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Donny Lia: A Competitor On Any Scale

WEST BABYLON, N.Y. (Feb. 1, 2008) -- Whether he is gripping the steering wheel of a 600-horsepower ride on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, or a remote at his RC race track, Donny Lia enjoys racing on any scale.

In his fifth full season on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 2007, Lia collected six victories en route to becoming the 60th champion in the Modified division's long and storied history with NASCAR. But before he was ever a NASCAR champion, the Jericho, N.Y., resident had already piloted his RC (remote-controlled) car to a national title.

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2007 Whelen Modified Tour Official Race Results

Overview: A race-by-race recap of the current season, showing pole and race winners.

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Whelen Extends Sponsorship Through 2016

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 18, 2007) -- Whelen Engineering's relationship with NASCAR racing continues to grow and flourish, evidenced by the fact that it was announced last Friday that the company is extending its entitlement sponsorship for both of NASCAR's Modified Tours -- the NASCAR Whelen Modified and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tours -- through 2016. > More

NASCAR Celebrates 60 Years of Modified Champions

DAYTONA, Fla. (Dec. 18, 2007) -- Red Byron was the first. In 1948, Byron won the first sanctioned NASCAR event -- in a Modified -- and went on to win the 1948 NASCAR Modified Division championship.

Last Friday night at the Mohegan Sun Resort, Donny Lia was officially crowned the 2007 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, making him the 60th Modified champion in NASCAR history. And with Lia's coronation, NASCAR and series sponsor Whelen Engineering kicked off a celebration of the rich legacy of NASCAR's Modified division that will last throughout 2008.

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