Dunlop Wins Miramichi Battle, Ferguson Captures Second Eastern Super Mini Cup Title
(MISCOUCHE, PE – October 17th, 2018) – Jacob Dunlop of Hampton, Prince Edward Island laid claim to a season high third Eastern Super Mini Cup Series feature victory Saturday at Speedway Miramichi. The rookie driver raced to the win in the Concept Drilling 15 Season Finale to cap off the 2018 season.
While Dunlop was racing to the checkered flag, Mark Ferguson (Saint John, NB) clinched the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series championship after crashing in the heat race and not starting the final race of the year.
Dunlop set a quick pace early in the 15-lap feature after a caution riddled heat race which was also won by the Series’ Rookie of the Year. Logan Dawson (Tyne Valley, PE), after sliding into Ferguson’s car in the heat race, hopped into his father Dan’s car for the feature and edged out “Old Man” Donnie McNeil (Richmond, PE) for the second place spot. The two battled back and forth in the waning laps of the Concept Drilling 15 with the No. 00 getting the edge at the finish. Dave Griffin backed up his fourth place finish a week prior with another fourth place finish to end off the season while rookie Randy Wilson completed the top five.
Ferguson and Dawson’s No. 88 sustained crash damage in the heat and could not start the main feature. Kirk Sheasgreen (Miramichi, NB) looked forward to racing at his home race track but mechanical issues following the opening laps of first practice plagued the No. 40 team and prevented him from racing on the afternoon.
CONCEPT DRILLING 15 FEATURE RESULTS
® Denotes Rookie
1st – 73 Jacob Dunlop ®
2nd – 00 Logan Dawson (for Dan Dawson) ®
3rd – 19 Donnie McNeil
4th – 3 Dave Griffin
5th – 4 Randy Wilson ®
DNS – 41 Mark Ferguson
DNS – 88 Logan Dawson ®
DNS – 40 Kirk Sheasgreen
Ferguson entered with a 50 point lead in the standings. Even with him not starting the feature and Dunlop taking the victory, the gap only shrunk to 20 points in the final standings and was still enough for Ferguson to hold on to the championship. For the No. 41, it is his second championship in three seasons after winning the title in an abbreviated 2016 year.
Dunlop will finish second overall in the standings and receive the Rookie of the Year Award. McNeil finished 12 points short of the runner up spot in the championship with freshmen Wilson and Logan Dawson completing the top five in the standings.
The accomplishments of the drivers and teams that competed in the 2018 Eastern Super Mini Cup Series will be honored on Saturday, November 3rd. The Quality Inn Summerside will host the annual Awards Ceremony. For more information on the event, please contact Kirk Sheasgreen.
The Eastern Super Mini Cup Series would like to thank Concept Drilling for partnering with the Series to present the Season Finale at Speedway Miramichi. Concept Drilling is a licensed water well drilling company with over 20 years experience in geotechnical and environmental drilling. For more information, find them on Facebook at Concept Drilling Services or give them a call at (506) 624-4874. Marketing opportunities with the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series for the upcoming 2019 season 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 Speedway Miramichi:
Speedway Miramichi is Eastern Canada’s Oldest Active Motorsports Venue, and Northern New Brunswick’s only paved oval track. Located in the city of Miramichi, New Brunswick, and just 5 minutes away from all city amenities, Speedway Miramichi hosts stock car racing and demolition events throughout the summer. There is no other facility in the world where you can watch a stock car race, burnout competition, figure-8 race, and a demolition derby during the same event. Visit our website (speedwaymiramichi2016.com), check us out on Facebook (Speedway Miramichi Inc.), or find us on Instagram (speedway.miramichi) for more details, and join us as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary in 2018!
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.