By Souza Media
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – Saturday’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour visit to Riverhead Raceway ended with a top-five finish for Doug Coby.
Driving the Tommy Baldwin Racing No. 7NY, Coby qualified fourth for the Ed Partridge 256, and rode around the top-five for much of the night. With infield pitting a factor for the first time in the history of Whelen Modified Tour racing at Riverhead, the team completed a successful stop and Coby raced to a strong fourth-place finish.
The effort was good enough for Tommy Baldwin Racing to continue to hold their owners championship lead with just two races remaining in the Whelen Modified Tour season. It was the sixth top-five finish for Coby driving the 7NY so far in 2022.
“It was a solid day,” Coby said. “We laid down a fast lap in practice but then struggled with the car a little bit for the rest of the session. It was a lot better in qualifying, then in the race it was really good on one end of the track, but not so good on the other. We stuck to our plan and our pitting strategy and the guys had the best two-tire stop of anyone out there, which put us in contention at the end. We had only a fourth or fifth place car and that’s where we ended up.”
Doug Coby will return to the track in the No. 10 Mayhew Tools machine at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Sunday, October 9 as part of the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing.
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MILFORD, Conn. – Earlier in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season, Doug Coby parked the Tommy Baldwin Racing No. 7NY in Victory Lane at Riverhead Raceway. The six-time Whelen Modified Tour champion’s victory in May was his third career at the New York quarter-mile, all coming within his last five starts.
After over a decade of trying, Coby scored his first Riverhead win in 2021, driving his own Doug Coby Racing No. 10. After teaming with Baldwin for the first time and winning at Riverhead, the combination also scored another win at Lee USA Speedway together, one week later. Since then, Baldwin has swapped a few different drivers in and out of the car, and Coby has been back in the seat for the last two races – winning at Langley Speedway for the third time this season, and leading 52 laps before finishing seventh at Oswego Speedway.
Heading back to Riverhead, the race will mark a first for everyone involved – pit stops in the infield. With a tire change allowed and 256 laps on tap in honor of late track owner Ed Partridge, it will certainly create a new list of challenges for teams to figure out.
“The 56 extra laps certainly is going to change things quite a bit,” Coby said. “A lot of guys that couldn’t make their cars work for the whole 200 laps, they have the opportunity to make their car better during the race with the pit stop. I’m not sure ultimately how it is going to shake out with the pit stops, especially with when to pit. There is always the right time to pit and the wrong time to pit. We’re going to go there and have a great car. You have to stay out of trouble and be there at the end.”
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour cars will hit the track for practice at Riverhead at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, with a one-hour session. Mayhew Tools qualifying will take place at 6 p.m. and the drop of the green flag for the Ed Partridge 256 is scheduled for 8 p.m. For those who can’t make it to Long Island, the race will air live on FloRacing.TV.
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By Souza Media
OSWEGO, N.Y. – It ended up being a night filled with the number seven Saturday night for Doug Coby at Oswego Speedway. Coby wheeled the No. 7NY for Tommy Baldwin Racing to a seventh-place finish after 150 laps in the Toyota Budweiser Modified Classic. Racing as part of the historic Classic weekend at Oswego, it looked like Coby was in shape to score a fourth victory of the season in a part-time effort.
However, a late caution on lap 121 shook the race up – as six-time Whelen Modified Tour champion Coby and a few others elected to pit. Coby restarted ninth and was able to charge his way back up to seventh before the checkered flag went in the air. Overall, it was another strong points effort for the Tommy Baldwin Racing team, as they lead the owners championship standings on the Tour with three races remaining.
Doug Coby will return to the track in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour competition at Riverhead Raceway on Saturday, September 17. The race will be in honor of Ed Partridge, longtime track owner who passed away last season, and is set for 256 laps, with infield pitting and a tire change for teams. For more information on Doug Coby and Doug Coby Racing, visit DougCobyRacing.com and follow the team page on Facebook.
By Souza Media
MILFORD, Conn. – Fresh off his third NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win of the season, all with Tommy Baldwin Racing, Doug Coby will look to carry momentum to Oswego Speedway this Saturday. Set to drive the No. 7NY again for Baldwin, Coby will look to help the team extend their owners championship points lead with just four races to go in the season.
Coby is a former winner at Oswego while driving for Mike Smeriglio Racing, as the six-time series champion captured the checkered flag in 2016 in the inaugural stop at the New York oval. Racing as part of the Budweiser Classic weekend, the Whelen Modified Tour race will take place on Saturday night, September 3.
Coby has all eyes towards Victory Lane. Even though he’s only raced part-time this year, with Baldwin and once with his own equipment, he sits inside the top-10 in the drivers championship standings and has the most wins on the circuit.
“I’m confident,” Coby said. “I like Oswego. Having won there before and run up front, I feel like I have a good understanding of how to position myself to be near the front of the field when it counts. I’m excited with what Tommy Baldwin has going on right now. He’s had a ton of success this year, some of it at tracks he hadn’t won at before. I think we will have a strong car and I’d expect to be in contention to win.”
Oswego’s race day schedule on Saturday includes one Whelen Modified Tour practice session from 2-3 p.m., followed by Mayhew Tools pole qualifying at 4:30 p.m. The green flag for the Toyota Budweiser Modified Classic 150 is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., live on FloRacing.TV for those who can’t make it to the track.
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