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Doug Coby sets new record with ninth career Stafford pole

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Doug Coby captured the Coors Light Pole Award on Saturday for the NAPA Spring Sizzler 200 at Stafford Motor Speedway. With a fast lap of 17.896 seconds (100.581 mph), Coby broke the track record at the half-mile oval, one that was previously held by Ryan Preece. The pole was the 20th career for the Milford, Conn. native and also his ninth at Stafford. Coby will lead the field to green behind the wheel of his Mayhew Tools No. 2.

Todd Szegedy qualified second and will join Coby on the front row for Sunday’s 200 lap main event. Szegedy put up a fast lap of 18.040 seconds behind the wheel of his Montanari Fuel No. 85. The 2003 champion has four career Stafford victories to his credit heading into tomorrow.

Eric Goodale posted the third fastest time of 18.066 seconds, while Ryan Preece (18.066 seconds) and Justin Bonsignore (18.089 seconds) rounded out the top five in the qualifying session. Chase Dowling was sixth, with Ron Silk, Icebreaker winner Rowan Pennink, Ted Christopher and Shawn Solomito rounding out the top 10.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to the track on Sunday, with the NAPA Spring Sizzler 200 set to take the green flag just after 3:15 p.m.

  1. Doug Coby
  2. Todd Szegedy
  3. Eric Goodale
  4. Ryan Preece
  5. Justin Bonsignore
  6. Chase Dowling
  7. Ron Silk
  8. Rowan Pennink
  9. Ted Christopher
  10. Shawn Solomito
  11. Donny Lia
  12. Timmy Solomito
  13. Craig Lutz
  14. Max Zachem
  15. Rob Summers
  16. David Sapienza
  17. Woody Pitkat
  18. George Brunnhoelzl
  19. Matt Swanson
  20. Andrew Krause
  21. Kyle Ellwood
  22. Gary Putnam
  23. Calvin Carroll*
  24. Wade Cole
  25. Gary Byington*
  26. Walter Sutcliffe, Jr.*
  27. Melissa Fifield

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