Eddie MacDonald will again partner with Go Fas Racing owned by Old Orchid Beach, Maine resident Archie St. Hilaire in this Sunday’s NASCAR’s Sprint Cup New Hampshire 301 at Loudon’s New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Bentley’s Saloon of Arundel, Maine will be the primary sponsor with The Rod Father of Sanford, Maine as an associate sponsor.
For the third time in as many years Eddie Mac will pilot the #32 Bentley’s Saloon Ford at the “Magic Mile,” saying, “This is a great thrill for me to drive for Archie on my favorite track. This is something you work your whole life for and to be given the opportunity to realize your dream for the third time is incredible. Archie and his son Mason are fantastic people and I can’t even describe how thankful I am to them. And to have Bentley Warren sponsor the car is special. Bentley is the greatest Super Modified driver of all time and has been a friend of my father for over fifty years and has always been supportive of my racing since I started at Lee USA Speedway, my parent’s track. Les Sanborn, The Rod Father, is another super guy and is always in my corner and does whatever he can to help me out. I am lucky to have these people with me.”
Archie Hilaire is pleased to have Eddie Mac in the seat again saying, “We are really happy to have Eddie back in the car at Loudon. He knows the track as well as anyone and is always a crowd favorite. When we sat down with our primary sponsor, Bentley Warren, and talked about whom to put in the car, his first choice was Eddie! Eddie is a great guy from a great family and we can’t wait for July 17.”
Practice and qualifying for the New Hampshire 301 will take place on Friday, July 15 with Eddie Mac’s first of three NASCAR Sprint Cup practices running from 11:30-12:55. Group qualifying is scheduled for 4:45 with the final two practices beginning at 10:10 on Saturday. Forty cars will take the green flag for the New Hampshire 301 at 1:30 on Sunday.
“I can’t wait for Friday to get here,” said Eddie Mac. “You don’t get this chance to often, and to experience it three times thanks to Archie, Mason, Bentley, Les, and my father is something I will never forget. To be out there competing with all the great drivers is special. To be able to do it in front of family and fans is great. I have had a lot of success on this track thanks to a lot of people helping me especially the crew and working with the Go Fas Racing crew at the Cup level is an incredible feeling. I am thankful for everyone’s help to get me to this point and I hope to see a lot of our fans at the track. We have a full weekend on our plate with the K&N Pro Series East race on Saturday and the American Canadian Tour race at Seekonk on Saturday night and the Cup race Sunday but this is every driver’s dream. Thanks again to everyone involved and see you at the races.”