DOUG COBY LOOKS TO REBOUND IN WHELEN MODIFIED TOUR DEBUT AT NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL

By Souza Media/Kyle Souza

Photo Noah Watts/Myracenews

MILFORD, Conn. — Six-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby will look to get back on track with the No. 10 Mayhew Tools Modified this Saturday, July 31, when the series makes their debut visit to New York International (Lancaster) Speedway in upstate New York.

Coby, a Milford, Connecticut, native, enters the race ninth in the championship standings with two wins in his first six tour starts of the year. Coby missed the Oswego Speedway event on June 12 to compete and win with the SRX Series at Stafford Motor Speedway, and has been trying to climb back in the driver standings. However, the last time out at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, motor issues sidelined Coby from the race early.

Entering a new track, which Coby knows will be a challenge for the entire team, Coby is chasing trophies — looking to win as many races as possible in the final half of the season. The Lancaster visit will be the first of two races in six days for the Whelen Modified Tour — with a return to Stafford Motor Speedway on the horizon for August 6. 

“It’s fun to go to a couple of new tracks every year, and nice to have the challenge,” Coby said. “We’re going somewhere where a bunch of guys have experience and we don’t have any particular setup experience ourselves at the track. The first time we went to Oswego Speedway a few years ago, we went out there and won the race, and I had never seen the place, so we will see. From here out to the rest of the season, we’re just going to keep putting ourselves in position to win.”

A full race day schedule at Lancaster on Saturday includes the local Sportsman, Street Stocks and 4-Cylinders. The Whelen Modified Tour portion of the day includes practice from 2-3:15 p.m., followed by Mayhew Tools qualifying at 5 p.m. The green flag for the Nu-Way Auto Parts 150 is scheduled to drop at 8 p.m., live on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold.

For more information on Doug Coby, visit dougcobyracing.com, where you can find the latest news, schedule and results, and information about the team. Race fans looking to purchase the latest Doug Coby racing apparel can also visit the website’s store to place an order.

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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