Thursday, March 23, 2023

Doug Coby Dominates Rain-Delayed Whelen Modified Event at Riverhead Raceway

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You may know him from short tracks around the world, or his SRX stardom, but most race fans have seen Doug Coby make a name for himself in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Series – and he continued his dominance tonight.

Coby dominated Saturday night’s race at Riverhead Raceway, in his first start since announcing he would go part-time in the series this season. Tommy Baldwin also got his team back into victory lane in the modifieds with the win.

The evening started with a two-plus-hour rain delay, but once the green flag finally dropped, the Doug Coby clinic began, with the 42-year-old taking the lead on the 10th lap of the event, and never looking back.

It wasn’t until a caution came out JUST before the white flag that the intensity started to rise, but despite adversity, the modified ace held off Patrick Emerling – co-owner of Emerling-Gase Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series — to secure the checkered flag.

Ron Silk finished in third place, with Dylan Slepian and Timmy Solomito rounding out the race’s top-five finishers. John Baker, Kyle Soper, John Beatty Jr, Eric Goodale, and Kyle Bonsignore rounded out the top-10.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour is scheduled to continue its season with its fourth race of the season on Saturday, May 21st at Lee USA Speedway.

RJ Starcevic
RJ Starcevic
Owner/founder of @NASCARReport on Instagram - Host of The Drivers Meeting Podcast - Contributor for

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