Donny Lia of Jericho, NY enters the NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler at Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway Sunday with a new combination. He is driving the No. 8 car for Mark Sypher. The two-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) champion finished eighth at Thompson, his first Icebreaker top ten in the last three events. It was the best finish for the team since debuting an LFR Chassis at New Hampshire last September.
Lia has the third-best average finish of active drivers (behind Todd Szegedy and Rowan Pennink). Lia has one win, four top fives, and eight top tens in his last nine Stafford races.
“Stafford is just a place that’s always been good to me,” Lia said. “I guess it kind of fits my driving style well. It’s just a track that I always enjoy going to and when you enjoy going somewhere, going to a specific track, you always seem to do better there. … Stafford’s definitely on that list of tracks that I really like racing at.”