Coby Earns New England 100 Pole

Loudon, NH — Doug Coby captured his second career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Coors Light Pole Award Thursday evening in qualifying for the New England 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Coby (No. 19 Major Motion Transport/Family Auto Center Chevrolet), who was the next-to-last car to go out among the 39 entries, knocked Todd Szegedy (No. 2 UNOH/Wisk/Snuggle Ford) off the provisional pole with a fast lap of 30.003 seconds (126.947 mph), just under Szegedy’s time of 30.005 (126.939).

Coby’s previous pole came at Wall (N.J.) Stadium on June 26, 2004.

Ted Christopher, who entered the day having won the Coors Light Pole Award in each of the first three races of the 2009 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season, took over the provisional pole when he went out 17th in the qualifying order. His best lap of 30.025 seconds (126.854 mph) ended up third-fastest.

Donny Lia (30.039 seconds/126.795 mph) and Rowan Pennink (30.065/126.686) rounded out the top five.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Ryan Newman qualified seventh at 30.160 seconds (126.286 mph) and fellow Cup driver Kasey Kahne qualified 17th at 30.385 (125.351).

Following Newman in the top 10 were Ryan Preece, Ed Flemke Jr., Kevin Goodale and Bobby Grigas III.

The New England 100 is set to go green Saturday at 1 p.m. For event and ticket information, please visit the track’s official Web site (www.nhms.com).

Sources:Jason Cunningham/NASCAR WMT PR

Starting Lineup

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour – New England 100 Lineup
Race Saturday; Qualifying Thursday
at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Loudon, N.H.
Lap Length: 1.058 miles

1. (19) Doug Coby, Milford, Conn., Chevrolet, 126.947
2. (2) Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield, Conn., Ford, 126.939
3. (36) Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn., Chevrolet, 126.854
4. (4) Donny Lia, Jericho, N.Y., Dodge, 126.795
5. (93) Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Chevrolet, 126.686
6. (7) Ryan Newman, South Bend, Ind., Chevrolet, 126.286
7. (3) Ryan Preece, Berlin, Conn., Chevrolet, 125.986
8. (10) Ed Flemke, Jr., Southington, Conn., Chevrolet, 125.907
9. (50) Kevin Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 125.852
10. (09) Bobby Grigas, III, Marshfield, Mass., Chevrolet, 125.840
11. (90) Renee Dupuis, Glastonbury, Conn., Chevrolet, 125.736
12. (71) Rob Fuller, Boylston, Mass., Ford, 125.707
13. (16) Mike Stefanik, Coventry, R.I., Pontiac, 125.686
14. (79) Ron Silk, Norwalk, Conn., Pontiac, 125.657
15. (46) Eric Beers, Northampton, Pa., Chevrolet, 125.500
16. (14) Reggie Ruggiero, Rocky Hill, Conn., Ford, 125.368
17. (96) Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash., Chevrolet, 125.351
18. (12) Jimmy Blewett, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 125.182
19. (28) Woody Pitkat, Stafford, Conn., Chevrolet, 124.989
20. (11) Anthony Sesely, Matawan, N.J., Chevrolet, 124.887
21. (17) Glen Reen, Wilbraham, Mass., Chevrolet, 124.875
22. (1) Rob Summers, Vernon, Conn., Chevrolet, 124.801
23. (58) Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 124.426
24. (52) Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon, Conn., Chevrolet, 124.406
25. (59) Erick Rudolph, Ransomville, N.Y., Chevrolet, 124.389
26. (21) Richard Savary, Canton, Mass., Chevrolet, 124.276
27. (99) Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 123.835
28. (00) Jonathan McKennedy, Chelmsford, Mass., Chevrolet, 123.787
29. (8) Glenn Tyler, Hampton Bays, N.Y., Chevrolet, 123.674
30. (70) Andy Seuss, Hampstead, N.H., Chevrolet, 123.438
31. (0) Tim Arre, Toms River, N.J., Chevrolet, 123.230
32. (32) Tom Abele, Jr., Norwich, Conn., Chevrolet, 122.900
33. (68) Johnny Bush, Huntington Station, N.Y., Chevrolet, 122.789
34. (18) Ken Heagy, Calverton, N.Y., Chevrolet, 120.505*
35. (33) Wade Cole, Riverton, Conn., Chevrolet, 120.661*
36. (08) Tommy Farrell, III, Neptune, N.J., Chevrolet, 122.611*
37. (9) Jake Marosz, Middletown, Conn., Chevrolet, 121.644*
38. (26) Gary McDonald, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Chevrolet, 120.776*

Did Not Qualify: Fred Vordermeier

*Provisional Starter


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