New England Short Track Showdown Set For July 1st

New England Short Track Showdown Set For July 1st

WALPOLE, N.H. – With just under one month remaining before the first annual New England Short Track Showdown at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Granite State Pro Stock Series drivers are starting to prepare themselves for action on the “Magic Mile.”

The one-mile, flat oval will require some different parts inside the cars and also will require a different setup under the hood in order to have a chance at winning. Although the inaugural Seekonk 100 is between now and the NHMS event on June 24, teams are already thinking ahead in order to try to get a slight advantage over the rest of the field.
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Eddie MacDonald Reflects on Sprint Cup Experience

photo by RPM 360

photo by RPM 360

By: Dick Casey

If you are lucky enough to be one of forty drivers taking the green flag in a NASCAR Sprint Cup race, you know all your hard work, sacrifice, and determination has paid off. For the third year in a row, Eddie MacDonald has been one of the fortunate forty as the driver of the Go Fas Racing #32 Ford Fusion owned by Old Orchard Beach resident Archie St. Hilaire. Eddie Mac’s participation again in the New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 17 is the result of a number of New England businesses pooling resources to sponsor the ride for the Rowley, Mass. veteran racer.

“This is an incredible experience for me to be able to compete on racing’s biggest stage and I am forever grateful for the local businesses that made this possible,” said Eddie Mac. “Archie St. Hilaire has been a long-time friend and does everything he can to get me on the track. He and his son Mason gave me my first Xfinity experience a number of years ago and are responsible for my three years running in the Cup series at Loudon. You could not ask for better people and they make it so much fun.”

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Eddie MacDonald Leads All-New England Team in Sprint Cup Race at NHMS

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photo by RPM 360

Eddie MacDonald will again partner with Go Fas Racing owned by Old Orchid Beach, Maine resident Archie St. Hilaire in this Sunday’s NASCAR’s Sprint Cup New Hampshire 301 at Loudon’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Bentley’s Saloon of Arundel, Maine will be the primary sponsor with The Rod Father of Sanford, Maine as an associate sponsor.

For the third time in as many years Eddie Mac will pilot the #32 Bentley’s Saloon Ford at the “Magic Mile,” saying, “This is a great thrill for me to drive for Archie on my favorite track. This is something you work your whole life for and to be given the opportunity to realize your dream for the third time is incredible. Archie and his son Mason are fantastic people and I can’t even describe how thankful I am to them. And to have Bentley Warren sponsor the car is special. Bentley is the greatest Super Modified driver of all time and has been a friend of my father for over fifty years and has always been supportive of my racing since I started at Lee USA Speedway, my parent’s track. Les Sanborn, The Rod Father, is another super guy and is always in my corner and does whatever he can to help me out. I am lucky to have these people with me.” (more…)

Double Duty for Eddie MacDonald at NHMS and Seekonk on Saturday

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photo by RPM 360

By: Dick Casey

On Saturday July 16 Eddie MacDonald will actually participate in three races with the first one taking place at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the K&N Pro Series East’s Granite State 70. The third event of the day is the American Canadian Tour’s second leg of the Southern New England Tripleheader 150 lap feature. Sandwiched between the two events will be the mad dash from Loudon, NH to Seekonk, Mass. in order to make the starting time for the ACT feature later that evening.

“Accomplishing this will be quite the challenge,” laughed Eddie Mac. “Our first priority is to run for the win in the K&N race. We compete in five events in this series and we really want to be competitive at our home track in the Grimm Construction Chevy. We have three wins in this series at Loudon and would like nothing better than to add another title for our owner Rob Grimm. The competition is tremendous in this series but we feel we have the car that can run up front. Last year we fished second at Dover and the year before finished second at NHMS and won at Bristol. Rollie (LaChance) knows the set up for this place so if we can get the car to handle in the turns we should be there at the end. It is only a 70 lap sprint so everyone will be going for it from the drop of the green flag. It should be a lot of fun running on my favorite track in front of all our families and fans.”

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