In today's racing world, becoming a star takes more than just on-track performance. Just like the high component braking systems and components offered by StopTech, it takes the full package. Part of that package involves creativity and ability to interact with fans on social media.
With that in mind, Speed51.com has teamed up with StopTech to recognize a "Social Star" each month during the 2019 racing season.
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returned to New Hampshire Motor Speedway during July, and there was plenty of social buzz throughout the weekend. Much of it revolved around the abbreviated ending of the points-paying Tour event on Saturday, July 20, where Ron Silk was declared the winner under a red flag.
However, the second-place finisher managed to have a little fun with the situation even after voicing his frustrations with the race’s conclusion.
Bobby Santos, III’s race ended just shy of the finish after contact with defending series Justin Bonsignore. Santos was driving in relief for car owner Dave Sapienza, who was injured in an incident during the Tour’s May stop at Wall Stadium (NJ).
Sapienza expressed his frustrations on Facebook, posting a picture of the heavily damaged race car with the caption, “Thanks a lot you little f------ scumbag I can’t wait to get back in the f------ car !!!!!!”
One of the nerf bars from that machine found its way to Bonsignore’s pit area, where it would remain after his team had loaded up for the weekend. This is when Coby stepped in, noting Bonsignore’s lack of gratitude for the parting gift.
— Doug Coby (@doug_coby) July 20, 2019
It was a trying weekend, on and off the track, for many Modified competitors at “The Magic Mile.” However, Coby was able to add a little humor to the proceedings. For that, he has been named the StopTech Social Star of the Month for July 2019.
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-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51.com Southeast Editor – Twitter: @ztevans
-Photo credit: Speed51.com photo