The birth of Visconti Motorsports dates back to the late 1950’s and 60’s where John “Cookie” Visconti would spend weeknights preparing his race car for the Friday and Saturday night races at famed short tracks: Freeport Speedway, Islip Speedway and Riverhead Raceway. Cookie would go on to race at these tracks for the next 20 plus years while becoming an icon in the racing industry. Cookie’s career would take him to some of the most prestigious racing facilities throughout the North East.
After Cookie retired in the mid 80’s, his son John Visconti III wanted to get behind the wheel. Starting in go-karts and legend cars, John quickly found success by winning championships across the nation. The exposure and tour experience in the legend cars would be valuable for the team’s next adventure.
In 2015, John Visconti decided to take the team in a different direction by stepping into the team owner role and handing the seat over to some of the young talent in the Crate Modified Series at Riverhead Raceway. As a rookie in the Crate Modified class, the IGA sponsored team placed top 5 in 15 of 17 races while also capturing their first feature win and finishing 4thin the standings. In 2017, the team was excited about the expansion of the Modified presence as it added a number of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events to the schedule.
While traveling the East Coast with the Modified team, John and wife Marie were introduced to the NASCAR K&N Series which would become their next racing venture.
2018, the team’s first year competing in the East Series, would exceed all expectations as they competed at a high level. The team competed in 7 select races, earning 6 top 10 finishes, 3 top 5’s, and a trip to victory lane at the famed New Hampshire Motor Speedway with driver Brandon McReynolds.
Turning the page to 2020, the team will be working with young 16-year-old Giovanni Bromante. Bromante’s development in racing started out with a bang, as he captured two wins in his first two starts in the super late model division. His early success opened team owner John Visconti’s eyes and the team looks to build upon its strong foundation as a powerhouse team in the NASCAR ARCA Menards Series. Giovanni will be competing with Visconti Motorsports for the ARCA Menards East Championship, additional ARCA races, and select NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races in 2020.