To The Top: Doug Coby Wins Pole For Whelen Modified Tour Musket 250 At NHMS

Doug Coby celebrates winning the pole Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for Saturday’s Whelen Modified Tour Musket 250 (Photo: Shawn Courchesne/RaceDayCT)

LOUDON, N.H. – Doug Coby on the pole. Doug Coby on the pole. Doug Coby on the pole. 

It’s a statement that’s been on seemingly repeat performance at the majority of events this year on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. 

And Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, guess what? Same old story. Doug Coby on the pole. 

Coby, of Milford, scored the pole in qualifying Friday for Saturday’s Musket 250 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. 

It was Coby’s eighth pole in 14 series events this year. 

It was the fourth career pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for Coby, of Milford, and first at the track since Sept. 15, 2015. 

“Starting up front is good,” Coby said. “We haven’t won a pole here [since 2015]. Showing we have good speed in our car. We had really good speed in practice and we backed it up. That’s really all you can do today is just go be fast. It doesn’t really mean we’re going to be fast all day tomorrow. But it certainly puts us in a good spot to start and hopefully we keep it up front.” 

The five-time series champion and current points leader Coby toured the 1.058-mile in 29.333 seconds (129.847 mph). 

“I know that [crew chief Phil Moran] spent a lot of extra time in the shop,” Coby said. “This is a car that we only run at Loudon for the last two years so it doesn’t have a whole lot of races so it’s just making sure it’s ready to go. 

“It’s really just a lot of strategy [for the Musket 250]. It’s going to come down to the fuel strategy and the tire strategy. We’re going to have all be able to be adaptable and play it on the fly however it comes to us. We’re ready. We’ve got to see what it throws at us and we’ll have some fun.”

Jon McKennedy of Chelmsford, Mass. will complete the front row for Saturday after qualifying second at 29.348 seconds (129.781 mph). Reigning series champion Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville, N.Y. was third fastest in qualifying at 29.408 seconds (129.516 mph). 

Ron Silk of Norwalk, who was fastest in the division’s lone practice Friday, was fourth in qualifying (29.497 seconds, 129.125 mph). 

Bobby Santos III of Franklin, Mass. rounded out the top-five in qualifying (29.561 seconds, 128.845 mph). 

Full Musket 250 Qualifying Results




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Comments

  1. According to the listing, after qualifying 10th, how come burt myers withdrew?

  2. Bob,
    For some reason Burt Myers was on the entry list in two cars, a No. 4 and a No. 04. The No. 4 is the car he qualified in 10th place. I’m guessing the system just lists the No. 04 as a withdraw because it was on the entry list.

  3. One car or two, The Ace is going to victory lane today. Hossfeld is my dark horse sleeper.

    Tommy Baldwin seems to think the tour is going back to Richmond next year. Possibly on Indy car weekend?? That would be big.

  4. Hi Shawn… Do you know why Mike Willis didn’t take a qualifying run? Did they WD?

  5. Coby (dedicated LFR), McKennedy (TA?), Bonsignor (Fury), Silk (newer TA3), Santos (LFR), Nocella. (Race Works?),,Solomito (TA?), Dowling (Troyer TA?), Goodale (TA?), Myers (newer Fury), Emerling (LFR tuned TA3),, Lutz (LFR), Swanson (one of a kind), Suess (TA?), Hossfeld (TA?), Calalano (TA3), Pitkat/Harvey (TA?), Summers,(LFR tuned TA?), Rameau (?), Carroll (LFR)
    Is any of it correct (?).

  6. Thank you Shawn

  7. RaceDayNH,
    I’m not sure what the deal is with that because he’s not listed as having withdrawn, but obviously is not on the qualifying list.

  8. Silk is in a new fury ,woody in LFR , hossfeld LFR and I thought goodale was getting a new LFR , but don’t bet the house on any of it

  9. Doug: Pitkat/Harvey is LFR

  10. Silk in a new FURY, seems kind of dumb given how well he’s run with the TROYER car. He’s got speed though. Maybe FURY will end up being more than a “flash in the pan” on the modified scene here in the northeast.🙈🙉🙊🏴🏴🏴

  11. Coby (dedicated LFR), McKennedy (TA?), Bonsignor (Fury), Silk (new Fury), Santos (LFR), Nocella. (Race Works?),,Solomito (TA?), Dowling (Troyer TA?), Goodale (LFR?), Myers (newer Fury), Emerling (LFR tuned TA3),, Lutz (LFR), Swanson (one of a kind), Suess (TA?), Hossfeld (LFR), Calalano (TA3), Pitkat/Harvey (LFR), Summers,(LFR tuned TA?), Rameau (?), Carroll (LFR)
    Thanks!
    A new TA3 in August for Silk and now a Fury? Interesting!
    https://racedayct.com/2019/08/ronnie-silk-brings-new-car-and-momentum-to-whelen-modified-tour-stafford-150/

  12. Goodale with a bonehead move. Too bad for Silk’s new car.

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