Third-Place Result for Mayhew Tools 7NY in Prestigious 51st Annual NAPA Spring Sizzler
Race Recap by Souza Media
STAFFORD, Conn. – Doug Coby wrapped a busy two days at his home track, Stafford Motor Speedway, with a strong third-place finish in the 51st annual NAPA Spring Sizzler on Saturday evening, May 13. Coby finished sixth in Friday’s NAPA Duel qualifying race, placing him just outside the top-10 for the drop of the green flag in Saturday’s 100-lap, $20,000 to win race.
Coby chased his way to the top-five early, getting there by lap 25. He passed for fourth spot on lap 35, then set charges on the others, but elected to pit on lap 44 during a caution period, dropping to the back.
From there, the charge was on – but Coby ended up in the lead after a caution on lap 65 when others pitted. He would hold the top-spot until lap 73, when eventual race winner Ron Silk made the move around. Coby would relinquish second a few laps later to Woody Pitkat, and settle for a solid third-place finish in the Mayhew Tools, Tommy Baldwin Racing No. 7NY.
“Crazy weekend for us,” Coby said. “We got bent up in the Duel and had a lot of strategy to figure out in the race after having to use one of our feature tires in the Duel. It was really greasy on the track, so we decided to pit early, thinking it would be tough to pass, but it just didn’t work out exactly right. To come home P3, we’re really happy to be here at the Sizzler – such an awesome event put on by the Arute family.”
Doug Coby and the Mayhew Tools, Tommy Baldwin Racing No. 7NY team will return to competition at Riverhead Raceway in the fourth race of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season on Saturday, May 20. The 200-lap event will go green at 8 p.m., 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