Stafford Springs, CT — Doug Coby, who won the CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler last month at Stafford, will look to make it two-for-two when the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to Stafford next Friday night for the 22nd Annual TSI Harley-Davidson 125. Of Coby’s 3 career Whelen Modified Tour wins, 2 have come in the Spring Sizzler. That fact, combined with Coby’s two Stafford track championships, has the Milford native excited about the prospects of making it two in a row at Stafford.
“The car was awesome at the Sizzler, so I would expect the car is going to be awesome again next Friday night,” said Coby. “The night race will be different, even though it’s only a couple of weeks after the Sizzler, the track is always different in the May race from the Sizzler. The last three Sizzlers the pole time has been in the 17’s and in May it’s usually drops off to 18.2, 3, or 4, and it’s an impound race, so we’ll have to qualify the way we’re going to race. We all make a lot of adjustments for time trials to click off a good lap, but we probably make less adjustments for time trials, so that might help us a bit. You see certain guys who qualify up front for the two-day shows that don’t qualify up front for the one-day shows."
After splitting time between two teams last season, Coby will be behind the wheel of Wayne Darling’s #52 Furnace and Duct Chevrolet for the entire 2012 schedule. Although they raced together last year, the Coby/Darling pairing is still a relatively new combination and Coby says that the team chemistry is one of the key reasons why they are sitting second in the Whelen Modified Tour standings heading into the TSI Harley-Davidson 125.