“Old Man” MacNeill Races to Second Straight Mini Cup Victory
(Miscouche, PE – July 9th, 2018) – What is old is new again on the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series. “Old Man” Donnie MacNeill added another victory to his storied career at his home track with a second straight Mini Cup victory at Oyster Bed Speedway on Saturday evening. The Third Round presented by Oyster Bed RiteSTOP and Esso was a battle for the No. 19 car from start to finish in the 20-lap main event.
Kirk Sheasgreen (Miramichi, NB) led the opening quarter of the feature before heading off the race track because of a fluid leak. MacNeill battled with Heat and Semi winner Mark Ferguson (Saint John, NB) for the final dozen laps, racing side by side and swapping the lead a handful of times. When the checkered flag flew, it was MacNeill scoring his second win of the season. Ferguson, who won the Doc Dawson Enterprises Season Opener, was second in the Oyster Bed RiteSTOP and Esso feature with Sheasgreen rallying to third after making repairs to his car.
Randy Wilson (PEI) was the top rookie in the feature with a fourth place finish while Dave Griffin (PEI) completed the top five.
A number of drivers experienced heartbreak during the night. Jeremy Alexander (Summerside, PE) had his evening cut short due to an axle issue while leading rookie Jacob Dunlop (Hampton, PE) was swept up in a crash during the heat race and could not continue.
ROUND THREE PRESENTED BY OYSTER BED RITESTOP AND ESSO
1st – #19 Donnie MacNeill
2nd – #41 Mark Ferguson
3rd – #40 Kirk Sheasgreen
4th – #4 Randy Wilson ®
5th – #3 Dave Griffin
6th – #88 Logan Dawson ®
7th – #00 Jeremy Alexander
DNS – #73 Jacob Dunlop
The Eastern Super Mini Cup Series would like to thank Oyster Bed RiteSTOP and Esso for supporting the third round of the seven race 2018 schedule. Oyster Bed RiteSTOP and Esso is a family owned business based in the small community of Oyster Bed Bridge. They are located at the roundabout intersecting Routes Six and Seven at 4541 Portage Road and are open seven days a week.
It is a quick turnaround for the Series as the next race for the Eastern Super Mini Cups will take place on Saturday, July 21st at Oyster Bed Speedway. It is the fourth of five rounds scheduled at the Prince Edward Island track and fourth of seven on the 2018 schedule. Racing is slated to begin on July 21st at 6pm.
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.