(MISCOUCHE, PE – August 27th, 2018) – Jacob Dunlop (Hampton, PE) took one step closer to bringing home top rookie honors in his first Eastern Super Mini Cup Series season by taking home the EMCO 20 at Oyster Bed Speedway on Saturday. The win was his second straight with the Series and was the fifth and final race of the season for the Series at the Prince Edward Island oval.
Dunlop took the lead from Kirk Sheasgreen (Miramichi, NB) on Lap Six of the 20-lap feature. Sheasgreen was in search of his first feature win of the year but a wheel bearing would end his night after losing the top spot to the rookie. Logan Dawson (Tyne Valley, PE) and point leader Mark Ferguson (Saint John, NB) played chase to Dunlop for most of the feature before Dawson got caught up in lapped traffic. The move allowed Ferguson to take second while Series newcomer Brodie Lewis (Charlottetown, PE) was able to sneak by to take third place in his first Mini Cup Series start.
Dawson was able to complete the race in fourth place with Eastern Super Mini Cup Series veteran Jeremy Alexander (Summerside, PE) completing the top five in the EMCO 20.
“Old Man” Donnie McNeil won the opening qualifying heat on the night but would find carburetor issues in the feature and would wind up seventh. Dunlop won the Semi race ahead of the EMCO 20.
The Eastern Super Mini Cup Series would like to thank EMCO in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island for their race day sponsorship. Marketing opportunities with the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series are available by contacting Kirk Sheasgreen at (506) 210-0437.
The next event for the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series takes place on Saturday, September 29th when the Series visits New Brunswick for the first time in 2018. Shediac’s CENTRE For Speed will be the host for Round Six of Seven on the Series where the Eastern Super Mini Cups will race as a part of the 2018 Atlantic Championships.
For complete information on the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series, please visit their Facebook page at Facebook.com/EasternMiniCupCar.
About Oyster Bed Speedway:
Oyster Bed Speedway is Prince Edward Island’s premier auto racing facility and features fun and excitement with weekly stock car racing special events throughout the season. The 1/3 mile paved oval is located in Oyster Bed Bridge at the intersection of routes 6 and 7, halfway between Cavendish and Charlottetown on beautiful Prince Edward Island. Phone: (902) 892-6684. Website: www.oysterbedspeedwaypei.com
About the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series:
The Eastern Super Mini Cup Series offers all the excitement of stock car racing in a small package! Formed for competition in the Maritimes in 2012, the Series will visit three ovals between Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick over seven events in their 2018 season. To keep up with the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series, like them on Facebook at Facebook.com/EasternMiniCupCar or follow them on Twitter at @ESMCSeries.
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