Mayhew Tools Announces Sponsorship of Josh Bilicki and Rick Ware Racing at the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 NASCAR Cup Series Race

Mayhew Tools Announces Sponsorship of Josh Bilicki and Rick Ware Racing at the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 NASCAR Cup Series Race

Mayhew Tools will serve as a primary co-sponsor, along with Rich Mar Florist, on Bilicki’s #52 Ford Mustang at the July 18th New Hampshire Motor Speedway event

Turners Falls, MA, July 14, 2021 – Mayhew Steel Products, Inc. (Mayhew Tools) announces new sponsorship of Josh Bilicki and Rick Ware Racing at the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 NASCAR Cup Series Race happening July 18, 2021 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Mayhew Tools will serve as a primary co-sponsor, along with Rich Mar Florist, on Bilicki’s #52 Ford Mustang.

By partnering with Josh Bilicki, who has competed in NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, and NASCAR Gander and RV Outdoors Truck Series, Mayhew Tools will be able to increase their brand awareness given the enhanced presence at the track. The premium hand tool manufacturer started to incorporate racing sponsorships into their marketing strategy in 2016, helping them get their professional grade, American-made tools into the hands of automotive professionals who are immersed in the racing industry.

“We are thrilled to be sponsoring Josh Bilicki and Rick Ware Racing at this year’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway NASCAR event,” said John Lawless, President of Mayhew Tools. “This sponsorship will enable us to extend our reach and prominence at a national level in the racing industry, while also providing support to Josh and his team in doing what they love. That passion for ‘doing what you love’ is what fueled our company’s establishment over a century ago and is something we can continue to relate to today.”

Mayhew Tools has proven to be a supportive partner and sponsor to drivers and teams across the racing industry, including primary sponsors of Doug Coby Racing and the #10 car in NASCAR’s 2021 Whelen Modified Tour (WMT), official sponsor of the NASCAR WMT Pole Award, sponsor to the SGB Racing Team in the 2021 Pro Motocross Nationals as well as a few select rounds of the 2021 AMA Supercross, title sponsor in the Northeast Motorcycle Road Racing Series, as well as sponsor to Britt Gagne in the Triple Crown Series.

“I’m very excited to welcome back Rich Mar Florist and also bring a new partner aboard our program, Mayhew Tools,” says Josh Bilicki, driver of the #52 Ford Mustang.  “Both companies started from humble beginnings and with years of hard work, have grown to be leaders in their industries, which is the American dream. We wanted to honor that American Dream with a special American Flag inspired paint scheme.  Both Rich Mar Florist and Mayhew Tools are both heavily involved in supporting racers, from a local to a national level, so I am looking forward to getting to New Hampshire this weekend and giving them a good run!”

The Foxwoods Resorts Casino 301 NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway will take place on Sunday, July 18th at 3:00PM ET and will be televised live on NBCSN.

Mayhew Tools are sold through an extensive network of global distributors, primarily serving the industrial, automotive, and hardware markets. 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.

Mayhew Tools to Sponsor Six-time Champion Doug Coby for Fifth Consecutive Year in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (WMT)

Mayhew Tools to Sponsor Six-time Champion Doug Coby for Fifth Consecutive Year in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (WMT)

This will be Doug Coby’s second year racing as owner and driver of the #10 in the WMT Series

Turners Falls, MA, February 2, 2021 – Mayhew Steel Products, Inc. (Mayhew Tools) Mayhew Steel Products, Inc. (Mayhew Tools) announces their sponsorship of Doug Coby and the #10 car, in the 37th season of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. This will be Mayhew’s 5th consecutive year sponsoring the Whelen Modified Tour six-time champion driver, and Coby’s second year racing as owner and driver of the Doug Coby Racing team. Following a disrupted 2020 season due to repercussions from Covid-19, the 2021 season is hoping to see a return of spectators in the stands as it visits a mix of tracks from traditional speedways to inaugural venues spanning from Maine to Virginia.

“Our company is thrilled to be continuing our sponsorship with Doug Coby who, from our perspective, has really become an integral part of the Mayhew family,” commented John Lawless, President, Mayhew Tools. “This partnership extends from Doug, to the crew, and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour at-large and it is one that we are very proud to be a part of.”

In addition to sponsoring Coby, this will be the third consecutive year Mayhew will sponsor the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s Pole Award. This sponsorship awards the winning driver a one-thousand-dollar check and the crew chief of the winning driver a Mayhew Dominator® heavy-duty curved pry bar, dubbed ‘The Big Stick’ as it is 13 lbs and 54” in overall length that allows for the ability to deliver tremendous force. Mayhew is also sponsoring the SGB Racing Team in the 2021 Pro Motocross Nationals as well as a few select rounds of the 2021 AMA Supercross.

“Mayhew truly is a partner. Their sponsorship goes well beyond writing a check and displaying a logo; they are fully committed to supporting me, the team, the crew, and the series as whole,” shared Doug Coby, owner and driver, Doug Coby Racing. “Coming into year two with Doug Coby Racing, especially after such a shaken-up season last year, I am very eager and excited to get back out on the track and am confident that with the backing from Mayhew, Doug Coby Racing will continue to elevate.”

Mayhew Tools started to seed racing sponsorships in 2016 when they signed on as associate sponsor to the Bob Garbarino owned, Mystic Missile NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour team. The following year, the opportunity arose to sign on as primary sponsor to Doug Coby’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour team and they haven’t looked back since. Racing sponsorships constitute a key component to Mayhew Tools marketing strategy, helping them get their various lines of strong and reliable tools into the hands of automotive professionals who are immersed in the racing industry.

 

The 2021 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule will consist of 14 races, with opening day slated for April 8, at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia. The complete season schedule is:

April 8

Martinsville Speedway, Virginia

April 25

Stafford Motor Speedway, Connecticut

May 15

Riverhead Raceway, New York

May 29

Jennerstown Speedway, Pennsylvania

June 12

Oswego Speedway, New York

June 19

Riverhead Raceway, New York

July 17

New Hampshire Motor Speedway, New Hampshire

July 31

Lancaster National Speedway, New York

August 6

Stafford Motor Speedway, Connecticut

August 21

Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Maine

September 4

Oswego Speedway, New York

September 10

Richmond Raceway, Virginia

September 18

Riverhead Raceway, New York

September 25

Stafford Motor Speedway, Connecticut

 

Ahead of the Whelen Modified Tour, the Doug Coby Race Team will kick-off their 2021 season at the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing in New Smyrna, FL from February 8–12, 2021. The series, happening at New Symrna Speedway, will consist of five nights of racing for the Tour Modifieds.

Mayhew Tools are sold through an extensive network of global distributors, primarily serving the industrial, automotive, and hardware markets. 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.

Mayhew™ Wins with 2019 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion, Doug Coby

Mayhew™ Wins with 2019 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion, Doug Coby

This marks Coby’s 6th championship title of the tour

Turners Falls, MA October 21, 2019 – Mayhew Steel Products, Inc. (Mayhew Tools), primary sponsor to #2 car driven by five-time champion Doug Coby announces Coby’s 6th championship of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. Coby was awarded the championship title at the conclusion of the Sunoco World Series 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, CT on October 13, 2019. This is the third consecutive year that Mayhew Tools has signed on with Mike Smergilio’s MSIII Racing to sponsor Coby and the #2 car in the tour.

The Whelen Modified Tour (WMT), now in its thirty-fifth year, began with the Performance Plus 150 at Myrtle Beach Speedway on March 16th and concluded at Thompson October 13th. Although, driver Justin Bonsignore entered the Tour this year as the defending champion, Coby cemented his status as the driver to beat with his win in the Bud: King of Beers 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in mid-August. Through the first 11 races of the season Coby had four victories, with top five finishes in eight races, and had finished inside the top 10 in all 11 events a fete he had only achieved one other time in his five title seasons prior to 2019. His total lap lead count through the first 11 races was at an all-time high of 728.

“We are not only a sponsor, but committed followers and fans of Doug Coby, and we are beyond excited and proud to see him win his 6th NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Championship – what an accomplishment,” shared John Lawless, President, Mayhew Tools. “Doug’s dedication and enthusiasm to racing and his fans is similar to that of our quality-focus and commitment to crafting premium hand tools for our end users – making our partnership a valuable and symbiotic one.”

Racing sponsorships constitute a key component to Mayhew Tools marketing strategy, helping them get their brand tools into the hands of automotive professionals immersed in the racing industry. Beyond the company’s sponsorship of Coby and new this year for Mayhew was the sponsorship of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s Pole Award. The award recognizes the winning driver with a one-thousand-dollar check while the crew chief of the winning driver is awarded one of Mayhew’s Dominator® heavy-duty curved pry bars, dubbed ‘The Big Stick’. Bestowing the 13 lb. Big Stick to each winning crew chief enables the premium hand tool manufacturer to quite literally get their tools into the hands of those actually using them on a regular basis.

Mayhew Tools are sold through an extensive network of global distributors, primarily serving the industrial, automotive, and hardware markets. 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.

Mayhew™ Introduces ‘The Big Stick’ to Dominator® Product Line

Mayhew™ Introduces ‘The Big Stick’ to Dominator® Product Line

Turners Falls, MA March 19, 2019 – Mayhew Steel Products, Inc. (Mayhew) introduces its new Dominator Heavy-Duty Curved Pry Bar, dubbed ‘The Big Stick’ (Part No. 14124). What makes this 54” length curved pry bar unique from others in the Dominator product line is its 7/8” chrome-vanadium steel designed to withstand tremendous force and making it ideal for lifting, prying or moving heavy automotive parts and/or separating components.

Made in the USA and backed by a Lifetime Warranty, The Big Stick’s hardened and tempered steel shaft runs from the cutting edge of the pry bar through the handle to deliver maximum durability and prying power. Its capped end allows for striking without damaging the handle and serves as a shock absorber to reduce hand fatigue. The 13 lb. pry bar’s black oxide finish prevents corrosion and reinforces long-lasting durability.

Mayhew Tools recently announced sponsorship of NASCAR’s Whelen Modified Tour Pole Award for the 2019 season, which kicked off March 16 at the Myrtle Beach Speedway. Each pole winning crew chief will be recognized for their achievement and given a new ‘Big Stick’.

The Big Stick heavy duty curved pry bars are available now. 

Mayhew Tools are sold through an extensive network of global distributors, primarily serving the industrial, automotive, and hardware markets. 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.

Mayhew Tools Announces Sponsorship of NASCAR’s Whelen Modified Tour Pole Award for the 2019 Season

Turners Falls, MA March 14, 2019 – Mayhew Steel Products, Inc. (Mayhew) announces sponsorship of the Whelen Modified Tour’s Pole Award for the 2019 season, which begins on Saturday, March 16 at Myrtle Beach Speedway in South Carolina. New this year, sponsorship of the award will not only shine a light on the driver who crosses the finish line first, but the winning crew chief will be recognized and awarded one of Mayhew’s newest heavy-duty curved pry bars, dubbed ‘The Big Stick’. The Big Stick, part of Mayhew Tools’ Dominator product line, is the heaviest pry bar Mayhew has manufactured to-date. Thirteen pounds, 54” in length, and comprised of 7/8” chrome-vanadium steel, The Big Stick is designed to withstand tremendous force making it ideal for any lifting, prying, or moving applications.

In recent years, Mayhew Tools has leveraged racing sponsorships as a key component to their marketing strategy, helping them get their brand and tools in front of those immersed in the racing industry, including drivers, their teams, and the fans. Bestowing The Big Stick to each winning crew chief enables the premium hand tool manufacturer to quite literally get their tools into the hands of those actually using them on a regular basis.

“Sponsorship of the Pole Award helps us preserve the brand awareness we have established in the racing community over the last few years while simultaneously giving us the opportunity to make a greater and more deliberate impact where our tools are concerned,” commented John Lawless, President, Mayhew Tools. “As part of the sponsorship, we will give each pole winning crew chief one of our new Big Sticks at the conclusion of each race. The crew chiefs are the ones turning wrenches and hustling behind the scenes to get their team’s driver across the finish line first, so this will not only help recognize them for their efforts, but also offer us the opportunity to seed our tools into the hands of some of our end users.”

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will consist of 17 races in the 2019 season, of which Mayhew will once again serve as sponsor to #2 car driven by five-time champion Doug Coby for the third year in a row. The company will also sponsor Bobby Santos III in the United States Auto Club (USAC) Silver Crown Series and King of the Wing National Sprint Car Series as well as Shootout Productions’ Truck Pulling Series. In previous years the company’s racing sponsorship efforts have included, but are not limited to:

  • Sponsorship of the Valenti Modified Racing Series at Monadnock Speedway, 2018
  • Sponsorship of Scott Pierce’s record-winning boat in the Grand Prix World Series’ North American Championship Race
  • Associate sponsor to Woody Pitkat’s Modified Racing series, Tri-Track series, and The Modified Touring series in 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
  • Bob Garbarino’s famed Mystic Missile in 2016

For more information on Mayhew’s Big Stick, part number 14124, visit mayhew.com. Mayhew Tools are sold through an extensive network of global distributors, primarily serving the industrial, automotive, and hardware markets. For more information, contact Mayhew Tools at 800.872.0037.

About Mayhew Tools
Mayhew Steel Products (Mayhew Tools), founded in 1856, is an ISO 9001-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.

Mayhew Tools Signs on to Sponsor the Valenti Modified Racing Series at Monadnock Speedway

Mayhew Tools Signs on to Sponsor the Valenti Modified Racing Series at Monadnock Speedway

Turners Falls, MA August 2, 2018 – Mayhew Steel Products, Inc. (Mayhew Tools) signs on to sponsor the Valenti Modified Racing Series (MRS) happening August 25, 2018 at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, NH. Valenti MRS, a modified stock car racing group based out of Canaan, New Hampshire, sanctions modified races throughout New England.

Woody Pitkat, whose Modified Racing Series and Tri-Track Series is also sponsored by the premium hand tool manufacturer, will be competing in the Valenti MRS August 25th race at Monadnock Speedway.

“The racing sponsorships we invested in to-date have provided a win-win for us in both supporting the racers and their teams, as well as extending the Mayhew Tools brand awareness,” shared John Lawless, President, Mayhew Tools. “Sponsoring Valenti MRS specifically will enable us to further execute our brand strategy and give us the opportunity to be more hands-on in our sponsorship of a specific event.”

In addition Woody Pitkat’s racing series and the upcoming Valenti MRS race, Mayhew Tools serves as the exclusive sponsor of the #2 car for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driven by 5-time tour champion, Doug Coby. The company is also a primary sponsor to Bobby Santos’ #22A car in the King of the Wing National Sprint Car Series, USAC Silver Crown Series, Must See Sprint Car Series and the Little 500 Series. Additionally, the company serves as a supporter to Bobby Pierce’s #63 truck in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

“The racing community-at-large is unlike any other in their unwavering support and passion and now being a part of it from a sponsorship perspective we are not only fiscally invested, but happy to have become esteemed racing enthusiasts,” commented Eric Mills, VP Sales and Marketing, Mayhew Tools.

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Mayhew Tools are sold through an extensive network of global distributors, primarily serving the industrial, automotive, and hardware markets. 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.

Mayhew Tools Boat Wins Grand Prix World Series’ North American Championship Race

Mayhew Tools Boat Wins Grand Prix World Series’ North American Championship Race

Turners Falls, MA July 10, 2018 – Mayhew Steel Products, Inc. (Mayhew Tools) announces the Mayhew Tools sponsored boat has won the Grand Prix World Series’ North American Championship Race. The boat, owned by Scott Pierce, driven by Jamie Nilsen, and sponsored by Mayhew Tools took first place in the Championship Race held July 6-8, 2018 in Madison, IN on the Ohio River.

“As a first-time boat sponsor, we are ecstatic about the championship and proud of Scott, Jamie, and the whole team’s efforts to bring in such a big win!” shared John Lawless, President, Mayhew Tools.

The boat is also the world record holder for the Mile and Quarter Course and Eastern Division Champ.

Mayhew Tools announced the boat sponsorship last week, sharing insight into how such a partnership coincides with the premium tool manufacturer’s overall strategic objectives: The partnership forged with Scott Pierce for the GPW Championship, sets a first for Mayhew Tools’ sponsorship of a boat. To-date Mayhew Tools’ sponsorship endeavors have served as a win-win strategy for not only getting their tools into the hands of professionals, but capitalizing on increased brand awareness, while simultaneously building successful racing partnerships and the Mayhew Tools Boat sponsorship is no different. The boat, 25’ in length, 3,000 lbs., and all carbon fiber construction accelerates up to 180 mph.

For more on Mayhew Tools’ racing endeavors, click here.

Mayhew Tools are sold through an extensive network of global distributors, primarily serving the industrial, automotive, and hardware markets. 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.

Mayhew Tools Makes Splash with New, Exclusive Championship Boat Sponsorship

The sponsored Mayhew Tools Boat will compete in the Grand Prix World Series’ North American Championship Race July 6-8, 2018 in Madison, IN on the Ohio River

Turners Falls, MA July 2, 2018 – Mayhew Steel Products, Inc. (Mayhew Tools) announces a new, exclusive sponsorship backing owner, Scott Pierce’s record-winning boat in the Grand Prix World Series’ North American Championship Race. The sponsored Mayhew Tools Boat, driven by Jamie Nilsen, is the world record holder for the Mile and Quarter Course and is currently the Eastern Division Champ. The GPW Championship Race will take place on the Ohio River in Madison, IN July 6-8, 2018.

Mayhew Tools is no stranger to racing sponsorships. Currently the premium hand tool manufacturer, serves as the exclusive sponsor of the #2 car for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driven by 5-time tour champion, Doug Coby. The company is also a primary sponsor to Bobby Santos’ #22A car in the King of the Wing National Sprint Car Series, USAC Silver Crown Series, Must See Sprint Car Series and the Little 500 Series. Additionally, the company serves as an associate sponsor to Woody Pitkat’s Modified Racing series, Tri-Track series, and The Modified Touring series, as well as a supporter to Bobby Pierce’s #63 truck in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

The partnership forged with Scott Pierce for the GPW Championship, sets a first for Mayhew Tools’ sponsorship of a boat. To-date Mayhew Tools’ sponsorship endeavors have served as a win-win strategy for not only getting their tools into the hands of professionals, but capitalizing on increased brand awareness, while simultaneously building successful racing partnerships and the Mayhew Tools Boat sponsorship is no different. The boat, 25’ in length, 3,000 lbs., and all carbon fiber construction accelerates up to 180 mph.

“We are excited to have partnered with Scott and his team as this sponsorship, similar to our tools is demonstrative of quality and craftmanship, not to mention we both possess a passion for doing what we love”, shared John Lawless, President, Mayhew Tools. “Our team is looking forward to cheering on Jamie in the Championship this weekend!”

“We are very thankful for the opportunity to team up with Mayhew Tools, whom has a solid reputation as a quality partner,” commented Scott Pierce, Owner, Mayhew Tools Boat. “Their support both financially and from a tool perspective plays a fundamental role in helping fuel our racing endeavors.”

Mayhew Tools are sold through an extensive network of global distributors, primarily serving the industrial, automotive, and hardware markets. 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.

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.

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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