Whelen Motorsports

Coby Continues Stafford Roll

NWMT • October 11, 2016

Fifth Whelen Modified Win Extends Championship Lead

STAFFORD, Conn. (Oct. 9, 2016) – Doug Coby is the modern day dominator of Stafford Motor Speedway. Nothing that happened Sunday changed that fact.

Despite a delay of a week, and nearly seven more hours during a rain-drenched Sunday, Coby still reigns supreme with a victory in the NAPA Fall Final 150.

Coby rolled to his 10th career victory at the historic half-mile – now trailing only Ted Christopher’s 12 – and extended his lead in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship standings to 20 points with one race to go.

It was Coby’s fourth win in the last five tour races at Stafford. It also marked his fifth overall in 2016, and 22nd of his career.

Justin Bonsignore entered the race trailing Coby by 13 tallies. The pair started the rain-delayed race 1-2 and traded the lead early, but Bonsignore experienced a mechanical issue and lost a lap on pit road.

He was able to earn the subsequent free pass, and made it back to fourth to salvage a good finish considering the circumstances, but lost seven points on Coby in the process.

Following Coby across the finish line was Timmy Solomito and Jimmy Blewett. Bonsingore, Chase Dowling, Roan Pennink, Max Zachem, Matt Swanson, Woody Pitkat and Shawn Solomito brought home the top 10.

The NAPA Fall Final 150 will be telecast on NBCSN on Oct. 16 at 9:30 p.m.

The Whelen Modified Tour will conclude its season and crown a champion in the Sunoco World Series 150 on Oct. 16 at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.




NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour-44th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Fall Final 150 Results
Sunday
At Stafford Motor Speedway
Stafford Springs, CT
Lap length: 0.5 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (1) Doug Coby, Milford, Conn., Chevrolet, 150 laps, 60.107 mph.
2. (14) Timmy Solomito, Islip, N.Y., Ford, 150.
3. (5) Jimmy Blewett, Howell, N.J., Dodge, 150.
4. (2) Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.
5. (9) Chase Dowling, Roxbury, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.
6. (7) Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Chevrolet, 150.
7. (11) Max Zachem, Preston, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.
8. (19) Matt Swanson, Acton, Mass., Chevrolet, 150.
9. (6) Woody Pitkat, Stafford, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.
10. (10) Shawn Solomito, Islip, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.
11. (3) Ron Silk, Norwalk, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.
12. (12) Jeff Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.
13. (16) Craig Lutz, Miller Place, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.
14. (17) Dave Sapienza, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150.
15. (18) Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 150.
16. (20) Wade Cole, Hartland, Conn., Chevrolet, 150.
17. (21) Walter Sutcliffe Jr., East Haven, Conn., Chevrolet, 147.
18. (8) Bobby Santos, Franklin, Mass., Chevrolet, 121, handling.
19. (13) Eric Goodale, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 100, fuel pump.
20. (24) Melissa Fifield, Wakefield, N.H., Chevrolet, 80, engine.
21. (15) Kyle Ellwood, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 79, engine.
22. (25) Ken Heagy, Calverton, N.Y., Chevrolet, 62, accident.
23. (4) Donny Lia, Jericho, N.Y., Chevrolet, 49, accident.
24. (22) Gary McDonald, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Chevrolet, 35, accident.
25. (23) Dave Salzarulo, Enfield, Conn., Chevrolet, 20, engine.
Race Statistics
Time of Race: 1 hour 14 minutes 52 seconds
Margin of Victory: 0.241 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: D.Coby (96.738 mph, 18.607 seconds)
Caution Flags: 7 for 28 laps.
Lead Changes: 6 among 4 drivers.
Lap Leaders: D. Coby 1-4; J. Bonsignore 5-34; D. Coby 35-40; R. Silk 41; D. Coby 42-52;
J. Blewett 53-59; D. Coby 60-150.
Standings: 1. D. Coby, 645; 2. J. Bonsignore, 625; 3. T. Solomito, 597; 4. M. Zachem,
545; 5. R. Silk, 539; 6. D. Lia, 537; 7. E. Goodale, 534; 8. J. Blewett, 533; 9. C.
Dowling, 521; 10. M. Swanson, 508.