By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
STAFFORD, Conn. – For the first time in 2022, the Doug Coby Racing team unloaded at the track race on April 23-24, competing in the 50th running of the NAPA Spring Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway. When the 100-lap Sizzler feature took the checkered flag, Coby wheeled the No. 10 Mayhew Tools entry to a 17th place finish. The team elected to try a tire strategy that kept fresh Hoosier rubber in the pit area until late in the race, with the plan to put them on and make a dash through the field.
However, the caution flags didn’t fall where they were needed for Coby to have a shot at chasing the big $15,000 prize. In the end, Coby kept the Mayhew Tools entry in one piece and produced the best finish possible on older tires compared to those around him. The race was the first of seven events on the tentative 2022 schedule for the Milford, Connecticut veteran.
“It just didn't work out our way, it happens sometimes with strategy,” Coby said. “All of the Mayhew Tools crew worked really hard to get us here and at the track during the weekend. We will go home and get ready for the next one in just over a month.”
The next event on the 2022 schedule for Doug Coby Racing is scheduled to take place at Claremont Motorsports Park on Friday, May 27. The scheduled 100-lap race around the tricky New Hampshire oval will pay $15,000 to the winner.
For more information on Doug Coby Racing, visit DougCobyRacing.com and follow the team 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.