By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
RICHMOND, Va. -- Justin Bonsignore spent Tuesday morning and early afternoon taking laps around Richmond Raceway in Virginia behind the wheel of his No. 51 Phoenix Communications, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour ride for Kenneth Massa Motorsports. As part of a tire test, Bonsignore took laps in preparation for the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 150, which is set for Friday, September 10. The race will mark the return to the .750-mile oval for the Whelen Modified Tour for the first time since 2002.
“To get Richmond Raceway back on the Whelen Modified Tour schedule -- it’s definitely going to be a marquee event and one that everyone is going to want to win,” the two-time Whelen Modified Tour champion said. “Having the chance to be there, it’s a beautiful facility. Track President Dennis Bickmeier spent some time with us today, and he was really excited for the return of Modifieds. I think the track is going to race well -- it should be an exciting race for the fans to watch.”
Tickets for the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 200 are currently available through Richmond Raceway. The race will come in the final month of the season, where Justin and the rest of the competitors will compete in four races, in four weeks, in September, to crown the champion.
Justin Bonsignore returns to the track on Saturday, May 15 at Riverhead Raceway for the third race of the Whelen Modified Tour season. Bonsignore has won the last four tour races at the New York oval. For more information on Justin, visit JustinBonsignore.com and follow his athlete page on Facebook.