Justin Bonsignore Looking To Get First Stafford Win At Whelen Mod Tour NAPA Spring Sizzler

(Press release from Kenneth Massa Motorsports)

Justin Bonsignore (Photo: Adam Glanzman/NASCAR)

Round two of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season, set for Sunday, April 25, brings Justin Bonsignore back to Stafford Motor Speedway with high hopes of earning his first career win at the half-mile.

In 38 previous starts at Stafford, Bonsignore has a best finish of second, but is hoping the beginning of the 2021 season will be the time to end the winless streak. Bonsignore and his Kenneth Massa Motorsports team are coming off a solid third-place finish to open the Whelen Modified Tour season at Martinsville Speedway, and hoping to carry momentum to Stafford. 

“We have been getting closer and closer every time we go there,” Bonsignore said. “I was really happy with the way 2019 went, and optimistic going into 2020, but then COVID hit and by the time we went back there, we were mostly points racing, but were still a top three car. If we could pull it off in the Spring Sizzler, it would make all of the pains there go away.”

Bonsignore, who is in search of his third Whelen Modified Tour championship this season (2018 & 2020), knows Stafford will play a major role in the title battle, with three of the remaining 13 races set to be contested there. He is looking to continue a streak of 16 consecutive top-five finishes in Whelen Modified Tour competition dating back to the end of the 2019 season.

“It has been proven the last bunch of years that you have to finish in the top-five in all of the races in order to have a shot at the championship,” Bonsignore said.

Different from previous years, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour portion of NAPA Spring Sizzler weekend is just one day. The one and only practice session of Spring Sizzler Sunday lasts from 11:35-12:35 p.m., while Mayhew Tools qualifying begins at 3 p.m. The NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler is scheduled to take the green flag at 5 p.m.

The race will air live via NBC Sports Gold and their TrackPass platform, where fans can watch the remaining 13 Whelen Modified Tour races for just $2.99 per month. The race is also scheduled to air via tape-delay on NBCSN on Thursday, April 29 at 5:30 p.m.

For more information on Justin Bonsignore, visit JustinBonsignore.com and follow him on Facebook.


  1. Any idea what plan is ?? Rain Sunday.

  2. Camerissa says

    I can remember waiting in the pits at Thompson on various Sundays for the clock to hit noon. There was a strict rule in CT that no race car engine could be started before 12:00. I see they are scheduled to begin practice at 11:30 and it brought back those memories. Maybe an old blue law that has been changed?

  3. What are the odds for JBon?

  4. Does anyone know how to read??

  5. Seems like we’ve pretty well established that there will be no Thompson like one day extravaganza nor was it ever a possibility.
    If you’re going to have weather for an event it’s good that it’s a wash out so alternative plans can be made early. on.
    There is however the huge opener at Stafford, it’s own self contained event, big and something to look forward to. When the Pro Stocks got cut at Stafford a lot of teams were knee capped and it left a huge hole as far as their racing interests were concerned. Not the first return but arguably the biggest return of arguably the most competitive Super Late Model series in the Northeast as the NHMS event showed. Complete with an array of big names as well as home boys trying to spoil the GSPSS regulars party.
    Plus the SK’s and that by itself would be a big deal seeing the result of all the developments over the winter. You have the elite 4 or 5 that will probably continue to dominate but Hodgdon has reloaded with some top notch equipment, the Narducci/Bear entry is a new wrinkle and the rookies just looking to survive. Late Models will be terrific, the Streets with 4 or five hard core teams that will be outstanding right out of the gate and even the LLM’s have some new blood.
    Tell you one thing NASCAR, you sit on the TTOMS Saturday date and screw up plans that were established long ago it won’t sit well with a lot of folks including drivers and race teams that support both series. Friday night with a rain date Sunday may not be ideal but it’s the proper thing to do under the circumstances.

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