Coby Gets Back To Victory Lane

First Whelen Modified Win Of 2017 Comes at Seekonk

SEEKONK, Mass. --  Doug Coby finally found himself back in Victory Lane on Saturday night.

The Milford, Connecticut driver dominated the second half of the Seekonk 150 at Seekonk Speedway and captured his first win of the 2017 season. He took the lead from Matt Hirschman on lap 63 and led all but one lap in the final stages en route to the win. 

"We just had an awesome car," Coby said. "My guys made awesome adjustments for the feature. When you can't pit for tires, you have to be stout off the truck. You have to know what to do for race. The car was just awesome. I'm really happy to get Mayhew Tools their first win with us."

The win was the 23rd career in Whelen Modified Tour action for Coby and his first at the third-mile of Seekonk. The only blunder for Coby, who started fourth, came at lap 63 when Coby and Hirschman got together battling for the lead. While Hirschman spun, Coby was able to continue without damage and stayed at the front of the race until the checkered flag flew. He held off challenges from Ryan Preece and Anthony Nocella in the final dash to the finish on Saturday. 

Coby crossed the line 0.251 seconds ahead of Nocella. Prior to Saturday, Coby had three consecutive second-place finishes in Whelen Modified Tour competition.

With his third-place finish, Preece took the points lead by two points over Coby. Rowan Pennink is third, three points back, while Timmy Solomito is fourth, 11 points back. Solomito crashed out while running inside the top five and finished 22nd. 

Justin Bonsignore was sixth, followed by Hirschman, Max Zachem, Gary McDonald and Wade Cole. Earlier in the day, Hirschman won his fourth career Coors Light Pole Award.

The Seekonk 150 will air on NBCSN Saturday Sept. 2 at 9:30 p.m. 

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to the track next Saturday night, Sept. 2, at Oswego Speedway in New York.

Fin
Str
Car
Driver
Team
Laps
Points
B/Points
Status
1
4
2
Doug Coby
Mayhew Tools/Dunleavy/AJ Romano Chevrolet
150
48
5
Running
2
13
92
Anthony Nocella
Nocella Paving/Airgas Chevrolet
150
42
Running
3
2
6
Ryan Preece
TS Hauler Chevrolet
150
42
1
Running
4
19
89
Matt Swanson
Starrett Tools Ford
150
40
Running
5
5
36
Dave Sapienza
Sapienza Enterprise Chevrolet
150
39
Running
6
15
51
Justin Bonsignore
Phoenix Communications Inc. Chevrolet
150
38
Running
7
1
60
Matt Hirschman
Pee Dee Motorsports Chevrolet
150
38
1
Running
8
12
20
Max Zachem
Anytime Realty/Robert B Our Chevrolet
150
36
Running
9
25
26
Gary McDonald
Lakeland Landscape /TRC Electric Chevrolet
150
35
Running
10
22
33
Wade Cole
Perf. Engines/Kendall Oil Chevrolet
149
34
Running
11
8
64
Rob Summers
Hoosier Tire East/Fast Track Elect/Hughes Motors
148
33
Running
12
6
3
Rowan Pennink
Cape Cod Copper/Dicky's Clam Shack/Bay State
148
32
Running
13
11
46
Craig Lutz
Riverhead Building Supply Chevrolet
148
31
Running
14
17
58
Eric Goodale
GAF Roofing Chevrolet
148
30
Running
15
14
82
Ted Christopher
Horton Avenue Materials Chevrolet
146
29
Accident
16
9
21
Ronnie Williams *
Gershow Recycling Chevrolet
144
28
Running
17
23
1
Melissa Fifield
Eastern Propane & Oil Chevrolet
143
27
Running
18
21
38
Manny Dias *
Perf Engines/Kendall Oil/Ryan's Chevrolet
142
26
Running
19
16
85
Jeff Rocco *
Stuarts Automotiive/J&R Pre-Cast Chevrolet
138
25
Accident
20
24
78
Walter Sutcliffe Jr. *
Last Minute Racing Chevrolet
125
24
Accident
21
18
66
Shawn Solomito
ACME Sanitary/Starrett/New England Gear Chevrolet
118
23
Accident
22
7
16
Timmy Solomito
Starrett Racing Ford
63
22
Accident
23
10
24
Andrew Krause
Supreme Manufacturing Chevrolet
63
21
Accident
24
3
0
Jon McKennedy
Brady Bunch Racing/Copeland Toyota Chevrolet
63
20
Accident
25
20
39
Calvin Carroll *
Power with Prestige/Cruising w/Betty Chevrolet
47
19
Ignition

RACE STATISTICS

Fastest Qualifier: Matt Hirschman, Time: 11.974 Seconds, Speed: 99.215 mph

Time of Race: 0 hrs., 46 mins, 38 secs Average Speed: 63.688 mph Margin of Victory: 0.253 Seconds

Caution Flags: Laps 22-25; 49-55; 63-70; 120-123; 127-131; 139-141; 145-147.  7 for 34 laps.

Lap Leaders: Matt Hirschman 1-62, Doug Coby 63-123, Ryan Preece 124, Doug Coby 125-150.

Total Laps Led: Doug Coby 87, Matt Hirschman 62, Ryan Preece 1.  3 changes involving 3 drivers.

CONTINGENCY AWARDS

Top 10 Driver Points: Ryan Preece 413, Doug Coby 411, Rowan Pennink 410, Timmy Solomito 402, Justin Bonsignore 399, Eric Goodale 379, Dave Sapienza 352, Matt Swanson 348, Max Zachem 337, Rob Summers 327

August 66th , 2017 - By Kyle Souza , NASCARHomeTracks.com