By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
LEE, N.H. – Two races with Tommy Baldwin Racing, two victories for Doug Coby.
The Milford, Connecticut, native rocketed to Victory Lane at Lee USA Speedway on Saturday, May 21, winning the inaugural Granite State Derby presented by USA Insulation. Coby wasn’t planning on competing in Whelen Modified Tour races at Riverhead Raceway or Lee – but Tommy Baldwin called when Jimmy Blewett couldn’t drive the car – and as they say, the rest is history.
Coby’s victory was the 33rd in his Whelen Modified Tour career and first at Lee. The six-time series champion found his way to the front from his third-place starting spot and held off two of the best in the game to do it – Jon McKennedy and Matt Hirschman.
“Tommy Baldwin gave me a good car for two races in a row,” Coby said. “This is a tough track, you can spin your tires real easily. Jon (McKennedy) is a clean driver, Matt (Hirschman) is a clean driver, but I didn’t want to worry too much about Jon and open the door for Matt to be the hero. They’re both so good. To be able to race with those guys is a great feat for this 7NY team and the Baldwin family.”
Doug Coby will return to the track in the No. 10 for his own team at Claremont Motorsports Park on Friday, May 27, to compete in the 100-lap, $15,000 to win Racing Guys 100.
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