Story By: KYLE SOUZA / JUSTIN BONSIGNORE MOTORSPORTS – RIVERHEAD, NY – Saturday night’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at Riverhead Raceway came down to the final five laps, with the two championship contenders battling it out to the finish.
At the checkered flag, Justin Bonsignore scored his 11th career Riverhead Raceway victory, tying Mike Ewanitkso for the most all-time at the New York bullring. The win was also his 40th career in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour competition and fifth of the 2023 season.
Bonsignore is one of just four drivers in the history of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour to win 40 events. He is currently just two wins behind tying Ted Christopher for third on the all-time list.
With the win, Bonsignore took over the points lead over Ron Silk with just three races remaining in the season. Silk finished third on Saturday after the two battled down the stretch.
“Tying Mike Ewanitsko has been a goal of mine since I was fortunate enough to start winning races here on the Whelen Modified Tour,” Bonsignore said. “I wish he was here tonight, but I’m sure I will get something funny in texts later tonight. It was a heavyweight fight for sure tonight. This is an awesome event that everyone here puts together to keep racing going on Long Island and honor Ed Partridge. The momentum has been on our side lately – onto North Wilkesboro in two weeks.”
The next event on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule is set for Saturday, September 30, as the series heads to North Wilkesboro Speedway, one of the most historic tracks in NASCAR history.