The race was postponed twice by ran and then Coby had to outlast Justin Bonsignore and Bobby Santos III in a green-white-checkered finish that pushed the race to 130 laps.
It is Coby’s 10th career win and sixth at the historic Connecticut half-mile. He took the lead Friday on Lap 7. Santos edged Coby at the line on the final restart but Coby powered back into the lead en route to winnign for the fifth time in the last 10 races at Stafford.
Bonsignore got past Santos for second on the final lap. Santos had won the Coors Light Pole Award when qualifying was originally held on May 23.
Rowan Pennink and Woody Pitkat were fourth and fifth, respectively.
With the win, Coby took over the points lead from Bonsignore, 132-128. Pitkat is third in points at 123.
Ron Silk finished sixth, followed by Patrick Emerling, Ted Christopher, Ryan Preece and Glenn Reen.
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will be back in action Saturday, June 21 with the Mr. Rooter 161 at Connecticut’s Waterford Speedbowl.
Fastest Qualifier: Bobby Santos, Time: 18.327 Seconds, Speed: 98.216 mph
Failed to Qualify: (1) Richie Pallai, Jr. (#39).
Time of Race: 0 hrs., 53 mins, 6 secs
Average Speed: 73.446 mph
Margin of Victory: 0.394 Seconds
Caution Flags: [Beneficiary in brackets] Laps 104-111 (Cars #4, 18 accident (Turn 1) ); 113-117 (Cars #22, 99 accident (Turn 3) (Red Flag 3 mins.) [none]); 122-127 (Car #52 spinout (Turn 4) ). 3 for 19 laps.
Lap Leaders: Bobby Santos 1-6, Doug Coby 7-126, Bobby Santos 127-128, Doug Coby 129-130.
Total Laps Led: Doug Coby 122, Bobby Santos 8. 3 changes involving 2 drivers.
|TSI Harley-Davidson 125 Race Results|
|12||64||Ron Yuhas, Jr.||130||-1.947|
|13||75||Timmy Solomito *||130||-2.378|
|14||52||Matt Hirschman||129||-1 Lap|
|15||4||Donny Lia||129||-1 Lap|
|16||89||Shawn Solomite||127||-3 Laps|
|17||38||Dave Salzarulo *||126||-4 Laps|
|18||26||Gary McDonald||124||-6 Laps|
|19||33||Wade Cole||123||-7 Laps|
|20||22||Tommy Barrett, Jr. *||112||-18 Laps|
|21||99||Jamie Tomaino||112||-18 Laps|
|22||01||Melissa Fifield *||108||-22 Laps|
|23||18||Ken Heagy||101||-29 Laps|
|24||48||Keith Rocco||81||-49 Laps|
* – Rookie