Eddie MacDonald started on the pole and led 108 laps in the American Canadian Tour’s New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway on Saturday, May 12 only to lose the handling to post a second place finish. The EXIT Realty Beatrice Associates/Hancock Electric Chevy won the pole position thanks to a +5 rating coming from eighth to third in the 12 lap heat.
PHOTOS PASS MODS AT LEE USA SPEEDWAY – SAT. MAY 12, 2018
Lee, NH – Defending American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Champion Scott Payea put himself in the early catbird’s seat for the 2018 crown by taking the win in the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup at Lee USA Speedway on Saturday, May 12. Colchester, VT’s Payea grabbed the lead from polesitter Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, MA on lap 108 for the 150-lap event. He then held off a final charge for this first win of the season and 14th of his ACT Late Model Tour career.
MacDonald started on the pole and looked to be in control for the first two-thirds of the event, which was run nearly a month after its originally scheduled date due to weather-related delays. After fending off outside polesitter Corey Mason in the early going, he spent most of the race’s middle stages at the head of a 4-car battle that included Payea plus New Hampshire racers Miles Chipman and Rich Dubeau. Despite a series of cautions, which included a 4-car pileup against the turn-3 wall on lap 70, he was able to keep the field at bay.
Waterbury, VT – After finally kicking off the 2018 season this past Sunday, the American-Canadian Tour will be right back in action just six days later. The New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway this Saturday, May 12 will continue a busy early-season stretch for ACT teams created by multiple postponements. As such, their mettle will be tested as they set up their summer-long charge for the ACT Late Model Tour championship.
Waterbury, VT – For the second time this month, American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Lee USA Speedway officials have announced the postponement of the 28th New Hampshire Governor’s Cup, citing unsuitable ground conditions at the facility. The event has now been rescheduled for Saturday, May 12 at 2:00pm.