The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship is one of the most difficult to achieve in all of auto racing.
It takes a team dedicated to doing whatever it takes to not just in but find a tenth of a second anywhere, at any time.
The transcendent talent is the one that can win championships with two completely different teams.
That’s the story of 2014 Tour champion Doug Coby, who backed up his 2012 title with another this year, clinched at Thompson Speedway last weekend.
Wayne Darling owned the first team, Mike Smeriglio this one. It’s two completely different bunches of guys with one common thread – a title winning driver in the seat.
Coby certainly was no newsmaker in the actual Thompson race Sunday, finishing outside the top ten. His newsmaking came over the course of the season as he progressively gained the title lead and put it away – for the second time in three years.