(Craig MacDonald took the checkered flag in the eighth round of the Maritime League of Legends Tour Saturday at Petty International Raceway / Photo Credit : McCarthy Photographic)
RIVER GLADE, NB : Craig MacDonald (Waverley, NS) drove to a convincing win on Saturday evening at Petty International Raceway in Maritime League of Legends Tour competition. For MacDonald, the win was his fourth of the season and first at the high banked bullring in the second and final appearance for the Series there in 2018.
MacDonald had built a huge lead on Fleet Brake Atlantic Rookie Austin MacDonald (Pictou, NS) and was well on his way to victory before a caution coming to the white flag set up a final green-white-checkered finish. Craig lined up beside Austin on the restart and while Craig was able to skirt away for the win, Austin was left to duel it out with home track favorite Michael Cormier (Grand-Barachois, NB) for second place with Cormier edging out the No. 27.
Emily Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines, NS) charged hard on the two lap shootout but came up one spot short of a podium with a fourth place finish. Point leader Shelby Baker (Fall River, NS) was able to notch another top five finish on the 2018 season with a fifth place run in Round Eight.
Due to the green-white-checkered finish, the 50-lap feature for the Maritime League of Legends Tour ran one lap past its scheduled distance. Round Eight featured two caution flag periods and took just 19 minutes to complete.
Craig MacDonald won the qualifying heat race to set the grid for the feature. Cormier was the Fleet Brake Atlantic Rookie of the Race.
The Maritime League of Legends Tour is back in action on Saturday, September 1st for the King Freight Lines 50 INEX National Qualifier at Speedway 660. The race is Round Nine of Ten in the 2018 championship chase and is the final scheduled National Qualifier for Legends in Atlantic Canada for the year. The King Freight Lines 50 INEX National Qualifier is a part of SpeedWeekend 2018 and will also include action in the Bandolero division on both September 1st and 2nd presented by Tim’s Corner Motorsports. Complete information on SpeedWeekend 2018, including advance ticket, camping and schedule information, can be found at Speedway660.com.
For complete information on the Maritime League of Legends Tour, please visit MaritimeLegends.ca.
Maritime League of Legends – Results :
- Craig MacDonald (#98)
- Michael Cormier (#68)
- Austin MacDonald (#27)
- Emily Meehan (#75)
- Shelby Baker (#53)
- Sam Rogers (#12)
- Darren Sherwood (#38)
- Koven Lewis (#78)
- Ray Cox, Jr. (#2)
- Kyle Shipley (#28)
– Maritime League of Legends Tour press release