MILFORD, Conn. – After years of coming close, Doug Coby finally broke into NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Victory Lane at Riverhead Raceway last season. His first Riverhead win seemed to open the flood gates – as the Milford, Connecticut, six-time Whelen Modified Tour champion has won three of the last four races at the track. In the only other event, he was racing at the front early before contact sidelined him from the race.
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This Saturday night, Coby will pair with Tommy Baldwin Racing for the fourth time this season, returning to Riverhead – the site of their victory in May in their first race together. Overall, Coby has three wins in 23 Riverhead starts, leading 702 laps and posting top-10 finishes in 14 efforts.
The 2022 Riverhead win sparked a run of success for the team – including a win at Lee USA Speedway in the next race with Coby driving and one at Jennerstown Speedway with Mike Christopher Jr. behind the wheel. Coby drove the car in last weekend’s Duel at the Dog 200 at Monadnock Speedway and scored a fifth-place finish, continuing impressive momentum as a team.
Coby will welcome longtime sponsor Mayhew Tools, based in Massachusetts, to the Tommy Baldwin Racing entry for the Buzz Chew 200-lap race.
“I feel like every time I go there I’m learning more and more about the track,” Coby said. “It feels like it’s more of a level playing field since they paved the corners. I know what I need to have during the day in practice so we can have a good car at night during the race and go out there and do what we need to do. You have to qualify well, stay up front, and stay out of trouble. You have to save your tires and make sure you are there at the end. I’m excited for another race with Tommy Baldwin Racing and also excited to welcome Mayhew Tools to the car for this race.”
Fans who will not be able to make it to the track can watch the race live on FloRacing.TV. Tickets will be available at the track for those who will be in the area.
For more information on Tommy Baldwin Racing, visit the team on Facebook. For more information on Mayhew Tools, visit Mayhew.com. For more information on Doug Coby and Doug Coby Racing, visit the team on Facebook or online at DougCobyRacing.com.
ABOUT MAYHEW TOOLS
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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.