By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
STAFFORD, Conn. -- Doug Coby came up one spot short of ending the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season in Victory Lane on Saturday, September 25 at Stafford Motor Speedway. Coby drove the No. 10 Mayhew Tools entry to a second-place finish in the NAPA Fall Final 150 to close the 14-race schedule on the podium.
Coby qualified fifth in Mayhew Tools pole qualifying and ran inside the top-five for the whole race -- one that went green until the final 25 laps. During the only pit stop of the night, the Mayhew Tools team went to work -- putting fresh rear tires on the car in quick fashion -- and giving Coby a shot at the win with their strong pit stop.
Coby edged Justin Bonsignore to the line for a green-white-checkered restart, but couldn’t quite seal the deal. Bonsignore earned his first Stafford win, while Coby chased him to the line for second. Coby’s finish was enough to score him a fifth-place finish in the driver championship standings, even after missing a race in June. The Doug Coby Racing team also sealed third in the owner’s standings to close the year.
“Justin just had drive-off the corner and I was really tight at the end,” Coby said. “I tried to pinch him down a bit, but I just couldn’t get him. We were just a little bit off. During the long run, we were not great, then good, then not bad. I think if it stayed green, I might have been able to run Justin down. I drove the crap out of the car trying, but we just didn’t have enough. Solid day for our Mayhew Tools team.”
For more information on Doug Coby Racing, visit DougCobyRacing.com and follow the team on Facebook.
About Mayhew Tools
Founded in 1856, Mayhew Tools is the oldest punch and chisel manufacturer in the United States, growing their extensive professional grade, American made product line to include pry bars, pneumatics, cable ties, and more. In 2020, the company extended their product line to include a complete line of dual drive and socket bits and sets. Serving the Industrial, Automotive, Hardware, and Construction industries, Mayhew’s premium hand tools are sold globally through an extensive distributor network. For more information, contact Mayhew Tools at 800.872.0037 or visit Mayhew.com.
About Doug Coby
Racing for more than 25 years, Doug Coby is a six-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion and one of the top short-track drivers to come from the state of Connecticut. Coby is a two-time champion at Stafford Motor Speedway, where he built his resume competing in the Late Models, Pro Stocks and SK Modifieds. Coby won his first tour championship in 2012, and followed it up by scoring four straight titles between 2014-2017, and another in 2019. In 2020, Coby opened his own team — Doug Coby Racing — scoring his first win as owner/driver. In 2021, Coby won the inaugural Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) event at Stafford Motor Speedway, besting top drivers from across a variety of racing disciplines, including Tony Stewart, Bill Elliott and Helio Castroneves.