LIA CLOSES IN ON NASCAR
WHELEN MODIFIED TOUR TITLE
Donny Lia needs to finish ninth or better Sunday at Stafford (Conn.) Motor
Speedway’s Carquest Fall Final to be in position to win his first NASCAR
Whelen Modified Tour championship.
Lia (No. 4 Dodge) enters the second-to-last race with six
victories and a 155-point lead over second-place Todd Szegedy (No. 2
“I haven’t even thought about it,” Lia said. “Whatever it is,
it is. We’re just going to do our thing. We’re going to go to the race and
try to win, no different than what we’ve done all year long. We’re certainly
not going to change that going into this weekend.”
* If Lia finishes ninth or
better at Stafford, he would wrap up the championship by starting the World
Series at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway Oct. 14.
* And if Lia gains 25 points on
Szegedy at Stafford, he would clinch the championship there.
Szegedy currently has 2091 points. If he wins the final two
races, he would finish with 2451.
Lia has 2246 points. A ninth-place finish at Stafford (138
points) and a last-place at Thompson (67 points) would give him 2451. In the
event of the tie, Lia would win the tiebreaker by virtue of more wins, six
With third-place James Civali (No. 28 Ramar-Hall/Liberty
Limousine Chevrolet) trailing Lia by 285 points, Szegedy is the only driver
with a mathematical chance of overtaking Lia.
Christley/NASCAR WMT PR
September 27, 2007