Owner Mike Boehler Looking To Get Ole Blue Back To Whelen Mod Tour Fulltime In 2015

The Boehler Racing Enterprises Ole Blue No. 3 on  the Whelen Modified Tour (Photo: Corey Sipkin/NASCAR)

The Boehler Racing Enterprises Ole Blue No. 3 on the Whelen Modified Tour (Photo: Corey Sipkin/NASCAR)

One of the most recognizable rides on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour could be returning to full-time competition in 2015.

Mike Boehler, owner of Boehler Racing Enterprises, said Wednesday he would like to return to running full-time with his team and their familiar No. 3 Ole Blue next season.

Boehler’s team ran just three Whelen Modified Tour events in 2014. Ted Christopher ran full-time for the team in 2013.

“I miss it a lot,” Boehler said. “It was tough in [2014]. I stay real busy with my kids and sports and working and doing all that, but it’s always fun to get back to the track and go watch the car compete. Everybody says they miss Ole Blue being out there and it isn’t the same without it on the track. That’s understandable. It’s kind of the way of life now. There’s many guys who have had to regroup or make the tough decision. Sometimes that’s tough. But we’re not dead. We want to get back going. We just need to team up with a driver that is decent and has some sponsors and try to round up a couple more myself and get back going again.”

Boehler ran the Spring Sizzler at Stafford in April with Jimmy Zacharias, but a hard wreck in the event ruined the team’s primary Modified Tour car.

The team returned to Whelen Modified Tour action with Keith Rocco for the August 8 event at Stafford, recording a 13th place finish.

The team’s third start of the season came with Troy Talman making his Whelen Modified Tour debut in the division’s season finale at Thompson Speedway.

The team also ran Ryan Preece for three events with Tri-Track Series and selected Valenti Modified Racing Series events with Gregg Hurley. Boehler said the team has parted ways with Hurley.

“I just would like to get back full-time on [Whelen Modified Tour] again and maybe do a part-time [Valenti Modified Racing Series] deal,” Boehler said. “We’re open to all options. We’ve got a new chassis in the shop. I’ve just got to come up with parts and pieces to go on it. I’m just trying to regroup and update some equipment and pair our team up with a driver and see what happens.”

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  1. george ratajczak says

    I saw number 3 on cars just about every event. What’s up with that???

  2. Mike Stefanik! One last crack at an 8th mod title!

  3. Mike Stefanik- he’s still a great driver

  4. Best news I’ve heard all day.

  5. Kodie Conner from NC. A proven winner with a great future!

  6. what make & year of modified car is that???

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