Timmy Solomito Driving For KLM Racing In Whelen Mod Tour Miller Lite 200 At Riverhead Raceway

Timmy Solomito (left) and crew chief Sly Szaban (right) at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the 2019 Musket 250 (Photo: Shawn Courchesne/RaceDayCT)

A new face will be behind the wheel of the KLM Motorsports No. 64 Whelen Modified Tour car Saturday in the Miller Lite 200 at Riverhead Raceway.

KLM Motorsports team owner Mike Murphy confirmed to RaceDayCT Tuesday morning that Timmy Solomito will replace the team’s regular driver Rob Summers for the event at Riverhead.

The pairing reunites Solomito with Sly Szaban, who is a crew member with the KLM Motorsports team. The two worked together previously when Solomito drove for the now shut down Flamingo Motorsports team.

“Hoping to try and go out there and have a good run for them,” Solomito said. “It’s obviously my home track and Sly and I ran good together so hopefully we can do that for them.”

Murphy told RaceDayCT that the driver switch is for one race as of now.

Solomito, with Szaban as his crew chief, had nine Whelen Modified Tour victories in 2006 and 2007 with Flamingo Motorsports. Owner Eric Sanderson shut down the team at the conclusion of the 2019 season.

Solomito made six Whelen Modified Tour starts in a family owned car in 2020. Solomito was fourth in the NAPA Spring Sizzler 150 on April 30 at Stafford Speedway in the family owned ride.

Summers has been driving full-time for KLM Motorsports since the start of the 2016 season. He was 19th in the season opening Whelen Modified Tour event at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on March 8 and 22nd at the NAPA Spring Sizzler.

Solomito had been entered for the event at Riverhead in his family owned car.


  1. NH MOD CHASER says

    Thank you for info Shawn.I never checked Riverhead entry list to see he was originally going to run the family car.He has been quiet on Twitter and I was wondering what was up with his racing.

  2. Good move, better yet good track to do it at since Solomito has a history of wins at Riverhead.
    Has to be a tough move. Rob (Hoosier Tire East) Summers has to bring a lot of resources to the team and they make all the races. Time to find out if the lackluster finishes are the car or the driver.
    Three races at Riverhead and this fan does not want to see Bonsignor, the dominant force at the track by far winning everything. Seeing the 64 in top form or Goodale or Rypkema or Preece or McKennedy win would be oh so special and another rung in a unpredictable season.

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