Coby Conquers Monadnock; Chase Dowling Dazzles With A Top 10 Finish
A NASCAR Hometracks Press Release w/ Dowling Motorsports addition
MONADNOCK, N.H. - While the statistics sheet might make it look like it was an easy win it was anything but that for Doug Coby.
Although he led the final 166 laps of the O'Reilly Auto Parts 200, Coby had to hold off a hard-charging Woody Pitkat to score his third NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win of the season at Monadnock Speedway.
Coby passed Ryan Preece on Lap 45 and was able to remain at the point in the caution filled race.
Pitkat followed closely in second with Justin Bonsignore coming up just a little short in his bid for a third straight win at the quarter-mile track finishing third. Todd Szegedy and Troy Talman completed the top five.
Eric Goodale rebounded from an early incident to finish sixth with Shawn Solomito, Andy Seuss, Chase Dowling, and Preece rounding out the top 10.
The race was slowed six times by caution with a pair of Red Flags thrown during the race for track cleanup caused by a pair of multicar accidents.
Pitkat was able to jump past Preece in the standings to now lead 329-326. Coby used his win to sit 15 points out of the lead at 314 while Szegedy is just two points out of third place thanks to his recent string of top-five finishes.
The race will be telvised on NBC Sports Network on Thursday July 30 at 7 p.m.
2015 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Rookie of the Year candidate, Chase Dowling, once again turned heads in the Dunleavy's Truck Repair/JT Motorsports modified driving to a 9th place finish in his first career start at the tricky quarter mile known as Monadnock Speedway after starting 20th in the field.
Chase was the 2nd highest finishing NWMT Rookie of the Year candidate and now sits 3rd in the NWMT Rookie of the Year title chase, just 2 points out of the lead.