RIVERHEAD, N.Y. — Justin Bonsignore keeps putting challengers in the rear view at Riverhead Raceway.
After posting the fastest time in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice, the Holtsville, New York, driver backed it up by winning the Mayhew Tools Pole Award Saturday for the evening’s Miller Lite 200.
Bonsignore piloted the No. 51 NCoastal Fiber LLC Chevrolet around the quarter-mile bullring in 11.431 seconds for a speed of 78.733 mph.
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Ron Silk qualified second at 11.438 (78.685), followed by Doug Coby at 11.443 (78.651).
Patrick Emerling and Timmy Solomito qualified fourth and fifth, respectively.
Eight of his 29 career wins have come at his home track, including his first career win in 2011 and the last four trips for the tour to the Long Island track.
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It is Bonsignore’s 15th career pole, but remarkably just his second at Riverhead.
Kyle Bonsignore qualified sixth Saturday, followed by Anthony Nocella, Tommy Catalano, Craig Lutz and JB Fortin.
Championship points leader Eric Goodale qualified 17th, while NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Preece – another former multi-race winner at Riverhead – qualified 13th.
The Miller Lite 200 will run at 8 pm and stream live on TrackPass on NBC Gold.