Doug Coby Dominates For Third Win of Season at Seekonk

 

6/1/19 - SEEKONK, Mass. —  Doug Coby seems to be back in prime form.

The five-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion returned to Victory Lane for the third time in the first six races of the season on Saturday at Seekonk Speedway. Coby started from the pole, and although he was passed early by Matt Hirschman, the Milford, Connecticut, driver wasn't going to be denied.

He dominated the Seekonk 150, scoring his 27th career Whelen Modified Tour win and second at the Massachusetts third-mile.

“I think obviously we are establishing ourselves as a really dominant car at all different size tracks,” Coby said. “We have been on our game and picked up our game everywhere (compared to last year). It's a long season, and we just need to make sure we keep learning if we are going to be the ones to keep winning races.”

Coby's dominance was clear throughout the entire day. Although he was fourth in practice, Coby showed the speed under the hood of the No. 2 Mayhew Tools Chevrolet in qualifying, scoring his third Mayhew Tools Dominator Pole Award of the season.

Once the green flag dropped, it was Coby's race to lose. After he passed Hirschman for the lead on lap 15, the veteran never looked back. Coby now has four top five finishes in six starts at Seekonk.

“I want to start on the front row here anytime I can,” Coby said. “You can just get out front and if you made the right adjustments like we did, and you can get out front, you can ride around out front and wait for every caution. I was running three 50 lap races in my head. At the end of each 50, I was just trying to get the end of the next 50.”

Defending series champion Justin Bonsignore started eighth, but made moves through the front of the field and finished second. After winning the Seekonk 150 last year, Bonsignore found himself chasing Coby in the final laps, but couldn't quite get the run he needed to get back to Victory Lane.

Craig Lutz was third, scoring his second podium finish of the season. Ron Silk continued his early success with a fourth-place finish, while Timmy Solomito scored his first top five since Riverhead Raceway last September, in fifth.

Chris Pasteryak was sixth, followed by Anthony Nocella, Matt Swanson, Patrick Emerling and Andrew Krause.

The Seekonk 150 will air on NBCSN on Wednesday, June 5 at 7 p.m.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to the track for the Thompson 125 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Wednesday, June 5.

FIN
STR
CAR#
DRIVER
SPONSOR
MAKE
LAPS
STATUS
1
1
2
Doug Coby
Mayhew Tools / AJ Romano Const.   (Mike Smeriglio III)
Chevrolet
150
running
2
8
51
Justin Bonsignore
Phoenix Communications Inc.   (Kenneth Massa)
Chevrolet
150
running
3
5
46
Craig Lutz
Riverhead Building Supply   (Russell Goodale)
Chevrolet
150
running
4
4
85
Ron Silk
Stuart's Automotive   (Kevin Stuart)
Chevrolet
150
running
5
12
16
Timmy Solomito
Starrett Racing   (Eric Sanderson)
Ford
150
running
6
14
75
Chris Pasteryak
Dawley's Collision & Custom   (Charles Pasteryak)
Chevrolet
150
running
7
6
92
Anthony Nocella
Nocella Paving / K and D Associates / Airgas   (Anthony Nocella)
Chevrolet
150
running
8
10
3
Matt Swanson
Cape Cod Copper / WOW Media / USNE   (Jan Boehler)
Chevrolet
150
running
9
9
07
Patrick Emerling
Sahlen's   (Jennifer Emerling)
Chevrolet
150
running
10
22
24
Andrew Krause
Supreme Manufacturing   (Diane Krause)
Toyota
150
running
11
19
82
Woody Pitkat
Horton Avenue Materials   (Danny Watts Jr.)
Chevrolet
150
running
12
2
60
Matt Hirschman
Pee Dee Motorsports   (Roy Hall)
Chevrolet
150
running
13
15
20
Max Zachem
BB Motorsports / MPZ Trucking LLC   (Bruce Bachta)
Chevrolet
150
running
14
23
54
Tommy Catalano
Catalano Motorsports   (Amy Catalano)
Chevrolet
150
running
15
17
14
Blake Barney
Atlantic Sprinkler   (Richard Barney)
Chevrolet
150
running
16
27
34
J.B. Fortin *
Johns Tree Removal   (Nicole Fortin)
Chevrolet
149
running
17
3
99
Chase Dowling
s and s   (Cheryl Tomaino)
Pontiac
149
running
18
7
06
Sam Rameau *
Racechoice.com   (Randy Rameau)
Chevrolet
149
running
19
20
21
Jimmy Blewett
Gershow Recycling / Blewett Scrap   (Joseph Bertuccio)
Chevrolet
149
running
20
18
77
Gary Putnam
Curb Records   (Mike Curb)
Chevrolet
149
running
21
24
45
Timmy Catalano *
Catalano Motorsports   (Dave Catalano)
Chevrolet
149
running
22
16
25
Calvin Carroll
Power with Prestige / Cruising w / Betty   (Joe Carroll)
Chevrolet
148
running
23 26 33 Wade Cole Performance Engines / 1812 Auto Body   (Wade Cole) Ford 146 running
24 25 18 Ken Heagy Buoy One Seafood   (Robert Pollifrone) Ford 145 running
25 11 58 Eric Goodale GAF Roofing   (Edgar Goodale) Chevrolet 136 running
26 21 1 Jeff Rocco * Monster Energy   (Eddie Harvey) Chevrolet 120 throttle
27 28 01 Melissa Fifield Crowell's Towing   (Kenneth Fifield) Chevrolet 99 handling
28 13 64 Rob Summers Lumiere / Dell Electric / Rocky's Plumbing   (Mike Murphy) Chevrolet 2 crash