WORLD SERIES: Bonsignore Finishes Strong At New Smyrna

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February 22, 2014 — track release — Bruce Nuttleman/ photo — NEW SMYRNA, Fla. — For Justin Bonsignore, it was worth the wait.

Rain pushed the Richie Evans Memorial late into the night Friday at New Smyrna Speedway. But when all was said and done, the 26-year-old from Holtsville, N.Y. took home the trophy for the prestigious Modified race.

It was Bonsignore’s second straight win to close out the Modified racing at the track’s 48th Annual World Series of Asphalt Racing. Connecticut’s Ron Silk finished third to claim the overall week-long championship.

Bonsignore passed Eric Goodale on Lap 98 of 100 to take the win. Following Silk was Chuck Hossfeld in fourth and Doug Coby in fifth. Earlier in the week, Coby won the NASCAR Whelen Modified portion of the UNOH Battle At The Beach at Daytona International Speedway. Ryan Preece, who entered the night with the points lead, finished eighth.

The World Series concludes Saturday night, highlight by the Bruce Gowland Memorial 100 for the Super Late Model Division — the track’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division I.

Ryan Moore picked up his second straight Super Late Model win Friday, holding off Steve Wallace and Cameron Hayley. Kyle Benjamin and David Rogers rounded out the top five.

Stephen Nasse, who won three of the first four races of the World Series, had a tire issue while battling in the top three and wound up 15th. That gave the points lead to Wallace heading into the finale. Nasse is eight back and Benjamin 16 behind.

Harrison Burton, the 15-year-old son of long-time NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Jeff Burton, won his second straight Pro Late Model race. Brad May was second, followed by points leader Spencer Davis and last year’s NASCAR Canadian Tire Series rookie of the year, Alex Guenette.

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