THOMPSON, Conn. – Doug Coby started second and led laps early at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Wednesday night, but didn’t have the car he needed in the final laps to contend for another Thompson win.
The Mayhew Tools, Tommy Baldwin Racing No. 7NY was strong early, jumping out front and leading laps. The team rolled to pit road at the halfway point, along with the rest of the field, for fresh Hoosier rubber, and right after the stop, Coby chased the back bumper of eventual winner Justin Bonsignore looking to pounce to get back out front.
However, the car faded a bit in the final laps, and he ended up eighth.
“We adjusted at the pit stop and it wasn’t where it needed to be,” Coby said. “We were running second there after the restart and I felt like if I could have passed Justin (Bonsignore) for the lead and controlled the restarts we might have had a shot, but the car just wasn’t good enough for us to be able to run how we needed at the end.”
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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. He also made his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut in 2021 with GMS Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway. In 2022, Coby won three races with Tommy Baldwin Racing as part of a part-time effort on the Whelen Modified Tour. In 2023, he will pilot the No. 7NY for Tommy Baldwin Racing full-time on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour to chase a seventh title.