Staten Island man arrested for driving his NASCAR modified on Southern State Parkway

John Visconti of Staten Island led State Troopers on a wild 170 mile per hour chase late Wednesday night. After a two hour high speed chase Visconti was finally apprehended when he pitted for tires and fuel.
In a statement from his lawyer, Visconti was quoted as saying … I was just shaking this thing down before practice on Saturday.
Visconti is being held on $100,000 bond.
His wife wasn’t available for comment.