JENNERSTOWN, Pa. — Justin Bonsignore dominated the first trip to Jennerstown Speedway last year, and let the second visit slip away.
Saturday night, the Long Island driver almost did both in the Jennerstown Salutes 150 presented by DGV.
Instead, he walked away with his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win of 2021 and his 30th of his career.
Bonsignore won his 15th career Mayhew Tools Pole Award and led nearly the entire event. A slip off Turn 2 of the white flag lap nearly sent him for a spin. But he righted it and fended off the fiece challenge from Doug Coby to drive the No. 51 Coastal Fiber LLC Chevrolet across the finish line .112 seconds ahead of his rival.
Coby, who passed Bonsignore late to steal the win last time out at Riverhead Raceway, settled for second. Craig Lutz, the winner in the tour’s second race at Jennerstown last year, finished third.
Woody Pitkat was fourth and Patrick Emerling fifth.
Emerling’s finish, along with a short night by Eric Goodale (18th after a lap 103 wreck), allowed him to build a xx point lead in the championship standings after four races. The two entered the night tied for first.
Jon McKennedy was sixth, followed by Kyle Bonsignore, JB Fortin, Tommy Catalano and Dave Sapienza.
The Jennerstown Salutes 150 presented by DGV streamed live on TrackPass on NBC Gold, and will re-air on NBCSN on Thursday, June 3 at 5 p.m. ET. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will return to action with the Steel Palace 150 at New York’s Oswego Speedway on Saturday, June 12.