Story By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
MILFORD, Conn. -- Doug Coby is looking to add a fifth NAPA Spring Sizzler victory to his resume this Friday night at Stafford Motor Speedway. In race two of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season, Coby will return to his home track on April 30 to drive the Mayhew Tools No. 10, coming off a sixth-place finish in the Whelen Modified Tour opener at Martinsville Speedway. The NAPA Spring Sizzler was originally slated to take place on April 25, but weather forced NASCAR & Stafford officials to postpone the race to Friday, April 30.
The Milford, Connecticut, six-time Whelen Modified Tour champion, has 12 victories in 58 career starts at Stafford in tour competition and is also a two-time track champion and multiple-time winner.
“We would have liked to have a stronger run at Martinsville, but if you look at our statistics at Stafford, it’s been a good track for us,” Coby said. “There is a tire rule and some pit stop rules in play for the Sizzler, but we will have a fast car. It’s the Spring Sizzler. It’s one of the biggest races that you mark on your calendar to help kick-off the season. With it being our first New England race of the year, the history of the Sizzler, and the list of drivers who have won that race… I’m excited to go back there.”
Coby will also look to continue a streak of six consecutive top-three finishes at Stafford, dating back to 2018 -- a span that includes two victories for the Mayhew Tools team.
The 49th annual NAPA Spring Sizzler Sunday includes the Whelen Modified Tour along with two of Stafford’s local open-wheel divisions -- the SK Modifieds and SK Light Modifieds -- along with the Open Vintage Mods. General admission tickets are currently sold out due to Connecticut capacity restrictions due to COVID-19. The Whelen Modified Tour will practice from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Friday, followed by Mayhew Tools pole qualifying at approximately 6:30 p.m. The 49th annual NAPA Spring Sizzler is slated for the green flag at 8:30 p.m. The race will air live on NBC Sports Gold via TrackPass, where fans can watch the entire remaining Whelen Modified Tour slate for just $2.99 per month.
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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.
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