Doug Coby, Tommy Baldwin Racing Set Sights on Monadnock Speedway
Mayhew Tools 7NY Ready For Round Three of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Season
Race Advance By Souza Media
MILFORD, Conn. – Starting a stretch of four races in four weeks, Monadnock Speedway’s Duel at the Dog 200 is on deck for Doug Coby. The Mayhew Tools, Tommy Baldwin Racing No. 7NY returns to competition on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour this Saturday, May 6 with 200 laps in the Duel at the Dog.
It’s the third Whelen Modified Tour race of the season for 2023. Coby and the team finished fifth in the opener at New Smyrna in February, leading 106 laps and 13th at Richmond Raceway in March, leading 27 laps, sidelined from a chance to win with a mechanical issue in the final laps.
Coby’s career at Monadnock includes a victory in 2015, as part of a championship season with Mike Smeriglio Racing. In eight starts at Monadnock, Coby has seven top-10 finishes. Last year, Coby drove Baldwin’s entry in the Monadnock event to a top-five finish. The 200-lap event on Saturday is part of the Duel at the Dog weekend, which includes 13 divisions over two days. All of the racing will air live on FloRacing.TV.
“We need to be better than we were at Monadnock last year,” Coby said. “We’ve been working on it leading into the race. We’re a bit disappointed with the results in the first two races of our season because we feel like we had dominant cars in both races at times of the race and just didn’t put it all together. It’s going to be a busy stretch coming up with a lot of short track races. We need to make sure our program is on its game to be able to compete with everyone else and that starts with this weekend at Monadnock. We’re looking forward to getting up there with the Mayhew Tools team.”
Saturday’s event includes one practice from 12:20-1:20 p.m., followed by Mayhew Tools qualifying at 2:30 p.m. and the green flag for 200 laps at 5 p.m.
Following Monadnock, Coby, Baldwin and the Mayhew Tools team will roll to Stafford Motor Speedway for the NAPA Spring Sizzler on May 12-13, then Riverhead Raceway for 200 laps with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour on May 20. The team will finish off the month of May with the Whelen Modified Tour at Lee USA Speedway on May 27. Monadnock’s race is the first of three in the Whelen Granite State Short Track Cup – a three-race series with extra incentive for Whelen Modified Tour teams, put together by event promoters JDV Productions.
For more information on the Duel at the Dog at Monadnock Speedway, fans can visit JDVProductions.com, where advance ticket sales are now available. For more information on six-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby, fans can visit DougCobyRacing.com and follow his page on Facebook. For more information on Mayhew Tools, visit MayhewTools.com.
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 th