Track Talk – Ken Massa Motorsports Re-signs Sponsor / JCR Teaming Up With Shawn Colomito For 2021 / Bear Ridge Speedway Schedule For 2021

HOLTSVILLE, N.Y. —  After scoring their second championship together on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 2020, Ken Massa Motorsports and Justin Bonsignore have announced that Phoenix Communications Inc. will return to the team as title sponsor in 2021.

Based in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, Phoenix Communications started operations in 2000, and they consider themselves to be New England’s leading provider of fiber optic network construction and testing. They install the fiber optic cable that provides homes, businesses, universities, and the entire telecommunications industry with internet, phone, security and a number of other services that are critical to daily operations.

The partnership between the three has produced double-digit wins and multiple titles on the race track.

“We’re very excited for our sixth season with Mark Langevin, Marie Langevin and the entire Phoenix Communications, Inc., group as the primary sponsor of our team in 2021,” Justin Bonsignore said. “We can’t wait to chase our third Whelen Modified Tour championship together and look for continued success.”

Team owner Ken Massa pointed towards the teamwork in the group, which includes Phoenix, as to why the combination has been successful.

“Phoenix Communications ownership gives our team needed inspiration, which elevates our team to want to compete at a higher-level in all aspects,” Ken Massa, team owner, said. “Having them on our side only makes us stronger.”

Justin Bonsignore, Ken Massa Motorsports and the Phoenix Communications team will open their 2021 season in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event at Martinsville Speedway on Thursday, May 8, 2021.

“We had a couple of really long tenured clients of our company that attended the Whelen Modified Tour races, and when the opportunity came up for sponsorship, the rest is really history,” said Mark Lengevin, president of Phoenix Communications, said in 2018 of the partnership. “Being at a race is a great environment, and (before the sponsorship) I personally had never been to any of the Whelen Modified Tour races, but it’s always a good time. There is always a smile on someone’s face.”

For more information on Justin Bonsignore, fans should follow and Justin Bonsignore’s Athlete page on Facebook.


Just days prior to the holiday season Jimmy Rennick Jr. announced that he and his wife Angela of JCR Motorsports have come to an agreement with former two-time Riverhead Raceway NASCAR Modified champion Shawn Solomito to drive their JCR Motorsports #77 NASCAR Modified weekly in 2021 with the goal of winning races and making a title run at the historic quarter mile oval “It all came together really quick” Jimmy Rennick revealed while making the disclosure, “a third party whom I respect and do business with and I were chatting at the Islip 300 about the JCR Motorsports #77 NASCAR Modified.

It was soon after that Shawn Solomito’s name came up and the wheels were in motion, “I actually asked Shawn at the 300 of he had his driving gear”. Rennick noted but the pair agreed to meet over Thanksgiving weekend to iron out details.

Solomito, 31 comes to the JCR Motorsports team with an impressive racing portfolio that is highlighted by the 2012 & 2016 Riverhead Raceway NASCAR Modified championships along with the New York State NASCAR Whelen All American Series title accompanying his 2012 championship.

With Solomito strapping into the JCR Motorsports #77 NASCAR Modified, it allows Rennick to solely focus on winning races and make a run for the Super Pro Truck championship in 2021.

Right now, we are fine tuning how the logistics will work out this year” Rennick stated, “the past two seasons trying to get both the Super Pro Truck & NASCAR Modified out there on the same night was no easy task for the JCR Motorsports Team

Chris Busick will serve as the JCR Motorsports Car Chief overseeing both operations during the off and race season

The #77 will be heading east shortly to Shawn’s Dad Jerry Solomito’s garage in Islip to be taken apart for evaluation, as We hurt the number seven cylinder in the Islip 300.

Jerry will be removing the engine for Jeff Castaldo’s Velocity Race Engine shop to perform a complete refresh

Jimmy furthered. In 2020 Chris Busick not only worked with Rennick’s team for both wins as well as breaking a 14yr old track record & setting a new track record in the #7 Super Pro Truck. Chris was also the key part in the JCR Motorsports #77 NASCAR Modified picking up over 5 tenths in just our second time out with it in the Islip 300.

I have been fortunate for the past 6 years to have Metropolitan Recycling, Sonny’s Collision Specialists and Mike’s Heavy-Duty Towing on board our JCR Motorsports #7 Super Pro Truck, as to which all will be returning for the 2021 Season

JCR Motorsports will now be entering a new level of racing with a full time NASCAR Modified effort” Rennick admitted. so yes…. we are actively seeking sponsors for 2021 season.

Angela & I would like to welcome Shawn, Kristy & the entire Solomito family to our JCR Motorsports Family AKA

The Cannoli Crew

Source: JCR Motorsports

Bear Ridge Speedway is gearing up for our 54th year of consecutive racing. The Ridge continues to be the best source of great inexpensive high-quality entertainment for families. What makes the entertainment? Some of the best drivers in New England, fierce competition, the best track food going, and all your friends!

The 2021 season schedule is shaping up with several of our long-time sponsors returning in support of the Ridge. Mike Olsen of FMS NAPA Auto Parts of Bradford will once again be being the opening night sponsor which is set for May 8th, 2021. The opening night lineup will include the 6 regular racing divisions: the DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds; the Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes; the USAC DMA Midgets; the C.A. Miller Limited Late Models, the LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stockers and the Peanut’s Auto Four Cylinders.

Also returning in 2021 will be the State Farm Insurance Mike Estrada 4/6 Cylinder Enduro Series held on the last Saturday of each month, and the annual fun day, and the Granite State Mini Sprints are scheduled to visit the Ridge several times throughout the season.

Our Season pass application form is available online at our website. There are several different options available. Check out our website for all the details.

2021 driver and crew membership applications are now available on the website. Be sure to get yours sent in early to beat the lines on opening day. To be eligible for the Bear Ridge Speedway points fund, and recognized at the annual awards banquet, drivers must hold a 2021 Bear Ridge Speedway or DIRTcar license, compete in the required number of events, and run on track designated tires as indicated in the rule book.

The price of a regular show general admission (front gate) ticket for adults (ages 17 to 61) is $12.00 a person and children 11 and under $2.00. Teens 12 to 16 and seniors 62 and older is $10.00. Military Discounts are available at $5.00 off for those with a valid ID.

The back gate (pit gate) ticket price for Bear Ridge Speedway and DIRTcar 2021 license holders is $30.00. Non-license holders is $35.00 (both prices include the front gate ticket.)

Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Racing begins at the famous “6:00-ish” start time every Saturday starting in May thru September. Bear Ridge Speedway is located on Kidder Road in Bradford, VT, just off Exit 16 on Interstate 91.

For more information, call (802) 222-4052 or visit Questions can be sent to

Source: April May Preston-Elms

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