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(FREDERICTON, NB – July 30th, 2020) – The Atlantic Modified Tour (AMT) will begin its 2020 racing season Saturday evening at Petty International Raceway outside of Moncton, New Brunswick. The CannaConnect 35 is the first of two stops for the year at the high banked bullring and is the opening round of six on the season. The CannaConnect 35 is a part of a big Saturday evening of racing at Petty Raceway with eight features scheduled on the card. Racing action begins on Saturday, August 1st at 6pm.
Nine drivers have signaled early intent to begin their 2020 season with the Series at Petty on Saturday. Yves McCray (Neguac, NB) enters Petty International Raceway as the reigning track titlist for the Modifieds while Brandon Skidmore (Springhill, NS) captured the Series title in 2019. Both drivers have seen success at the River Glade, New Brunswick oval, owning five wins in the last seven races at the track. The pair are among the favorites leading into the first 35-lap feature of the 2020 campaign.
If they want to continue to build on their solid foundations from 2019, they will have their work cut out for them.
Two-time Atlantic Modified Tour champion Joe Hoyt (Waasis, NB) and former River Glade International winner Zean Dutcher (Miramichi, NB) won races last season and will look to start 2020 on the right foot. Hoyt, who won the 2019 Season Finale at Speedway Miramichi, last celebrated a victory at Petty Raceway in 2017. Braxton Stafford (Blackville, NB) is the 2018 Petty Raceway Modified champion and will look to record his first feature win since that championship run two seasons ago. Kevin Bailey (Minto, NB) is also a former winner in River Glade, but some time has passed since his last victory there in 2016.
The 2019 season saw a first time winner at Petty International Raceway in Chris Wilson (South Esk, NB). History could be written once more on Saturday as 2019 Rookie of the Year Travis Conroy (Miramichi, NB), Greg Butler (Hoyt, NB) and Steven Curtis (South Esk, NB) will be searching for their first checkered flag with the Series.
ENTRY LIST – CANNACONNECT 35 – PETTY RACEWAY – AUGUST 1ST
2 Kevin Bailey – Minto, NB
7 Travis Conroy – Miramichi, NB
10 Greg Butler – Hoyt, NB
12 Steven Curtis – South Esk, NB
17 Joe Hoyt – Waasis, NB
55 Zean Dutcher – Miramichi, NB
58 Yves McCray – Neguac, NB
84 Brandon Skidmore – Springhill, NS
91 Braxton Stafford – Blackville, NB
**Entry list subject to change without notice
The race is the first for Bryn Enterprises as the promoter of the Atlantic Modified Tour. Led by Glyn and Brenda Nott, Bryn Enterprises was appointed by the membership of the Atlantic Modified Tour in January 2020 to lead the marketing, sponsorship and promotion direction for the Series. Fans can visit the Bryn Enterprises trailer in the concourse to purchase AMT merchandise and enter to win prizes from various marketing partners including Krown Rust Control in Fredericton.
Fans and teams are reminded to practice social distancing throughout Saturday’s event and a complete list of updated COVID-19 restrictions in regards to Petty Raceway can be viewed online at www.PettyRaceway.com. Please note, due to COVID-19 regulations in the Province of New Brunswick, Petty Raceway is required to collect contact information from every individual that attends this event.
Grandstand admission prices for Saturday’s event are $20 for adults and $10 for youth aged eight to 18, while children seven years of age and under will be admitted free. Pit admission is $25 and is restricted to those 16 years of age and older. Pit gates open at 1pm, grandstand gates open for spectators at 4pm with racing getting underway at 6pm. Camping is available on a first come, first serve basis. There will be an open practice for competitors on Friday evening from 6pm to dusk. Cost for the Friday night practice is $10 per person.
Tim’s Corner Motorsports and their TCMtv crew will be at Petty International Raceway to produce a video on-demand episode of Saturday’s racing card. Their coverage will be available beginning the following Tuesday, August 4th with a Video On Demand pass to the event or a TCM VOD Fast Pass at www.timscorner.tv. Passes are on sale now with a portion of each sale going back to support Petty International Raceway.
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 Petty International Raceway:
Petty International Raceway is located on Highway 106, just 40 km west of Moncton, New Brunswick. To learn more about Petty International Raceway, its location, admission, policies, history, and more, please visit www.pettyraceway.com.
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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.