Coby Returns to Victory Lane

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Doug Coby finally found himself back in Victory Lane on Saturday night at Seekonk Speedway. (Photo: Adam Glanzman/NASCAR)

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SEEKONK, Mass. - Doug Coby finally found himself back in Victory Lane on Saturday night.

The Milford, Conn., driver dominated the second half of the Seekonk 150 at Seekonk Speedway and captured his first win of the 2017 season. He took the lead from Matt Hirschman on Lap 63 and led all but one lap in the final stages en route to the win.

"We had an awesome car," Coby said. "My guys made awesome adjustments for the feature. When you can't pit for tires, you have to be stout off the truck. You have to know what to do for the race."

The win was the 23rd in Whelen Modified Tour action for Coby and his first at the one-third-mile Seekonk oval. The only blunder for Coby, who started fourth, came at Lap 63 when Coby and Hirschman got together battling for the lead. While Hirschman spun, Coby continued without damage and stayed at the front of the field until the checkered flag flew. He held off challenges from Ryan Preece and Anthony Nocella in the final dash to the finish.

Coby crossed the line 0.251 seconds ahead of Nocella. Prior to Saturday, Coby had three consecutive second-place finishes.

With his third-place finish, Preece took the points lead by two over Coby. Rowan Pennink is third, three points back, while Timmy Solomito is fourth, 11 points back. Solomito crashed out of Saturday's race while running inside the top five.

Justin Bonsignore was sixth followed by Hirschman, Max Zachem, Gary McDonald and Wade Cole.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to the track next Saturday night, Sept. 2, at Oswego Speedway in New York State.

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