COBY LANDS TRUE VALUE SERIES MODIFIED RIDE
Milford CT. modified racer Doug Coby has secured a ride for the 2009 True
Value Modified Racing Series season taking over the driving chores of the
potent #20 racer, fielded by the Czarnecki Brothers of Southwick, MA. The
brand new car was driven last year by NASCAR champion Ted Christopher,
Plainville, CT; and Todd Owen, Somers, CT. The announcement was made Sunday.
The Czarnecki crew are no strangers to the 29 year old driver. They
have helped him in the past on the Whelen Modified Tour. Coby speaks of the
sincere effort from the Czarnecki crew, how hard they work, and how easy
they are to work with. When the decision was made to put him in the car,
something that almost happened very early on, he knew it was going to be a
“I have a lot of experience at the tracks they want to race at.
That is a good race car, and I want to win. It’s about bringing the car back
in one piece and winning races. I’m not looking to move on, I just want to
have fun and this opportunity will be fun.”
Was he surprised that he was tabbed for the ride? After all he was
considered when Hall of Fame driver Bob Polverari retired. “I’ve learned one
thing, I’ve been told or promised this or that in the past and I never
believe it until the seat is bolted in the car and, the seat was bolted in
last week.” It was then he knew it was a done deal.
Coby furthered, “I have known Rick, Rusty, Bubba, the crew, and
look forward to working with them. We saw that we can make it work with my
schedule. We are planning on the two Waterford shows, the Thompson race for
sure, and the Oktoberfest at Lee.” Coby stated the team plans to look at
other events as the season goes on.
Czarnecki would like to give both Beech Ridge and Oxford Plains in
Maine a try if possible.
Coby admits he has been paying attention to the TVMRS. “I’ve seen
some great races when I have the opportunity to watch. There are some very
competitive drivers there and I want to compete with them. I like driving
full blown modifieds no matter where it is.”
The new team’s first race with the TVMRS will be Saturday night,
May 9, at Waterford, CT.
/ True Value Modified Racing Series