Mayhew Tools And Bobby Santos III Renew Relationship For 2018

(Press Release from Mayhew Tools)

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver Bobby Santos III talks to his crew during a rain delay at the World Series of Speedway Racing at Thompson Speedway in 2017

Bobby Santos is recognized nationally as one of the most versatile drivers in America. Santos, 33, from Franklin, Ma. is teaming up with fellow Bay State business, Mayhew Tools of Turners Falls, Ma, to tackle the ultra-competitive USAC (United States Automobile Club) series in 2018.

“I am so happy that Mayhew Tools is stepping up another year to help us out. I am really excited that a Massachusetts business is willing to help out a driver from Massachusetts. This is their second year back with us. I think it’s really neat that Mayhew Tools wants to sponsor us in this series that runs nationally from coast to coast.” Santo said.

Santos who won the internationally known Copper Classic at the Phoenix, AZ. Speedway last year also won the Rich Vogler Classic at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Indianapolis. Santos also won the King of the Wing National Tour at Toledo Speedway in Ohio and finished second at Irwindale Speedway, located just outside Los Angeles, Ca.

Other feature wins were at the Loraine and Sandusky Speedways in Ohio as well as a win at the Berlin Speedway in Michigan.

During his USAC career, Santos has won 7 Silver Crown Sprint series wins and 11 midget wins on one of the toughest circuits in auto racing.

“I am looking forward to building a long term relationship with them. With Mayhew Tools coming on board to help us means a lot to me and this team and we are hoping that we will be able to get Mayhew Tools to Victory lane many times during the season.” Santos said.

John Lawless, the president of Mayhew Tools is also happy with the relationship that the two formed last year. “Bobby is a great driver and talent and with him driving on national series it expands our reach. We are a local company with national reach but we are really pleased to be able to sponsor a driver from our home state.”

“With our sponsorships of the modifieds with Doug Coby and Woody Pitkat we have the northeast and east coast covered but now with Bobby Santos we have the Midwest and the west coast covered. It is all about geography and we feel that we are now nationwide with our sponsorship.”

When you mention Santos name, he is quickly known nationally as a driver adapt to running a NASCAR modifieds, ARCA car, NASCAR Xfinity series car as well as jumping into a USAC midget or Silver Crown sprint car. Santos is the 2010 NASCAR modified tour champion and in 2017, captured the two toughest modified races to win taking the checkered flag at the races from the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

On the 22 race schedule that Santos competed on in the USAC series in 2017, he averaged a starting position of 2.59 and a finish of 4.09.

Santos, comes from a racing family as his grandfather, Bobby Santos, known better in the Northeast as the ‘Frito Bandito’ was one of the top modified drivers in the northeast. Bobby began racing at a young age as did his sister, Erica, while his father is the crew chief on Bobby’s modified tour car.

“I really owe a lot to my dad in that he was able to put me into many different types of cars and that I was able to adapt to the different styles of racing. I am really looking forward to another year of racing and I feel that with the help of Mayhew Tools that 2018 might even be a better year than 2017 was. I can’t thank Mayhew tools enough for their support.”


  1. Bostonian says

    Thank you Mayhew Tools for all you are doing for the racing community. It’s greatly appreciated!!!!

  2. Great choice in my opinion probably the best shoe in the northeast and also a great guy

  3. Great to see. Bobby is definitely one of the top wheelmen in the sport of auto racing period

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