Eddie MacDonald will take the green flag in the Pro All-Star Series opener in the Icebreaker PASS race at Thompson Motorsports Park onSunday, April 2 in the first of three races scheduled in the month in three different series. Eddie Mac will also compete in the American Canadian Tour’s Governor’s Cup at his home track Lee USA Speedway on April 9, then head to Bristol Motor Speedway for the K&N Pro Series East event on April 22.
“As you can imagine, we have been extremely busy preparing the cars for three different series but we are looking forward to getting things going and improving on our performance from last season,” said the veteran Rowley, Mass. racer. “We are going to pick and choose the races we run in this season and we hope the flexibility will allow us to better prepare for the races we run. Last year was very hectic trying to run as many races as we did. We were not pleased with our performance in the K&N series and we are re-doubling our efforts to be more successful.”
Currently, Eddie Mac and the Grimm Racing Team is scheduled to compete in four K&N events with the first on the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile” in Bristol, Tennessee with Eddie Mac saying, “We absolutely love racing at Bristol and have enjoyed some success there. We won there in 2014, finished sixth in 2015, and eighth there last year. The competition in this series is incredible and we really have to be prepared to run and finish well against those teams. Our team owner Rob Grimm gives us everything we need for the Grimm Construction Chevy to be competitive, so it will be fun to kick off our season with a solid showing at Bristol. We plan to run at Thompson, Loudon, and Dover this season in the K&N so our focus will be on preparing the best cars for each race. The entire team is excited and ready to go.”
The Icebreaker at Thompson is an important event to kick off the racing series throughout New England and Eddie Mac would like nothing better that to kick off the PASS race with a win on the fast, high-banked five-eighths of a mile speedway. The super late model owned by Dave Lemieux is receiving the finishing touches at crew chief Rollie LaChance’s shop in preparation for the upcoming event with Eddie Mac saying,” We are looking forward to starting our season at Thompson in Dave’s car. We won the inaugural race at Loudon in it in 2015 so we know we have a good piece. We have done quite a bit of work on it for the season opener so we think it will be fast. Thompson is a great track if you are fast especially with the long front and back straightaways you need all the power you can get. We plan to run a limited schedule in the PASS and Granite State series. After Thompson, we will be returning to Bristol to run in the Super Late Model race on May 21. We also plan to run at Loudon and Oxford in the 250. We may add other races as the season progresses.”
The ACT Governor’s Cup at Lee USA Speedway on April 9 is the one race that Eddie Mac would certainly love to win since his parent’s own the track with Eddie Mac saying, “Winning the ACT race at Lee would be a great feeling for my family and all our supporters. I started my racing career at Lee as a teenager and love racing there. The ACT competition is fierce and getting a win there is huge. I am pleased to say we will have EXIT Realty and Hancock Electric on board this year as sponsors. We decided this season, along with our car owner Freddie Peterson, that we would run a partial schedule this season. We competed in the full schedule last year and we felt it would be better to run selected races this year. We will run at Thunder Road and White Mountain initially then add races as the season progresses. Of course, Loudon, Beech Ridge, Thompson, and Seekonk are always in consideration. We are excited to get the ACT season going and a win at Lee would be awesome.”
Follow Eddie Mac on Grimmracing.com, eddiemacdonald.net and on Twitter @EddieMac71.
Sources: Dick Casey/Eddie MacDonald PR