Whelen Motorsports

Bonsignore Notches Third Career Whelen Tour Victory

NWMT • July 29, 2013

Takes Checkers In Town Fair Tire Whitcomb 200 At Monadnock

WINCHESTER, N.H. (July 27, 2013) – Justin Bonsignore got faster and faster as the day went on.

The 23-year old driver earned his first victory of the 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season in the Whitcomb 200 from Monadnock Speedway in rural Winchester, N.H., on Saturday night.

Bonsignore, from Holtsville, N.Y., recorded a time just outside the top 10 during the day's final practice session, before turning it up in qualifying, scoring a spot on the front row alongside pole winner Eric Goodale. When the green flag dropped, it didn't take long for Bonsignore to establish his dominance, as he took the lead on lap 17 and never looked back.

The victory is the third of his career, and first at a quarter-mile track since his 2011 win at Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway.

Doug Coby, coming off his first win of the season in the Town Fair Tire 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 14, settled for the runner-up spot. After having to begin the race from the rear due to missing the driver's meeting, Rowan Pennink worked his way up to the front, finishing third. Bryon Chew and Ryan Preece completed the top five.

Ron Silk, Andy Seuss, Richie Pallai Jr., Woody Pitkat and Eric Berndt rounded out the top 10.

After seven of 14 races Preece now leads Pennink by 42 points with the defending champion Coby in third, 45 back.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour is next in action on August 2 for the CARQUEST 150 from Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway.


NASCAR WHELEN MODIFIED TOUR-Town Fair Tire Whitcomb 200
Unofficial Results
Saturday
At Monadnock Speedway
Winchester, N.H.
Lap length: 0.25 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (2) Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, NY, Chevrolet, 200 laps, 48.807 mph.
2. (5) Doug Coby, Milford, Conn., Chevrolet, 200.
3. (12) Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Chevrolet, 200.
4. (3) Bryon Chew, Mattituck, NY, Chevrolet, 200.
5. (13) Ryan Preece, Berlin, Conn., Ford, 200.
6. (10) Ron Silk, Norwalk, CT, Chevrolet, 200.
7. (16) Andy Seuss, Hampstead, NH, Chevrolet, 200.
8. (17) Richie Pallai,, Jr., Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Chevrolet, 200.
9. (19) Woody Pitkat, Stafford, Conn., Pontiac, 200.
10. (9) Eric Berndt, Cromwell, Conn., Chevrolet, 200.
11. (7) Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn., Chevrolet, 200.
12. (21) Cole Powell, Mt Brydges, Ont., Canada, Chevrolet, 200.
13. (15) Ron Yuhas, Jr., Groton, Conn., Chevrolet, 200.
14. (6) Mike Stefanik, Coventry, R.I., Ford, 200.
15. (4) Donny Lia, Jericho, NY, Dodge, 200.
16. (8) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield, Conn., Ford, 199.
17. (14) Ed Flemke, Jr., Southington, Conn., Chevrolet, 198.
18. (23) Gary McDonald, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Pontiac, 197.
19. (11) Patrick Emerling, Orchard Park, NY, Chevrolet, 183, handling.
20. (1) Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 171, electrical.
21. (22) Ken Heagy, Calverton, N.Y., Chevrolet, 70, accident.
22. (18) Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 55, accident.
23. (20) Wade Cole, Riverton, Conn., Chevrolet, 48, accident.

Race Statistics
Time of Race: 1 hour 1 minute 28 seconds
Margin of Victory: 0.612 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: E.Goodale (71.304 mph, 12.622 seconds)
Caution Flags: 6 for 43 laps.
Lead Changes: 1 among 2 drivers.
Lap Leaders: E. Goodale 1-16; J. Bonsignore 17-200.
Standings: 1. R. Preece, 306; 2. R. Pennink, 264; 3. D. Coby, 261; 4. M. Stefanik, 242; 5. J. Bonsignore, 235; 6. T. Christopher, 235; 7. R. Silk, 223; 8. D. Lia, 219; 9. W. Pitkat, 218; 10. T. Szegedy, 208.