(RIVER GLADE, NB – September 21st, 2020) – Chris Wilson (South Esk, NB) raced to his second career Atlantic Modified Tour win at Petty International Raceway on Sunday afternoon with the win in the Krown Rust Control 50. Wilson, who also won the qualifying heat race in the ten car field, led wire to wire in the only extended distance race of the season for the Tour. The final restart took place with 29 laps to go, a restart in which Wilson was challenged by Speedway Miramichi winner Joe Hoyt (Waasis, NB) but would ultimately drive into the fading Sunday sun for the victory.
“I love racing here, I love driving these cars and after the last two weeks of not finishing we got to make it up tonight with a big win,” said Wilson in victory lane. “I saw Joe coming. I was stroking about 90% of the race, then I saw the pink bumper (of Hoyt’s car) getting closer and knew I had to get going.”
Hoyt and Kevin Bailey (Minto, NB) would join Wilson on the podium. Brandon Skidmore (Springhill, NS), who ran as high as second in the early laps, would be fourth at the finish ahead of Braxton Stafford (Blackville, NB) in fifth.
The race was slowed by two caution periods. The first was for the disabled car of outside pole sitter Kim Hallihan (Renous, NB) coming to a stop on the back straight seven laps into the Krown Rust Control 50. The second came with 21 laps completed as Zean Dutcher (Miramichi, NB) spun off the front bumper of Bailey. Yves McCray (Neguac, NB) entered as the point leader but a mechanical failure in the opening laps would relegate the No. 58 to the pit area and would suffer a tenth place finish. The fifth point race of the 2020 season was a part of the Seventh Annual Mike Stevens Memorial weekend at the River Glade, New Brunswick oval.
FEATURE RESULTS – KROWN RUST CONTROL 50
1st – #2W Chris Wilson
2nd – #17 Joe Hoyt
3rd – #2 Kevin Bailey
4th – #84 Brandon Skidmore
5th – #91 Braxton Stafford
6th – #81 Jamie Weston
7th – #55 Zean Dutcher
8th – #7 Travis Conroy
9th – #97 Kim Hallihan
10th – #58 Yves McCray
The Season Finale for the Atlantic Modified Tour will take place on Saturday, October 3rd during The Very Best Fall Shootout at Speedway Miramichi. The 35-lap feature is a part of a card highlighted by a $1,000-to-win Street Stock 100. Racing begins at 2pm on October 3rd in Miramichi, New Brunswick.
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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.
Feature Photo by Tanya Everett Photography