Justin Bonsignore, shown here earlier this year, completed a tire test Wednesday at Richmond Raceway. (Dick Ayers Photo)
Justin Bonsignore, shown here earlier this year, completed a tire test Wednesday at Richmond Raceway. (Dick Ayers Photo)

Bonsignore Completes Richmond Modified Tire Test

RICHMOND, Va. – Justin Bonsignore spent Tuesday morning and early afternoon taking laps around Richmond Raceway in Virginia behind the wheel of his No. 51 Phoenix Communications tour-type modified as part of a tire test.

Bonsignore took laps in preparation for the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 150, which is set for Friday, Sept. 10. The race will mark the return to the .750-mile oval for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour for the first time since 2002.

“To get Richmond Raceway back on the Whelen Modified Tour schedule — it’s definitely going to be a marquee event and one that everyone is going to want to win,” the two-time Whelen Modified Tour champion said. “Having the chance to be there, it’s a beautiful facility. Track President Dennis Bickmeier spent some time with us today, and he was really excited for the return of Modifieds. I think the track is going to race well — it should be an exciting race for the fans to watch.”

Tickets for the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 200 are currently available through Richmond Raceway. The race will come in the final month of the season, where Bonsignore and the rest of the competitors will compete in four races in four weeks to crown the series champion.

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