Story By: NASCAR – THOMPSON, CT – Doug Coby continues to move closer to the all-time pole record for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. The 40-year-old from Milford, Connecticut, earned the Mayhew Tools Pole Award in Saturday’s qualifing for Sunday’s Sunoco World Series 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.
It’s Coby’s second pole of the season and his 32nd of his career. His total is third all-time behind only NASCAR Hall of Famer Mike Stefanik (48) and Tony Hirschman (41).
Coby’s No. 10 Mayhew Tools Chevrolet posed a lap of 19.233 (116.986) to take the top spot.
Patrick Emerling qualified second at 19.257 (116.841), followed by NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship points leader Justin Bonsignore at 19.311 (116.514).
The 32-year-old from Holtsville, New York, enters the Sunoco World Series 150 with a 27-point lead over six-time champion Coby. Bonsignore has to finish 23rd or better in the 27-car field to clinch his second championship regardless of what Coby does.
Ronnie Williams and Craig Lutz qualified fourth and fifth, respectively.
Chris Pastyerak, Woody Pitkat, Jon McKennedy, Ron Silk and Eric Goodale rounded out the top 10.
The Sunoco World Series 150 is scheduled for Sunday at 4 p.m. There are tickets available to see this race in person