Lia, SS Green Light Racing decide to part ways MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- With nine races left in the Truck Series schedule, SS Green Light Racing and Donny Lia have mutually agreed to seek other opportunities for the remainder of the 2010...
Lia, SS Green Light Racing decide to part ways
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- With nine races left in the Truck Series schedule, SS Green Light Racing and Donny Lia have mutually agreed to seek other opportunities for the remainder of the 2010 season.
The two-time Modified Tour champion has run 12 of the first 16 races for the team, with a best finish of 12th coming at Nashville earlier this month.
"Sometimes you can put a bunch of good people together and for whatever reason just don't get the results you were expecting," team owner Bobby Dotter said. "Donny and I sat down after the race at Bristol and decided it was in each of our best interests to look for new opportunities for the rest of 2010.
"We know Donny is a great race driver and I am very confident of the ability of our team, but sometimes things just don't mesh how you expected," Dotter said. "We are parting on good terms and we will leave the door open should the correct situation arise.
"The entire SS Green Light organization wishes Donny the best for the future."
Lia is hoping that the team's luck might change with a new direction.
"I really feel we had a streak of bad luck," Lia said. "We seemed to always encounter a hurdle that we could not cross. The guys work very hard and they deserve to be running upfront. They gave me a great opportunity, but we just need to try something else."
Tony Jackson Jr. is scheduled to run three of the remaining nine races in the SS Green Light Racing No. 07. The team, which is currently 18th in the owner point standings, is looking at several options for filling the remaining races.