Chase Dowling To Sub For Doug Coby Racing At Whelen Mod Tour Oswego Event

(Press release from Doug Coby Racing)

Chase Dowling (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT

Doug Coby Racing announced on Monday that Chase Dowling will drive the No. 10 Mayhew Tools entry in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event at Oswego Speedway on Saturday, June 12. Team owner and driver Doug Coby is set to compete with the Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) Series at his home track — Stafford Motor Speedway — and will be unable to compete at Oswego.

Dowling, a former Whelen Modified Tour winner, also grew up racing at Stafford — where he has 15 career wins between the premier SK Modifieds and SK Light Modifieds. As a current regular at Stafford, dirt driver, and driver for his own Open Modified team, Dowling will be competing in the Steel Palace 150 for Coby. In three previous Oswego starts, Dowling has a best finish of eighth.

“Obviously it’s a great opportunity when a six-time champion calls you to ask him to replace him for a race,” the 23-year-old Dowling said. “I’ve known the whole group for a while, they have a great team, with good equipment, resources and crew members. It’s a good fit. I’m really excited to work with all of Doug’s guys and go out there and do what is best for his race team and hopefully win.”

Team owner Doug Coby, who is excited to compete with SRX in their debut, is looking forward to seeing what Dowling can do behind the wheel of his ride.

“I wanted to pick someone to put in the car that could go out there and win the race,” Coby said. “Chase was at the top of my list. He fits right in the seat, and he’s local to Connecticut, he knows my (crew chief) Phil Moran well. He’s going to go out there and take care of the car and get the most out of it for us. I’m confident he will do his best behind the wheel and perform well for Mayhew Tools, our crew and our sponsors at Doug Coby Racing.”

The Steel Palace 150 at Oswego Speedway is set for Saturday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. Advanced tickets are available at and will also be available on the day of the race. Fans who can’t make it to the track can watch a live stream of the race through NBC Sports Gold and their TrackPass platform.

For more information on Doug Coby Racing, visit the team on Facebook.


  1. Well, I do recall someone saying that the 10 is not going to Oswego… Whoever that was, Kobe is running for points and attention. He can still get the owner points, and might get some fame with the SRX.

    Owners points are at stake. Besides, Kobe is a superdriver that can win the driver championship even if he misses a race.

  2. Sarcasm is a low form of wit: But I do enjoy Sarcasm quite a bit….. Great Ride for Chase , Great Opportunity to work with one of the Top Crew Chiefs in the Series ….. Boiler Plate walls … OUCH !!!!! Would be quite interesting in a Super Modified Driver can jump in a Mod and see what He can do …?? OH YEAH JON Mc Kennedy is a Super Driver.. Maybe he can Bring HIS SUPER and win TWO FEATURES ???

  3. I’m sure Phil Moran is excited to work with Chase Dowling.

  4. Max McLaughlin would have been my choice for a substitute driver for that race .

  5. A lot of drivers he could have called. Skowyra probably wasn’t hauling the 50 up to Oswego so Coby could have called Ronnie Williams. Santos, Mclaughlin, Rocco, Bert Myers, Rob Summers. Nope he called the Swiss Army Knife of drivers Chase Dowling. My first thought was it was Saturday night and he had a commitment at Lebanon Valley. After checking he only ran one race there and only completed 8 laps so that deal sure wasn’t a priority. All the better for us as we get a new wrinkle to ponder at the Steel Palace. Expectations will be high. The magical year with Rob Fuller was a great car but this may be the best modified Dowling has ever driven and as an LFR car he should feel right at home.
    Bonsignor, the 2/10 proven top performers at Oswego but who else. Silk in the 85 moved from 9 to 3 in 2019 and held his own coming in 9th in Danny Watts 82 in 2016 but not a whole lot of recent experience there. Santos could be in a Sapienza/Thilberg car as he was in 2019 coming in 5th.
    Lets see who else can contend? All eyes looking to the entry list to see if the Cobra strikes. That’s right Hirschman. Will he make the trip fingers crossed. Thirteenth to second in 2019 and winning from the pole in 2018. Besides New Smyrna the short track specialist’s most successful longer track. God the NWMT teams must hate it hauling all the way out to see the 60 take the big money home.
    I did not think that Emerling who continues to be at the top of the standings and Goodale could stay at the top indefinitely but hoped they would for a while. Goodale has dropped and Emerling may not have to travel as far for this one but should not be that competitive either if history repeats. Bonsignor, the 10, perhaps Silk and the Darth Vader should be the contenders and the points battle from here on in dominated by the best team in the NWMT Ken Massa’s 51.
    Finally the 64. So far it’s the car not the driver.

  6. Phil Moran is listed as the owner of the #10 team by NASCAR. Isn’t Doug Coby the owner??

  7. Rafter Fan,
    I can’t speak for exactly who is listed on entry forms as the team owner. I know for many years different names have been used for many teams that aren’t the actual owner of the team.

  8. TAX PURPOSES … UNCLE SAM >>>> $$$$$$

  9. Doesn’t Sap Own His Car? He Is Not Listed As Owner

  10. Judy Thilberg is Dave Sapienza’s sister and worked at his business at one time though it is not clear if she does now. She is intimately involved with the team. I get the impression Ms Thilberg and her husband are big financial supporters of the 36 and her being listed as owner may be giving her credit as a huge part of the team if not an actual partner.
    I’ve always assumed the owner listing in the NASCAR driver roster has been used as a mean of recognizing critical supporters or co owners as well as the actual owners.

  11. It’s interesting that Dowling is apparently foregoing the SK All-Star race at Stafford (a non-points event) and dirt racing at Lebanon Valley on 6/12. Would Stafford SK regulars like Williams and Rocco have passed on the Coby substitution opportunity to race at Stafford on 6/12?

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