Eddie MacDonald, driver of the #71 Grimm Construction Chevy, opened his K&N Pro Series East season scoring a tenth place finish on Saturday, April 22, in the rain-shortened Zombie Auto 125 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Inclement weather plagued the annual April NASCAR Cup weekend forcing delays and postponements in the Xfinity and Cup race.
The K&N race began two hours late, then just ran out of time as another huge cell drenched the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile” after running 70 laps of the scheduled 125 laps. The Rowley, Mass. veteran felt the shortened event cost a top five finish saying, “The car was fast before the break and we thought with the small adjustments at the half-time break we would be able to gain a number of positions in the second stage. Unfortunately we never got the chance.” (more…)
Autism Families CONNECTicut Named Charity for this Year’s Royals Car Show
LAKEVILLE, Conn. (March 30) – The “Sunday Royals Garage Car Show,” the charity-driven event held each year on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend at Lime Rock Park, has named Autism Families CONNECTicut the beneficiary of this year’s show on Sunday, May 28.
The show is co-promoted by Glenn and J.R. Royals and their families, along with Skip Barber, president of Lime Rock.
The Royals car show – 2017 is the eighth annual – typically draws hundreds of wildly varied cars, trucks and motorcycles to Connecticut’s Northwest Corner. Everything from muscle cars, street rods and antiques to imports, pickups and state of the art supercars line up on the track’s famous Sam Posey Straight for the enjoyment of fans and entrants alike. (more…)
Eddie MacDonald will take the green flag in the Pro All-Star Series opener in the Icebreaker PASS race at Thompson Motorsports Park on Sunday, April 2 in the first of three races scheduled in the month in three different series. Eddie Mac will also compete in the American Canadian Tour’s Governor’s Cup at his home track Lee USA Speedway on April 9, then head to Bristol Motor Speedway for the K&N Pro Series East event on April 22.
“As you can imagine, we have been extremely busy preparing the cars for three different series but we are looking forward to getting things going and improving on our performance from last season,” said the veteran Rowley, Mass. racer. “We are going to pick and choose the races we run in this season and we hope the flexibility will allow us to better prepare for the races we run. Last year was very hectic trying to run as many races as we did. We were not pleased with our performance in the K&N series and we are re-doubling our efforts to be more successful.” (more…)
Lee USA & New England Short Track Showdown to send winners to the Pro Stock/SLM Nationals at Seekonk Speedway
Guaranteed Starter Races Added To U.S. Prostock/Super Late Model National Championship Event
Seekonk, Mass. – New England Race Promoter Gary Sagar of Kraze Korlacki Speed Equipment has announced, the addition of two more race venues that will host guaranteed starter races for this summers U.S. Pro Stock/Super Late Model National Championship Race, at Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, MA.
The 2nd annual 200-lap race, on Wednesday July 12, will pay $10,000 to the winner. (more…)
EXIT Realty has signed on as the premier sponsor of the Modified Touring Series for 2017. Derek Beatrice, owner of EXIT Realty Beatrice Assoc., has been involved in motor sports for a number of years sponsoring billboards at several speedways, as well as assisting several race teams. Some of these ventures with EXIT Realty included sponsorship of drivers Eddie MacDonald in a Sprint Cup Car he ran at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and John McKennedy of the Valenti Modified Tour, both champions in their own right. EXIT Realty will make their presence at each event informing spectators of their services and loyalty to the sport.
Gary and Alichia Knight, founders of the series, would like to welcome EXIT Realty as the Title Sponsor for the new and exciting Modified Touring Series. Gary, former race car driver turned promoter, has been working very hard to promote the series and looks forward to working with EXIT Realty to give them maximum exposure.