(RIVER GLADE, NB – June 5th, 2021) – Travis Conroy (Miramichi, NB) scored his first career Atlantic Modified Tour victory on Saturday by winning the Season Opener at Petty International Raceway. Conroy, who also won the qualifying heat race, was challenged throughout the race by reigning Series champion Yves McCray (Neguac, NB) and while McCray shadowed Conroy during the 40-lap feature, he could not get by the Miramichi teenager for the win when the laps ran out. Conroy and McCray were joined on the podium by former River Glade International Sportsman winner Zean Dutcher (Miramichi, NB). Braxton Stafford (Blackville, NB) and Doug Matchett (Miramichi, NB) completed the top five in the first race of the 2021 season for the New Brunswick based touring series.
Conroy’s first career feature victory with the Series comes in his 19th start with the Series and eighth at the River Glade, New Brunswick oval in his Modified entry. Conroy was the 2019 Rookie of the Year on the Atlantic Modified Tour. For McCray, it is the second straight year where he has finished runner-up in the Season Opener.
The Atlantic Modified Tour Season Opener featured three cautions and took 25 minutes to complete. The first caution of the event happened on the opening lap when a three wide squeeze ended with multi-time Series champion Joe Hoyt (Waasis, NB) on the hook before the first lap was completed. Fans who want to relive the action can do so with Tim’s Corner Motorsports TV and their Video On Demand coverage of the race at www.timscorner.tv.
FEATURE RESULTS – 2021 SEASON OPENER
PETTY INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
RACE ONE OF 12 – SATURDAY, JUNE 5TH, 2021
1st – #7 Travis Conroy
2nd – #58 Yves McCray
3rd – #55 Zean Dutcher
4th – #91 Braxton Stafford
5th – #75 Doug Matchett
6th – #81W Jamie Weston
7th – #17 Joe Hoyt
DNS – #00 Michael Savoie
By winning the heat and feature, Conroy scores maximum points on the afternoon and the No. 7 Patterson’s Sales & Service Modified will lead the point standings leaving Petty International Raceway. The Series is scheduled to head back to the high banked bullring in River Glade, New Brunswick, on Saturday, August 28th.
The next event for the Atlantic Modified Tour is Saturday, June 19th when the Series makes its first of four stops at Speedway Miramichi for the Sutherland Excavating Limited 35. The event is a part of the Day of 8s at the North Shore oval and includes a Figure 8 Trailer Race among the attractions on the evening. Racing action on Saturday, June 19th begins at 4pm.
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.