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June 25, 2012 from Tinio Motorsports
MENDON, Mass.- In their first three races together, driver Bobby Santos and owner Sully Tinio have been very competitive, running in the top five for a good part of each event, and nearly winning the May NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event at the Stafford (Ct.) Motor Speedway.
“It’s a track that Sully has gone to (watch) and he said that it was his ultimate goal with this Modified to be able to race at Loudon,” Santos revealed. “I don’t think he expected it to happen this year, but he and everyone on the team is really excited to be able to race up there.”
Santos, who is a native of Franklin, Mass., hasn’t enjoyed as much success at NHMS, in limited starts, as he has at dozens of other tracks that he has raced on to become a USAC Pavement Sprint car and NASCAR Modified Tour Champion, so he is very excited to have another opportunity to show his talents on the ‘Magic Mile’.
“After I figured out that I wasn’t going to be able to run full time this year (in a Modified), I think the tour races that I really wanted to run were Loudon and Bristol (TN). I’m just wicked pumped for Loudon. It’s one of the most fun races on the tour. I’m excited with the way that we have run every time we have sat in that car this year.”
The new team is led by crew chief Steve Lemay and car chief Lawney Tinio. The rest of the crew includes Bobby Joyal, Danny Gamache, Ronnie Headquest, Jeff Perault, Mark Brochu, Tim Phillips, Kelly Lambert and Kevin Hammann. The car is a Troyer Chassis powered by a Billy The Kid engine.
At age 25, Santos has raced at 75 different race tracks, driving in 23 different styles of race cars. He has raced on dirt, asphalt, indoor tracks and road courses. Santos has won in nearly every type of race car he has driven, including his most recent win this past Friday in a USAC Midget car at the Iowa Speedway.
Tinio Motorsports would like to thank primary sponsors http://www.Imperialcars.com, a dealership in Mendon with a campus style setup, and three different dealerships in one, and the Tinio Corporation, which performs heavy equipment hauling, material hauling and construction for helping make this venture possible.
“My crew chief Steve Lemay is a really smart person,” Santos noted. “He has done a great job to this point and I don’t see why he won’t do a good job there as well. It’s been a lot of fun working with Steve and the Tinio Motorsports Team, so I am very much looking forward to this event.”