Press Release from Souza Media
Photo courtesy of Tom Morris Racing Photography
SEEKONK, Mass. – After a solid day at the track, Doug Coby and the Mayhew Tools, Tommy Baldwin Racing team finished second on Saturday night at Seekonk Speedway. Coby qualified the car in fourth spot and fell back a bit in the early laps, but worked the outside lane back to the runner-up spot quickly and ran there for the remainder of the laps in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s return to the Action Track of the East.
Coby and Ron Silk raced hard for second late in the race, then three-time champion Justin Bonsignore joined the battle on the final restart. Coby was able to hold off both of them to come away with a second-place finish. He tried to chase down eventual winner Matt Hirschman for most of the race.
“He (Hirschman) was slowing down in the traffic some, but he could pick it up whenever he wanted to do that,” Coby said. “We were in no danger of going a lap down and on a day like today where most of the field did go down a lap (all but five cars at the finish), that’s a good day. The Mayhew Tools team worked hard and we came away with a good finish.”
Doug Coby and the Tommy Baldwin Racing team will be on track next at Riverhead Raceway with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour on June 24. 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.