Justin Bonsignore, driver of the #51 Phoenix Communications Chevrolet drives in the practice round during the Thompson 150 for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, Connecticut on September 3, 2020. (Billie Weiss/NASCAR)
Justin Bonsignore, driver of the #51 Phoenix Communications Chevrolet drives in the practice round during the Thompson 150 for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, Connecticut on September 3, 2020. (Billie Weiss/NASCAR)

PRACTICE: Justin Bonsignore Continues Torrid Pace At Thompson

THOMPSON, Conn. — In a surprise to no one, Justin Bonsignore was fastest at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Thursday.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship points leader paced the one-hour practice session for the evening’s Thompson 150. The event marks the tour’s 2020 return to the historic .625-mile paved oval.

Bonsignore drove the No. 51 Phoenix Communications LLC. Chevrolet to a fast lap of 18.974 seconds (118.583 mph).

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The Long Island driver has 12 career wins at Thompson, including seven wins and a second in the last eight races.

Doug Coby, the only other winner at Thompson in the last two years, was second quick at 19.013 (118.340).

Timmy Solomito, the 2016 Icebreaker winner at Thompson, was third quick at 19.015 (118.328). Chris Pasteryak and Ron Silk were fourth and fifth, respectively.

Ronnie Williams, Eric Goodale, Craig Lutz, Ryan Preece, and Jon McKennedy rounded out the top 10. Preece, the former NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion and current NASCAR Cup Series driver, is making his first tour start of the year.

Qualifying is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET, with the race at 8 p.m. on TrackPass on NBC Gold.