Donny Lia    8

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Owner Mark Sypher
Crew Chief Don Barker
Birthdate Nov. 8, 1980
Hometown Jericho, N.Y.
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Donny Lia

No. 8 Sypher Construction/Bardahl Chevrolet (LFR)

Career Highlights

  • The 2007 and 2009 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion
  • Is a race winner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

 

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Statistics

Year Rank Races Wins Poles Top 5s Top 10s
2001 53 2 0 0 0 0
2002 37 6 0 0 0 0
2003 10 18 1 1 3 4
2004 8 19 1 4 5 8
2005 6 18 2 3 5 10
2006 8 16 1 2 5 7
2007 1 16 6 3 11 13
2008 45 2 0 0 1 1
2009 1 13 4 2 7 11
2011 34 3 0 0 1 1
2012 4 14 1 1 9 9
2013 3 14 1 2 7 8
2014 11 13 0 2 3 6
2015 7 15 0 1 6 9
2016 4 12 0 0 4 8
TOTALS   181 17 21 67 95

WINS:  17 – Riverhead (8/2/03), Riverhead (8/7/04), Waterford (6/25/05), Riverhead (8/6/05), Waterford (10/8/06), Stafford (4/29/07), Stafford (5/25/07), Thompson (6/21/07), New Hampshire (6/30/07), Riverhead (8/8/07), Martinsville (9/1/07), New Hampshire (6/27/09), Bristol (8/19/09), Thompson (9/3/09), Stafford (10/4/09), Thompson (8/9/12), Stafford (9/29/13)

POLES:  21 – Lake Erie (6/14/03), Beech Ridge (7/17/04), Seekonk (7/31/04), Stafford (8/25/04), Stafford (9/26/04), Stafford (4/25/05), Stafford (7/3/05), Stafford (10/2/05), Stafford (4/30/06), Thompson (9/10/06), Mansfield (8/23/07), Thompson (9/23/07), Martinsville (9/1/07), Thompson (9/3/09), Stafford (10/4/09), New Hampshire (9/22/12), Bristol (8/21/13), Stafford (9/29/13), Waterford (6/21/14), Thompson (8/14/14), Waterford (5/30/15)

Year-by-year Whelen Modified Tour Recap

2015: Recorded top 10s in nine of 15 events ... After a tough first half, he rallied with top 10s in each of the final six races ... Best run of the year was a runner-up in the July New Hampshire event.  2014: Recorded three top fives and an additional trio of top 10s ... Best finishes were runner-up efforts at Waterford and the Thompson World Series.  2013: Ranked third in the final standings with a win, two poles and eight top 10s in 14 outings ... Win came from the pole in the Stafford Fall Final ... Also earned the pole for the Bristol combo race, and set the track qualifying record in the process ... Led laps in four of the season's final five races.  2012: Finished fourth in points in his full-time return to the tour ... Won at Thompson in August and recorded nine top 10s across the 14-race schedule ... Was the September New Hampshire pole winner ... Completed a tour-high 2,054 of 2,062 total laps during the season.  2011: Made three starts with a best finish of third in the Stafford Fall Final.  2009: Earned second NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour title on the strength of four wins, two poles and 11 top 10s in 13 starts.  2008: Made two tour starts while competing as a rookie in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.  2007: Dominant campaign netted his first Whelen Modified Tour title and first for longtime car owner Bob Garbarino … Recorded six wins, three poles and 13 top 10s in 16 starts … Clinched crown with one race remaining.  2006: Finished eighth in points with a win and two Coors Light Pole Awards.  2005: Finished sixth in points and notched two wins.  2004: Finished eighth in points with one win and earned the season Coors Light Pole Award.  2003: Finished 10th in points and collected first career win at Riverhead in August.  2002: Finished 37th in points.  2001: Raced in two events.

Noteworthy

The 2003 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Rookie of the Year … 2000 Riverhead Rookie of the Year in the legends division … 2001 Riverhead modified Rookie of the Year … Has three career modified wins at Riverhead … Won the 2004 North-South Shootout … Has 39 career starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and a win at Mansfield (Ohio) Motorsports Park in 2008 … Also has one appearance each in NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour action … Full first name is Domenick.