Story By: KYLE SOUZA / JUSTIN BONSIGNORE MOTORSPORTS – HOLTSVILLE, NY – Justin Bonsignore’s busy stretch of Modified racing continues this Saturday, July 24, at Star Speedway in Epping, New Hampshire.
The Tri Track Open Modified Series is heading back to the track for their third race of the season, and Bonsignore will drive the Jimmy Paige prepared No. 00 in the 125-lap special event.
The race is the 10th annual SBM classic — showcasing some of the top talent in all of Modified racing from across the country, with a purse of more than $65,000 on the line, with multiple special awards. The base purse to win the race is $6,000. The last time Bonsignore was at Star Speedway, on May 22, he was running inside the top-five with Tri Track late in the race before an overheating issue sidelined him from the finish.
Since then, the series had practice at Seekonk Speedway on June 30 in preparation for a $10,000 to win race, but it was postponed to August 25 due to a power outage at the track. He’s hoping the May tune-up at Star was enough to prepare the team for success this time.
“We’ve definitely been hitting on something since the first time at Star and had fast cars at the track right off the truck,” Bonsignore said. “Bummed that we couldn’t get the Seekonk race in before the postponement last time out, because I felt like we had a really good car. We were strong at Star in May before our issue, and I’m really excited to have a shot at winning this race. Hopefully we can start towards the front, lead some laps, hit the pit strategy and be in contention for the win.”
The schedule for Saturday’s race events begins with Tri Track practice from 1:30-2:30 p.m., with qualifying heats set to begin just after 3:30 p.m. The 10th annual SBM 125 is set to take the green flag at approximately 6:30 p.m.