Groveton, NH – Eddie “The Outlaw” MacDonald took the lead from Nick Sweet just past the halfway mark and never looked back en route to his second American-Canadian Tour (ACT) win of the season in the Central Asphalt Paving Generation Next 151 at Groveton, NH’s Speedway 51 on Saturday, June 18.
The Rowley, MA driver started seventh and slowly worked his way through the field in the early stages of the caution-free event. After moving into second place on lap 66 following an extended battle with polesitter Brandon Atkins, MacDonald needed just eight laps to reel in Sweet. He moved to the outside groove a few laps later, assuming the top spot on lap 78 and cruising to his first ACT win at the ¼-mile oval.
Au Sable Forks, NY’s Atkins led the first 18 laps from the pole before ACT point leader Sweet moved to the point. Sweet then opened up a 10-car-length gap over a three-way battle for second between Atkins, MacDonald, and Scott Payea. Atkins was able keep MacDonald at bay for a number of laps with the help of lapped traffic, but MacDonald eventually found his way around him.