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‚Äôs 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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