STORY BY SOUZA MEDIA/KYLE SOUZA
JENNERSTOWN, Pa. -- Doug Coby nearly made it two consecutive NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victories on Saturday evening at Jennerstown Speedway, but came up just short in the Jennerstown Salutes 150 presented by DGV, finishing second.
Coby crossed the line a mere .112 seconds behind race winner Justin Bonsignore after giving him a run for the money on the final lap. Driving the Mayhew Tools No. 10, Coby qualified second in Mayhew Tools qualifying, ran inside the top-five for the duration of the race, and was on the bumper of Bonsignore for the entire final lap, before taking a look to the outside in turn three and drag-racing him to the line.
Off a victory at Riverhead Raceway on May 15, a second-place effort at Jennerstown kept the momentum rolling for the entire Mayhew Tools team. During the race, Coby carried the name of Air Force Master Sergeant John Chapman, who was killed in 2002 in Afghanistan, on his roof. It was a special finish to a Memorial Day weekend of racing that was filled with honoring those who were lost in war defending their country. Honoring countless fallen heroes came as part of a partnership between NASCAR, JDV Productions and Operation Vet NOW Inc. (OVN), at Jennerstown.
“If Justin would have wiggled up the track on the last lap I think I would have probably gotten by him pretty easily. I tried the outside, but he recovered enough,” Coby said. “I wasn’t expecting to catch him that quickly at the end. We could have won tonight, and I feel like three out of the first four we could have won. We left Martinsville and going to these last three races, we feel like we are back where we need to be, qualifying and racing up front at every different track.”
Next up for Doug Coby will be competition in the inaugural SRX Series event at Stafford Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 12. Coby will be competing with the likes of Tony Stewart, Tony Kanaan, Helio Castroneves, Marco Andretti and more at his home track in the debut of the series that will air on CBS.
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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.