Coby captures Mr. Rooter 161 at Speedbowl

Doug Coby continued his roll on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Saturday night when he captured the checkered flag in the Mr. Rooter 161 at Waterford Speedbowl.

Milford's Coby led 119 laps en route to his third victory in five races to start the 2012 season. It is his fifth career victory overall, and first in Whelen Modified Tour events at Waterford.

Justin Bonsignore crossed the line second with Ryan Preece in third. Groton's Ron Yuhas Jr. and Donny Lia brought home the top five in the Whelen Modified Tour's first event at the .375-mile oval since 2006.

Rowan Pennink, Eric Beers, Keith Rocco, polesitter Ted Christopher and Jon McKennedy rounded out the top 10.

With the victory, Coby extended his lead on defending champion Silk in the points standings to 20. Preece is third, 23 points out.

- Day staff reports

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