Thursday, December 5, 2013
TD BANK 250
OXFORD – Eddie MacDonald came back to Oxford Plains Speedway to make history, and that's just what he did.
MacDonald became the first driver in six years to win consecutive TD Bank 250 races, taking the checkered flag Sunday night at Oxford Plains Speedway.
Eddie MacDonald celebrates after winning the TD Bank 250 for the second straight season on Sunday.
Portland Press Herald photo by Tim Greenway
“It's awesome,” MacDonald said from victory lane.
Ben Rowe, of Turner, was the last driver to win back-to-back 250's, winning them in 2003 and 04.
MacDonald is just the fourth driver in history to win consecutive Oxford 250's.
MacDonald, who won $29,800, has won four races at OPS dating to last season's TD Bank 250. He won a pair of American-Canadian Tour races earlier this season.
ACT points leader Brian Hoar finished second while Corey Morgan, of Lewiston, finished third.
Morgan, a weekly OPS regular, was a lap down halfway through the race but made a spectacular run late to get on the podium.
Brad Leighton led for 189 laps but blew out a tire on lap 203 to all but end his race.
“He was dominating so much,” MacDonald said from victory lane.