Matthews Tops Souza For Tour Mod Title By 1 Point


T&T Family Investments Touring Series

Tour Modifieds
June 30, 2020
Lanier Raceplex
125 Lap Feature

Race Summary

Race Winner: Kyle Souza – Started 4th (invert), 116 laps led, 12th career SARA win
Margin of Victory: -0.208 seconds
Top Five: Ryan Matthews (2nd), Russell Brown Jr. (3rd), Ryan Blanchard (4th), Russell Berry (5th)

Pole Winner: Richard Murray – 12.307 seconds
Hard Charger: Russell Berry – 5 Positions Gained (10th to 5th)

Tour Modified Championship Recap

Heading into the final race of the season for the Tour Modifieds, two drivers put themselves at the top of the standings and would battle it out for the championship. Ryan Matthews entered the night with a slim 4 point advantage over Kyle Souza.

In the season finale at Lanier, the two championship contenders found themselves at the front of the field early in the race, but Souza would grab the lead first and pulled away. However a late caution set up a green-white-checker finish. Matthews quickly got down in behind Souza in 2nd but couldn’t make a move, and Souza would hold onto the victory.

Although Souza took the race win, with Matthews finishing in 2nd it was enough to hold onto the points lead by 1 single point to take the title!

Matthews’ championship season consisted of 5 starts, 1 win, 4 top fives, 4 top tens, and 157 laps led. Congrats to Ryan Matthews, the 2020 Spring/Summer Touring Series Tour Modified champion!