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Victory in Riverhead

August 1, 2011

Making the most of his hometown advantage, Justin Bonsignore led the M3 Technology Race Team to a first place finish on Saturday night at the Lighthouse Mission 200 held at Riverhead Raceway. The win is Justin’s first on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

After posting the fastest time in practice, Justin qualified in second place, slotting in just behind Coors Light Pole Award Winner Howie Brodie. Brodie led for the first 17 laps, but could not hold back Bonsignore for long. The 2010 Sunoco Year took over first place on lap 18, and held on for the remainder of the 175 lap race.

Fending off challenges and avoiding the wrecks that knocked out several competitors throughout the night, the M3 Race Team took the checkered flag, followed by Todd Szegedy, Ron Silk (current points leader), Ryan Preece, and Doug Coby.

With the win, Justin moves from 19th to 15th place in the Driver Standings, and will look to capitalize on the momentum to move into the top 10 over the next few weeks.

The race for the finish picks up again on Friday August 5th, when the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour moves to the Stafford Motor Speedway for the Town Fair 150.