Defending champion returns to Victory Lane with win Saturday at Speedway 660
(FREDERICTON, NB – June 27th, 2021) – Reigning Atlantic Modified Tour champion Yves McCray (Neguac, NB) took home his first win of 2021 on Saturday evening at Speedway 660 in Geary, New Brunswick. McCray secured the Bryn Enterprises 35, Round Three of 12 in the Atlantic Modified Tour point championship, with a pass of Braxton Stafford (Miramichi, NB) with five laps to go. Stafford, who won the heat race, had paced the field for most of the 35-lap distance but a mechanical failure forced the No. 91 to the sidelines in the closing laps. McCray had sat in third until just past the halfway point behind Stafford and Joe Hoyt (Waasis, NB) before making the move on Hoyt in the second half of the 35-lap event.
Hoyt was able to shadow McCray by Stafford but came up short in his bid for a home track win, finishing second to the No. 58. Zean Dutcher (Miramichi, NB) was third, followed by Round One winner Travis Conroy (Miramichi, NB) and Sutherlands Excavating Limited 35 winner Doug Matchett (Miramichi, NB).
The Bryn Enterprises 35 was run from green to checkered without a caution period and took just nine minutes to complete. Stafford won the heat race over McCray and Hoyt. Eight drivers answered the call to the green flag on Saturday in the first stop to Speedway 660 for the 2021 Atlantic Modified Tour season. The win is McCray’s third in four championship point races at Speedway 660. Among those wins include the last two SpeedWeekend Sunday races at the 1/3-mile oval.
BRYN ENTERPRISES 35 – ROUND THREE OF 12
SPEEDWAY 660 – JUNE 26TH, 2021
1st – #58 Yves McCray
2nd – #17 Joe Hoyt
3rd – #55 Zean Dutcher
4th – #7 Travis Conroy
5th – #75 Doug Matchett
6th – #91 Braxton Stafford
7th – #81W Jamie Weston
8th – #05 Brody Levesque
Unofficially, McCray takes over the Atlantic Modified Tour point championship lead with his win on Saturday evening over Conroy at the quarter distance point in the season.
Did you miss the Bryn Enterprises 35? No problem! Atlantic Modified Tour media partner Tim’s Corner Motorsports TV was at Speedway 660 on Saturday and captured flag-to-flag coverage of the event. The race is available now with an Event Pass or a Monthly Subscription at www.timscorner.tv. Tim’s Corner Motorsports TV is as member of the Speed Sport TV family.
The next event for the Atlantic Modified Tour takes place on Saturday, July 10th at Speedway Miramichi. The All Star Auto Center 35 is Round Four of 12 on the 2021 championship and is the second stop at the North Shore oval for 2021. Race time on July 10th is 6pm.
For more information about the Atlantic Modified Tour, please visit AtlanticModifieds.com.
About Speedway 660:
Speedway 660 is one of Canada’s premier stock car racing facilities. Located in New Brunswick’s Fredericton region, it has attracted race teams and fans from the Maritimes, New England and Quebec since 1994. The Speedway 660 racing season runs from mid May until late September. SpeedWeekend, one of the most prestigious short track events in eastern North America, is the marquee event of the Speedway 660 season on Labour Day Weekend.
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.
Photo by Brittany Hoyt