THOMPSON, Conn. — Justin Bonsignore looks to be unstoppable at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.
The Holtsville, New York, driver was fastest in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice for the Bud “King of Beers” 150 on Wednesday afternoon, and followed that up by scoring his third pole award of the season in qualifying.
Bonsignore toured the 0.625-mile oval with a fast time of 18.817 seconds behind the wheel of the No. 51 Phoenix Communications Inc. Chevrolet. He will look to score his third Thompson victory of the season and fifth overall when the green flag drops later this evening.
Doug Coby, who was in Victory Lane last time on track at Stafford Motor Speedway, will join Bonsignore on the front row. Coby posted a lap of 18.901 seconds behind the wheel of the No. 2 Mayhew Tools Chevrolet, as he gets set to seek his sixth career victory on the high-banks.
Chase Dowling, who is still looking for his first career Whelen Modified Tour victory, will start the Bud “King of Beers” 150 in third spot. Craig Lutz and Bobby Santos III rounded out the top five in qualifying.
Jon McKennedy was sixth, followed by Matt Swanson, Timmy Solomito, Rob Summers and Eric Goodale.
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During qualifying, Ronnie Williams, who was second in practice for the Bud “King of Beers” 150, spun in turn two and made contact with the outside wall, dropping fluid down on the track. Williams was forced to withdraw from the race, along with Walter Sutcliffe, Jr., who also had an issue in qualifying and will not race in the Bud 150.
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to the track for the green flag at 7:45 p.m.
The Bud “King of Beers” 150 will air on NBCSN on Wednesday, August 15, at 7 p.m.