BONSIGNORE WINS VMRS TITLE
day one, 26-year old Justin Bonsignore, of
Holtsville, NY, let it be known he intended to
compete for a championship. He wanted to produce
another title for noted car owner/builder Art Barry,
of Preston CT.
Bonsignore made it happen Saturday night when he
wheeled the Spearpoint Racing/Spafco Modified to a
14th place finish in the VMRS 75-lap season finale
at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Thompson, CT.
The result. The 2014 Valenti Modified Racing Series
Bonsignore finished 19-points ahead of last years
champion Rowan Pennink.
The win was car owner Art Barry’s second VMRS
championship. Barry won the title with then driver
Jon McKennedy in 2012.
A humbled Bonsignore knows how special it is to win
for a well-respected car owner who has been putting
winning race cars on the track for over 60-years.
“It feels amazing, especially to do it with Art and
Kenny with such a long history of modified racing.
It’s nice to be the driver to get them a second
title with the series,” said the new champion.
Bonsignore continued, “ It was an amazing year. A
couple of hiccups along the way made it a little
closer than we would have liked. 11 podium finishes
in 17 races and a championship. I’m very proud of
Bonsignore summed it up,” These guys do a great job
preparing the car.. I just show up and drive it. I
am very honored and very proud to win a championship
with Art and Kenny Barry. Everybody leaves Kenny out
of it and shouldn’t. He’s been around a long time.
He orchestrated that whole repair during the red
flag. He did a really good job. He’s a big part of
this team. I’m very proud to be a part of the Spafco
Bonsignore and the Barry team will be at a different
podium in December, accepting the hardware and
accolades that goes with being champions.
Source: John Spence Sr / Valenti Modified Racing Series
October 21, 2014