MILFORD, Conn. -- With just one race remaining in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season, Doug Coby is heading back to his home track this Saturday, September 25. Coby will drive the No. 10 Mayhew Tools Modified in the NAPA Fall Final 150 at Stafford Motor Speedway, the season-finale for the tour. Although he isn’t in the quest for the championship this year, Saturday’s race will still mark an important moment for the Milford, Connecticut, native when it comes to the points battle.
In the driver’s standings, Coby is sixth -- 78 points from the lead -- but he is only 10 points behind third-place Ron Silk. In fact, the drivers from third to seventh in the standings are separated by just 13 points total. However, Coby is third in the owner’s point standings -- comfortably 20 points up on Silk’s No. 85 team. When it comes to the season-ending point fund, the owners receive the payout -- and Coby is looking to seal third-place on that front.
The six-time Whelen Modified Tour champion is a multiple-time Stafford weekly series champion and a 12-time tour winner at the half-mile. In June, he won the Superstar Racing Experience (SRX Series) race at his home track. The goal is to win the Fall Final.
“Just trying to end the season there with a win,” Coby said. “Riverhead took us out of the second-place battle in the owner's points. We just want to maintain the owner’s points in third. We’re going to try some more new stuff in our setup package and continue to try and build our Stafford program even further. We want to build our notebook back to the point where we have an advantage there like we had before. Ending the season with a win would be a big accomplishment.”
A full race day at Stafford includes practice from 1:20-2:20 p.m., followed by Mayhew Tools pole qualifying at 4 p.m. The green flag for the NAPA Fall Final 150 will drop at 6 p.m., live on NBC Sports Gold’s TrackPass, and tape-delayed on NBCSN. Fans can also watch the Stafford weekly racing action at FloSports.TV.
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.