December 10, 2016 by Shawn Courchesne
On Saturday in Charlotte, N.C. NASCAR Whelen Modified Driver Doug Coby was celebrated for capturing his third straight series championship and fourth title overall with the division.
And in the midst of that celebration Coby revealed that his chase for another title in 2017 will come with the backing of new major sponsor with his Mike Smeriglio Racing organization.
Coby, of Milford, announced during his champion’s speech at Saturday’s Night of Champions Touring Awards banquet at the NASCAR Hall of Fame that Mayhew Steel Products of Turners Falls, Mass. will join the team as the primary sponsor.
Dunleavy Truck & Trailer will remain as a sponsor with the team also.
Mayhew Steel Products had served as an associate sponsor the Bob Garbarino owned Mystic Missile Whelen Modified Tour team.
“We’re obviously really excited to bring Mayhew into our team as we try to chase four championships in a row,” Coby said. “We feel like we have a great brand to pair up with their great brand. They’re an industry leader in their field and they feel like we’re the industry leader in our field, so it was a natural fit for the two of us to come together.”
In 2016 Coby became the first driver since the inception of the Whelen Modified Tour in 1985 win three consecutive titles. He won his first championship in 2012 driving for team owner Wayne Darling. He was second in the standings to Ryan Preece in 2013 before winning the last three titles with the Mike Smeriglio owned team.
“We’re really excited to win some races with Mayhew’s logo on our car and really get them more involved in the automotive side of their business,” Coby said. “They do industrial products and automotive products and they’ve made it pretty clear that they would like to get some more traction among the automotive consumers and the race fans and race team members. It’s a great fit for everybody involved and we’re really excited to move”
Founded in 1856, Mayhew Steel Products (Mayhew Tools) is the oldest punch and chisel manufacturer in the United States. As we’ve grown from a small tool house to the industry leader, there’s only one thing that hasn’t changed—our dedication to quality, reliability, and craftsmanship. That’s why we’ve become the tool of choice for certified technicians and professional mechanics across the country, and have found a home in the belts of do-it-yourselfers as well.
Over time our product line has grown but our passion for manufacturing quality hand tools continues as we serve the Industrial, Automotive and Hardware industries.
During our more than 150-year history, we’ve been able to expand both our physical size and breadth of products without losing sight of our heritage. That includes staying true to our American roots, by keeping our newly constructed headquarters in the heart of the original tool country—Western Massachusetts, home to our corporate office and 100,000 square foot warehouse and manufacturing facilities. Mayhew controls all functions from raw material receiving to final tool inspection and packaging. Our recent expansion continues with the creation of two distinct product lines (MayhewPro and MayhewSelect) geared specifically for our hardworking customers—both the professional and occasional user that wants to know what the Pros know. Mayhew is ISO 9001:2008 Certified.
For more information contact Joshua Morse, Director, Sales & Marketing, Mayhew Steel Products, Inc., 199 Indistrial Blvd., Turners Falls, Mass. 01376