WALL, N.J. – Driving the Mayhew Tools No. 7NY, Doug Coby looked to be in position to score his first career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win at Wall Stadium Speedway on Saturday night. Left as one of the few tracks on the schedule that Coby hadn’t won a race, the six-time series champion charged to second, then passed Ron Silk off turn two for the lead on lap 108.
However, just a mere half-straightaway later, as they dove off into turn three, contact between Coby’s right-front tire and lapped car Anthony Nocella’s left-rear sent Coby spinning to the bottom of the track and out of the lead. He would restart just outside the top-10, charge back through, and bring the Tommy Baldwin Racing entry home in sixth position after the Jersey Shore 150, but certainly felt like at the time he was in a good spot to contend for the win.
“You certainly never know what’s going to happen on the late restarts but I think we had the best car at that point in the race heading for the end,” Coby said. “I know we put ourselves in position to make the right moves to win the race and I thought we were doing that with the opportunity there to get out front and get ready for the finish. My car was getting better at that point when I made the move to get around Ron.”
Doug Coby will be back on the track for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Mohegan Sun 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 15. For more information on Coby and the Mayhew Tools team, visit DougCobyRacing.com and follow the team on Facebook.
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. 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.