By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
One of the big names was supposed to win the Superstars Racing Experience inaugural event. At least you would think.
However, in this event at Stafford Motor Speedway on Saturday night in Stafford Springs, Connecticut, a track normal was able to get the win. Doug Coby won the event. He dominated the star-studded field with 80 of the 100 laps led.
“What a special night for short track racing in America and a special night for Stafford,” Coby said. “This is for everyone, who is a short-track racer around the country. To have SRX here, with this amazing crowd, I have to thank Ray Evernham and everyone at SRX. This means a lot to short-track racing.”
Coby is no stranger to the track. He now has 31 career wins at the track in a variety of disciplines.
He was one of two “Ringers” for this event. The two “Ringers” finished 1 and 2, as Greg Biffle was the runner-up.
He took a step back from his NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour ride to compete in this event. Now, his name will go down in history as the first winner of SRX Racing.
Coby had to have a substitute driver to drive for his team in New York, while he competed in the Connecticut race. After the win, Coby dedicated the win to former team owner Don King, who had recently passed away.
“I lost a very good friend of mine this week,” Coby said. “Don was one of my best friends. He gave me my first tour ride. That’s what short-track racers do. We pour our heart and soul into this.”
Tony Stewart — who is co-founder of the series with Ray Evernham — finished third.
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