ACT
Oxford Plains 150

Eddie MacDonald Holds On For ACT Win at Oxford Plains

Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, MA took the checkered flag in the American-Canadian Tour 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, ME. MacDonald started in the fifth starting position and would take the lead on a lap 54 restart.

The 2009 Oxford 250 and ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway winner would lead the remainder of the race but not without pressure from hometown favorite Tommy Ricker of Poland, ME. Ricker got to the rear bumper of MacDonald several times in the final laps but didn’t have enough to get by while the two worked their way through lap traffic. The 2009 ACT Late Model Tour Champion Brian Hoar took third after leading the first 25 laps. MacDonald’s only other ACT Late Model Tour win also came at Oxford Plains Speedway in August of 2007.

John Donahue made a late race charge from his 31st starting position to finish fourth followed by Tim Brackett rounding out the top 5.

Travis Adams, Scott Payea, Brent Dragon, Jeff White and TJ Brackett rounded out the top ten. 

The 150 lap event was completed in just over 52 minutes and was slowed by just one caution on lap 54.

With his win in the second event of the 2010 ACT Tour schedule. MacDonald joins opening day winner Nick Sweet as the first two qualifiers for the ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway that will be held on Saturday, September 18.

Several ACT Tour regulars failed to qualify for the feature including Jamie Fisher, Pete Potvin, Joey Laquerre, Chip Grenier, Craig Bushey, Derek Lynch, Jeff Zuidema, Eric Chase, Jean-Paul Cyr, Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., and Tyler Cahoon. A total of 53 competitors attempted to qualify.

The ACT Late Model Tour will be back in action on Friday, June 11 at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH for the makeup of the previously postponed NH Governor’s Cup 150. Post time at the 1/3 mile speedway will be 7:15pm.

Pos      Car #   Driver                          Laps

1          17MA  Eddie MacDonald       150

2          6TR      Tommy Ricker             150

3          37VT    Brian Hoar                  150

4          26VT    John Donahue             150

5          60TB    Tim Brackett               150

6          03ME   Travis Adams              150

7          89VT    Scott Payea                 150

8          55VT    Brent Dragon              150

9          50JW   Jeff White                    150

10        61TB    TJ Brackett                  150

11        7VT      Eric Williams               150

12        4ME     #Bradley Babb             150

13        07SL     Scott Luce                    150

14        71NH   Scott Dragon               150

15        4NH     #Chris Riendeau          150

16        57ME   #Austin Theriault        149

17        26ME   Corey Morgan             149

18        78NH   Quinten Welch            149

19        80QC   Donald Theetge          149

20        16NY    Mark Lamberton         149

21        85ME   Travis Stearns             149

22        51ME   Ricky Rolfe                  149

23        04ME   TJ Watson                    149

24        15BA    Ben Ashline                 148

25        00BK    Bryan Kruczek             148

26        8DS      Dennis Spencer, Jr.     148

27        94SM   Shawn Martin             148

28        72VT    #Dave Paya                 148

29        71GC   Garry Chiasson            144

30        50VT    Jay Laquerre               136

31        02NH   Randy Potter               112

32        7ME     Glen Luce                    55

33        77NH   Mark Hayward             54