Justin Bonsignore’s remarkable string of good luck went south in the South Boston 150.
Bonsignore started the South Boston 150 in the sixth position. However, by Lap 17, the reigning and defending champion found himself into the outside wall on the backstretch after being hooked from behind.
“We just got hooked,” Bonsignore said. “I made a bad decision behind a lapped car. I thought someone would have cut me a break, but they didn’t. We just got hooked on the backstretch. Everybody could see that. It’s tough.”
Bonsignore was able to take the No. 51 into the garage area for repairs and return to the race before retiring after running 93 laps.
This is his first DNF since Bristol in 2016.
“We’ve had a good string of races here,” he said. “That is our first DNF in a very long. Unfortunately, it is going to happen in this deal. You have to bounce back.”
For Bonsignore, the goal is to rebound next weekend at Thomspon Speedway Motorsports Park, where he has won the last four NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events.