Mayhew Tools No. 7NY Set For Battle in 200-Lap NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Race Saturday Night
MILFORD, Conn. – Last time out at Riverhead Raceway on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, the day didn’t go the way Doug Coby would have imagined. Coby started the race two laps down and never recovered after an issue post-qualifying forced the team to change parts on the car.
This Saturday night, Doug and the Tommy Baldwin Racing, Mayhew Tools No. 7NY team head back to New York looking to rebound and capitalize on the opportunity. Coby and Baldwin teamed together for the first time in May of 2022 and won their first race at Riverhead.
After not winning in his first 19 Riverhead starts, Coby scored his first win at the New York track in 2021. He would follow it up with a second straight a few months later, and add his third win last season. In his last 13 Riverhead races, the six-time Whelen Modified Tour champion has finished top-10 in all but three of them.
“We thought we had a car that could have competed with Justin (Bonsignore, winner) and Ron (Silk, second) when we were there last month,” Coby said. “Riverhead sprays down the track a bit differently it seems like every time we go there, and the track has been changing each time. We will have to adapt to that on Saturday. We definitely have an idea of what we need to do to make the car better and I think we will be ready to go for 200 laps.”
As Riverhead honors Mike Ewanitsko Saturday night in the 200-lap event, the series will practice from 3:15-4:15 p.m., followed by Mayhew Tools qualifying at 6 p.m. The race will begin 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.