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DOUG COBY WINS INAUGURAL SRX RACE AT STAFFORD MOTOR SPEEDWAY

By Souza Media/Kyle Souza

Photo Tom Morris/Myracenews

STAFFORD, Conn. — Representing the entire short-track community, Doug Coby dominated the inaugural Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) event at his home track, Stafford Motor Speedway, on Saturday night, June 12. Driving the No. 10, Coby held off former NASCAR champions Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart to score one of the biggest wins of his career in front of a packed Stafford grandstand.

“What a special night for short track racing in America and a special night for Stafford,” Coby said, moments after climbing from the car. “This is for everyone who is a short-track racer around the country. To have SRX here, with this amazing crowd.. I have to thank Ray Evernham and everyone at SRX. This means a lot to short-track racing.”

Coby was fastest in practice on Saturday, won his heat race, and also was at the front for most of the race. A late caution flag gave Biffle and Stewart one more shot to find their way around the Milford, Connecticut, native, but neither had enough. It was Coby’s 31st career win at Stafford’s half-mile — with victories coming in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, Pro Stocks, SK Modifieds and Late Models. The six-time Whelen Modified Tour champion skipped the tour race at Oswego Speedway to compete with SRX.

Coby honored his former Modified car owner, Don King, who passed away this week, with a special sticker on his helmet.

“I lost a very good friend of mine this week,” Coby said. “Don was one of my best friends. He gave me my first tour ride. That’s what short-track racers do. We pour our heart and soul into this.”

Doug Coby will return to racing action at Riverhead Raceway on Saturday, June 19, with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. 

For more information on Doug Coby Racing, visit the team on Facebook.

Six-Time NASCAR Modified Champion Doug Coby Set For Competition With SRX Series at Stafford Motor Speedway

By Souza Media/Kyle Souza

Photo Tom Morris

MILFORD, Conn. — Six-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby will make one of the biggest starts of his racing career this Saturday, June 12, and it won’t be behind the wheel of a Modified. Coby will compete in the inaugural event for the Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) Series at Stafford Motor Speedway, his home track. Coby will compete against former NASCAR champions and veterans, the most recent Indy 500 winner, and more of racing’s top challengers in front of a sold out crowd.

Operated by NASCAR Hall of Fame members Tony Stewart and Ray Evernham, SRX will run a six-event schedule in 2021 at some of the top short-tracks in the United States. The series includes drivers from multiple different racing disciplines — from NASCAR, to IndyCar, and everything in between. The cars — identical for each driver — were designed by Evernham. Coby will be competing against 2021 Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves, Bill Elliott, Tony Stewart, Michael Waltrip, Greg Biffle, Bobby Labonte, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti, and more. 

Coby was invited to the event to represent Stafford, and the region where he’s put together a successful resume of winning races and championships. The Milford, Connecticut, native, as a six-time tour champion, has 30 career wins in NASCAR’s touring series. Twelve of those have come at Stafford — where Coby has 30 wins overall — including victories in the SK Modifieds, Late Models and Pro Stocks. He also has two titles at the half-mile — one in the Late Models — and the other in the Pro Stocks.

He’s excited to represent his home track in front of a packed house.

“The excitement has been building, from the snippets on social media, to the cars, to the video game and everything else,” Coby said. “I’m in a video game.. And I think that’s pretty cool. This is a big deal for the short-track industry, for the tracks and drivers to be featured… that’s why I wanted to be part of this. It will be a fun, but challenging experience. Growing up at Stafford, and being able to represent Stafford, the short-track community and especially the modified community, it’s important. The fact that SRX could have gone in any direction and they chose to stick to short-tracks and getting millions of eyes on these facilities.. It’s cool. Hopefully this produces more attendance and social media following for other events. It’s good for the business. We have to find a good balance to keep the short-tracks alive and this is injecting a lot of life into Stafford and other tracks.”

General admission tickets for the event are sold out and no pit passes will be available at the track. The race will air live on CBS TV on Saturday from 8-10 p.m., where fans can watch Coby compete.

While Coby races at Stafford, Chase Dowling will wheel the No. 10 Mayhew Tools entry for Doug Coby Racing in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour action at Oswego Speedway.

For more information on Doug Coby Racing, visit the team on Facebook.

Autograph Session and Pit Party Scheduled for SRX Racing Series Event at Stafford Speedway; All Proceeds to Plating Change

(Stafford Springs, CT)—Stafford Speedway and the SRX Racing Series has added an autograph session and pit party featuring the SRX and SK Modified® drivers on Saturday, June 12th. The drivers competing in the TickMike.com SK Modified® All-Star Race will have their cars on display and will sign autographs from 3:00pm to 4:00pm while SRX drivers will sign autographs from 3:15pm to 4:00pm. Autographs from the SRX drivers will require a $20 ticket with all proceeds being donated to Camping World’s Plating Change Foundation.

Autograph tickets will go on sale Saturday, June 12th at 1:00pm at the autograph tent and will be limited to 250 tickets first come first serve. All ticket sales will be cash only. Tickets are not required for autographs from the SK Modified® drivers. 

Event schedule and additional event information is available at staffordspeedway.com/srx. Tickets for the Inaugural SRX Racing event presented by TickMike.com are sold out. Tickets for Friday’s Twisted Tea Open Modified 80 are available at staffordspeedway.com/tickets.

For more information, visit staffordmotorspeedway.com, checkout Stafford Speedway on Facebook or Twitter, or contact the track office at 860-684-2783.