Green-White-Checkered Pass Nets NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Win For Mass. Driver

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Better Late For MacDonald At Bristol

Green-White-Checkered Pass Nets NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Win For Mass. Driver


BRISTOL, Tenn. (March 15, 2014) –Veteran Eddie MacDonald showed a little late-race mastery Saturday afternoon and brought home the winning trophy from Bristol Motor Speedway.


The 33-year-old driver from Rowley, Mass., took the lead on a green-white-checkered finish at the PittLite 125 and held off Gray Gaulding and Ben Rhodes to win the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at "The Last Great Colosseum."


It's MacDonald's first win since September of 2009 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway snapping a 53-race winless streak and the seventh of his career.


The rookie Rhodes, 17, was looking for his first career win in his 10th start. He won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award in qualifying Thursday and led every lap Saturday up until the final restart. A late wreck set up the extended finish that pushed the race to 132 laps.


MacDonald qualified 13th and steadily worked his way to the front on the high-banked half-mile. He took second on Lap 120 and got past Rhodes for the lead heading into Turn 3 on the penultimate lap. Gaulding also got by Rhodes at the finish to take second.


Brennan Newberry and Austin Hill rounded out the top five.


Patrick Staropoli finished sixth, followed by Dave Garbo Jr., Brandon Jones, Matt Tifft and Michael McGuire.


Daniel Suarez, who won the first two races of the season, pitted out of the top 10 late in the race for a flat tire and wound up 26th. His misfortune allowed Gaulding to take the points lead by fourover Suarez and six over Rhodes.


The PittLite 125 will air on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, March 22 at 11:30 a.m. ET. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will return to the track on Saturday, March 22 for the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 at Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway.



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At Bristol Motor Speedway

Bristol Tenn.

Lap length: 0.533 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

1. (13) Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, Mass., Chevrolet, 132 laps, 57.110 mph.

2. (5) Gray Gaulding, Colonial Heights, Va., Chevrolet, 132.

3. (1) Ben Rhodes, Louisville, Ky., Chevrolet, 132.

4. (14) Brennan Newberry, Bakersfield, Calif., Chevrolet, 132.

5. (3) Austin Hill, Winston, Ga., Ford, 132.

6. (24) Patrick Staropoli, Plantation, Fla., Toyota, 132.

7. (29) David Garbo, Jr., Stonington, Conn., Toyota, 132.

8. (12) Brandon Jones, Atlanta, Ga., Chevrolet, 132.

9. (9) Matt Tifft, Hinckley, Ohio, Dodge, 132.

10. (18) Michael McGuire, Vinton, Va., Toyota, 132.

11. (11) Clint King, Denton, N.C., Toyota, 132.

12. (21) Brodie Kostecki, Perth, Australia, Toyota, 132.

13. (10) Jesse Little, Sherrills Ford, N.C., Chevrolet, 132.

14. (20) Cole Custer, Ladera Ranch, Calif., Chevrolet, 132.

15. (32) Jay Beasley, Las Vegas, Nev., Toyota, 132.

16. (36) Brandon Glover, Cuba, N.Y., Dodge, 132.

17. (7) Cameron Hayley, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Chevrolet, 132.

18. (15) Sam Hunt, Midlothian, Va., Toyota, 132.

19. (16) Anderson Bowen, Suwanee, Ga., Dodge, 132.

20. (19) Kaz Grala, Westborough, Mass., Chevrolet, 125.

21. (33) Mackena Bell, Carson City, Nev., Toyota, 125.

22. (6) Kenzie Ruston, El Reno, Okla., Chevrolet, 121, accident.

23. (28) Ronnie Bassett, Jr., Winston-Salem, N.C., Toyota, 116, electrical.

24. (26) Sergio Pena, Winchester, Va., Toyota, 111, accident.

25. (2) Brandon Gdovic, Yorktown, Va., Toyota, 111, accident.

26. (17) Daniel Suarez, Monterrey, Mexico, Toyota, 111, accident.

27. (25) Scott Heckert, Ridgefield, Conn., Chevrolet, 110, accident.

28. (27) Jeremy Burns, Simpsonville, S.C., Chevrolet, 109, accident.

29. (22) Nick Drake, Mooresville, N.C., Toyota, 101, accident.

30. (4) Cale Conley, Vienna, W. Va., Chevrolet, 52, accident.

31. (8) Lee Pulliam, Semora, N.C., Toyota, 51, accident.

32. (34) Jerry Dawson, Saugus, Mass., Toyota, 50, accident.

33. (31) Trey Hutchens, Lexington, N.C., Chevrolet, 40, accident.

34. (23) Ryan Gifford, Winchester, Tenn., Toyota, 18, accident.

35. (35) Chuck Buchanan, Jr., Hildebrand, N.C., Chevrolet, 6, mechanical.

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 1 hour 13 minutes 55 seconds

Margin of Victory: .728 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: B.Rhodes * (119.656 mph, 16.036 seconds)

Caution Flags: 7 for 40 laps.

Lead Changes: 1 among 2 drivers.

Lap Leaders: B. Rhodes 1-130; E. MacDonald 131-132.

Standings: 1. G. Gaulding, 118; 2. D. Suarez, 114; 3. B. Rhodes, 112; 4. P. Staropoli, 107; 5. C. Hayley, 100; 6. E. MacDonald, 99; 7. K. Ruston, 99; 8. A. Hill, 98; 9. B. Jones, 98; 10. B. Newberry, 93.

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Devil’s Bowl Speedway Welcomes SK Light Modified Division in 2014

ATTACHED PHOTO: Bruce Jaycox of Hartland, VT wheels his SK Light Modified around Devil's Bowl Speedway during an exhibition last August. The fast, low-slung cars will race at the track nine times in 2014. (MemorEvents photo)
Devil's Bowl Speedway Welcomes SK Light Modified Division in 2014

Open-wheel asphalt-style Modified cars to run limited schedule


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WEST HAVEN, VT – Stock car racing fans will have a new group of stars to cheer for at Vermont's Devil's Bowl Speedway, as the "SK Light Modified" division makes its way to the racy half-mile.  The division will make several appearances during the summer to complement the weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series in 2014.

The division features the same style of low-slung, open-wheel cars that compete on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, but with cost-containing differences in engines and tires. Preliminary talks with competitors have been positive, and a schedule of nine events has been planned.  An exhibition event was staged at Devil's Bowl in August 2013, and racers and fans alike were impressed.

Many of the division's expected competitors have raced at the recently closed Canaan Fair Speedway and the recently reopened Twin State Speedway in New Hampshire.  The rulebook – which has options for both sealed "crate" engines and homebuilt engines – will allow racers from other tracks in New Hampshire and Connecticut to try Devil's Bowl.  The full rulebook for the division has been posted on the Devil's Bowl Speedway website atwww.devilsbowlspeedwayvt.com.

"I was approached by several race teams last year about bringing these cars to Devil's Bowl, since they have nowhere else to race in this area," Devil's Bowl promoter Mike Bruno said. "There's a great group of drivers that are willing to push these cars deep into the corners.  It should be pretty exciting."

The Devil's Bowl Speedway season will open on Sunday, May 4 with the annual "Spring Green" event, which also includes the SK Light Modified opener.  Other events for the division will be held on May 16June 6June 20June 27July 4July 18August 15, and during the Vermont 200 Weekend finale on September 13-14.

Devil's Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, VT, four miles north of Exit 2 on U.S. Route 4.  For more information, visit www.devilsbowlspeedwayvt.com or call (802) 265-3112.  Devil's Bowl Speedway is on Facebook at facebook.com/DevilsBowlSpeedway and on Twitter and Instagram at @DevilsBowlSpeed.


Contact: Justin St. Louis                                                                                                                                                         Phone: (802) 355-3282

Email: devilsbowlspeedway@gmail.com

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