Justin Bonsignore Completes NAPA Spring Sizzler 200 Practice Sweep At Stafford

Justin Bonsignore (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)

STAFFORD – Justin Bonsignore backed up the fast laps of the opening practice session for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour by leading the way in the second session Saturday at Stafford Speedway in preparation for Sunday’s NAPA Spring Sizzler 200. 

Bonsignore toured the half-mile oval at Stafford with a fast lap of 17.820 seconds in the second practice session Saturday. He led the way in the first session at 17.882 seconds. 

Bonsigore, the reigning Whelen Modified Tour champion, is looking for his first career series victory at Stafford. 

Five-time Whelen Modified Tour champion and current points leader Doug Coby, backed up a second place showing in the first practice by sticking behind Bonsignore in second in the second session at 17.840 seconds. 

Chase Dowling was third in the second session at 17.940 seconds. 

Rob Summers (17.952) and Ron Silk (17.972) rounded out the top-five during the second practice. 

Whelen Modified Tour qualifying takes place later this afternoon.

Final (Second) Practice Results

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  1. Perception has nothing to do with reality but my perception is that Coby and Bonsignor are kind of in a league of their own. Best funded teams, best equipment, best crews. Not to say the other teams are not really good it’s just those two teams have no real obvious weakness and can win at most any track.
    OK so the practice times they logged will be interesting to compare to the qualifying times they post this weekend. Interesting to see if teams will make wholesale changes and improve their times significantly or maybe experiment and fall off a bit.
    Have to say the Cole/Fifield race for second to last place is a puzzler. SK Light rookie Stephen Chapman turned a faster lap then Fifield and 20 of the 26 SK’s that practiced turned a lap faster then Cole’s fastest.
    That’s spending an unGodly amount of money to get participation recognition in the record books seems to me. All I can figure is Cole is racking up starts because he’s second to Tomaino I think and Fifield is recognized as the only woman. Or maybe it like camping, owning a boat or traveling overseas. It’s entertainment.
    It’s just all the money spent to be second to last……

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