Thompson, CT – Eddie MacDonald, New England’s full-bodied “outlaw” race driving star, nailed down his second career Pro All Stars Series victory Sunday afternoon, outrunning 14-year-old PASS newcomer Eddie Fatscher of East Northport, New York in the 75-lap Icebreaker for Super Late Models at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.
MacDonald earned a front row starting spot with a heat race win on Saturday and swapped the race lead early in the event with two-time and defending PASS North Super Late Model champion DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire. Soon Fatscher, the 2016 INEX Legends Cars Young Guns National Champion, made his presence felt, duking it out with MacDonald’s Exit Realty-sponsored 17, owned by Dave Lemieux, and the Precision JLM 60 of reigning series champion Shaw.
Late in the race MacDonald seemed to have things under control, though Fatscher raced close behind. Shaw managed to prevail in a late-race battle for the final podium position versus multi-time Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Super Late Model champion Derek Ramstrom of West Boylston, Massachusetts.
Derek Griffith drove a steady race from his 17th starting position to claim a fifth-place finish, the first time in three Super Late Model appearances at Thompson that he did not finish in second place. Garrett Hall of Scarborough, Maine, the 2016 PASS Icebreaker winner at Thompson, was sixth. Six-time PASS North champion Johnny Clark of Farmingdale, Maine; Joey Polewarczyk of Hudson, New Hampshire; Dave Farrington, Jr. of Jay, Maine and reigning PASS Super Late Model National Champiion Ben Rowe of Turner, Maine rounded out the top ten.
Saturday afternoon Icebreaker heat race victories were posted by Shaw, MacDonald and Hall.
The next Pro All Stars Series National Championship event is the 12 Annual Easter Bunny 150, scheduled for this Saturday afternoon, April 15, at Hickory Motor Speedway in Newton, North Carolina. The next Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model race is set for Saturday, April 22 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, Maine. For more information visit proallstarsseries.com or call (207) 539-8865.
Results from the Icebreaker 75 Pro All Stars Series North & National Championship Series event at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park; Thompson, Connecticut; Sunday April 9, 2017 (finishing position, start position, car number, driver’s name, driver’s hometown, car owner, sponsor).
1 2 17 Eddie MacDonald; Rowley, MA; Dave Lemieux; Exit Realty / Beatrice Associates
2 4 51 Eddie Fatscher; East Northport, NY; Jamie Yelton; Beel Teen Learning Center
3 1 60 DJ Shaw; Center Conway, NH; Precision JLM Racing; Precision JLM / Mulkern Excavating
4 12 35 Derek Ramstrom; West Boylston, MA; Rick Ramstrom; Mathews Truck Service & Towing
5 17 12 Derek Griffith; Hudson, NH; John Griffith; LCM Racing
6 3 94 Garrett Hall; Scarborough, ME; Black Point Motorsports; NAPA Auto Parts
7 5 54 Johnny Clark; Farmingdale, ME; John Clark III; clarksscrapmetals.com
8 10 97 Joey Polewarczyk; Hudson, NH; Joe Polewarczyk; Poles Automotive
9 15 7 Dave Farrington, Jr.; Jay, ME; David & Mona Farrington; Kulwicki Driver Development Program
10 14 4 Ben Rowe; Turner, ME; Richard Moody Racing; Richard Moody & Sons Construction
11 7 7 Glen Luce; Turner, ME; Glen Luce; Stevens Electric & Pump Service, Inc.
12 8 29 Trevor Sanborn; East Parsonsfield, ME; Jay Cushman; Cushman Competition
13 21 42 Corey Bubar; Windham, ME; Corey Bubar; Max Page
14 6 73 Joey Doiron; Berwick, ME; John Doiron; JBJ Machine
15 11 29 Spencer Davis; Dawsonville, GA; Gary Crooks; Port City Race Cars / Crooks Racing
16 16 63 John Salemi; Nashua, NH; John Salemi Racing, LLC; Ralph Abruzzose Racing
17 18 12 Joe Graf, Jr.; Mahwah, NJ; Jamie Yelton; Alliance Shippers, Inc.
18 20 8 Travis Fisher; Fernglen, PA; Travis Fisher; Plum-Air, Inc.
19 13 1x Todd Stone; Middlebury, VT; G Stone Motors; G Stone Motors
20 19 81 Dan Winter; Windham, ME; Tom Winter; Window World of Maine and New Hampshire
21 9 7 Travis Benjamin; Belfast, ME; Petit Motorsports; Weirs Motors / Dura Life
22 22 40 Nick Sweet; Barre, VT; Tina Lindberg; Malone Properties
23 23 99 Sarah Cornett-Ching; Summerland, BC, Canada; Tony Blanchard
Sources: PASS PR