DUNLOP SCORES FIRST ESMCS WIN IN MICHAEL HARVEY CONSTRUCTION 20
(MISCOUCHE, PE – July 23rd, 2018) – It was only a matter of time before Jacob Dunlop scored his first win in the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series victory.
Ever since the Hampton, Prince Edward Island driver sat in the No. 73 car at the start of the 2018 season, he showed speed. That speed took him to the front of the field Saturday as he crossed the line first to win the Michael Harvey Construction 20 at Oyster Bed Speedway. The feature win was his first with the Series in just his fourth start.
Dunlop had to earn the victory though as Mark Ferguson (Saint John, NB) put the pressure on the rookie for the win. Ferguson, the 2016 champion of the Series, would have to settle for second place in the Michael Harvey Construction 20, his third podium finish in four races. Logan Dawson (Tyne Valley, PE) raced to his first top three finish with the Series as he rounded out the podium.
“Old Man” Donnie McNeil’s bid for three straight victories at Oyster Bed Speedway was halted with a fourth place finish. Dave Griffin placed fifth in the Michael Harvey Construction 20 with Summerside’s Jeremy Alexander and rookie Randy Wilson completing the field.
Kirk Sheasgreen (Miramichi, NB) had his podium streak halted early in the day with motor problems developing during the practice session. He did not start the feature.
Ferguson took the checkered flag in the heat race qualifier with Dunlop taking home the win in the Semi.
ROUND FOUR PRESENTED BY MICHAEL HARVEY CONSTRUCTION
1st – #73 Jacob Dunlop ®
2nd – #41 Mark Ferguson
3rd – #88 Logan Dawson ®
4th – #19 Donnie McNeil
5th – #3 Dave Griffin
6th – #00 Jeremy Alexander
7th – #4 Randy Wilson ®
DNS – #40 Kirk Sheasgreen
The Eastern Super Mini Cup Series will have almost a one month break before the fifth round of the season at Oyster Bed Speedway. The August 25th event is the final race for the Series at their home track for the year before they venture to the Province of New Brunswick for the final two races on the year. Racing begins on August 25th at 6pm.
The Eastern Super Mini Cup Series would like to thank Michael Harvey Construction of Bedeque, 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.
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.