Media Picks Defending Champion to Repeat in 2011
Daytona Beach, FL – With the 2011 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season set to begin with the Icebreaker at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway this weekend, defending champion Bobby Santos has been tabbed the favorite to repeat by the tour’s media.
Santos, from Franklin, Mass., garnered 15 out of a possible 25 first-place votes and tallied 230 total points to enter the season as the championship favorite. In his first full-time season in 2010, Santos recorded four wins and 11 top 10s in 14 outings to earn his first Whelen Modified Tour crown.
While it may have been the first title for Santos, it was the third in four years for Mystic Missile Racing and longtime car owner Bob Garbarino. Last year’s success with Santos behind the wheel, and with the run in recent years by the team which remains intact, combined to make the No. 4 ‘Mystic Missile’ Dodge the overwhelming preseason favorite.