Mike Stefanik, proven right here driver Artwork Barry’s automotive throughout the 2002 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season, captured a pair of championships whereas driving for Barry. (NASCAR Picture)
THOMPSON, Conn. – Artwork Barry, a two-time champion within the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour as a automotive proprietor, handed away Tuesday on the age of 86.
Barry, who was well-known for his work as a Modified chassis builder within the Northeast, fielded Modifieds for quite a lot of drivers by means of the a long time.
He loved his most success on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour throughout the early 2000s when he partnered with NASCAR Corridor of Fame driver Mike Stefanik. The pairing gained back-to-back NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championships in 2001 and ’02, scoring 5 victories throughout that two-year span.
The pairing added a sixth victory collectively in 2003 earlier than going their separate methods forward of the 2004 season, which Barry spent serving to his son Ken Barry throughout his rookie season on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.
Vehicles fielded by Barry scored a number of marquee victories by means of the years, along with his drivers incomes wins in occasions at Stafford Motor Speedway, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Martinsville Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Along with Stefanik, drivers who raced for Barry embody Brett Bodine, Mike McLaughlin, Jeff Fuller, Rick Fuller, Reggie Ruggiero, Mike Ewanitsko and Jon McKennedy, amongst many others.