Navy Petty Officer Third Class Robert Gilbertson on the roof of the No. 51 Phoenix Communications machine for the 150-lap event.

“I’m looking forward to getting out to Jennerstown, it’s a great area of our country and one we have enjoyed the last few years,” Bonsignore said. “This event is a special one with everything NASCAR and JDV Productions are doing to honor fallen heroes and Gold Star Families. Winning the Jennerstown Salutes race last year was an honor. We remember all of those who have served, and those who continue to serve our country, to allow us to do what we do.”

Saturday’s race day schedule at Jennerstown includes one NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice session from 2:30-3:30 p.m., followed by Mayhew Tools single-car qualifying at 4:45 p.m. The green flag for the Jennerstown Salutes 150 is scheduled to drop at 8 p.m. For those who are in the area, tickets will be available at the track, but are also available in advance at JDVProductions.com. The race will also air live on FloRacing.TV.

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