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Two seasons, 29 races, five poles, 18 top fives, 24 top 10s, 10 wins, two championships.
That's the line that the pairing of driver Donny Lia and owner Bob Garbarino has produced in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.
Prior to the 2007 season, Lia had won a respectable five races and recorded 30 top-10 finishes with 10 poles in 81 starts as a driver and owner of his own team. Garbarino had numerous wins while fielding top-notch teams for four decades. Neither had a Whelen Modified Tour championship to their credit, however.> More
In addition to Bob Garbarino, the other Bob has had a pretty good run with the "Mystic Missile" team in recent seasons as well.
Crew chief Bob Mueller has been around racing almost as long as car owner Bob Garbarino, but when the car's driver Donny Lia is asked to describe Mueller, the usual buzzwords to characterize a veteran like "experience" or "wisdom" aren't the first things that comes to mind.> More
For the second time in three seasons, Bob Garbarino is a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion.
As owner of the No. 4 "Mystic Missile," Garbarino and driver Donny Lia have won a third of the race's they've entered together as a team, and are two-for-two in championship chases.> More
The 25th Season of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour was one of the most competitive in recent memory as five drivers entered the final race of the season with a mathematical shot at the championship.
As the green flag dropped on the season finale at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway on Oct. 25, however, it was a two-horse race for the 2009 crown between Donny Lia and Ryan Preece. The pair had an eventful season to get to that point, one that is sure to be memorable for both.> More
THOMPSON, Conn. – Donny Lia led the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in victories in 2009, but in the end, it was a fourth-place finish in the season finale Sunday in the World Series of Speedway Racing presented by Xtra Mart that was enough to give the Jericho, N.Y., native his second Tour championship in the last three years.> More
THOMPSON, Conn. -- Defending race winner Ted Christopher posted the fastest lap Sunday morning for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour finale at Thompson International Speedway.
Christopher had a lap of 18.680 seconds (120.450). Points leader Donny Lia was second fastest at 18.759 (119.942). Lia, who won the last time the tour raced at Thompson on Sept. 3, enters the final race with a 26-point lead over Ryan Preece. Preece was 12th fastest in practice.> More
THOMPSON, Conn. – Due to persistent rain, there will be no on-track activity on Saturday for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour at the World Series of Speedway Racing presented by Xtra Mart at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway.
The Whelen Modified Tour was scheduled to practice and qualify for the season finale on Saturday, but with rain at the speedway, the starting lineup for Sunday’s 150-lap race will now be set by the rulebook. Practice is scheduled for Sunday at 12:30 p.m.> More
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When the green flag drops on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s season finale – the World Series of Speedway Racing presented by Xtra Mart – this Sunday at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway, the waiting game will finally be over.> More
In the NASCAR world, a crew member is the backbone of any team that helps a driver achieve success on the track. Throughout the season, we will profile the men and women behind the scenes.
This week’s profile features David Hill, team manager and crew chief of the Hillbilly Racing No. 79 Modified driven by James Civali.> More
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Due to an ominous forecast that includes the possibility of rain and snow in the area throughout the weekend, NASCAR officials and Thompson International Speedway have decided to postpone the World Series of Speedway Racing presented by Xtra Mart, the season finale for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.> More