High Five for Bonsignore
July 19, 2014 | 9:19 P.M. EST
Bonsignore celebrates his fifth career NWMT win. (Photo: Getty Images)
Justin Bonsignore made the late pass pay off as he drove to his fifth career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory in the O'Reilly 200 at Monadnock Speedway Saturday night.
Bonsignore drove underneath Ryan Preece on Lap 174 en route to the win. Preece had started second and led all but one lap to that point.
It was the second straight win at Monadnock for the Holtsville, New York, driver. It was also his second of 2014 as he opened the season with a win at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in April.
The race went caution-free, leaving just six cars on the lead lap at the checkered flag. Preece settled for second, followed by Eric Goodale, rookie Tommy Barrett Jr. and points leader Doug Coby.
Bonsignore won the Coors Light Pole Award earlier in the day, but Preece jumped to the lead on Lap 2 and held it until Bonsignore made his move.
Matt Hirschman finished sixth, followed by Patrick Emerling, Ted Christopher, Ron Silk and Ron Yuhas Jr.
With the win, Bonsignore moved to within four points of Coby in the championship points standings. Bobby Santos, who finished 11th, dropped to third in points -- eight behind Coby. Christopher is fourth, another five points back, while Preece moved up a spot to fifth.
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races next in the Call Before You Dig 8-1-1 150 at Stafford Motor Speedwway on Friday, Aug. 8.