The traditional ACT Tour series opener, The Governor's Cup 150, at Lee
USA Speedway drew 45 cars for the 30 starting positions with Eddie MacDonald
finishing second in his heat race giving him the sixth spot for the race.
Eddie battled for a solid fourth place finish but was disappointed the car
was not a little better.
After the race Eddie said, " I am happy with our finish but obviously
we wanted to run better. The car was good at times but then other times it
just didn't want to go. It wasn't what it was in practice."
Winning at his family owned track thus giving him a guaranteed starting
position in the ACT race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in September were
the goals when the #17 NEMO-Grimm sponsored Pontiac took the green flag.
Eddie ran in the top five for nearly the entire race battling for position
with the # 78 of Quinten Welch. The two swapped position numerous times for
most of the race.
Eddie had a great restart after a mid-race caution, passing two cars
into the third spot but lost two positions when the car was turned sideways.
"We got tapped on the back by the #38 and that moved us up the track. The
car was not going that great and it was getting really loose.
Fortunately we were able to get by the #78 with about 25 laps to go and
finish in fourth. The race was a lot of fun and the fans were fantastic. A
win would have been nice but we'll take this."
Known as "The Outlaw" because the team does not run the full ACT Tour
schedule due to conflicting dates with the NASCAR Camping World East Series,
Eddie is considered a threat to win each time the # 17 rolls into the pits.
Last season, Eddie won the Oxford Plains Late Model championship and plans
to compete at OPS and in ACT Tour races as his schedule permits.
Eddie and the team tested the East Series car this weekend at Lee in
preparation for this Saturday's race at Tri-County Speedway in North
Carolina and were pleased with the results with Eddie saying, "It really
handled well on the track. Rollie and the crew have worked hard getting it
ready and the results were there. We are looking forward to racing there. It
is a new track so it should be a lot of fun."