By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
THOMPSON, Conn. – Doug Coby returned to NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour racing for the first time this season with his own No. 10 Mayhew Tools team on Thursday night. Competing in the Phoenix Communications 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Coby qualified inside the top-five and had a race filled with ups and downs, moving throughout the field.
After being involved in two separate wrecks, Coby charged through the pack late to get into the top-five, and eventually worked his way to the second spot for the final restart. While Craig Lutz drove to Victory Lane, Coby slid back to third, but completed the night with a solid top-five finish.
The day included a top-five effort in practice, Mayhew Tools qualifying and the 150-lap main event.
“This is a brand new car and our first Tour race of the season tonight,” Coby said. “Really proud of my guys – especially John, Josh and Alex for putting it together and Mayhew Tools for supporting us. It’s not easy to start Whelen Modified Tour racing in August. Our effort was great and I think we have a fast piece, so I’ll be looking forward to returning to Thompson for the World Series later this season.”
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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. 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.
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