Tinio Motorsports Whelen Modified Tour Hauler Involved In Early Morning Crash In Union

The aftermath of the Tinio Motorsports hauler crash early Saturday morning in Union (Photo: Dana Thomas)

The aftermath of the Tinio Motorsports hauler crash early Saturday morning in Union (Photo: Dana Thomas)

Tinio Motorsports team manager Lawney Tinio said Saturday morning that their team will be prepared for Wednesday’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Mr. Rooter 125 at Thompson Speedway, despite their team hauler being involved in a bad crash early Saturday morning in Union.

The Tinio Motorsports tractor, towing the team’s hauler, was totaled in the crash that took place as hauler driver Dennis Arcudi was heading back to the team’s shop in Mendon, Mass. following Friday night’s TSI Harley-Davidson 125 at Stafford Motor Speedway.

The truck was hit head on and then ended up hitting a tree in a  yard off the road. Tinio said Arcudi was fine after the crash.

“[Dennis] was just coming down the hill to [Interstate 84] and somebody coming up the hill was in his lane,” Tinio said “He couldn’t get away. The truck ended up off the road and into a yard and into a tree. Dennis was fine. It wrecked the tractor. It’s totaled. The other car was totaled. The guy that was in the other car, he got banged up, he had some cuts and bruises. I’m sure he’s having a bad morning. But he was alert.”

Tinio Motorsports fields the No. 44 Whelen Modified Tour car for driver Bobby Santos III, who finished fifth in Friday’s event at Stafford.

Tinio said the team ended up returning to their shop in Mendon with their hauler at about 6 a.m. He said Whelen Modified Tour team owner Chris Our sent one of his tractors back to Connecticut from their shop in Rhode Island to pull the Tinio Motorsports hauler back to Mendon.

“We were able to hook right up to them and get back to the shop,” Tinio said. “Everything inside [our hauler] was fine. It was a little messy, but everything that was strapped down was safe. It could have been a lot worse. … We have a tractor for Wednesday. Everything is good for Wednesday.”


  1. Chris Our is an amazing team owner. One of the true definitions of racing families!

  2. Chris or is a class act

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