Bonsignore Makes It Happen In N.H.
WINCHESTER, N.H. – Justin Bonsignore made the late pass pay off as he drove to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory in the O’Reilly 200 at Monadnock Speedway Saturday night.
Bonsignore powered underneath Ryan Preece on Lap 175 en route to the win. Preece had started second and led all but one lap to that point.
It was the fifth career win for the Holtsville, New York, driver and second straight at Monadnock. It was also his second of 2014, as he opened the season with a win at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in April.
The race went caution-free, leaving just six cars on the lead lap at the checkered flag. Preece settled for second, followed by Eric Goodale, rookie Tommy Barrett Jr. and points leader Doug Coby.
Bonsignore won the Coors Light Pole Award earlier in the day, but Preece jumped to the lead on Lap 2 and held it until Bonsignore made his move.
Matt Hirschman finished sixth, followed by Patrick Emerling,Ted Christopher, Ron Silk and Ron Yuhas Jr.
With the win, Bonsignore moved to within four points of Coby in the championship points standings. Bobby Santos, who finished 11th, dropped to third in points — eight behind Coby. Christopher is fourth, another five points back, while Preece moved up a spot to fifth.
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races next in the Call Before You Dig 8-1-1 150 at Stafford Motor Speedway on Aug. 8.
Justin Bonsignore, Ryan Preece, Eric Goodale, Tommy Barrett, Jr., Doug Coby, Matt Hirschman, Patrick Emerling, Ted Christopher, Ron Silk, Ron Yuhas, Jr., Bobby Santos, Glen Reen, Timmy Solomito, Ken Heagy, Gary McDonald, Dave Salzarulo, Andy Seuss, Donny Lia, Jamie Tomaino, Woody Pitkat, Wade Cole, Jimmy Zacharias, Melissa Fifield