MILFORD, Conn. –- With $15,000 on the line in the 50th NAPA Spring Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway, Doug Coby is looking to add another trophy from the prestigious event to his resume on April 24.
Coby is a former track champion at the Connecticut half-mile, with most of his success taking place early in his career. He has four wins to his name in the Spring Sizzler, which came in 2006, 2012, 2016 and 2019.
As the track gets ready to celebrate this special anniversary of the race, Coby is hoping to be a top contender to chase the big prize.
The race weekend will start with the NAPA Auto Parts Duel on Saturday, April 23, where the field will be split into two, 40-lap races — each worth $4,000 to win. From there, Sunday’s 100-lap Spring Sizzler will be worth $15,000 to win.
The winner of the Spring Sizzler will also earn a guaranteed seat for the Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) event at Stafford on July 2. Coby, who won the inaugural SRX race at his home track in 2021, would have a shot to make it two-for-two if he wins.
The upcoming race is the first of Doug Coby Racing’s schedule this year. The team will also have a new crew chief, John McKenna. McKenna and Coby have worked together and won races before, and they are now ready to roll to chase the Sizzler trophy.
“We feel good,” Coby said. “I know John’s ability and we will be ready with different things to try. The Sizzler has a ton of history in New England Modified racing, and to have four of them already is awesome to begin with, but to get the fifth win at the 50th anniversary would be pretty special. My first Tour-Type Modified win came at the Spring Sizzler in 2006 and it’s definitely something I’ll always remember. I think the driver who wins the 50th is definitely going to remember it.”
The Spring Sizzler is one of seven races on Doug Coby Racing’s tentative season schedule. From Stafford, the team will plan to move to Claremont Motorsports Park on Memorial Day weekend for another $15,000-to-win feature.