Eddie MacDonald Finishes Fourth in PASS Firecracker 200 at Spud Speedway

Eddie MacDonald Finishes Fourth in PASS Firecracker 200 at Spud Speedway

Eddie MacDonald celebrated the new opening of Spud Speedway in Caribou, Maine on July 3 with a fourth-place finish in the Pro All-Star Series Firecracker 200. With the top five finish the Dave Lemieux owned #17 Super Late Model secured a guaranteed starting position in the Oxford 250.
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Hometown Heroes, Fireworks & Lots On The Line For PASS Racers At Oxford & Spud

Hometown Heroes, Fireworks & Lots On The Line For PASS Racers At Oxford & Spud

NAPLES, ME (June 28) – An important stretch of races will be coming up over the next few days for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models. Following a night of fireworks and local Super Late Model action on Saturday night at Oxford Plains Speedway, an epic opportunity looms for PASS racers the following day at Oxford. The PASS Open 100 will feature non-PASS North winners competing for a chance to race their way in to the 45th Annual Oxford 250. And if that was not enough, an international cast of drivers will have another opportunity to get locked into the Oxford 250 or PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway through the $5,000 to win, Firecracker 200 on Tuesday night at Spud Speedway.
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A Racing Adventure

photo by Donald Rideout

photo by Donald Rideout

story by Chris Roy

This race season Donald Rideout of Washburn, ME., is once again working with Camp Adventure. The Cary Medical Center runs the Camp Adventure Program, which helps teens with type 1 diabetes. At Camp Adventure, the kids participate in all kinds of outdoor activities, like going hiking, canoeing as well as arts and crafts, just to name a few of the activities. The camp also educates the kids on learning things that help to manage their diabetes.

Donald won’t be racing this year but, that doesn’t mean he has stopped working on the race car for 2015 race season. “We are having our 4th annual Camp Adventure raffle this year. Camp Adventure is a camp for teens with type 1 diabetes. It is a chance for them to enjoy all the same activities as other children but with others who have the same thing that they do. They are more comfortable knowing that they are not alone. In fact, most of the staff at Camp Adventure (more…)

ANDREW MCLAUGHLIN TAKES HIS FIRST LATE MODEL WIN AT 95

speedway 95Five races into his second season in the Dysart’s Late Models at Speedway 95, two time Strictly Street champion and 2013 Late Model Rookie of the Year Andrew McLaughlin of Harrington posted his first win in the speedway’s top division Saturday night after taking the lead from Orrington’s John Kalel II on a lap 27 restart of the 40 lap feature. McLaughlin led early, then lost the lead to Kalel on lap 4. Kalel stretched out his lead for a while on the long run, but McLaughlin had chased the leader down and was challenging Kalel for the top spot when the caution fell on lap 27 after Hermon’s Greg Ellis and Eastbrook’s Josh Morse got tangled up and came to rest on the turn three wall. On the restart, McLaughlin wrestled the lead from Kalel, and left him to race with Hermon’s Mike Hopkins and Winterport’s Ryan Deane for the second through fourth spots. Hopkins won that battle and took the second spot for good on lap 35, but was unable to get close enough to McLaughlin over the final 5 laps to challenge for the win. Dean finished third with Kalel salvaging a fourth place finish for the night. Brenton Parritt of Steuben, who had won the two previous features in the division, finished fifth. Rounding out the top ten were John Curtis Jr. of Hermon, Milo’s Nick Jenkins, Dean Smart of Bradley, Jim Robichaud of Orrington and Lloyd Nickerson of Corinth in that order. McLaughlin and Kalel won the qualifiers for the night.

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