Doug Coby, Tommy Baldwin Racing Preparing For Whelen Mod Tour Action At Lancaster Motorplex

(Press release from Souza Media)

Doug Coby (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)

With the Claremont Motorsports Park event officially canceled on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, Saturday’s event at Lancaster Motorplex will mark the beginning of the second half of the 2023 season.

The Nu-Way Auto Parts 150 will bring Doug Coby and the Mayhew Tools, Tommy Baldwin Racing team to upstate New York for a battle with the No. 7NY.

Coby has one previous start at Lancaster in the only Whelen Modified Tour event at the track back in 2021, where he finished ninth. In that event, his shifter broke on the pace laps and he had to pit. Although he was multiple laps down and tried to get them back during the race, he had speed in his own No. 10 Mayhew Tools entry, driving up through the pack into what would have been a top-five position if he was on the lead lap.

Lancaster is a facility that includes both a drag strip and the oval track on the same property and it can present some unique challenges compared to other tracks.

“The challenges of a track like Lancaster are definitely there,” Coby said. “When you come onto the frontstretch which is a drag strip, you have to know where you are going to be fast, and where to hit your marks consistently. We have to go there and get our bearings in practice and remember what works and what doesn’t as a team. Tommy was fast there last time with Jon McKennedy driving – they won the pole and led 89 laps before getting tangled late. With the speed both of us had last time, we should be able to work well to come up with something strong together. This seems like it could be another long-run type race, where track position matters and we will have to have no mistakes to have a shot.”

Lancaster Motorplex will have the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour cars on track from 2:15-3:15 p.m. for practice, followed by Mayhew Tools single-car qualifying to set the field at 5 p.m. The estimated green flag time for the Nu-Way Auto Parts 150 is slated for 8 p.m., live on FloRacing.TV.

For more information on Doug Coby, visit and follow his page on Facebook for the latest news and updates, including from the track on race day.

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