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Mayhew Tools started to seed racing sponsorships in 2016. A win-win strategy for not only getting their tools into the hands of automotive professionals, but capitalizing on increased brand awareness, while simultaneously building successful racing partnerships. Below you can find more details about our racing sponsorships and partnerships, including that of Doug Coby in NASCAR’s Whelen Modified Tour, the Pole Award in the same tour, and Motor and Supercross team, SGB Racing!

Mayhew’s Sponsorship of Doug Coby, in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour 2020

Doug serves as both owner and driver of the #10 car

We are proud to once again be sponsoring Doug Coby as he competes in the 2020 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. Coby is in his 19th year competing on the Whelen Modified tour, but in his first season as both owner and driver of the #10 car and the Doug Coby Racing team.

With much uncertainty surrounding this race season, the Nascar Whelen Modified Tour opened its 2020 season on July 4, 2020 with the Independence Day 200 at the White Mountain Motorsports Park in New Hampshire. The next race in the series will be August 1, 2020 again at White Mountain Motorsports Park to a crowd of 50% stadium capacity in adherence with New Hampshire state reopening guidelines. Other confirmed Whelen Modified tour races to date are scheduled for August 22, 2020 at Jennerstown Speedway, PA and September 19, 2020 at Riverhead Raceway in New York. Coby is expected to race in all three confirmed tour races scheduled to date.

Mayhew’s Sponsorship of the Pole Award the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour 2020

Mayhew Tools is a proud sponsor for the second year in a row of NASCAR’s Whelen Modified Tour’s Pole Award for the 2020 season. Sponsorship of this award recognizes the driver, and crew chief behind the driver’s success, who have the fastest qualifying time. This season the winning crew chief will be awarded with The Big Stick, Mayhew’s largest Dominator® curved pry bar at 54” in length, 7/8” steel blade and 13lbs overall.

This will be the fifth season that Mayhew Tools has served as a sponsor in the racing arena. Sponsoring the Pole award and bestowing the Big Stick to the winning crew chief, allows Mayhew Tools to get their premium tools into the hands of those who use them daily.

The 2020 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour has been cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. The season originally consisted of 17 races and was to debut three new tracks, making this one of the most anticipated seasons to date. The season began on July 4, 2020 with the Independence Day 200 run at the White Mountain Motorsports Park in New Hampshire to a stadium at 50% capacity to adhere to state reopening restrictions. Future races are set for August 1, 2020, again at White Mountain Motorsports Park, August 22, 2020 at Jennerstown Speedway, PA and September 19, 2020 at Riverhead Raceway, New York.

Mayhew’s Sponsorship of SGB Racing

Mayhew Tools announced sponsorship of The SGB Racing Team for its 2020 professional season debut earlier this year. The SGB team line-up consists of AJ Catanzaro, Alex Ray, and amateurs Britt Gagne and Jordan Jarvis, to name a few.

The 2020 SGB racing season was set to feature racers in the Monster Energy Supercross series, riding in the 450SX class, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series, Loretta Lynn’s racing series and a showing in the 125 Dream Races at the Outdoor Nationals. However, due to the effects of Covid-19, the season has been drastically amended to include only a sampling of the intended races. While the crew recently returned to racing on May 31, 2020 in the Supercross series, many races are put on hold or cancelled. The 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series confirmed a nine-round schedule with delayed season kickoff beginning August 15, 2020 at the famed Loretta Lynn Ranch.

Future outdoor races will feature the following riders:

  • In the 450: Alex Ray, Justin Rodbell, Jeremy Smith and Gabe Woodrow
  • In the 250: Jordan Jarvis, as she attempts to make history as the first female to ever qualify for a professional race
  • In the 125: Britt Gagne

 

Latest news from the world of Mayhew Racing

Mayhew Tools Wins with 2017 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion, Doug Coby

Mayhew Tools Wins with 2017 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion, Doug Coby

Coby has become the first driver to win five titles, four consecutively, of the tour

Turners Falls, MA October 26, 2017 – Mayhew Steel Products, Inc. (Mayhew Tools), the primary sponsor of Doug Coby and his #2 car for the 2017 NASCAR Whelen Modifed Tour, announces Coby’s championship of the 2017 tour. The win marks the fifth championship title, and the fourth consecutive win, of the Whelen Modified Tour for the Milford, Connecticut driver. Mayhew Tools signed on with Mike Smergilio’s MSIII Racing and driver Coby after their 2016 championship of the tour in a move to elevate the company’s profile as a racing sponsor.

“As invested followers and fans of Doug Coby this race season, we are thrilled for his championship,” shared Eric Mills, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Mayhew Tools. “Our sponsorship of his car in the tour represents a partnership with the race team as well as a provisionary commitment of the tools we manufacture for the greater automotive community at-large.”

“There is a synergy in the quality and craftmanship that we instill into our tools and that in which Doug Coby brings to each race,” added John Lawless, President, Mayhew Tools.

Mayhew Tools has been leveraging racing sponsorships, since first serving as an associate sponsor of Bob Garbiano owned Mystic Missile in the 2016 Whelen Modified Tour. Racing sponsorships pose a win-win strategy for not only getting Mayhew’s tools into the hands of automotive professionals, but also capitalizes on increased brand awareness, while attaining successful racing partnerships. In addition to Coby and Garbiano, Mayhew Tools has also contributed to the following racing programs:

  • Associate sponsor to Woody Pitkat’s Modified Racing series, Tri-Track series, and The Modified Touring series (2017).
  • Supportive sponsor for Bobby Pierce driving the #63 truck in the in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at the famous Eldora Dirt Derby (July 2017).
  • Technical alliance with the United States Auto Club (USAC) Silver Crown Series and King of the Wing National Sprint Car Series racecar driver, Bobby Santos III (2017).

For more information, contact Mayhew Tools at 800.872.0037 or visit mayhew.com.

About Mayhew Tools

Mayhew Steel Products (Mayhew Tools), founded in 1856, is an ISO 9001:2015-certified company and the oldest punch and chisel manufacturer in the United States. Headquartered in Turners Falls, MA, the company’s transition from a small tool house to industry leader comes as a direct result of their dedication, quality, reliability, and craftsmanship. While their passion for manufacturing quality hand tools has continued to fuel its century-old product line growth. Mayhew Tools, serving primarily the Industrial, Automotive and Hardware industries, are sold globally through an extensive distributor network.

Open Wheel Wednesday Tri Track Modified 100 at Seekonk Speedway.

Both Mayhew cars were lined up together to go through tech last night in the Open Wheel Wednesday Tri Track Modified 100 at Seekonk Speedway. Unfortunately the #2 car got caught up in a multi-car pile-up in the first few laps and didn’t make it back out but the #52 car made it through all the melees for a 9th place finish.

Image by: Dick Ayers https://ayersracingimages.com/

Doug Led 134-Laps, Places 15th

Image by: Dick Ayers https://ayersracingimages.com/

Solomito Muscles Way to Langley Victory

Reclaims Modified Tour Points Lead With Second Win of 2017

By Andy Marquis, NASCARHomeTracks.com

HAMPTON, Va. – Timmy Solomito muscled his way past Doug Coby with seven laps to go to score the victory in Saturday night’s City of Hampton 150 at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway – his second victory of the season in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

Coby had dominated much of the event, leading all but six laps, but Solomito closed in on him in the closing stages of the 150 lap race at the .396-mile oval in Hampton, Virginia. When Solomito finally got to Coby’s rear bumper, he began to press the issue, looking to the inside and the outside and repeatedly giving shots to Coby.  With seven laps to go, and the third and fourth place cars of Max Zachem and Eric Goodale joining the battle for the win, Solomito executed the bump-and-run, which resulted in Coby spinning.

Solomito then survived a restart with two laps to go and survived overtime to clinch the win.

“I hate to race that way,” Solomito said. “We had a really fast car tonight. I pressed him and tried to get him to slip up. He slipped up a few times. I showed my nose a couple times. I have a lot of respect for Doug but he’s trying to win a race and I’m trying to win a race. Unfortunately, tight quarters, you’re racing on a small track, I hate to win races that way but it happens, contact happens.

“Unfortunately, it’s racing. It is a contact sport here and there and sometimes things happen. We didn’t want that to happen but it’s hard racing. Two guys going for the same piece of real estate for the win. If I could go back, would I have done anything different? Probably not. Everybody’s here to win.”

The win at Langley marks Solomito’s second of the season. Earlier this year, he won the Whelen Modified season opener at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway and backed it up with a second-place finish at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Despite an 11th place finish at Stafford, the strong start to the season has Solomito thinking big picture.

“We just have to keep it rolling and keep running strong and having good finishes,” Solomito remarked. “At the end of the day, every position counts.  You have to play your cards right and be there at the end. You just have to finish every race.  It’s not always about winning as many races as you can, it’s about finishing up front and running well.”

Doug Coby, who led 134 laps, ended up being relegated to a 15th place finish after the contact with Solomito.

“Timmy made his car faster, and we were just a tick tighter,” Coby said. “We still had a fast race car, a controllable race car. It was a good race, that’s what the fans deserve to see. They don’t want to see somebody walk away by a straightaway.”

As Solomito closed in, Coby said he expected the race to come down to paint trading.

“I was expecting the bumper shots, the crossovers and stuff,” Coby explained. “No matter what he was trying to do, if I don’t give up the bottom, he can’t get by me. That’s short track racing. You’ve got the outside to go around, you’ve got the way bottom to go around.  If I’ve got a fast car and I’m on the bottom, find another way around.”

Eric Goodale finished in second, his best result of the season. Kyle Bonsignore finished third while Max Zachem and Justin Bonsignore rounded out the top-five.

Rob Summers, Rowan Pennink, Danny Bohn, Kyle Ebersole and Matt Swanson completed the top 10.

Solomito took over the points lead with his victory, leading by nine points over Rowan Pennink following the race at Langley Speedway.  Eric Goodale sits third in points while Justin Bonsignore and Max Zachem sit fourth and fifth.

The next race for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will be held at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on June 14th.

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