‘The Outlaw’ Looks to Claim Yet Another Prize at Loudon

When New England’s short track racing classes tackle New Hampshire Motor Speedway, never is there a question of whether or not Eddie MacDonald will be a threat to win if he is in attendance. Currently ‘The Outlaw’ is second on the all-time wins list for races contest on the proper ‘Magic Mile’ with 11, just one behind Kyle Busch.

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With his familiar No. 17MA entered for Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model portion of the inaugural Northeast Classic this coming weekend, ‘Eddie Mac’ is poised to continue adding to that win total.

 

“It’s a cool stat to be close with Kyle. I grew up around Loudon and always wanted to race there. So, to be able to win there, and then have a bunch of wins there is really cool. Hopefully we can keep growing on that and get even more there,” said MacDonald on the Speed51 Bullring.

 

Eddie MacDonald has 11 wins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  Only NASCAR Cup Series competitor Kyle Busch has more, with 12.

 

Since his first win back in 2008 at Loudon in what is now the ARCA Menards Series East, Eddie Mac has the honor of being the first to ever win at the track in an ACT Late Model and PASS Super Late Model, in 2009 in 2015 respectively. That, and the opportunities to run in NASCAR’s top national series, have swelled MacDonald’s memory book, leaving him unsure of which is his favorite.

 

“I don’t know, everything that happens there is exciting. The first K&N win there was really special because for us New England guys, that’s our Daytona. From Busch North to K&N we were geared up with our best stuff. That was special. But, just being able to race in the Cup Series was also pretty special, just being involved. They all have a special place, great memories.”

 

Each class of racecar has also required MacDonald to adapt different styles of wheeling around NHMS over the years.

 

The PASS cars and all the Late Models are different than with the K&N cars, they were so heavy with a lot more braking. Late Models you can go through the corners so much better. It’s all different, but it’s all fun in their own aspects. I’ve been fortunate to have a lot of good cars up there and run up front a lot of times there. It’s one of my favorite tracks and I’m looking forward to getting back there after missing last year.”

 

While ‘The Outlaw’ has his Month of April figured out, where he will run in May and beyond is still to be determined.

 

“This year we don’t have a great a plan of what we’re going to do, we’re just taking it a few races at a time. The first three we planned on doing is Thompson, Loudon, and Stafford, then we’re going to check out what’s going on and go from there. Hopefully we’ll figure something out soon and have some fun this summer.”

 

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-Story by: Connor Sullivan, Speed51 Northeast Correspondent – Twitter: @Connor51CT

-Photo credit: Speed51

‘The Outlaw’ Looks to Claim Yet Another Prize at Loudon