Keepin’ It Real: Justin Bonsignore Looks for Lady Luck in Atlantic City

Editor’s Note:
Area Auto Racing News’ J.J. Andrews caught up with many of the drivers of the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Fueled by VP Racing Fuels heading into the NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Indoor Races at Boardwalk Hall. Excerpts from his Area Auto Racing News article will be broken down into multiple stories highlighting the drivers to watch this weekend.
The NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Indoor Races take place at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. Racing action kicks off Friday, January 27 and continues Saturday, January 28. Tickets for the event are available at or at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office.
Story By: J.J. Andrews
NASCAR Whelan tour modified driver Justin Bonsignore feels good about his chances at Boardwalk Hall. “I always go into every race feeling I am going to be a guy to beat. You have to go into these races with confidence. I feel we learned a lot at Allentown this year and I’m hoping we can build off of that at AC. We had a top 3 car each night at Allentown and I honestly think we were pretty far off on the car. So, if everything we changed for AC works like expected, I really think we can contend with the best of them. More than anything, we just need to have luck on our side.”

The driver of the 2014 Lafler Chassis, powered by a Dave Orange Racing Engines power plant, adds “The competition is extremely close and it’s getting tighter each race. The top 20-30 cars are all within a few tenths and that typically leads to more aggressive racing and more cautions. It just becomes extremely hard to pass when everyone is running the same speed, and some guys just ramp up the aggressiveness because of that. Not saying it’s the right way to race, but I have noticed that’s what it’s become. I also wouldn’t mind seeing the races called a little stricter, penalizing people for rough riding and stuff like that.”

Bonsignore has been running at Atlantic City for years, but only a few of them in the TQ division. “I have been racing at AC since 2008 in the kart division. I started running a TQ in 2015 for Teddy Christopher before purchasing my own car. We finished 3rd in the 2016 Gambler’s Classic, which is our best finish with the car so far.” Bonsignore owns the car himself these days, and wanted to thank some sponsors: Dunleavy Truck and Trailer Repair, Bertrand Motorsports, M3 Technology, Art’s Radiator, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.

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