HOLTSVILLE, N.Y. – For the first time in his career, three-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Justin Bonsignore will head to Claremont Motorsports Park this Friday night. Bonsignore will compete in the 10th race of 16 on the Whelen Modified Tour schedule – the Clash at Claremont 150 – against some of the top names in Modified racing.
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Chasing a winning prize of over $11,000, Bonsignore will look to gain crucial experience during practice and qualifying and prepare for battle at one of New England’s toughest tracks. The tricky corners, different on both ends, often produce a different driving style compared to other short tracks in the region.
The race is also the final in the Whelen Granite State Short Track Cup. Bonsignore’s No. 51 Ken Massa Motorsports team enters the race trailing the leader by just five points, with a $5,000 championship on the line to the team who scores the most points over the three races. There is also a $2,000 bonus to the team that finishes second, and $1,000 to the third-place finisher.
“We’re always excited to visit a new track with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour,” Bonsignore said. “We’re looking forward to the challenge of figuring out the track quickly and contending for not only the win in the race, but the Whelen Granite State Short Track Cup title. Ending the month of July on a high note is important to us.”
Claremont’s race day schedule includes one Whelen Modified Tour practice session from 4:30-5:30 p.m., followed by Mayhew Tools qualifying at 6:45 p.m. The drop of the green flag for the Clash at Claremont is scheduled for 8:45 p.m., live on FloRacing.TV for those who can’t make it to the track. All tickets for the event are available in advance at JDVProductions.com and will also be available at the track on race day.
For more information on JDV Productions, the event promoter, visit JDVProductions.com. For more information on Justin Bonsignore, visit JustinBonsignore.com and follow his Athlete page for the latest updates.