Doug Coby Looks To Become First Four-Time Winner of Seekonk Speedway’s Open Wheel Wednesday

Doug Coby Looks To Become First Four-Time Winner of Seekonk Speedway’s Open Wheel Wednesday

By Souza Media/Kyle Souza

MILFORD, Conn. — Doug Coby is set to compete in the Tri Track Open Modified Series race at Seekonk Speedway on Wednesday, June 30, looking to capture a $10,000 check in Speed51 Modified Madness. Coby, who is coming off his impressive month of June, which included a victory in the inaugural SRX Series race at Stafford and a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win at Riverhead Raceway, will look to become the first four-time winner of the prestigious race.

Coby’s previous victories were in 2011, 2013 and 2016 — driving for two different car owners — and in three different chassis — but this time, he returns to Seekonk for the first time as owner/driver with Doug Coby Racing. Coby also has victories at Seekonk behind the wheel of a NEMA Midge and two wins in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour action, with his most recent coming in 2019. 

He looks forward to racing with Matt Hirschman and the rest of the talented field of over 40 competitors, while chasing the check and trophy. Hirschman and Coby are the only multiple-time winners of Open Wheel Wednesday at Seekonk — both with three. Coby wants to be the first one to get four.

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Coby, Preece & Barney Among Drivers Returning To Tri Track For $10,000 To Win Speed51 Modified Madness at Seekonk

Coby, Preece & Barney Among Drivers Returning To Tri Track For $10,000 To Win Speed51 Modified Madness at Seekonk

By Souza Media/Kyle Souza

SEEKONK, Mass. — When the Tri Track Open Modified Series returns to the track for race three of the season next Wednesday, June 30 at Seekonk Speedway, multiple returning drivers will look to knock-off polished series regulars. All competitors will be chasing a special $10,000 check in the 16th annual Open Wheel Wednesday at the Massachusetts third-mile in what has become one of the most anticipated races in Tri Track history.

Teams will return to Seekonk for the first time since 2019, with COVID-19 cancelling all 2020 Modified events that were scheduled at the Action Track of the East.

Leading the list of drivers returning to TrI Track for a shot at capturing the big check is six-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby, who is coming off a strong few weeks of competition. Coby won the inaugural Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) event at Stafford Motor Speedway on June 12, then announced a few days later that he would be making his Camping World Truck Series debut in September with GMS Racing. Coby finished a strong stint by winning the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at Riverhead Raceway on June 20.

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Looking Back: The History of Seekonk’s Speed51 Modified Madness, Worth $10,000 To Win

Looking Back: The History of Seekonk’s Speed51 Modified Madness, Worth $10,000 To Win

By Souza Media/Kyle Souza

SEEKONK, Mass. — With $10,000 on the line, anything can, and will, happen when the Tri Track Open Modified Series returns to action at Seekonk Speedway on Wednesday, June 30. In race three of the Tri Track season, drivers will be chasing one of the most historic trophies in New England Modified racing — the Open Wheel Wednesday crown at Seekonk — this time in the Speed51 Modified Madness.

Set for the 16th annual 100-lap event, Tri Track is expecting a healthy car count and some mid-week fireworks between some of the top Modified talent from across the East Coast for a lucrative purse. The overall purse for this one event will rise over $40,000, with teams earning $1,000 to start the feature, and multiple contingency awards also on the line.

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SEEKONK SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES 2021 SCHEDULE

SEEKONK SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES 2021 SCHEDULE

MAJOR EVENTS, FULL FRIDAY & SATURDAY SLATES HEADLINE NEW SEASON

By Souza Media/Kyle Souza

SEEKONK, Mass. — Seekonk Speedway is looking ahead to a fresh, exciting 2021 season. On December 3rd, the Massachusetts third-mile announced the full schedule of events for 2021 — one that will mark the 75th anniversary of full-time racing. Seekonk Speedway looks forward to welcoming fans back to the grandstands safely, as the recent vaccine announcements for COVID-19 are welcomed news and talks continue with the state of Massachusetts.

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TRI TRACK SET FOR STAFFORD DEBUT WITH $10,000 ON THE LINE

TRI TRACK SET FOR STAFFORD DEBUT WITH $10,000 ON THE LINE

BY SOUZA MEDIA/KYLE SOUZA

SEEKONK, Mass. — It’s going to be coined as the biggest Modified race of 2020.

With more than 50 cars pre-registered, and the top Modified talent in the Northeast expected, Tri Track Open Modified Series teams are set for their debut at the famed Stafford Motor Speedway half-mile this Saturday, October 24.

The race has a total purse of over $57,000 — with a $10,000 winning prize on the line. It will pay $1,000 just to take the green flag in the 81-lap Call Before You Dig (CBYD) Modified Classic.

CBYD, a longtime supporter of racing at Stafford, is on board as the primary sponsor of this spectacular – a race that is drawing talent from the Tri Track Series, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, Race of Champions Tour and more. All of the biggest names are coming to the show, and fans aren’t going to want to miss it.

Names like Matt Hirschman, Doug Coby and Justin Bonsignore are set to battle with Woody Pitkat, Craig Lutz, Matt Swanson, Ron Silk, Chase Dowling, Ronnie Williams, Burt Myers and more. There will be a mix of Modified veterans, rising stars, Stafford regulars and invaders chasing the big check and bragging rights.

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SEEKONK SPEEDWAY, TRI TRACK ANNOUNCE NEW DATE FOR 2020 OPEN WHEEL WEDNESDAY

SEEKONK SPEEDWAY, TRI TRACK ANNOUNCE NEW DATE FOR 2020 OPEN WHEEL WEDNESDAY 
EVENT RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 29 DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC 

SEEKONK, Mass. — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and continued unknowns about the start of the racing season in New England, Seekonk Speedway and Tri Track Open Modified Series officials announced on Tuesday that Open Wheel Wednesday has been rescheduled for Wednesday, August 29. The event was originally slated to take place on July 1. 

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