Eddie MacDonald Sr

Eddie MacDonald Sr

28/1/1930

In his 31 years in racing Eddie MacDonald has done it all from driver, to car owner, to crew. But he is best known for his driving abilities. During those 31 years Eddie raced from 3 to 6 times a week. Winning well over 1000 races during his career. He ran his first race in 1949 at Beachridge Speedway in Scarboro, Maine. The next year he had his first bad crash. Whilst only half concious, he managed to convince the safety crew not to use a torch to cut him out while petrol was spilling everywhere. He moved to Columbus, GA and won the 1959 Georgia Modified Championship. 1964 - Won Georgia Sportsman Championship. 1960 - Ventured into NASCAR Grand National (Nextel Cup) and finished in top 20 at Daytona. Eddie names Jacksonville, Fla. Speedway, East Alabama Motor Speedway, Charleston, SC Speedway, Daytona and Atlanta as some of his favorite tracks. He raced in many divisions of racing. Modified, Sprint, Late Model Sportsman, and Grand National. His last race was in 1980 at Oglethorpe Speedway in Savannah, Ga. It didn't matter, dirt or asphalt, Eddie was one of the best.

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