HOLTSVILLE, N.Y. and CHARLOTTE, NC. — Team Preview by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Performance Motorsports Network audio — Getty Images for NASCAR photo —
For those who may not have watched New England modified racing in 2014, Justin Bonsignore is quickly on the rise.
Bonsignore was crowned the 2014 Valenti Modified Racing Series Champion after a dominant and consistent season and was also a strong front-runner and third place finisher in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour points standings.
The 2010 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Rookie of the Year scored ten top-ten finishes last season and three top-fives on NASCAR’s oldest touring series. He also collected three feature wins during the season, including two at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (Icebreaker and Aug. 14) and one at Monadnock Speedway (July 19).
He also scored one Coors Light Pole Award as part of the thrilling showcase at Bristol Motor Speedway in August.
“We wanna win the championship. We wanna be just in contention for it. We were close last year and were just a few failures away from being right there at Thompson for the championship,” Bonsignore told Race Chaser Online at the Atlantic City Gambler’s Classic. “A championship would be huge. A lot of great names have won a modified (tour) championship.”
Bonsignore is poised for even more success then 2014 and clearly is a front-runner in the battle for the championship this season.
As with any team, sponsors are a big part of Bonsignore’s effort. Without M3 Technology and team owner Kenneth Massa, none of his NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour success would be possible.
Bonsignore’s sponsors include M3 Technology, Spafco Race Chassis and Parts, and Racing Electronics.
Check out Justin Bonsignore and his No. 51 M3 Technology team for the first time in 2015 when they hit the track at the season opening Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park IceBreaker in April.
Bonsignore sat down with the Race Chaser Online crew on the Stock Car Steel SRI Motorsports Show in January to discuss his upcoming season: