By Souza Media
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.”
Justin Bonsignore will return to the track at Riverhead Raceway next Saturday, June 25 for the 200-lap event. For more information on Justin Bonsignore, visit JustinBonsignore.com and follow his Athlete page on Facebook for the latest updates.