COE WINS 2008 O’REILLY AUTO PARTS USA MODIFIED SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP
Scott Coe of Coe Heating & Air Conditioning on Lower Huntington Road won the 2008 USA Modified championship in his ninth year of competing in the series. Racing comes natural to Scott, who is the son of Bob Coe, a local racing legend. The elder Coe raced at Fort Wayne Speedway and South Anthony Speedway and has been involved in racing for over fifty years.
Scott, the younger Coe, has been in racing for twenty-five years. He started in the Street Stock division in 1984 driving a 1972 Chevelle. He remained in the Street Stock division through 1988 when he and his father joined together to create what is now known as Coe Motorsports. Together in 1989, they fielded their first Super Late Model car.
Then in 1993, they moved to the Open Wheeled Modified series. Competing locally at Angola Motor Speedway, Avilla Motor Speedway and Baer Field Speedway. After winning three championships (95′, 98′ and 99′) at the Angola Motor Speedway, it was time to join the stars of the traveling USA Modified Series.
The USA Modified Series are a touring series out of Fortville, IN. They race at tracks in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. The tracks are from 1/4 to 5/8 mile in length and the races are 50-100 laps. The drivers are very professional and respect each other’s cars so caution flags are rare.
Scott finished in the top five 11 out of 14 races this year while competing in the USA Modified Series and 15 out of 21 top five finishes overall. Scott is quick to give credit to his entire crew including of course his father Bob, son Austin, Henry Allen, Jim Coe, Gary Crossgrove, Rich Deel, Lyle Johnson, and Ron West.
From the old days of Bob Coe running his 57′ Chevy on the high bank track at Fort Wayne Speedway to Scott Coe’s open wheeled championship in 2008, the Coe family continues to put a winning team on the track.
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