By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
HOLTSVILLE, N.Y. – After a month off, three-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Justin Bonsignore is heading to Richmond Raceway this Friday night for round two of the season. Bonsignore will compete in the No. 51 Ken Massa Motorsports, Coastal Fiber, LLC, machine in the Virginia is For Racing Lovers 150.
Bonsignore’s season didn’t get off on the right foot – as a mechanical failure sidelined the defending series champion early at New Smyrna Speedway in February. With one race down and 15 remaining in the 2022 Whelen Modified Tour season, Bonsignore is all eyes forward to Richmond – a place where he’s no stranger to speed.
Last year, Bonsignore qualified on the Mayhew Tools Dominator Pole – one of his five in 2021 – and led 21 laps before a mechanical failure ended the night early. This time, Bonsignore is looking to finish the deal. The entire team will welcome Coastal Fiber, LLC, back to the car as sponsor for this event. Returning for another year of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour racing down south, Coastal Fiber, LLC, is a local Virginia business that is a full service fiber optic construction and splicing company. Owned by Mark Langevin, the owner of Phoenix Communications Inc. – Bonsignore's normal primary sponsor – Coastal Fiber, LLC, is excited to be back.
“We’re excited to get back racing and try to get some momentum going with our 2022 season,” Bonsignore said. “We had a strong car at Richmond last year and before our mechanical failure – we had a car that would have been in contention to win the race. Being on the big stage with the NASCAR Cup Series on these weekends is always great for the Whelen Modified Tour. We are all happy to have Coastal Fiber on the car and looking forward to having a strong showing in Virginia for them and all of our partners.”
The Virginia is for Racing Lovers 150 on Friday at Richmond is a one-day show. Practice will take place from 12-1:15 p.m., followed by Mayhew Tools Dominator pole award qualifying at 4:15 p.m. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Virginia is For Racing Lovers 150 will take the green flag at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the track for those who will be in the area, but the race will also air live on FloRacing.TV for those at home.
For more information on Justin Bonsignore, visit JustinBonsignore.com and follow his athlete page on Facebook, where you can find updates on race day.