Tinio Racing & Santos Prepare for 2014 Campaign
Bobby Santos, III of Franklin, MA said he would return to Tinio Racing next season. “As of right now, I would say (I am) 99 percent sure we’re going to run the full (Whelen Modified) Tour with Tinio,” Santos said. “That’s the plan and as far as the open wheel racing, I’m not positive what direction I’m going to go … I’m not sure how much and with who quite yet.”
“I want that to be my priority this year,” Santos said. “I think that we’ve learned a lot the last couple of years and we should be a contending team. I feel like we have an awesome team. … The one thing we’re lacking is a little bit of tour experience as a team but I think each year it’s gotten better. I think our third year together here we’re going to be real solid.”
Although Santos has competed on the Whelen Modified Tour since 2004, it will only be his third full season. Two conflicting dates with USAC races forced Santos to miss Monadnock and Riverhead last year. Santos drove Bob Garbarino’s Mystic Missile in 2010-11, where he captured the 2010 series title. Santos has made 21 starts since he joined Sully Tinio’s team at the start of the 2012 season. With two wins in each of the past two seasons, Santos’ average start is 5.6 and average finish is 10.3.