American-Canadian Tour – Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (ME) – 8/12/17
Last updated: August 14, 2017 at 10:11 am
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What Won the Race: Eddie MacDonald drove around Scott Payea on lap 41 and drove away late to claim his first ACT victory of the 2017 season.
|5||28ME||Rowland Robinson, Jr.|
|19||93CT||Ray Christian III|
The Skinny: Scotty Payea started from the outside of the front row and jumped out to the early lead at the green flag. He led until lap 41 when Eddie MacDonald closed in through lapped traffic and made the pass for the lead.
Winning Quote: “It’s definitely good. We’ve only run three ACT races this year and the first two were kind of awful. To come here, we changed a lot of things on the car, and it’s great to be able to come out of the box with a brand new setup and get a win.” – Eddie MacDonald
Winning Crew Chief: Rollie LaChance
Winning Chassis: Dale Shaw Racecars
Winning Shocks: Koni Shocks
Winning Engine: Butler MacMaster
On the Move: Rowland Robinson, Jr. started 13th and charged to a fifth-place finish, a gain of eight positions.
Biggest Loser: Shawn Swallow started from the pole position but faded to 10th at the end of 100 laps, a loss of nine positions.
-Charlie Sanborn won the 35-lap Sport Series feature in dominating fashion.
-Dave Cameron won a caution-filled Wildcat feature that was reduced to 25 laps.
-Scott Payea enters today’s race looking to make it five straight ACT victories.
-Seven states and one Canadian province are represented in tonight’s field.
-Mike Ziter, the winner of the third ACT heat, has been disqualified for being too wide in post-qualifying tech.
|13||28ME||Rowland Robinson, Jr.|
|15||93CT||Ray Christian III|
Heat Race Results:
Heat 1 Unofficial Results
|1||0NH||Miles Chipman (+1)|
|2||30NH||Rich Dubeau (+2)|
|3||66VT||Jason Corliss (+2)|
|4||17MA||Eddie MacDonald (+3)|
|5||28ME||Rowland Robinson, Jr. (+1)|
|6||11QC||Claude Leclerc (-4)|
|7||82MA||Mark Hudson (-4)|
Heat 2 Unofficial Results
|1||11NY||Josh Masterson (+1)|
|2||21QC||Jean-Francois Dery (0)|
|3||22RI||Mark Jenison (0)|
|4||9NH||Kyle Welch (+1)|
|5||34ME||Spencer Morse (-1)|
|6||5CT||Dillon Moltz (+1)|
|7||77MA||Jimmy Linardy (-1)|
Heat 3 Unofficial Results
|1||54VT||Mike Ziter (+1)|
|2||37VT||Scott Payea (+2)|
|3||04NH||Shawn Swallow (+3)|
|4||58VT||Jimmy Hebert (+1)|
|5||21NH||Oren Remick (+2)|
|6||93CT||Ray Christian III (-5)|
|7||00MA||TJ Moreshead (-4)|
Heat Race Lineups:
|6||28ME||Rowland Robinson, Jr.|
|1||93CT||Ray Christian III|
Car Count: 21 ACT Late Models
|28ME||Rowland Robinson, Jr.|
|93CT||Ray Christian III|
Qualifying Format: There will be three 10-lap ACT qualifying heats using the plus/minus system to set the field for tonight’s 100-lap race. Four drivers from each heat will qualify to the plus/minus.
Event Schedule: Racing begins at 7 p.m. with qualifying heats for the American-Canadian Tour. There will also be qualifying heats for the Sport Series, Wildcats and Pro Series divisions. Feature racing will begin with the Sport Series followed by the Wildcats, ACT consolation race, Pro Series feature and ACT 100.
Who to Watch For: Scott Payea is on a roll having won four straight ACT races entering today’s race. It’d be silly not to keep an eye on him tonight. Another driver to keep an eye on will be “The Outlaw” Eddie MacDonald who has previously won ACT races at Beech Ridge.
Title Fight: Scott Payea leads Dillon Moltz by 36 markers in the ACT championship standings.
The Track: Beech Ridge Motor Speedway is a flat 1/3-mile oval located in Scarborough, Maine.
Weather: Temperatures are in the mid 70s with partly cloudy skies above the race track.
Next Series Race: ACT visits White Mountain Motorsports Park (NH) next Saturday, August 19.