By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
HOLTSVILLE, N.Y. -- Justin Bonsignore will continue his quest for a third NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship this Saturday, August 21, at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. As the Whelen Modified Tour heads back to the Maine oval for the first time since 2005, Bonsignore leads the championship standings by 12 over Patrick Emerling.
In the first nine races of the season, Bonsignore has eight top-five finishes, including one feature win at Jennerstown. In his last 50 Whelen Modified Tour starts, Bonsignore has 18 wins, 39 top-fives and 35 top-10 finishes. His grip on new race tracks is also impressive, with the Holtsville, New York, native winning in his first start at Jennerstown in 2020, winning the tour debut at White Mountain Motorsports Park in 2020, and finishing second at Lancaster Speedway just a few races ago.
He’s excited to try and do it again this weekend in the state of Maine.
“I’m definitely excited for another new race track,” Bonsignore said. “Not sure what to expect, but we will watch a bit of video going into it and see what we can learn. Hopefully we can have a good run and keep our momentum going. We are into that final stretch. We just have to keep doing what we are doing and we will be in contention for it.”
The race day schedule for the Rumble at the Ridge 200 includes one Whelen Modified Tour practice session from 2:50-3:50 p.m., and an autograph session behind the grandstands at 5:30 p.m. The Mayhew Tools pole award will be determined at 6:30 p.m., followed by the drop of the green flag in the 200-lap event at 7:30 p.m. The race will air live on NBC Sports Gold through TrackPass, and will also be tape-delayed on NBCSN on Sunday, August 29.
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