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.
Sonnhalter Takes North East Mini Stock Clash at White Mountain
Renfrew Earns Triple Crown in Late Models
N. Woodstock, NH — East Thetford, VT’s Matt Sonnhalter stood firm through everything the North East Mini Stock Tour (NEMST) field could hurl at him on his way to victory at North Woodstock, NH’s White Mountain Motorsports Park on Saturday, June 9. Sonnhalter took the lead on lap 8 of the 50-lap feature and held off a huge pack in the final dash for the win.
The NEMST veteran started seventh in his familiar #33VT truck and did not need long to get the lead. Passing nearly a car a lap, Sonnhalter flew past Seekonk, MA’s Mike Viens to grab the top spot with just eight laps complete.
However, that was just the beginning of Sonnhalter’s battle. After a caution on lap 12 for a tangle involving Emerson Cayer and Cody LeBlanc, things got serious for the crown. As Sonhalter fended off Robert Anderson, Viens, reigning NEMST champion Desmond Skillings, and others at the front, LeBlanc and Cayer were flying out of the back.
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.
Doug Coby to Compete for GMS Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway
STATESVILLE, N.C. (June 18, 2021) – Six-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion Doug Coby will pilot the No. 24 Chevrolet Silverado for GMS Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway in September.
“I’m really thankful to have the opportunity to drive for a winning team like GMS Racing at Bristol,” said Coby. “My racing career has been filled with chance meetings where I come across someone who ends up opening another door for me, and last weekend’s SRX event at Stafford with Mike (Beam) was another one of those cases. For Mike to leave the event and speak with Maury Gallagher about putting me in one of their trucks at Bristol is phenomenal and I’m grateful for the opportunity to prove myself in the Camping World Truck Series. I’m really looking forward to working with all the guys on the 24 team at one of my favorite tracks. It doesn’t get any better than Bristol!”
Waterbury, VT — The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) are days away from a trip to New Hampshire’s Hudson Speedway. The Sunday, June 20 tripleheader is a long-overdue journey to the Southern New Hampshire bullring for both series as their championship battles heat up.
The ACT Hudson 150, which is on the first official day of the 2021 summer, is only the second ACT event at Hudson Speedway ever — and the first in 20 years. The PASS Super Late Models are making their inaugural trip to Hudson as the track celebrates its 75th anniversary.
DAVID OLIVER DOMINATES LATE TO WIN GRANITE STATE PRO STOCK SERIES RACE AT BEECH RIDGE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
SCARBOROUGH, Maine — The story heading into Saturday’s Granite State Pro Stock Series (GSPSS) event at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway was about whether or not the local Pro Stock regulars could compete with the series regulars and come out on top.
After 150 laps of tough racing around the flat Maine oval, local track regulars proved to be the dominant force. David Oliver passed local favorite Joe Pastore with less than 40 laps to go and drove away to his first career Granite State Pro Stock Series victory. Pastore crossed the line 1.428 seconds back in the runner-up spot, while Rusty Poland, another local favorite, was third. Garrett Hall was fourth and Bobby Webber Racing driver Bryan Kruczek fifth.