The Northeast Media have picked the ‘outlaw’, Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, MA to win the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 this weekend at the Lee USA Speedway.
The contest, conducted by the American Canadian Tour sanctioning body, (ACT) asked media from throughout the Northeast to send in their picks for those drivers they think will qualify for the inaugural ACT INVITATIONAL Late Model event to be held this September at New England’s only Super-Speedway, the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS).
The deadline for entries is in and the media from the Northeast and Canada have entered 104 names of potential winners who might be eligible to compete at the ACT INVITATIONAL! MacDonald, a full-time NASCAR Camping World East driver, was the consensus pick to win the opening event of the season, followed closely by the defending champion of the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup, Joey Polarwarczyk of Hudson, New Hampshire. The two drivers duked it out in the 100-lap version of the NH Governor’s Cup last season, with MacDonald running down a dominant performance by Pole in the final laps. MacDonald said, ” I think we might have been able to catch up to Joey, but I am not sure we could have gotten past him for the win. Of course, he might have been saving it a little, he had a pretty good lead on the field with 20 laps to go.” Over 50 of the best Late Model drivers in New England and Canada are expected to try to qualify for the 30 spots in Sunday’s 150 lap quest for the NH Governor’s Cup. Pole said, “I can’t think of a better way to start the ACT season than to win the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup back-to-back. I especially want to get the NHMS Qualifer off my ‘to do’ list as early as possible. My team has talked about how good Eddie (MacDonald) is at Lee–actually, everywhere he races with us–but we are focused, and I like the 150 laps instead of 100. He (MacDonald) probably does too, but I am confident and excited about getting the 2009 season started.”