MacDonald Races to Maritime League of Legends R&D Performancenter 50 Victory
Series Release/Photo by McCarthy Photographic
(BEDFORD, NS – May 28th, 2018) – Craig MacDonald of Waverly scorched the field en route to his first win of the Maritime League of Legends Tour season Saturday at Scotia Speedworld. MacDonald dominated the R&D Performancenter 50, leading the most laps and holding off all challengers on numerous restarts throughout the 50-lap feature event.
MacDonald, who won at Scotia Speedworld on the Tour last August, took the lead early and held off veteran Danny Harvey (Lantz) for the win at the end of Round One of the Tour.
“That car was a dream to drive,” said MacDonald post race. “Cory Hall did a great job setting up this car. The restarts at the end were a bit stressful but we got the win and we hope to get the championship here in September.”
The top five was seemingly a revolving door as the checkered flag neared. When the music stopped, Andrew Lively (Middle Sackville) found himself in the third place seat on the podium with Shelby Baker (Fall River) and Fleet Brake Atlantic Rookie of the Race Michael Cormier (Grand Barachois, NB) completing the top five.
Among the caution flags during the event included two roll overs by Fleet Brake Atlantic Rookie contender Nathan Blackburn (Timberlea) and Masters racer Jeff Cruickshank (Hantsport). Both drivers emerged uninjured from their separate incidents.
Emily Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines) and Harvey were credited with 10-lap heat race victories that set the starting grid for the main feature.
Twenty cars started the R&D Performancenter 50 with Wyatt McCulloch (Stewiacke) not answering the call to the green flag after a mechanical issue during the second practice. The race took 43 minutes to complete.
FEATURE RESULTS – R&D PERFORMANCENTER 50
Scotia Speedworld | Saturday, May 26th |Round One of Ten
1) #98 Craig MacDonald (50 Laps Completed)
2) #1 Danny Harvey
3) #15 Andrew Lively
4) #53 Shelby Baker
5) #68 Michael Cormier ®
6) #75 Emily Meehan
7) #72 Tylor Hawes
8) #12 Adam Meehan
9) #3 Cy Harvey
10) #7 Jeff Cruickshank
11) #18 Stephen Ettinger (49 Laps Completed)
12) #8 Gary Bordage
13) #71 Nicole Richard ®
14) #58 Robin Lowthers (48 Laps Completed)
15) #28 Kyle Shipley (41 Laps Completed)
16) #57 Paul Goulden (39 Laps Completed)
17) #4 Kevin MacDonald (38 Laps Completed)
18) #38 Darren Sherwood (10 Laps Completed)
19) #44 Nathan Blackburn ®
20) #2 Ray Cox Jr.
The next event on the Maritime League of Legends Tour is on Saturday, June 30th when the Series makes their first of two stops at Oyster Bed Speedway in Oyster Bed Bridge, PE. Post time for the event is 6pm.
For complete information on the Maritime League of Legends Tour, please visit MaritimeLegends.ca.
About R&D Performancenter:
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About Scotia Speedworld:
Scotia Speedworld (SSW) is a 3/10-mile asphalt oval racing facility. SSW is the only track in Nova Scotia to host a weekly racing series, which runs May through September and features six different classes of racecars. SSW also hosts special events, including Monster Jam and the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. SSW is located at Exit 6 on Highway 102, across from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. For more information please click on www.ScotiaSpeedworld.ca or call our Event Hotline at (902) 873-2277 or our office at (902) 481-2514. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sswracing and follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/sswracing
About The Maritime League of Legends:
The Maritime League of Legends Association was formed in 2005 by a group of racer’s wanting to grow the Legends Cars division in the Maritime Provinces of Canada. In 2018, the Maritime League of Legends Tour will visit five venues throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island between May and September during its ten race season. For more information on the Maritime League of Legends, please visit www.maritimelegends.ca.