MCCRAY MAKES ANOTHER SUNDAY SPEEDWEEKEND MOMENT WITH WIN IN KROWN RUST CONTROL 35
Series Release/Photo by Michelle Roy
(FREDERICTON, NB – September 8th, 2020) – Yves McCray (Neguac, NB) raced to his second SpeedWeekend Sunday win in as many years with his victory in the Krown Rust Control 35 at Speedway 660. McCray, who drove to victory lane in the Labour Day Classic in 2019, started seventh in the 35-lap feature and took what would be the eventual lead from Zean Dutcher (Miramichi, NB) just past the halfway point in the race. The final restart with eight laps to go would see McCray pull away from point leader Logan Power (Riverview, NB) to not only snap Power’s win streak but put McCray into victory lane for the first time in 2020. The win is McCray’s seventh in his Atlantic Modified Tour career.
Power’s car, who appeared to be suffering from an overheating problem late in the race, held on for the runner-up position. Dutcher raced to third with Braxton Stafford (Blackville, NB) and sophomore Travis Conroy (Miramichi, NB) completing the top five in the ten car field. Kevin Bailey (Minto, NB) was the heat race winner. Bailey and Friday night’s winner Chris Wilson (South Esk, NB) had a spirited battle in the Sunday race, resulting in seventh and eighth place finishes in the Krown Rust Control 35. The Krown Rust Control 35 saw three caution flags and took 23 minutes to complete.
OFFICIAL RESULTS – KROWN RUST CONTROL 35 AT SPEEDWAY 660
RACE THREE – September 6th, 2020
1st – #58 Yves McCray
2nd – #10 Logan Power
3rd – #55 Zean Dutcher
4th – #91 Braxton Stafford
5th – #7 Travis Conroy
6th – #12 Steven Curtis
7th – #2 Kevin Bailey
8th – #2W Chris Wilson
9th – #81 Jamie Weston
DQ – #17 Joe Hoyt (Tech)
Heat Winner: #2 Kevin Bailey
Brandon Skidmore (Springhill, NS) did not start Sunday’s racing action after discovering motor issues in his No. 84 car following Friday’s Bryn Enterprises 35. Joe Hoyt (Waasis, NB) crossed the line first in both the heat and feature event but did not pass post race technical inspection.
The next scheduled event for the Atlantic Modified Tour is Friday night, September 18th when the series travels back to Petty International Raceway for Race Four of the 2020 season. The extended distance 50-lap feature is a part of the Mike Stevens Memorial weekend. Post time on September 18th is 7pm.
For more information about the Atlantic Modified Tour, please visit the new online home for the Series at www.atlanticmodifieds.com. You can also “like” the Tour on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AtlanticModifieds.
About Speedway 660:
Speedway 660 is one of Canada’s premier stock car racing facilities. Located in New Brunswick’s Fredericton region, it attracts race teams and fans from the Maritimes, New England and Quebec. The Speedway 660 racing season runs from mid May until Labour Day Weekend. SpeedWeekend, one of the most prestigious short track events in eastern North America, wraps up Speedway 660’s racing season.
About the Atlantic Modified Tour:
The Atlantic Modified Tour is a New Brunswick based open wheel modified touring series. Founded in 2003 by Jim Duke, the Atlantic Modified Tour continues to thrill fans across the Province. You can keep up with the Atlantic Modified Tour by liking the Series on Facebook and following the Tour on Instagram (@AtlanticModifieds) or by visiting their website at AtlanticModifieds.com.