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Coby Continues Stafford Roll in NAPA Fall Final 150; Fifth Whelen Modified Win Extends Championship Lead

10-09-16-vlwmtSTAFFORD, Conn. (Oct. 9, 2016) – Doug Coby is the modern day dominator of Stafford Motor Speedway. Nothing that happened Sunday changed that fact.

Despite a delay of a week, and nearly seven more hours during a rain-drenched Sunday, Coby still reigns supreme with a victory in the NAPA Fall Final 150.

Coby rolled to his 10th career victory at the historic half-mile – now trailing only Ted Christopher’s 12 – and extended his lead in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship standings to 20 points with one race to go.

It was Coby’s fourth win in the last five tour races at Stafford. It also marked his fifth overall in 2016, and 22nd of his career.

Justin Bonsignore entered the race trailing Coby by 13 tallies. The pair started the rain-delayed race 1-2 and traded the lead early, but Bonsignore experienced a mechanical issue and lost a lap on pit road. He was able to earn the subsequent free pass, and made it back to fourth to salvage a good finish considering the circumstances, but lost seven points on Coby in the process.

Following Coby across the finish line was Timmy Solomito and Jimmy Blewett. Bonsingore, Chase Dowling, Roan Pennink, Max Zachem, Matt Swanson, Woody Pitkat and Shawn Solomito brought home the top 10.

The NAPA Fall Final 150 will be telecast on NBCSN on Oct. 16 at 9:30 p.m.

The Whelen Modified Tour will conclude its season and crown a champion in the Sunoco World Series 150 on Oct. 16 at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Points B/Points Status
1 1 2 Doug Coby Dunleavy Repair/A&J Romano Const Chevrolet 150 48 5 Running
2 14 16 Timmy Solomito Diversified Metals Ford 150 42   Running
3 5 4 Jimmy Blewett Starrett Tools/Mayhew Tools Dodge 150 42 1 Running
4 2 51 Justin Bonsignore Phoenix Communications Inc. Chevrolet 150 41 1 Running
5 9 9 Chase Dowling S&S Asphalt Paving/Dunleavy’s Repair Chevrolet 150 39   Running
6 7 3 Rowan Pennink Cape Cod Copper/Canto Paving Chevrolet 150 38   Running
7 11 20 Max Zachem Lu-Mac’s Package Store/VWS Chevrolet 150 37   Running
8 19 89 Matt Swanson * Central Mass Tree Chevrolet 150 36   Running
9 6 85 Woody Pitkat Stuart’s Automotive Chevrolet 150 35   Running
10 10 75 Shawn Solomito Eastport Feeds Chevrolet 150 34   Running
11 3 82 Ron Silk Horton Avenue Materials Chevrolet 150 34 1 Running
12 12 46 Jeff Goodale Riverhead Building Supply Chevrolet 150 32   Running
13 16 56 Craig Lutz * Lutz Motorsports Chevrolet 150 31   Running
14 17 36 Dave Sapienza SAP Enterprise Chevrolet 150 30   Running
15 18 99 Jamie Tomaino Dunleavy’s Repair/Atlantic Sprinkler Chevrolet 150 29   Running
16 20 33 Wade Cole Perf. Engines/Kendall Oil Chevrolet 150 28   Running
17 21 78 Walter Sutcliffe Jr. * Last Minute Racing Chevrolet 147 27   Running
18 8 44 Bobby Santos Tinio Corp./Dan Kelley/Curb Records Chevrolet 121 26   Handling
19 13 58 Eric Goodale GAF Roofing Chevrolet 100 25   Fuel Pump
20 24 1 Melissa Fifield Eastern Propane & Oil Chevrolet 80 24   Engine
21 15 17 Kyle Ellwood Chevrolet 79 23   Engine
22 25 18 Ken Heagy Buoy One Seafood Chevrolet 62 22   Accident
23 4 8 Donny Lia Sypher Construction/Bardahl Chevrolet 49 21   Accident
24 22 26 Gary McDonald Lakeland Landscape /TRC Electric Chevrolet 35 20   Accident
25 23 38 Dave Salzarulo Perf. Engines/Kendall Oil Chevrolet 20 19   Engine

* Denotes Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender

RACE STATISTICS
Fastest Qualifier: Doug Coby, Time: 18.607 Seconds, Speed: 96.738 mph
Time of Race: 1 hrs., 14 mins, 52 secs    Average Speed: 60.107 mph    Margin of Victory: 0.241 Seconds
Caution Flags: Laps 24-27; 30-34; 48-50; 56-59; 63-66; 113-116; 138-141. 7 for 28 laps.
Lap Leaders: Doug Coby 1-4, Justin Bonsignore 5-34, Doug Coby 35-40, Ron Silk 41, Doug Coby 42-52, Jimmy Blewett 53-59, Doug Coby 60-150.
Total Laps Led: Doug Coby 112, Justin Bonsignore 30, Jimmy Blewett 7, Ron Silk 1. 6 changes involving 4 drivers.

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