Coby Makes Daring Pass To Get Past Bohn

Veteran Uses Lapped Traffic To Earn Modified Win

CONCORD, N.C. - Sometimes when you don't have the best car a driver must rely on instincts and experience to get the win.

Defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby used both and it paid big dividends for the veteran at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The 38-year-old used lapped traffic in Turn 4 with 11 laps remaining in the 150-lap feature to get by Danny Bohn and win the Southern Slam 150.

The Milford, Connecticut, native started from the front after winning the Coors Light Pole earlier in the day and jumped out to an early lead. The four-time Tour champion held back a charging Ryan Preece, the defending race winner, and Corey LaJoie on many occasions within the first half of the race.

Bohn was able to pass Coby on a restart on Lap 81 on the outside and stayed out front until Coby made his bold move to get back in front and hold on for his 24th career win.

Bohn ened up second while rookie Calvin Carroll finished third. Jamie Tomaino rebounded after being involved in the first caution of the race on the green flag lap to finish fourth and Bobby Measmer Jr. completed the top five.

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West rookie Derek Kraus finished sixth with CJ Lehmann, Lauren Edgerton, LaJoie and Preece rounding out the top 10. 

The race was slowed three times by caution for 13 laps. Preece and LaJoie both fell out of the race due to mechanical issues ending their pursuit for a win.

The victory was the second of the season for Coby, who will head back to Connecticut for the Sunoco World Series 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park with a shot at the tour championship.

POS
CAR#
DRIVER
SPONSOR
LAPS
DIFF.
1
2
Doug Coby
Mayhew Tools/Dunleavy/AJ Romano Const
150
2
65
Danny Bohn
Rustoleum/Dunleavy's/Bilstein Shocks
150
1.049
3
39
Calvin Carroll*
Power with Prestige/Cruising w/Betty
149
1 Lap
4
99
Jamie Tomaino
Dunleavy Truck Repair/Atlantic Sprinkler
149
1 Lap
5
14A
Bobby Measmer, Jr.
Lead 2 Real Estate/Crispy's Bar & Grille
148
2 Laps
6
77
Derek Kraus*
Menards/Curb Records
147
3 Laps
7
74
CJ Lehmann*
IGA Food Markets
147
3 Laps
8
72
Lauren Edgerton*
Precision Powder Coating
141
9 Laps
9
11
Corey LaJoie
Dunleavy Truck & Trailer Repair
109
41 Laps
10
7
Ryan Preece
T.S. Hauler
80
70 Laps
11
75
Jeremy Gerstner
Dunleavy's Truck & Trailer/William E. Smith Trucking
66
84 Laps
12
14
Trey Hutchens III
Hayes Jewelers
58
92 Laps

 

Ocotber 6th , 2017 - By Kyle Souza , NASCARHomeTracks.com