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Doug Coby wins NWMT Bud: King of Beers 150 pole at Thompson

Doug Coby retained his torrential pace for 2019 on Wednesday night at Thompson Speedway, grabbing his seventh pole of the season, in advance of the Bud: King of Beers 150.

The pole is the 28th of Coby’s career, as he ran a lap time of 18.719 seconds. Behind Coby was Patrick Emerling, followed by Bobby Santos, Justin Bonsignore, and Jimmy Blewett. Sixth was Tommy Catalano. Rounding out the top-10 were Ron Silk, Andrew Krause, Craig Lutz, and Matt Swanson.

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“We just have a great car,” Coby said. “We’ve had a great car for the last three or four races in a row here… Hopefully we make the right adjustments tonight, nice three-tire stop tonight will make me happy, and hopefully we can seal the deal tonight.”

Silk is Coby’s closest championship pursuer, 24 points back, and the winner of the two most recent races at New Hampshire and Stafford.

The race will air live and for free on FansChoice.TV momentarily.

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The complete starting lineup can be found below.

  1. Doug Coby
  2. Patrick Emerling
  3. Bobby Santos
  4. Justin Bonsignore
  5. Jimmy Blewett
  6. Tommy Catalano
  7. Ron Silk
  8. Andrew Krause
  9. Craig Lutz
  10. Matt Swanson
  11. Woody Pitkat
  12. Jon McKennedy
  13. Sam Rameau
  14. Timmy Solomito
  15. Chris Pasteryak
  16. Kyle Bonsignore
  17. Blake Barney
  18. Andrew Mooleur
  19. Eric Goodale
  20. Rob Summers
  21. Joey Mucciacciaro
  22. Calvin Carroll
  23. JB Fortin
  24. Mike Rutkoski
  25. Timmy Catalano
  26. Kyle Elwood
  27. Ken Heagy
  28. Walter Sutcligge Jr
  29. Wade Cole
  30. Kevin Shea
  31. Melissa Fifield

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Paul Lambert is an aspiring collegiate journalist. A writer and broadcaster, Paul's excited to cover New England short track racing in 2019. Paul has also been published in Speedway Illustrated and on Autoweek.com.

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