Eddie MacDonald Takes PASS North Race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Loudon, New Hampshire – Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Massachusetts added another page to his impressive New Hampshire Motor Speedway resume, scoring an impressive victory in the AIM 60 Pro All Stars Series race, the first-ever Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model race at the “Magic Mile.”
It was the seventh victory on the 1.058-mile oval for MacDonald, a three-time winner in NASCAR K&N East Series competition at NHMS, to go along with three race victories in ACT Invitational Late Model competition.
MacDonald was tested in the early stages of the race by fellow front row starter, and reigning PASS North Super Late Model champion, DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire before Stonington, Connecticut competitor David Garbo, Jr. entered the picture.
Garbo, relegated to 25th starting position after running afoul of PASS technical inspectors following his heat race, methodically worked his way through the field, needing only 18 laps to take second position away from Shaw.
Garbo chased MacDonald, prevailing on a lap 40 restart and hanging on to the top spot for nearly a dozen laps before New England’s reknowned “Outlaw” prevailed in a final side-by-side battle with about eight laps to go.
After likely passing more cars than anyone during the 60-lapper, Garbo claimed runner-up honors behind MacDonald. Spencer Davis of Dawsonville, Georgia rounded out the podium in his first NHMS appearance in a full-bodied racecar.
Shaw managed to cross the finish line in fourth position aboard the Precision JLM ride, with the top five completed by Derek Ramstrom of West Boylston, Massachusetts. Dalton Sargent of Concord, North Carolina made a late-race charge into sixth position under the checkered flag.
Tate Fogleman of Durham, North Carolina unofficially vaulted to the top of the PASS Super Late Model National Championship standings with a seventh-place run, as Ben Rowe – who led the standing entering the race – failed to see the checkered flag and was scored in 21st position.
Rounding out the top ten were Trevor Sanborn of East Parsonsfield, Maine; six-time PASS North Super Late Model champion Johnny Clark of Farmingdale, Maine and current PASS North SLM points leader Mike Rowe of Turner, Maine.
Shaw, Fogleman, MacDonald and Bryan Kruczek scored qualifying heat race wins to kick off the afternoon program.
Results from the AIM Recycling USA 60 Pro All Stars Series National Championship Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; Sunday, July 5, 2015 (finishing position, car number, driver, driver’s hometown).
1 66 Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, MA; 2 8 David Garbo, Jr., Stonington, CT; 3 129 Spencer Davis, Dawsonville, Georgia; 4 60 DJ Shaw, Center Conway, NH; 5 Derek Ramstrom, West Boylston, MA; 6 5 Dalton Sargent, Concord, NC; 7 8 Tate Fogtleman, Durham, NC; 8 29 Trevor Sanborn, East Parsonsfield, ME; 9 54 Johnny Clark, Farmingdale, ME; 10 7 Mike Rowe, Turner, ME; 11 77 Cassius Clark, Farmington, ME; 12 47 Kelly Moore, Scarborough, ME; 13 7 Glen Luce, Turner, ME; 14 21 David Oliver, Standish, ME; 15 73 Joey Doiron, Berwick, ME; 16 23 Dave Farrington, Jr., Jay, ME; 17 11 Steve Johnson, Rochester, NH; 18 2 Matt Matheson, French Lake, NB, Canada; 19 59 Reid Lanpher, Manchester, ME; 20 4 Ben Rowe, Turner, ME; 21 84 Scott Mulkern, Falmouth,, ME; 22 71 Raphael Lessard, St-Joseph Beauce, QC, Canada; 23 00 Bryan Kruczek, Newmarket, NH; 24 28 Mark Lunblad, Jr., Conway, NH; 25 5 Vinnie Miller, Concord, NC; 26 51 Christopher Bell, Norman, OK; DNS 5 Dillon Moltz, Waterford, CT; DNS 42 Eric St. Gelais, St-Aime de Lac, QC, Canada; DNS 52 Kaz Grala, Westboro, MA.
Next Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model National Championship Series event: Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Airborne Park Speedway; Plattsburgh, New York.
Next AIM Recycling USA Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model event: Saturday, July 11 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway; Scarborough, Maine.