Third Win of 2009
Thompson, CT – For the second race in a row and the third time this year Donny Lia earned a trip to Victory Lane with his NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour triumph Thursday night in the Budweiser 150 presented by New England Dodge Dealers at Thompson International Speedway.
Following a win last time out at Bristol Motor Speedway on Aug. 19, Lia once again had a dominant car at Thompson. The Jericho, N.Y., native led three-different times Thursday night for 49 laps and got past Ted Christopher for the final time on Lap 140 after an intense back-and-fourth battle to earn his third win of the season.
Lia, the 2007 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, also won this year at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, site of the next race on the schedule. Thursday’s win was the 14th of his career overall, and his second at Thompson. Earlier in the day he also earned his 14th career Coors Light Pole Award.
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