Bonsignore Wins At Riverhead;
Rookie Chase Dowling Earns Best Career NWMT Finish With 3rd Place At Riverhead
A NASCAR Hometracks Press Release w/ Dowling Motorsports addition
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – Justin Bonsignore joined elite company Saturday night when he drove to a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season sweep of events at Riverhead Raceway.
Bonsignore grabbed the lead from Doug Coby on Lap 115 and held on through six caution restarts to take down a third career victory at his home track, and second in two tries in 2015.
A 12th and final caution came out on Lap 199 just after Bonsignore had taken the white flag in his No. 51 M3 Technology Chevrolet, and he came around to a yellow-checkered. It was the eighth career victory overall for the Holtsville, New York native.
In the process he became just the fifth driver in 31 years of Whelen Modified Tour racing to sweep a season at the venerable Long Island bullring.
Coby and his No. 2 Dunleavy’s Repair/A&J Romano Construction Chevrolet finished second, while rookie Chase Dowling, Donny Lia and Eric Goodale rounded out the top-five.
Tom Rogers Jr – who won his second-consecutive Coors Light Pole Award at Riverhead earlier in the day – finished sixth.
Woody Pitkat, championship points leader Ryan Preece, Todd Szegedy and rookie Jeff Goodale completed the top-10.
Pitkat gained one point on Preece, who now leads by a single tally with three races remaining on the schedule.
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will be back in action Saturday, Sept. 26 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the F.W. Webb 100.
2015 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Rookie of the Year candidate, Chase Dowling, wheeled his #9 Dunleavy's Truck and Trailer Service/S&S Paving/JT Motorsports Chevrolet to an astounding 3rd place finish at the tough 1/4 mile bullring in Riverhead, New York.
Dowling leads the NWMT Rookie of the Year title quest. Chase is now sitting 11th in the NWMT Season Championship standings.