“Old Man” MacNeill Captures Eastern Mini Cup Win at Oyster Bed
(OYSTER BED BRIDGE, PE – June 18th, 2018) – The driver they call “Old Man” took it to the field on Saturday night to win his first Eastern Super Mini Cup Series feature at Oyster Bed Speedway.
Donnie “Old Man” MacNeill took home the win in the Byrne Plumbing 20 on Saturday night at his home track. MacNeill, who is known on Prince Edward Island for his Street Stock accomplishments among other accolades in his racing career, outlasted the field on a green-white-checkered finish.
Kirk Sheasgreen (Miramichi, NB), who battled early in the race for the lead with Chad Jackson (Montague, PE), put MacNeill and the No. 19 to the test during the final two laps to the finish. The Eastern Super Mini Cup Series veteran would wind up second with his No. 40 car with rookie Jacob Dunlop (Hampton, PE) joining Sheasgreen and MacNeill on the podium. For Dunlop, it was his second top three finish with the Series in as many races.
Mark Ferguson (Saint John, NB) won the heat race and semi but a spin during the Byrne Plumbing 20 put him behind and would wind up sixth on the evening.
The race was halted for an incident between Mike Wood and Jackson. Both drivers were transported to a local hospital following the race. Jackson was checked and released after the wreck while Wood sustained a broken kneecap, successfully had surgery and is expected to be released Monday.
The Eastern Super Mini Cup Series would like to thank Byrne Plumbing of Belfast, Prince Edward Island for their race day sponsorship. Marketing opportunities with the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series are available by contacting Kirk Sheasgreen at (506) 210-0437.
The next event for the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series is Saturday, July 7th for Round Three of Seven on the year. Racing begins on 6pm on July 7th.
For complete information on the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series, please visit their Facebook page at Facebook.com/EasternMiniCupCar.
About Oyster Bed Speedway:
Oyster Bed Speedway is Prince Edward Island’s premier auto racing facility and features fun and excitement with weekly stock car racing special events throughout the season. The 1/3 mile paved oval is located in Oyster Bed Bridge at the intersection of routes 6 and 7, halfway between Cavendish and Charlottetown on beautiful Prince Edward Island. Phone: (902) 892-6684. Website: www.oysterbedspeedwaypei.com
About the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series:
The Eastern Super Mini Cup Series offers all the excitement of stock car racing in a small package! Formed for competition in the Maritimes in 2012, the Series will visit three ovals between Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick over seven events in their 2018 season. To keep up with the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series, like them on Facebook at Facebook.com/EasternMiniCupCar or follow them on Twitter at @ESMCSeries.
BYRNE PLUMBING 20
1st – #19 Don MacNeill
2nd- #40 Kirk Sheasgreen
3rd – #73 Jacob Dunlop (R)
4th – #88 Logan Dawson (R)
5th – #4 Randy Wilson (R)
6th – #41 Mark Ferguson (Heat and Semi Winner)
7th – #12 Mike Wood
8th – #18 Chad Jackson
DNS – Dave Griffin