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.
White Mountain Planning Big Holiday Celebration This Saturday
N. Woodstock, NH — White Mountain Motorsports Park will be the place to celebrate Independence Day in New Hampshire’s North Country this Saturday, July 3. The annual Holiday Spectacular presented by J.P. Sicard Inc. features four thrilling divisions capped by a Northstar Fireworks display rivaling anything fans across the country might see this weekend.
Both the Wells River Chevrolet Flying Tigers and Foley Oil & Propane Late Models have 76 green-flag laps to honor the year the Declaration of Independence was signed. The Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Strictly Stock Mini’s and Dads 4 By Tool & Supply Kids Trucks join the card against a scenic White Mountains backdrop.
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.
Division Line-Up Revised for Thompson Spirit of 76
Street Stock Open Replaces Mini Stocks on July 7 Card
Waterbury, VT and Naples, ME — American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials have announced a change to the division line-up for the Sam Adams Wicked Hazy IPA Spirit of 76 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Wednesday, July 7. A $1,000-to-win 8-cylinder Street Stock Open will replace the Mini Stocks on the schedule of events.
The decision was made due to concerns about car counts in the Mini Stock class at the first two Thompson Speedway oval track events. The rest of the card will remain the same, with the $5,000-to-win Outlaw Open Modified Series main event, Sunoco Modifieds, Late Models, Vandi Auto Supply Limited Sportsmen, and SK Light Modifieds making up a six-division program.
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.
Renfrew Dominates to Continue ACT First-Timers Streak at Hudson
Hudson, NH — Candia, NH’s Jimmy Renfrew Jr. capped a perfect weekend on the racetrack with his first career ACT Late Model Tour victory on Sunday, June 20 at New Hampshire’s Hudson Speedway. Renfrew got the lead early and kept some of the best American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model racers in the business at bay to score the Father’s Day win in a car owned by his dad James.
It was the fourth straight event where the ACT Late Model Tour had a first-time winner, bringing the series total to 82 different winners since its inception in 1992. For Renfrew, it came less than 24 hours after he triumphed in a 50-lap feature at White Mountain Motorsports Park.