Photo by Tanya Everett Photography
(FREDERICTON, NB – August 27th, 2020) – The Atlantic Modified Tour heads to Speedway Miramichi this Saturday for the third round of six on their 2020 season. The Bryn Enterprises 35 is the first trip to the Northern New Brunswick oval and the third different race track the Series will visit in as many races. The third round of the Atlantic Modified Tour is a part of a motorsports card that is anchored by the Thunder 100 Enduro Race. The green flag goes in the air for qualifying on Saturday, August 29th at 4pm.
A dozen Atlantic Modified Tour teams have signaled early intent to compete at Speedway Miramichi this Saturday afternoon. They have all been chasing Logan Power (Riverview, NB), who has won the first two feature events of the season. Power, driving for Greg and Darrell Butler, cannot rest as he only has a two point advantage on Yves McCray (Neguac, NB). With championship points being handed out for heat finishes along with McCray’s consistency in the first two events, he has kept Power honest in the championship chase after two races. McCray has two Atlantic Modified Tour feature wins at the Douglastown oval while this will be Power’s first Tour start at the track.
With two thirds of the season still remaining, several drivers will look to claw their way back into the championship discussion as they head North for the first time in 2020. Zean Dutcher and Travis Conroy will both make the short haul to their home track. Dutcher enters third in the point standings, 26 points behind Power after two events. Conroy, who finished on the podium during the Season Opening Cannaconnect 35, is a mere two points behind Dutcher. The pair will look to use their home track experience to vault them to victory lane in the Bryn Enterprises 35.
The reigning Series champion Brandon Skidmore (Springhill, NS) has a small mountain to climb after two races if he wants to successfully defend his title. Skidmore’s most recent win at Miramichi came last August and will look to follow up a podium finish in the Fox Chevrolet 35 with a victory this Saturday evening in the Bryn Enterprises 35. The gap from point leader Power to Skidmore is 36 points.
One of the biggest early season stories of the season has been the tough luck for 2019 Speedway Miramichi track champion Joe Hoyt (Waasis, NB). The four time feature winner at Speedway Miramichi since 2014 and the driver who took the win last October in The Very Best Fall Shootout has a best finish of seventh in feature competition in 2020. Hoyt, who enters eighth in the championship point standings, will look to dig deep Saturday and put his No. 17 Keswick Kitchen Modified back in victory lane.
“The Racing Ranger” Kim Hallihan (Renous, NB), defending Speedway Miramichi Street Stock Champion Chris Wilson (South Esk, NB) and Tyson Donovan (Miramichi, NB) are all expected to make their Atlantic Modified Tour season debut at their home track. They will join the likes of Braxton Stafford (Blackville, NB) and Steven Curtis (South Esk, NB), who will look to put the first two races behind them and rebound with a strong performance in their back yards. Kevin Bailey (Minto, NB), a winner at Speedway Miramichi in 2018, rounds out the stout field of entries for the Bryn Enterprises 35 on Saturday afternoon.
ENTRY LIST – BRYN ENTERPRISES 35 – SPEEDWAY MIRAMICHI – AUGUST 29TH
2 Kevin Bailey – Minto, NB
2W Chris Wilson – South Esk, NB
7 Travis Conroy – Miramichi, NB
10 Logan Power – Riverview, NB
12 Steven Curtis – South Esk, NB
17 Joe Hoyt – Waasis, NB
55 Zean Dutcher – Miramichi, NB
58 Yves McCray – Neguac, NB
63 Tyson Donovan – Miramichi, NB
84 Brandon Skidmore – Springhill, NS
91 Braxton Stafford – Blackville, NB
97 Kim Hallihan – Renous, NB
**Entry list subject to change without notice
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 Speedway Miramichi can be viewed online at www.SpeedwayMiramichi.com. Please note, due to COVID-19 regulations in the Province of New Brunswick, Speedway Miramichi 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 17 and $10 for Seniors aged 65 and older, while children seven years of age and under will be admitted free. Pit admission is $25. Pit gates and grandstand gates open at 1pm with racing getting underway at 4pm.
For fans that cannot make it to the race track, they can watch the full event from Speedway Miramichi LIVE on TimsCorner.tv. The Tim’s Corner Motorsports crew will be on site to produce a live, flag-to-flag broadcast of the event including the Atlantic Modified Tour’s Bryn Enterprises 35. Live event passes are now on sale. For more information, check out www.timscorner.tv. A portion of the sales from each live pass go back to support Speedway Miramichi.
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 Miramichi
Speedway Miramichi is Eastern Canada’s Oldest Active Motorsports Venue, and Northern New Brunswick’s only paved oval track. Located in the city of Miramichi, New Brunswick, and just 5 minutes away from all city amenities, Speedway Miramichi hosts stock car racing and demolition events throughout the summer. There is no other facility in the world where you can watch a stock car race, burnout competition, figure-8 race, and a demolition derby during the same event. Visit our website (speedwaymiramichi.com), check us out on Facebook (Speedway Miramichi Inc.), or find us on Instagram (speedway.miramichi) for more details!
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.