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BEING EDDIE MACDONALD


2022

Saturday, MAY 7th - 4:00 PM - 150 Laps
Eddie 9th at OPS
Photos by
Norm Marx

THE 50th Annual SPRING SIZZLER
Saturday, APRIL 23rd - 2:30 PM - 75 Laps
 
The WIN!
Eddie Dominates in Win at Stafford
Eddie Mac powered to the lead of the 75 lap Pro All Star Series race in the Spring Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway on Saturday and easily dominated the field on his way to his first win of the season. After posting fifth and third place finishes in the previous two PASS events, Eddie and the team felt confident this was going to be their day.

"Winning this race means everything to our team," said Eddie after the race. "We have struggled the last couple of seasons, so it really feels good to know we have a solid chance to win now every time out. We ran third a Thompson and fifth at Loudon after fighting for the lead for most of the race until the tires blistered. So we knew we were headed in the right direction."

Eddie's first win at Stafford was in 2007 in the K&N Series and the return of PASS to the half-mile Connecticut oval after a decade away was an opportunity to notch another victory according to the veteran racer saying, "Stafford is a great track and I love racing here so to have this chance to get a win is awesome. Our team owner, Dave Lemieux, purchased a new Fury car in the off-season and we have been learning about it and it has paid off. Fury makes an incredible car and Rollie (LaChance-crew chief) and the team have been working hard and getting this win is something special."

Eddie dominated the action starting with posting the fastest times in both practices, then easily winning the second of two heats to give him the outside pole in the nineteen car field for the feature. As soon as the green flag waved, Eddie took the lead coming out of turn two and never relinquished it. The Hancock Electric/Grimm Construction/Exit Realty Chevy opened up a comfortable four car length lead early on then stretching it to twelve car lengths. Even the three caution flags could not slow the dominance Eddie had established holding off the challenges of Joey Pole, Gabe Brown, and Ryan Kuhn.

The final caution flag flew with three laps remaining with Eddie saying, "I knew I just had to get a solid start as I had before and not let Joey get close and the car responded as it had all race and I was able to pull away. It is so much fun to drive a car that handles so well in the turns and allows me to stand on it coming off the corner. We are still learning what this car can do so we look forward to our next race. We are in the process of finalizing our schedule and right now we are leading the points so we are excited about the season."

"I want to take this opportunity to thank our longtime sponsor Kenny Thompson from Hancock Electric for everything he has done for us over the last thirteen years. Kenny is a remarkable man and helped us out when we needed it most years ago and has been with us ever since. Not too many race teams can say they had a sponsor as great as Hancock Electric," said Eddie. "Kenny will always be a member of our race team and a valued friend and we all wish him and Carol a happy retirement."

"I am so happy for our crew that has worked so hard the last couple of seasons and the win today is hopefully the first of many for them," said Eddie. "They deserve this win for the work put in at the shop and the selfless effort at the track. Thanks again to Dave Lemieux from Lemieux Builders, Brian Neal from Neal Excavating, Derek Beatrice from EXIT Realty, Freddie Peterson from Peterson Auto Body, Paul Rinaldi, Arvo Auto, and HMS and Schroth Racing. We cannot do this without the support of all these people."
Photos by Norm Marx  
Photos by
Richard
Casey

 
THE 2nd Annual NORTHEAST CLASSIC
Sunday, APRIL 17th - 10:30 AM - 50 Laps
 
 
 
 
 
5th Place Finish
Eddie led 12 of the 50 laps, battling with Austin MacDonald #13,
Brandon Barker #88, Joe Pastore #20P, & Justin Larson #18L
         
         
         
         
         
         
Photos by Norm Marx 
THE 48th ICEBREAKER
Saturday, APRIL 2nd - 1:00 PM - 75 Laps
 
 
 
3rd Place Finish 
         
         
         
        Photos by
Norm Marx &
Sharon Perry


FRI., MARCH 18th - 11th Place - 150 Laps
SAT., MARCH 19th - 24 Place - 116 Laps
Photos by Sharon Perry

2022 PASS SUPER LATE MODELS SCHEDULE
New England North Event = NEN
New England South Event = NES

April 2 - Icebreaker - Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, CT - NES NATL

April 15 & 16 - 2nd Northeast Classic - New Hampshire Motor Speedway - NH 
- NEN NES NATL

April 23 - 50th Spring Sizzler - Stafford Motor Speedway, CT -
 NES NATL

May 
7 - Spencer 
Paving Group 150 - Oxford Plains Speedway, ME - NEN

May 15 - White Mountain Motorsports Park, NH - NEN

May 22 - Monadnock Speedway, NH - NES

June 12 - Oxford Plains Speedway, ME - NEN

June 19 - Feed the County 150 - Spud Speedway, ME - NEN

June 25 - an event may be moved to this date

July 10 - Oxford Plains Speedway, ME - NEN

July 16 - White Mountain Motorsports Park, NH - NEN NES

July 27 - Weds. - $10,000 To Win - Seekonk Speedway, MA - NES NATL

August 13 or 14 -  Pre 250 Warmup - Oxford Plains Speedway, ME - NEN

August 26 to 28 - 49th Oxford 250 - Oxford Plains Speedway, ME - NEN NATL

Sept. 17 - White Mountain Motorsports Park, NH - NEN NES NATL

Sept 24 - DAV Fall Classic - Seekonk Speedway, MA - NES

Sept. 30 - Milk Bowl Weekend - Thunder Road International Speedbowl, VT NEN NES

Oct. 8 - World Series Weekend - Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, CT - NES NATL

Oct. 15 - Spencer Paving Group 150 - PASS Finale - Oxford Plains Speedway, ME - NEN NATL
3 - Rain Dates If Necessary

*SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE


2021 HIGHLIGHTS
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Grimm Racing Is More than Just Winning 
Racing may be about winning but it also has plenty of room for support and compassion for people and causes and this is what Grimm Racing is all about. If anyone has any doubt about the validity of the statement, all they have to do is to look at the vinyl covering the car. The MS, New Path Adventures, Boston Strong logos, and the Eric Williams emblem are displayed on every Grimm car.

Recently Megan Spaulding, the daughter of Carla and Rob Grimm, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. In an effort to support MS Awareness Week, the #71 carried the logo for the first race on the rear quarter panels at Bristol. Rob Grimm decided the MS banner would be permanently displayed on the car for the entire season. The family and members of Grimm Nation will participate as the “MS Warriors” in the May 5 MS Walk at Pocono Speedway.  (
http://walkpae.nationalmssociety.org)

The Grimm family was deeply moved by the horrific events on Marathon Monday in Boston and the decision was easily reached to display the “Boston Strong” ribbon on the car. Eddie MacDonald and many of the team members call the Boston area home and felt the need to support those killed, injured, and their families was something Grimm Racing does for all those in need.
(onefundboston.org)

Rob Grimm decided that “New Path Adventures” logo would be displayed on the back of the car for the season. New Path Adventures is based in Dallas, Texas and ministers to troubled youths ages 13-19. Crew member Steven Owens, nephew of Rob Grimm, is proud to say his brother Jonathan Owens and Alan Owens offer guidance and a positive change in the choices these youngsters make in their daily lives. The Spanish to English Ministry recently completed a very successful bike ride across the state of Texas, an 865 mile journey, to raise money. Alan and Jonathan work with a group of 7-10 youngsters by taking them from their environment and harmful behavior, minister to them while living out of backpacks in the wilds of Texas.
NewPathAdventures.org is a good source for information.

On February 25, 2013 Corrections Officer Eric Williams was murdered in the line of duty at the U.S Penitentiary located in Canaan, Pa. that is within sight of the Grimm Racing shop in Waymart, Pa. In order to honor Officer Williams and those men and women that serve, every Grimm car will display the emblem for the remainder of the season. (
www.facebook.comCorrectionalPeaceOfficersFoundation)

Being a member of Grimm Nation is much more than supporting the #71 on the track. It means a commitment to show support for those in need.

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4-16-22