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Flamingo Motorsports shutting down after 2019

Timmy Solomito nearly piloted the No. 16 to the 2017 championship

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After five seasons together, the Timmy Solomito – Flamingo Motorsports partnership will come to an end after Sunday’s World Series 150.

Solomito revealed on Facebook on Saturday night that the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season finale would be his final race with the team as it is set to shut down at the conclusion of the season.

“One final ride with car owner Eric Sanderson, Paul Les & crew chief Sly Szaban. I cannot say enough about the entire team of guys I’ve got to work with over the last 5 seasons. I remember the day at the end of my rookie season in 2014 getting the phone call from Sly saying he would love to help me go win my first tour race. We set out to do just that. 9 wins later, 6 poles and 1,300 laps led together it’s been a hell of a ride. Beyond thankful for the opportunity I’ve been given to make a name for myself on the modified tour which would of never been possible without this teams help and guidance. I wish team owner Eric Sanderson & his wife Diane Reynolds Sanderson the best on their retirement from racing. Hoping for a strong day tomorrow in the last race for Flamingo Motorsports #16 team. Thank you to all our sponsors who have supported us over the years and all the crew members especially Jerry Mocarsky who worked hard each and every week to get us to the track. 16🏁

Plans for 2020 for myself are unknown at this time but the road won’t end here!”

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The pairing produced nine victories between 2016 and 2017. Solomito’s best season with Flamingo came in 2017, when he won five races and finished second in the standings — only six points behind Doug Coby.

Flamingo Motorsports won championships with Mike Stefanik in 2006 and Ryan Preece in 2013.

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Paul Lambert is an aspiring collegiate journalist. A writer and broadcaster, Paul's excited to cover New England short track racing in 2019. Paul has also been published in Speedway Illustrated and on Autoweek.com.

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  1. Anonymous

    October 18, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Timmy could drive that car to the rear like no one.

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