JUSTIN BONSIGNORE RALLIES FROM MID-RACE TROUBLE TO FINISH THIRD AT RIVERHEAD RACEWAY

JUSTIN BONSIGNORE RALLIES FROM MID-RACE TROUBLE TO FINISH THIRD AT RIVERHEAD RACEWAY

By Souza Media/Kyle Souza

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. — Justin Bonsignore rallied from some mid-race trouble to capture a solid third-place finish in Sunday’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Buzz Chew Chevrolet Cadillac 200 at Riverhead Raceway. The race, postponed one day due to weather, started well for the Holtsville, New York, native. Bonsignore won his 17th career Mayhew Tools pole in qualifying on Saturday — which was also his third of the year — and paced the first 49 laps of the race out front.

After losing the top spot, Bonsignore settled inside the top-five and began preparing to save his equipment for a run at the finish — however, slight contact forced Bonsignore to mistakenly hit the kill switch inside the car, shutting the No. 51 Phoenix Communications Modified off briefly, and pushing him outside the top-10. The remainder of the race was spent navigating through traffic and working back into the top-five en route to the third-place finish.

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DOUG COBY ROCKETS TO SECOND STRAIGHT RIVERHEAD WIN TO CAP REMARKABLE WEEK

DOUG COBY ROCKETS TO SECOND STRAIGHT RIVERHEAD WIN TO CAP REMARKABLE WEEK

By Souza Media/Kyle Souza 

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. — Six-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby rocketed to his second straight victory at Riverhead Raceway on Sunday, June 20, to cap what was a remarkable week for the Connecticut native.

Coby won the inaugural Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) event at Stafford Motor Speedway on June 12, then announced his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut will take place for GMS Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway in September. 

On Sunday, in the Buzz Chew Chevrolet Cadillac 200 at Riverhead — a race postponed one day due to weather — Coby dominated — leading 149 laps en route to his 31st career Whelen Modified Tour win. The victory tied Coby with Jeff Fuller for fifth on the all-time wins list and started a streak at the one track where victory eluded him for so many years.

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CHASE DOWLING FINISHES EIGHTH DRIVING FOR DOUG COBY RACING AT OSWEGO SPEEDWAY

CHASE DOWLING FINISHES EIGHTH DRIVING FOR DOUG COBY RACING AT OSWEGO SPEEDWAY

By Souza Media/Kyle Souza

OSWEGO, N.Y. — Making his debut for Doug Coby Racing, Chase Dowling piloted the No. 10 Mayhew Tools NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour entry to an eighth-place finish at Oswego Speedway on Saturday, June 12.

Dowling qualified the car on the outside of the front row and ran inside the top-10 for the first half of the race. However, during the only caution flag period of the race, Dowling was forced to the tail end of the longest line for the restart after receiving a penalty to the end of the line from NASCAR for what officials said was a pit road infraction.

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Patrick Emerling Leads Whelen Modified Tour To Oswego Speedway For Steel Palace 150

Patrick Emerling Leads Whelen Modified Tour To Oswego Speedway For Steel Palace 150

By Souza Media/Kyle Souza

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Two-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour winner Patrick Emerling will lead a stout field of challengers to the next event on the tour schedule, next Saturday, June 12, at Oswego Speedway. In the Steel Palace 150, Emerling will look to maintain a scant one-point advantage in the championship standings over two-time and defending champion Justin Bonsignore.

The Oswego event is the second of three during the 2021 season that will be promoted by Josh Vanada and the entire team at JDV Productions. The team is coming off a strong day at Jennerstown Speedway on May 29, celebrating the life of fallen heroes in the Jennerstown Salutes 150 presented by DGV, won by Bonsignore.

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