Piloting Mayhew Tools, Tommy Baldwin Racing 7NY
MILFORD, Conn. – The Doug Coby and Tommy Baldwin Racing pairing will be back together again this weekend. The Mayhew Tools No. 7NY will be on track on Saturday, September 30 at North Wilkesboro Speedway for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Brushy Mountain Powersports 150.
The Whelen Modified Tour visit to the North Carolina oval will be the first in series history. The track was revived recently after many years of being closed. The NASCAR Cup Series All-Star event took place there in May and the Cup Series will be back in 2024 for another All-Star race.
Coby is excited to get behind the wheel of a Modified at the track. The last time Coby and Baldwin raced together they sealed the Whelen Granite State Short Track Cup crown at Monadnock Speedway on September 9, with a top-five finish. The group has been part-time for the second half of the season since team owner Tommy Baldwin Jr. announced a cancer diagnosis.
The part-time schedule allows Coby and Baldwin to have only one goal: winning the race.
“I don’t think any of us truly know how long the cars might last or how hard we might have to go,” Coby said. “I think it will be a track position race. You pay attention to how races at places like Myrtle Beach and Lee USA played out… it’s going to be a chess-match to make sure you’re in position to have a chance to win.”
“With Tommy going through his treatments, it’s definitely difficult for him to do some of the things he would have normally done before, but having a chance to bring the 7NY to North Wilkesboro with a chance to win there, especially with what this race signifies, it’s important,” Coby said. “The team is all looking forward to going there and racing.”
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour teams will have two practice sessions on Saturday, followed by Mayhew Tools qualifying at 5:15 p.m., and the green flag for 150 laps at 8 p.m. For those who will not be able to catch the action live, fans can watch on FloRacing.TV.
For more information on Doug Coby, visit DougCobyRacing.com and follow his page on Facebook for the latest news and updates, including from the track on race day. For more information on Tommy Baldwin Racing, visit TommyBaldwinRacing.com and follow the team social media accounts.
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.