Coby Finally Outruns Stafford Rain

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Doug Coby celebrates after winning Friday's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event at Stafford Motor Speedway. (NASCAR Photo)
Doug Coby celebrates after winning Friday's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event at Stafford Motor Speedway. (NASCAR Photo)
Doug Coby celebrates after winning Friday’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event at Stafford Motor Speedway. (NASCAR Photo)

STAFFORD, Conn. – It took a little longer, but Doug Coby finally took the checkered flag for the TSI Harley Davidson 125 Friday night at Stafford Motor Speedway in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour action.

The race was postponed twice by rain and then Coby had to outlast Justin Bonsignore and Bobby Santos in a green-white-checkered finish that pushed the race to 130 laps.

It is Coby’s 10th career win and sixth at the historic Connecticut half-mile. He took the lead Friday on lap seven. Santos edged Coby at the line on the final restart but Coby powered back into the lead en route to winning for the fifth time in the last 10 races at Stafford.

Bonsignore got past Santos for second on the final lap. Santos had won the Coors Light Pole Award when qualifying was originally held on May 23.

Rowan Pennink and Woody Pitkat were fourth and fifth, respectively.

With the win, Coby took over the points lead from Bonsignore, 132-128. Pitkat is third in points at 123.

Ron Silk finished sixth, followed by Patrick Emerling, Ted Christopher, Ryan Preece and Glen Reen.

The finish:

Doug Coby, Justin Bonsignore, Bobby Santos III, Rowan Pennink, Woody Pitkat, Ron Silk, Patrick Emerling, Ted Christopher, Ryan Preece, Glen Reen, Eric Goodale, Ron Yuhas Jr., Timmy Solomito, Matt Hirschman, Donny Lia, Shawn Solomito, Dave Salzarulo, Gary McDonald, Wade Cole, Tommy Barrett Jr., Jamie Tomaino, Melissa Fifield, Ken Heagy, Keith Rocco.