Justin Bonsignore Looks For Another Milestone Whelen Mod Tour Thompson Speedway Win

(Press release from Souza Media)

Justin Bonsignore celebrates victory in a Whelen Modified Tour event last year at Thompson Speedway (Photo: Shawn Courchesne/RaceDayCT)

Coming off his 41st career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory at Richmond Raceway last week, Justin Bonsignore will be back to the track this weekend in New England. 

As the race season kicks-off in the area with the annual Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, the third race of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season will take place on Sunday, set for 150 laps.

Bonsignore enters the race just one victory away from tying Ted Christopher for third on the all-time Whelen Modified Tour wins list. He is also currently tied with Christopher with 13 career Thompson wins for second all-time, at Thompson specifically. Bonsignore has been to Victory Lane in eight of the last 14 Tour races at the Connecticut oval.

In 43 career Thompson starts, Bonsignore has over 815 laps led and top-five finishes in over half of his starts. He will be back behind the wheel of the Kenneth Massa Motorsports, Ryan Stone prepared, No. 51 Phoenix Communications entry.

“Thompson has always been one of my favorite tracks on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule,” Bonsignore said. “Having the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour back at Icebreaker weekend is important to kick-off the New England season. We know the fans in New England have been waiting all winter to see some racing. We have some momentum on our side after our Richmond win and we’re looking forward to getting back to Thompson this weekend.”

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event at Thompson is a one-day show, Sunday only. NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice will roll from 12:30-1:30 p.m., followed by Mayhew Tools qualifying at 3:30 p.m. The green flag for the Icebreaker 150 is slated to fall at 4:30 p.m., live on FloRacing.TV. Event tickets for the race will be available at the track on Sunday. The Icebreaker also includes a full lineup of racing on Saturday for local divisions and Open Modifieds.

For the latest information on three-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Justin Bonsignore, fans are encouraged to visit JustinBonsignore.com and follow his Athlete page on Facebook for updates.


Justin Bonsignore, 36, is a three-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion driver for Ken Massa Motorsports. Bonsignore picked up his first championship in 2018, and followed it up with two more in 2020 and 2021. Over 17 years of competing on NASCAR’s oldest touring series, Bonsignore has amassed 41 career wins, along with over 115 top-fives. His 41 wins ranks him fourth all-time on the series win list, just one behind the late Ted Christopher for third. Bonsignore also has 30 career Tour pole awards – also fourth on the all-time list. In the last six years with crew chief Ryan Stone, Bonsignore has 29 of his 41 wins. 

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