RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – Justin Bonsignore captured a second-place finish in the Buzz Chew 200 at Riverhead Raceway on Saturday night. The three-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion was out front of the seventh race of the season in the final stages, but Riverhead weekly regular Kyle Soper found his way around, capturing his first Whelen Modified Tour win.
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Bonsignore qualified sixth and quickly worked his way to the front, challenging inside the top-five for the entire race. Bonsignore passed Soper originally for the lead on lap 143 and was at the front of the field until lap 189, when Soper slid around. The No. 51 Phoenix Communications Inc. machine would cross the line second after 200 laps – a strong run – and the second podium in a row for the Ken Massa Motorsports team following a win at Monadnock Speedway last weekend.
“It was an amazing race,” Bonsignore said. “Our car was really good through the middle section of the race, and once we got the lead, I thought we were in good shape. I just started to free up a little bit at the end. Kyle’s car was just way too good. All in all, a good run for us. A win last week, and a second-place today.”
Justin Bonsignore will return to the track on Saturday, July 9, at Wall Stadium Speedway in New Jersey for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour