MIRAMICHI DRIVERS LEAD ATLANTIC MODIFIED TOUR INTO GEARY FOR BRYN ENTERPRISES 35 SATURDAY
Series Release/Photo by Michelle Roy
(FREDERICTON, NB – June 24th, 2021) – The Atlantic Modified Tour will visit its third different track in as many races on Saturday evening when the Series competes at Speedway 660 in Geary, New Brunswick. The Bryn Enterprises 35 is the first of four point paying stops at the 1/3-mile oval and third championship event of the 2021 season. The Atlantic Modified Tour is a part of a five division card that is anchored by a 100-lap RE/MAX East Coast Elite Realty Pro Stock race. The Saturday, June 26th racing card begins at 6:30pm.
The Sutherlands Excavating Limited 35 last weekend at Speedway Miramichi was won by Miramichi, New Brunswick’s Doug Matchett. After several Executive meetings, Series officials made the results official from the race on Wednesday. Braxton Stafford (Miramichi, NB) crossed the line as the winner but did not pass post race technical inspection. Yves McCray (Neguac, NB) was originally awarded second but upon further review of a last lap, turn two incident with Joe Hoyt (Waasis, NB), McCray was moved behind Hoyt in the official finishing order. Through all of it, Matchett would inherit the win with Chris Wilson (South Esk, NB) second, Hoyt third, McCray fourth and Steven Curtis (South Esk, NB) fifth in his first race of 2021. The full finishing order from the Sutherland Excavating Limited 35 at Speedway Miramichi is now posted on AtlanticModifieds.com.
After the Sutherland Excavating Limited 35 on June 20th, Travis Conroy (Miramichi, NB) remains on top of the point standings. The Petty International Raceway winner did not have the best of luck in Canada’s Irish Capital but a fourth place finish in the heat race helped keep him at the top of the championship chase through two of the 12 events. Matchett is only two points behind Conroy with McCray third, a single point behind Matchett. Zean Dutcher (Miramichi, NB) only finds himself ten championship points out of the lead with Hoyt ten points behind the “Flyin’ 55” in fifth.
With the first two races seeing six different faces on the podium, the Bryn Enterprises 35 at Speedway 660 could be the early season turning point for any of these Modified teams. McCray was the big winner at Speedway 660 last September during SpeedWeekend, though Wilson and Logan Power (Riverview, NB) also picked up Atlantic Modified Tour wins at the track in 2020. In fact, McCray is the only repeat feature winner for the Modifieds at Speedway 660 over the past five seasons, winning on SpeedWeekend Sunday in 2019 and 2020. Of those six different winners in seven races though, only McCray, Wilson and Hoyt will be lining up to compete Saturday. Hoyt scored a popular win at his home track in August 2019 and will be a threat for the win after his strong run in Miramichi last Sunday.
EXPECTED ENTRY LIST
BRYN ENTERPRISES 35 – RACE THREE OF 12
Speedway 660 – June 26th, 2021
00 – Michael Savoie ® – Miramichi, NB
2W – Chris Wilson – South Esk, NB
05 – Brody Levesque ® – Lincoln, NB
7 – Travis Conroy – Miramichi, NB
17 – Joe Hoyt – Waasis, NB
55 – Zean Dutcher – Miramichi, NB
58 – Yves McCray – Neguac, NB
75 – Doug Matchett – Miramichi, NB
81W – Jamie Weston – Saint John, NB
91 – Braxton Stafford – Miramichi, NB
For the fifth straight season, children aged 15 and under will be admitted to the grandstands for free to every stock car event at Speedway 660. The admission structure makes it easier for families to attend race events at the track and received positive feedback from fans when implemented mid-season in 2017.
Adult grandstand admission price for Saturday night’s racing card is $20 (aged 16 and up). Pit admission is $25 and is restricted to those 16 years of age and older. Tickets are available at the gate on race day. Pit gates for competitors will open at 12pm on Saturday, grandstand gates open for spectators at 5pm with racing getting underway at 6:30pm. A complete race day format will be available via the track’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Speedway660, on Friday.
Please note, due to COVID-19 regulations in the Province of New Brunswick, Speedway 660 is required to collect contact information from every individual that attends this event.
Can’t make it to the track to see the Bryn Enterprises 35 in person? No problem! Atlantic Modified Tour media partner Tim’s Corner Motorsports TV will have a crew at Speedway 660 to produce the event, including the Bryn Enterprises 35, as an On-Demand video production. You can watch the race following the event by heading to TimsCorner.tv! TimsCorner.tv is a member of the Speed Sport TV family.
For more information about the Atlantic Modified Tour, please visit AtlanticModifieds.com.
About Speedway 660:
Speedway 660 is one of Canada’s premier stock car racing facilities. Located in New Brunswick’s Fredericton region, it has attracted race teams and fans from the Maritimes, New England and Quebec since 1994. The Speedway 660 racing season runs from mid May until late September. SpeedWeekend, one of the most prestigious short track events in eastern North America, is the marquee event of the Speedway 660 season on Labour Day Weekend.
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.