Race Six of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Season Set For Saturday Night For Mayhew Tools 7NY
Race Advance by Souza Media
MILFORD, Conn. – When race six of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season takes the green flag this Saturday night at Seekonk Speedway, Doug Coby will feel at home. The Milford, Connecticut, native is a multiple-time Seekonk winner – both in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (2019, most recent winner and 2017) and in the track's prestigious Open Wheel Wednesday $10,000 to win Modified race, multiple times.
Not only has he won at Seekonk in Modifieds, he’s also a winner of the Boston Louie Seymour Memorial for the NEMA Midgets. Seekonk, a third-mile oval, is a place where Coby feels he has the driving style to accomplish the goal heading into Saturday night: become the first two-time Tour winner in 2023.
Through five Tour events, Coby is one of five different winners, rolling to Victory Lane at Monadnock Speedway in May. He’s joined by Ron Silk, Matt Hirschman, Justin Bonsignore and Austin Beers on that list.
Seekonk does have new pavement down for 2023 down in the corners, something Coby is looking forward to trying in practice to see what it changes, if anything.
“I don’t think it’s going to be the same old Seekonk from a driver's perspective,” Coby said. “I think it’s going to change the part of the track where a lot of people struggle, getting off the corner with their right foot and being there at the end. I think the pavement will give some people an ability to run outside more, hang around, in general have more grip… all of the things you prepare yourself for will be a bit different. The Mayhew Tools team has been working hard and will be ready to roll Saturday.”
Racing at Seekonk Saturday begins with NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice from 3-4 p.m., followed by Mayhew Tools qualifying at 5:30 p.m. and the green flag for the Seekonk 150 at 8 p.m. All tickets are available in advance at SeekonkSpeedway.com and will be available on race day at the gates. For those who will not make it to the track, fans can watch live 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.
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.