Doug Coby will be defending a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour title in 2013 and also chasing another Modified championship.
Coby, of Milford, will return to the SK Modified division full-time at Stafford Motor Speedway for the 2013 season.
Coby returns to the track for car owner Glenn Johnson, who fielded SK Modifieds for him in 2008 and 2009 at the Stafford half-mile.
Coby has made two starts in the SK Modified division at Stafford over the last two seasons. He has five career SK Modified victories at Stafford, the first coming in 2002, the last in 2009.
“Glenn has a new Troyer chassis, and I think we have the equipment to go out and have a lot of fun this season,” Coby said in a release from Stafford Speedway. “The one thing at Stafford is I’ve always had trouble with consistency. The last time I drove for Glenn, it seemed like we would win one week and then come back the next week and finish 9th with the same setup in the car. I think we’ll be a lot better off this year with the package that Glenn has put together for me.”
Coby won a Late Model championship at Stafford in 1998 and a title in the track’s old Pro Stock division in 2000 and is looking to become the first driver in Stafford history with championships in three different divisions. Johnson is still looking for a title as a team owner.
“We really want to go for that championship,” Johnson said in a release from Stafford. “I’ve been racing at Stafford now for almost 20 years and I don’t have a championship. Doug had an excellent year on the Tour last year and if he can drive just like that this year in the SK, I think we can have a real good chance at winning the championship.”
Said Coby: “It would be awesome to be the first driver to win championships in three different divisions. I like racing history and being a part of history, but last year I tried to be the first driver to win all four Tour races at Stafford and we came up short, so I’m not banking on anything. The key will to get the car dialed in quickly and be a contender every Friday night. If you have a couple of bad weeks, your season can be over in May. We have to make sure the car is fast, that’s the first step to staying out of trouble.”
Coby begins his quest in the SK Modified division with the running of the Spring Sizzler, April 26-28, at Stafford Speedway.
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