By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
SCARBOROUGH, Maine. -- Doug Coby rebounded from an early spin and scored a fifth-place finish on Saturday, August 21 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. In the 10th race of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season -- the Rumble at the Ridge 200 -- Coby qualified the Mayhew Tools machine in fourth spot, and ran inside the top-five for most of the race.
However, after staying out when a few others pitted early, Coby faded towards the bottom of the top-10, and slight contact with another driver sent him spinning on the frontstretch. After having to drive from the tail of the field, Coby charged back to the front, and ran inside the top-five late, settling for fifth at the checkered flag.
“Good recovery for us. We just over-adjusted on the initial start thinking we needed to be tight for a long run and we guessed wrong,” Coby said. “When we came in for a fresh tire at the end, we loosened the car up, but it was still a little bit too tight. When you’re tight on a track that has no true straightaways like Beech Ridge, it’s tough. I was just hugging the bottom at the end. It wasn’t what we thought we would have been, but really, in the first time here recently for everyone, no one really knew what the right thing to do was. There were a lot of strategies.”
Doug Coby will return to the track with the Whelen Modified Tour on Saturday, September 4 at Oswego Speedway in New York. The next race for Doug Coby Racing is set for Seekonk Speedway on Wednesday, August 25, in the Speed51.TV Modified Madness, worth $10,000 to the winner. Coby will wheel the No. 10 Reynolds Auto Wrecking/Mayhew Tools machine from the seventh starting position in the 100-lap race.
For more information on Doug Coby Racing, including the latest apparel, news, schedule and results updates, 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.