After a more than two-year battle with cancer, longtime New England Modified racer Jim Boniface passed away Saturday morning in New Hampshire.

Jim Boniface, seen here in a 2011 VMRS event at Canaan Fair Speedway (NH), was a longtime Modified campaigner throughout New England.  (Speed51.com photo)

Jim Boniface, seen here in a 2011 VMRS event at Canaan Fair Speedway (NH), was a longtime Modified campaigner throughout New England. (Speed51.com photo)

The Winchester, New Hampshire driver was a longtime competitor at the hometown Monadnock Speedway, where he amassed dozens of victories in more than 20 years of competition.  Boniface also was a 10-year veteran of the Valenti Modified Racing Series.

Boniface had already been battling lymphoma when he competed in his final VMRS races in 2013 before also being diagnosed with mesothelioma.  He scored top-10 finishes in two of the three events, both at his home track of Monadnock.

Speed51.com extends prayers and condolences to the Boniface family, including his wife Lori and children Kyle and Sheena.

 

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Longtime Modified Competitor Jim Boniface Passes