Hicken and Gaudet Double Dip at Atlantic Championships – Quick Results
Jonathan Hicken and Remi Gaudet repeated their efforts of 2014 and have won their second consecutive Atlantic Championships at the CENTRE For Speed.
Gaudet won a very rough and tumble Sportsman 100 following the use of the “protect the leader” rule on the last lap after Chris Cormier got into the back bumper of Gaudet’s #22 in Turn Two on the final lap, sending the M&M Seafoods Chevrolet for a spin. The subsequent rule protects Gaudet from being spun on the final lap, and would give him the win in the Sportsman undercard. Aaron Boutilier of Porter’s Lake, NS and Josh Collins of Placentia, NL completed the top three.
Hicken had to come from the rear of the field after he and DJ Casey made contact battling for the lead with less than 50 laps to go in the Pro Stock 150. Hicken and Casey, driving the Flemming Motorsports #97, were the class of the field and battled it out at the end of the race for the win with the driver from Brudenell, PE edging out the teenager from Prospect Road, Nova Scotia. Kevin Moore of Fredericton, NB finished in third with Jason Carnahan in fourth. Greg Proude and Shawn Pierce completed the lead lap cars in fifth and sixth.
Both features saw 18 cars take the green flag. Complete results are expected to be available Tuesday.
Ryan Messer made the move on Joe Hoyt and Cody Price around the midway point of the Atlantic Modified Tour finale to not only capture the 50-lap feature but also the series title in the rookie year of the 13-year-old in the class. Paul Costain and Tom Betts completed the top three.
Watch TimsCorner.ca later in the week for complete results, Tim’s Notebook from the race and a deeper look into the “protect the leader” rule.
Complete Atlantic Modified Feature Results: 1, 64, 2, 3, 98, 81, 42, 48, 4, 47, 17, 25, 88.