Archive for September 5th, 2007

Donny Lia to Drive Fourth BDR Truck at Loudon

donnyliamillerlite140.jpgHigh Point, NC — Bill Davis Racing announced today that Donny Lia, one of NASCAR’s Modified Superstars, will drive a fourth truck for the team in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at [Loudon] New Hampshire International Speedway Sept. 15.

The Jericho, N.Y., native has competed in many different series over the years, including the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.  Lia had already tamed two of the three most hallowed tracks on the Tour (Stafford [Conn.] Motor Speedway and New Hampshire International Speedway) this season, and he completed the sweep Saturday night when he captured the pole and a win at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.  It was his sixth victory of the season.

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Marilyn Angelillo Passes Away

nema.jpgMarilyn Angelillo was, officially, the Northeastern Midget Association’s secretary for many years. Unofficially, she was the club’s social director, points keeper, publicity agent, organizer, sounding board, problem solver and, most important, its conscienceMarilyn passed away Tuesday after a brave bout with cancer.

“Her contributions to our club over the years are many, far too many to count,” said NEMA President Mike Scrivani. “Saying she will be missed seems trite at this point, but Marilyn touched so many of us in positive ways. Whatever the problem, she was there for us. It is a sad time.”

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ACTion News – Sept. 5

John Donahue spent all of Saturday’s practice sessions at Thunder Road switching back and forth between a Dale Shaw chassis he campaigns on the American-Canadian Tour, and a Lefthander car kept for Thursday nights at The Road. The Shaw car would start off well, then fade a tick, then pick back up. The Lefthander would do the same, but both cars were as fast on old tires as any car could be, and, according to Donahue, “very comfortable.” Late in the day, Donahue, team owner Kendall Roberts, the National Guard #26 team, and recently-added crew chief Jeff Laquerre collectively made the decision to race the Shaw car in Sunday’s 29th Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200, and to take a shot at the $6,000 ACTion Super Series winner’s purse.

On lap 94, Donahue and company started to look like geniuses. That’s when the Shaw car moved past polesitter and race leader Scott Payea for the third and final time, and began its march toward the victory.

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L.W. Miller Hoping to Carry Momentum into Caraway

nwsmt.jpgDaytona Beach, FL — The drivers and teams of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will enjoy a little break before getting right back to racing with Saturday night’s 150-lap event at Caraway Speedway.

The Whelen Southern Modified Tour is two races into a three-race run that spans just seven days.

The journey began on Saturday at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway in a combination race with the Whelen Modified Tour and followed with Monday’s 150-lapper at Ace (N.C.) Speedway.Now the Whelen Southern Modified Tour is awaiting a return to racing action at Caraway in the Whelen Southern Modified Tour 150.
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