Bonsignore wins 125 at Thompson Speedway

"Rules Thompson With 6th Consecutive Win "

6/5/19 - Thompson, CT. The quest for six wins in a row at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park is on for Justin Bonsignore.

The Holtsville, New York, driver topped the practice charts on Wednesday ahead of the Thompson 125. After winning the Icebreaker in April, Bonsignore became the first driver in the history of the Whelen Modified Tour to win five in a row at the historic .625-mile oval.

Now with this win tonight he can make it his sixth in a row at Thompson Speedway by out running Coby in a twenty-five lap shootout..

In victory lane after the race Bonsignore had a message for fans in anticipation of the division's next visit to Thompson for the Budweiser King of Beers 150 on Aug. 14. 

“We'll see you in August for seven,” said Bonsignore, of Holtsville, N.Y. 

Five-time Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby of Milford was second and Craig Lutz of Miller Place, N.Y. third. NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series driver and former Whelen Modified Tour champion Ryan Preece was 14 th in his first series start of 2019. 

The podium matched Saturday's Whelen Modified Tour event at Seekonk (Mass.) Speedway, just with first and second reversed. Coby got his third victory of the season at Seekonk with Bonsignore second and Lutz third. 

Eleven of Bonsignore's 21 Whelen Modified Tour victories have come at Thompson Speedway. Bonsignore compares his feeling on the .625-mile high banked oval at Thompson as similar to what he feels at his home track, the quarter-mile Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway. 

“It's huge,” Bonsignore said of his confidence each time the series visits Thompson. “It's become like a home track. When I go to Riverhead [Raceway] within one or two laps of practice I know if we've got it right or not and what we need to do and it's become that here. Especially with [crew chief Ryan Stone], he understands what I'm looking for.” 

Said Coby: “Sometimes you just find a track that you can click at and you can tell your team what adjustments to make and they're certainly giving him a good car. … He's just naturally good here.” 

Burt Myers of Walnut Cove, N.C. was fourth filling in for injured driver Dave Sapienza. Ron Silk of Norwalk was fifth. 

Caution flew on lap 100 with Bonsignore leading, Lutz in second and Myers in third. 

Jon McKennedy led the leaders off of pit road during the caution with Bonsignore second and Lutz fourth. Coby went to pit road 10 th and came off fifth. 

On the lap 107 restart Bonsignore made quick work of McKennedy out front. 

“Our car was unbelievable on the long run tonight. I did not want to see that yellow,” Bonsignore said. “I don't know if [McKennedy] took two or three [tires on the pit stop], but he was real tight when we got into [turn] one. I had to get in there as hard as I could. Just from there our car fired off really good and I built a big gap.”

 

 

FIN
STR
DRIVER
SPONSOR
MAKE
LAPS
STATUS
1
51
Justin Bonsignore
Phoenix Communications, Inc.   (Kenneth Massa)
Chevrolet
125
2
2
Doug Coby
Mayhew Tools / AJ Romano   (Mike Smeriglio III)
Chevrolet
125
1.408
3
46
Craig Lutz
Riverhead Building Supply   (Russell Goodale)
Chevrolet
125
4.573
4
36
Burt Myers
Sapienza Racing   (Judy Thilberg)
Chevrolet
125
6.242
5
85
Ron Silk
Stuart's Automotive   (Kevin Stuart)
Chevrolet
125
7.299
6
58
Eric Goodale
GAF Roofing   (Edgar Goodale)
Chevrolet
125
8.129
7
3
Matt Swanson
Cape Cod Copper / WOW Media   (Jan Boehler)
Chevrolet
125
9.100
8
06
Sam Rameau *
Racechoice.com   (Randy Rameau)
Chevrolet
125
9.890
9
20
Max Zachem
BB Motorsports / MPZ Trucking LLC   (Bruce Bachta)
Chevrolet
125
12.263
10
82
Woody Pitkat
Horton Avenue Materials   (Danny Watts Jr.)
Chevrolet
125
13.281
11
54
Tommy Catalano
Catalano Motorsports   (Amy Catalano)
Chevrolet
125
14.671
12
75
Chris Pasteryak
Dawley's Collison & Custom   (Charles Pasteryak)
Chevrolet
125
15.349
13
16
Timmy Solomito
Starrett Racing   (Eric Sanderson)
Ford
125
16.293
14
6
Ryan Preece
T.S. Hauler   (Ed Partridge)
Chevrolet
125
19.704
15
1
George Brunnhoelzl III
Dunleavys   (Eddie Harvey)
Chevrolet
125
21.031
16
64
Rob Summers
Lumiere / Dell Electric   (Mike Murphy)
Chevrolet
125
31.867
17
7
Jon McKennedy
Ultra Wheel   (Tommy Baldwin)
Chevrolet
124
1 Lap
18
24
Andrew Krause
Supreme Mtg   (Diane Krause)
Chevrolet
124
1 Lap
19
14
Blake Barney
Atlantic Sprinkler   (Richard Barney)
Chevrolet
124
1 Lap
20
18
Ken Heagy
Buoy One Seafood   (Robert Pollifrone)
Chevrolet
123
2 Laps
21
34
J.B. Fortin *
John's Tree Removal   (Nicole Fortin)
Chevrolet
123
2 Laps
22
45
Timmy Catalano *
Catalano Motorsports   (Dave Catalano)
Chevrolet
123
2 Laps
23
78
Walter Sutcliffe, Jr.
Last Minute Racing   (Steven Sutcliffe)
Chevrolet
122
3 Laps
24
38
Kyle Ellwood
Performance Engines / Kendall Oil   (Linda Rodenbaugh)
Chevrolet
122
3 Laps
25
25
Calvin Carroll
Power w / Prestige / Cruising w / Betty   (Joe Carroll)
Chevrolet
122
3 Laps
26
33
Wade Cole
Perf. Engines / Kendall Oil   (Wade Cole)
Chevrolet
121
4 Laps
27
07
Patrick Emerling
Sahlens   (Jennifer Emerling)
Chevrolet
98
27 Laps
28
92
Anthony Nocella
Nocella Paving / Airgas / A&D Associates   (Anthony Nocella)
Chevrolet
98
27 Laps
29
01
Melissa Fifield
Crowell's Towing   (Kenneth Fifield)
Chevrolet
87
38 Laps
30
21
Jimmy Blewett
Gershow Recycling / Blewett Scrap   (Joseph Bertuccio)
Chevrolet
32
93 Laps
31
47
Joey Mucciacciaro *
Logan Steel Pods   (Frank Mucciacciaro)
Chevrolet
4
121 Laps