Sully Tinio (right) possessed the No. 44 modifieds that Bobby Santos III (left) competed on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour for years. (Michael Ivins/NASCAR image)

BELLINGHAM, Mass. – Longtime NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour group proprietor Salvatore “Sully” Tinio has actually died.

Tinio was 72 years of ages as well as invested a lot of his life at the race course.

From 2011 to 2018, Tinio was the proprietor of the No. 44 Tinio Racing group on the Whelen Modified Tour. Despite just fielding a permanent group two times, Tinio Racing constantly fielded an affordable group whenever turning up to the track.

“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Sully Tinio during this difficult time,” Tour Director Jimmy Wilson stated Sunday. “Sully’s competitive spirit and determination embodied the best attributes of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. He built a rich legacy as a winning car owner and dear friend to many, and his presence will be missed.”

In 8 periods on the Whelen Modified Tour, Tinio Racing racked up 11 posts as well as 11 race triumphes, consisting of a touch of 3 straight at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with 2010 Tour champ Bobby Santos behind the wheel.

The last win for the group can be found in July of 2018 at Loudon, when Santos nipped Chase Dowling by .007 secs.

According to RaceDayCT, Tinio Motorsports was preparing a go back to competitors for the 2021 period in pick Modified races with Santos behind the wheel, readied to start in April.

Source speedsport.com