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By: Dick Casey

For the second year in a row, Eddie MacDonald drove the Go Green Racing Ford in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 19 to take the checkered flag in 37th place. With DraftDemons.com as the main sponsor, Eddie Mac started 41st and completed 295 of the 301 lap event before a huge crowd at the “Magic Mile.”

“Racing at the Cup level is a life-long dream and to be able to do it two years in a row thanks to owner Archie St. Hilaire and DraftDemons.com owner Mike Alden is fantastic,” said Eddie Mac after the race, “I have so many people to thank for this opportunity. It was a lot of fun to race with the best in the business. Of course I would have liked to finish better but the team was pleased with the run because it helped them out in the point’s race. I guess 42 of the 43 cars finished which is unusual. There are usually more cars than that in the pits during the race. All in all it was a great experience and the crew was great the entire weekend. Archie has a super group of guys on the team. Clinton (Cram-crew chief from Belchertown, Mass.) did everything possible to help me out and I appreciate all his help. He made some great adjustments to make me more comfortable. Spotter Curtis (Aldridge) was in my ear helping me get around the track. He is really calm and when you are out there with 42 other cars it gets hectic.” Read Full Article →

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By: Dick Casey

Eddie MacDonald began his busy weekend with a ninth place run in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East’s United Site Services 70 Friday night to kick off the Sprint Cup weekend. The Rowley, Mass. veteran racer then changed fire suits to compete in the Sprint Cup 5 Hour Energy 301 on Sunday.

The tree time K&N winner at Loudon struggled in practice Friday battling a tight racecar but was able qualify the Exit Realty/Grimm Construction Chevy in the 13th position on Friday morning with Eddie Mac saying, “We made a number of changes during practice but we couldn’t dial it in. It was tight during the practices on Thursday but the adjustments we made for qualifying worked enough to get us into a 13th place run. We thought the car would be good for the race but it didn’t work out that way.” Read Full Article →

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Eddie MacDonald powered the Grimm Construction/Multiple Sclerosis Society Chevrolet to a hard earned sixth place finish in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Pittlite 125 at Bristol Motor Speedway as a companion race with the Sprint Cup Series. The Rowley, Mass. veteran started his 183rd race in the series and took the green flag as the defending champion of last year’s event. A flat tire on lap 49 appeared to quash any hopes of repeating the win but Eddie Mac and the crew never gave up and rallied from the flat and 24th restarting position to make his patented charge to the front.

“With everything that we had to overcome in the race, we are pleased with the sixth place finish,” said Eddie Mac after the race. “Obviously we would have liked to compete for the win but this finish showed how we can overcome adversity. We had a very similar set-up in the car as last year and the car handled pretty good. We didn’t have a great qualifying run (16th) but last year we started 13th and won so we knew the car would be good for the long run.” Read Full Article →

rfvcderytThe Brockton based Wheels of Time will try to get the 2015 cruise night schedule off to a start at the Raynham Taunton Park on Rt. 138 in Raynham on Thursday night, April 9 at 4 p.m.. They will continue to run every other Thursday starting on April 23, May 7, May 21, June 4, June 18, July 2, July 16, July 30, August 13, August 27, September 10. The club’s annual car show is set for Sunday, September 20 with a rain date of Saturday, September 26. That club will wind up the 2015 season with two more cruise nights set for Thursday’s September 24 and October 8. Some of these dates could change due to rain outs. The move to Raynham Park a few years ago, from Southeastern Regional Votec in Easton, gave the Wheels of Time almost unlimited parking spaces and this cruise night continues to grow.

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BONSIGNORE & BARRY PHOTOManchester, NH – A full house of racers, crews, officials, and fans from the Lee USA Speedway gathered at the Executive Court to wine, dine, and celebrate the annual Banquet of Champions honoring their achievements for the 2014 season at New Hampshire’s Center of Speed.

A year after being awarded Rookie of the Year in the Supermodified division, Jake Stergios of Candia spent the evening at the head table and took home the hardware commemorating his first career championship title in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, EKeys 4cars-sponsored division.

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gghgsdgsWith the decision made to race a part-time schedule after winning at Bristol, Eddie MacDonald and the Grimm Racing team focused their effort on preparing the best possible car for the best possible finish. On Friday night, the Grimm Construction Chevy drove from 16th in the 30 car-field to fourth place in the final race of the NASCAR Pro Series East season in the Drive Sober 150 on the “Monster Mile” at Dover International Speedway.

Eddie Mac’s impressive record over the final four races of the season began with an eighth place run at Langley, followed by a second at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, a sixth place in the East West combination race at Iowa Speedway, and finally the fourth place run on the fast, high banked mile oval at Dover. The team ran ten of the 16 race schedule posting one win, three top fives, and six top tens.
“We are really pleased with our performance over the second half of the season,” said Eddie Mac. “ After the win at Bristol we knew we could be competitive in the races we entered. We have to thank Rob Grimm for providing two new cars for us to race. Unfortunately after we built them, we had to rebuild them after some serious wrecks early on. That is where the crew came in and did a tremendous amount of work to get them race ready in such a short time. Rollie (LaChance crew chief)and I could not have done it without them. We raced the car that finished second at New Hampshire, so we knew we would have a competitive car for Dover.”

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333SHREWSBURY, Mass. (September 17, 2014) – In July, Rob Fuller Motorsports brought a contenting race car to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event. Todd Szegedy, driver of the No. 15 15-50 Connection Chevrolet, led 15 laps of the race, but unfortunately the day ended with a DNF due to a mechanical failure. This weekend, the RFM team is seeking to recapture the success of the day and finish it off with a win.

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1Winchester, NH: Todd Patnode added more points to the NASCAR Whelen All American Racing Series NH Standings this past Saturday as he cruised into victory lane in dominating style for his eighth win of the season. Geoff Rollins came back after a tough hit last week to pull off the Super Stock victory as Kyle Boniface, uncontested, took down his eighth Lightning Stock win. The biggest victory of the night was Eric Pomasko scoring his first career Mini Stock win. George Baldwin took the checkers for the Thunder Stocks celebrating his 100th race career win and Mike McGoldrick held of the challenges fromMatt Kimball and Dylan Morse for the number one spot in the Young Guns. The visiting Pro 4 Modifieds victor was Robin Berghman with hometrack competitor, Kyle Boniface scoring the win for the Pro 4 Modified Lites. This past Saturday also completed the Triple Crown Series as the following were crowned the champions; Todd Patnode, Tom Carey III, Mike Stebbins, Kyle Boniface, Dave Greenslit and Mike McGoldrick.

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