LONG ISLAND, N.Y. -– Donny Lia and Mark Sypher have joined forces to run the 2015 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) in the No. 8 Chevrolet.
Lia, the 2007 and 2009 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, is looking forward to this new opportunity. In late October, it was announced that the two-time champion would be parting ways with Mystic Missile Racing, which he had raced for since 2007.
“I’m really excited about this new challenge,” said Lia. “I want to thank Mark for his interest in partnering with me and for the opportunity to drive his cars. We’re really creating a new team from the ground up and it’s exciting to have this fresh start.”
Sypher, who has been a NWMT team owner for nine years, is excited about the opportunity to combine resources with Lia and build a championship contending team in 2015.
“Joining forces with Donny is going to put us in a great position for 2015,” said Sypher. “I do want to note that I wish Glenn Reen the best in his next opportunity. He’s a hard working individual and did a great job with what we had. This decision primarily is based on combining resources with Donny to create a better race team and contend for a championship this year.”
Lia, who has 17 wins in the touring series, will pilot a LFR Chassis in 2015.
“I really think we’ll have a championship winning team right out of the gate,” continued Lia. “We’ve got good cars, good motors and some good people. I’ll have a few guys coming back from my #18 days, which I’m really excited about. There’s no reason why we couldn’t compete for wins right away.”
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season opens up with the Icebreaker race at Thompson Speedway on April 10-12.
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