Drives Mayhew Tools 7NY & Grabs Second-Place Finish in Mohegan Sun 100
LOUDON, N.H. – Doug Coby entered the final corner of the Mohegan Sun 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on the outside of Justin Bonsignore, racing for the lead and the win. As the two came off turn four and beat on each other coming to the finish line at the Magic Mile, Coby crossed the line just short of victory.
In the Mayhew Tools, Tommy Baldwin Racing No. 7NY, Coby started the race from third and was running second when rain hit and there was a red flag with just under 35 laps remaining. Upon the restart after officials worked to dry the track, Coby and Ron Silk traded the lead back and forth until Bonsignore joined them in the battle for the win.
Coby entered the final lap in second, but got a run to the outside of Bonsignore for the lead down the backstretch on the final lap. In turn three, Bonsignore slid up in front of Coby out front and Coby crossed him over to the bottom. The two made contact coming to the finish line and Bonsignore edged Coby out for the win in a drag-race and another New Hampshire thrilling finish.
“The final corner was awkward because when Justin slid across my nose and I tried to cross him over, I actually had to stomp the brakes to make sure I could get a clean crossover,” Coby said. “The car just got tight when I was on the bottom and tried to gas up to get by him to beat him back to the line. I knew coming off the corner to the line my momentum was broken and that unless I got a push from somebody, he was going to have better momentum. All in all it was a good run for the Mayhew Tools team to come out of here with a finish like that.”
The finish was Coby’s fifth top-five in nine NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races this season.
The next race for Doug Coby and the Tommy Baldwin Racing team is set for Saturday, July 29 at Claremont Motorsports Park in the final round of the Whelen Granite State Short Track Cup. For more information on Coby and the Mayhew Tools team, 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. He also made his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut in 2021 with GMS Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway. In 2022, Coby won three races with Tommy Baldwin Racing as part of a part-time effort on the Whelen Modified Tour. In 2023, he will pilot the No. 7NY for Tommy Baldwin Racing full-time on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour to chase a seventh title.
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