By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
SEEKONK, Mass. – Six-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby finished 14th in the Open Wheel Wednesday spectacular at Seekonk Speedway on Wednesday night, June 29, racing with the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series.
Coby was third fastest in the scuff session prior to qualifying, which lined up the No. 10 Mayhew Tools entry to start fourth in his qualifying heat. Coby would finish third – giving him a 10th place starting spot for the 100-lap, $10,000 to win main event. At the drop of the green, Coby worked his way up into the top-five, and rode there for the first half of the race.
However, just past halfway, Coby fell to the bottom of the top-10 and decided it was time to enter the pits for a fresh tire. Upon adding the new tire on the car, Coby was able to come from 20th back up through the pack to finish 14th after 100 laps.
“I thought we were going to be ok,” Coby said. “For some reason, under every caution, the car just got evil and it was evil for more and more laps with every caution. We were quick at times today, and hanging on at other times. We have to thank Mayhew Tools and all of our supporters for making it happen for Doug Coby Racing.”
Doug Coby will return to the track at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour on Saturday, July 16, driving the Mayhew Tools No. 10. For more information on Doug Coby Racing, visit DougCobyRacing.com and follow Doug Coby Racing on Facebook for the latest updates.
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.