WILSON WINS SECOND STRAIGHT, HOYT ADDS NAME TO MODIFIED TOUR WINNER LIST WITH 660 TRIUMPHS

(GEARY, NB – August 2nd, 2021) – It was a tale of two different Atlantic Modified Tour races at Speedway 660 this past weekend. Chris Wilson (South Esk, NB) raced to the victory Saturday evening in the Chess Piece Café 35 to kick off the double header at the Geary, New Brunswick track while Joe Hoyt (Waasis, NB) rallied from the back to win the Kamizo Transport 35 on Sunday.

For Wilson, it was his second victory of the 2021 championship season on the Atlantic Modified Tour and second straight after winning the All Star Auto Center 35 at Speedway Miramichi in early July. Wilson had a spirited battle with Travis Conroy (Miramichi, NB) for the victory with Wilson punching his ticket to victory lane when the dust settled in the 35-lap affair. Conroy, the point leader entering the weekend, finished second with defending Series champion Yves McCray (Neguac, NB) inheriting the final podium position following post race technical inspection.

Doug Matchett (Miramichi, NB) and Hoyt completed the top five in the Chess Piece Café 35. Heat winners for the Saturday portion of the weekend were Conroy and McCray.

After thrashing to get the No. 17 on track after practice on Saturday and a trip to the beach after an opening lap fracas on Sunday, Hoyt returned to victory lane on Sunday for his first Atlantic Modified Tour win of 2021. Hoyt raced from the back after Lap One and made the winning move on Conroy to capture the victory at his home track in the Kamizo Transport 35. Conroy was second while McCray recovered from a slide after battling for the lead to finish third.

Rookie contender Michael Savoie (Tracadie, NB) recorded his best career finish with the Series on Sunday by finishing fourth with Braxton Stafford (Miramichi, NB) fifth after leading laps early. Heat winners on Sunday included Stafford and Zean Dutcher (Miramichi, NB).

Hoyt becomes the fifth different winner in the opening six races of the season, joining Conroy, McCray and Matchett as winners this season. Wilson is the only driver with multiple victories on the year thus far.

ATLANTIC MODIFIED TOUR – CHESS PIECE CAFÉ 35
Saturday, July 31st

1st – #2W Chris Wilson
2nd – #7 Travis Conroy
3rd – #58 Yves McCray
4th – #75 Doug Matchett
5th – #17 Joe Hoyt
6th – #05 Brody Levesque ®
7th – #91 Braxton Stafford
8th – #4 Kevin Bailey
9th – #88 John Lyons
DQ – #55 Zean Dutcher

Heat 1 – 58 2W 91 4 17
Heat 2 – 7 75 88 05 55

ATLANTIC MODIFIED TOUR KAMIZO TRANSPORT 35
Sunday, August 1st, 2021

1st – #17 Joe Hoyt
2nd – #7 Travis Conroy
3rd – #58 Yves McCray
4th – #00 Michael Savoie ®
5th – #91 Braxton Stafford
6th – #55 Zean Dutcher
7th – #05 Brody Levesque ®
8th – #75 Doug Matchett
9th – #88 John Lyons
10th – #4 Kevin Bailey

Heat 1 – 91 17 58 88 05
Heat 2 – 55 7 7500 4

Conroy’s performance of two second place finishes not only kept him in the point lead but extended the gap on McCray, who put two third place feature finishes on the board in the Chess Piece Café 35 and Kamizo Transport 35. Unofficially, the point lead for Conroy and the No. 7 Patterson’s Sales and Service Modified is 18 points at the halfway point in the 2021 Atlantic Modified Tour point season over the reigning Tour champion McCray.

Tim’s Corner Motorsports TV was at Speedway 660 all weekend to capture the racing action. You can relive both the Chess Piece Café 35 and Kamizo Transport 35 with your Event Pass or On Demand Video Subscription at www.timscorner.tv.

The Atlantic Modified Tour kicks off the second half of their 2021 season on Saturday, August 7th with the Blackville Auto Parts and JBS Towing 35 at Speedway Miramichi. It is the third of four races at the North Shore oval for the Atlantic Modified Tour in 2021. Racing starts on August 7th at 4pm.

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 Michelle Roy

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