Contributed by: ACT Staff
Eddie MacDonald Enters ACT International 300
The American Canadian Tour (ACT) announced today that Eddie MacDonald, from Rowley, MA has entered the International 300 stock car race to be held at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY on Sunday, July 20.
The race will pay $25,000 to win, plus lap money. The total posted purse and awards is nearly $100,000 for the summer’s biggest ACT event. The race has entries from ACT Late Model teams from every state in New England, New York, and Quebec.
MacDonald won the season opener at the Lee USA Speedway in April, has won three of the five Bond Auto Invitational events held to date at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in September, and has been a top contender on the NASCAR K&N Series for many years. Last year he finished third in the inaugural ACT International event.
“We have had this race on our ‘to-do list’ of events all season. We like the fast half mile at Airborne, and the competition is always great to race with at the ACT events we try to get to, when time permits. I guess I would say the format of three segments is interesting and challenging, but in some ways, having a chance to make some adjustments between segments can work to a team’s advantage,” said MacDonald.
The race is run under the same format as the famous Thunder Road Milk Bowl - three segments - a point is given for positions earned in each segment, win three segments and receive 3 points. That would win the overall race for the winner’s share of a $25,000 first place pay-off. The excitement comes when you have the final two segments inverted with the low point teams starting at the rear of those segments.
“Fans can really get involved in the process of this one-day race. Just like other sports, this format gives the fans a chance to score, along with the teams. I guess what I have always liked about the “Milk Bowl” format of three segments with each successive segment inverted, is generally there are three or four teams all starting out back in the final 75-lap segment. Fans can watch some pretty exciting racing when the best of the day are racing for $25,000 from the rear of the field in the final run for the dough,” said Tom Curley, President of ACT.
Advanced sale tickets for the event are available now from the ACT office. Sunday reserved seat tickets are just $35, adult general admission is $25 and kids (ages 6 to 12) are just $5. Saturday, July 19’s Black Cat Hell Drivers Thrill Show tickets are just $10 for adults, $3 for kids (ages 6 to 12) and $20 for a family ticket (2 adults, 2 kids).