STAFFORD SCORES VICTORY AT SPEEDWAY MIRAMICHI; BECOMES SIXTH DIFFERENT ATLANTIC MODIFIED TOUR WINNER
Series Release/Photo by Ashton Reekie of Wingnut Productions
(MIRAMICHI, NB – August 7th, 2021) – Braxton Stafford (Miramichi, NB) added his name to the growing list of winners on the 2021 Atlantic Modified Tour by taking home the Blackville Auto Parts and JBS Towing 35 at Speedway Miramichi on Saturday. Stafford becomes the sixth different winner in seven races on the Series with the victory after several close calls to picking up the checkered flag in the first half of the 2021 season.
Kevin Bailey (Minto, NB) led most of the opening green flag stanza of the race before Stafford took the point with Zean Dutcher (Miramichi, NB) following close behind. Several mid-race cautions slowed the event with the final restart with four laps to go. Kim Hallihan (Renous, NB) had a shot at the win in the late laps but was shuffled out of line for the final dash to the finish. Joe Hoyt (Waasis, NB) edged out Chris Wilson (South Esk, NB) for the final podium position. Point leader Travis Conroy (Miramichi, NB) completed the top five.
Qualifying heat races in the 13-car field went to Stafford (Miramichi, NB) and Dutcher (Miramichi, NB). The Blackville Auto Parts and JBS Towing 35 saw the biggest field of Atlantic Modified Tour cars in a single event to date in the 2021 season.
UNOFFICIAL FEATURE RESULTS
BLACKVILLE AUTO PARTS AND JBS TOWING 35
ROUND SEVEN OF 12
1st – #91 Braxton Stafford
2nd – #55 Zean Dutcher
3rd – #17 Joe Hoyt
4th – #2W Chris Wilson
5th – #7 Travis Conroy
6th – #58 Yves McCray
7th – #88 John Lyons
8th – #00 Michael Savoie ®
9th – #75 Doug Matchett
10th – #12 Steven Curtis
11th – #05 Brody Levesque ®
12th – #97 Kim Hallihan
13th – #4 Kevin Bailey
Please note, all results are deemed unofficial until otherwise stated by the Atlantic Modified Tour.
Did you miss the Blackville Auto Parts and JBS Towing 35? No problem! Tim’s Corner Motorsports TV had a crew at Speedway Miramichi to produce the event, including Round Seven of the Atlantic Modified Tour. You can watch the race On-Demand by heading to TimsCorner.tv and getting your Event Pass! TimsCorner.tv is a member of the Speed Sport TV family.
The next race on the Atlantic Modified Tour is Saturday, August 28th. The Tim’s Corner Motorsports 35 at Petty International Raceway is Round Eight of 12 on the 2021 championship chase. It is the second of four scheduled stops for the Series on the season on the high banked bullring.
For more information about the Atlantic Modified Tour, please visit AtlanticModifieds.com.
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.