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Grimm Racing Is More than Just Winning
Racing may be about winning but it also has plenty of room for support and compassion for people and causes and this is what Grimm Racing is all about. If anyone has any doubt about the validity of the statement, all they have to do is to look at the vinyl covering the car. The MS, New Path Adventures, Boston Strong logos, and the Eric Williams emblem are displayed on every Grimm car.   FULL STORY HERE
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POSTPONED TO SUNDAY, APRIL 24th,2016
Eighth Place Finish in ACT Governor’s Cup at Lee
After posting the fastest time in practice on Saturday, Eddie MacDonald hoped to repeat his 2014 win in this year's American Canadian Tour Exit Realty Governor's Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway on Sunday. When the checkered flag waved Eddie Mac crossed the stripe for a frustrating eighth place finish.

"We made an adjustment late Saturday that really helped us in the short run but killed us in the long run," said the driver of the Exit Realty/Hancock Electric Chevy. "The car was pretty fast on Saturday and we thought the change would help the car in the late stages of the race but it didn't turn out that way. It was pretty frustrating knowing I didn't have the car to win it. With all our family and friends here, it would have been great to win it on our home track."

Eddie Mac posted a plus one in his qualifying heat to start 13th in the 32 car field scheduled to go 150 laps around the 3/8ths of a mile oval owned and operated by Eddie's parents Judy and Red MacDonald who are celebrating their thirtieth year operating the track. The American Canadian Tour's Governor's Cup had to be rescheduled from an earlier date due to weather concerns. When the green flag finally dropped to open the Lee USA season, Eddie Mac was comfortable riding the Freddie Peterson owned #17 near the middle of the pack to conserve tires. ACT rules do not allow teams to change tires unless damaged.

"It seemed like the guys up front were really running hard so I was just riding and taking care of the tires," said the Rowley, Mass. Veteran. "Around lap 80, I decided to begin moving and managed to gain a few spots passing on the outside but then the car just wasn't responding like it did on Saturday. At that point everyone was bunched up and there were a lot of lapped cars to pass and that hurt. We were not going to win but I still tried to get as many spots as possible. We are trying to run the full Act schedule so every position is important in the point's race. We learned from this and hopefully next week we will be better. We wanted a better run at home and especially for all the Exit Realty fans Derek Beatrice brought to the track."

Two late race cautions on laps 140 and 141, only three for the race (lap 47), bunched the field as Eddie Mac was able to gain two positions to finish eighth when the checkered flag waved with "The Outlaw" saying, "We had a much better car than it showed today but we will take this finish and come back stronger. It is our intention to race for the championship so hopefully this will be our one "bad" race. Next week we are at Thunder Road so hopefully we will be more competitive.

"I have to thank Derek Beatrice from Exit Realty for his support," said Eddie Mac. Exit Realty Beatrice Associates is sponsoring us this season and sponsored the ACT race today. Of course, Hancock Electric, Kenny and Scott Thompson, has sponsored us now for ten years and we are extremely grateful for all their support. Sheila and Freddie Peterson from Peterson Auto body in Peabody are fantastic car owners and we thank them for everything. Chuck Grimm, Steve Vasey, and Dave Jenkins even drove up from Pennsylvania this morning to be at the race. Rob Grimm owns our K&N team based in Waymart, Pa. and also helps us with our Late Model, so it was great to have his father, Steve, and Dave with us today. The crew did a great job and worked hard for two days and Rollie and I greatly appreciate their hard work and dedication."

The American Canadian Tour will be back in action next week at Thunder Road in Barre, Vermont for the Merchant's Bank 150.
LEE RACE DAY - 4/24
LEE PRACTICE - 4/23
Photos by
Richard Casey
Eddie Mac in the ACT #71
at Lee USA Speedway April 24
Eddie MacDonald will take the green flag at Lee USA Speedway, his family-owned track, on Sunday, April 24 in the ACT Tour New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150. As the 2014 Governor's Cup winner, Eddie Mac would like nothing better than to start the season off with a victory on the track he honed his skills as a teenager.

"We are really looking forward to this race and hope to win in front of all our families and friends," said Eddie Mac. "My parent's, Judy and Red, will be celebrating their 30th season owning and operating Lee. It would be awesome to win this for them for everything they have done for me. They haven't put any pressure on me to win other than my father expecting me to win every race, but I know it would mean a lot to them."

Following last season's finale in the Fall Brawl at Speedway 51 the #17 Freddie Peterson owned Hancock Electric/Exit Realty Chevy needed extensive body repairs with Eddie and the crew spending a lot of shop time getting the car back in shape with Eddie saying, "We had to replace all the body panels, nerf bars and just about everything else you could think of but it looks great and we think it will be fast once we hit the track. The guys worked hard getting everything done. Joe St. Jacques did a great job with metal and tin and John Tiernan did his usual great job with the paint and lettering. Rob Drandson took care of all the welding. Herbie Wing and Dick Casey were the guys taking everything apart and putting it all back together. Rollie and I have been putting the final touches in for the set up so we are ready to go."

A full field is expected to be on hand this year when Tom Curley's ACT Tour takes the green flag for the first of the thirteen scheduled races for the 2016 season. Eddie Mac and crew chief Rollie LaChance will attempt to run as many ACT races as possible to compete for the ACT championship with Eddie saying, "Rollie and I talked about running for the championship and we will run as many as we can as long as they don't conflict with our K&N Pro Series East schedule. We will run a limited K&N schedule but of course that is our main focus. There are a few scheduling conflicts and one coming up soon. We will race the K&N Pitlite 125 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night April 16 then fly back Sunday morning April 17 to run the afternoon ACT race at Oxford Plains Speedway. There are a couple of other races we have to work out logistics. We will be busy but it will be fun."

Of course none of this would be possible without the help of the sponsors. Celebrating another anniversary is the relationship with Kenny and Scott Thompson from Hancock Electric Motor Service in Quincy, Mass with Eddie saying, "This is the tenth year Hancock Electric has sponsored our efforts. When we didn't know if we would get to the next K&N race ten years ago, Kenny Thompson stepped up to keep us racing for the season and I will be forever grateful. After Rob Grimm bought our K&N team Kenny stuck with us and sponsored our Late Model. Even after Kenny retired and his son Scott took over the business, Hancock Electric is still on the car. I can't thank them enough. They are and will always be a member of our family."

Last year Exit Realty Beatrice Associates located in Middleton and Somerville came aboard and will again sponsor the car for the upcoming season with Eddie Mac saying, "Last year we welcomed aboard Exit Realty and we have a great relationship with Derek Beatrice and have had a lot of fun with the Exit Realty family in a number of promotional events last year. Derek is a terrific guy and we continue to look forward to expanding our relationship."

The #17 will again display the Grimm Construction logo on the hood of the car as it does in the K&N series. Also on the car are the logos of Stilo, HMS Motorsports, and Schroth Racing. Also, Bobby Wood is a huge contributor to the Freddie and Sheila Peterson owned ride from Peterson Automotive Inc. in Peabody, Mass.

The action begins with a test and tune day scheduled for Saturday at Lee with the action beginning on Sunday at noon with the ACT car's Happy Hour practice. Qualifying and last chance qualifiers will follow with the Governor's Cup 150 scheduled to take the green flag at 4:00 pm.


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ACT TOUR at LEE USA SPEEDWAY
on SUNDAY, APRIL 24th, 2016
Lee, NH - Lee USA Speedway is readying for the 2016 season opener just two weeks from now on April 24, with the annual running of the New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150 American Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model event. The traditional season-opener will also feature the NEMST Mini Stocks and Northeast Classic Lites doing battle at "New Hampshire's Center of Speed".

Last year's running of the Governor's Cup event saw longtime Lee USA regular and eventual 2015 ACT champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of nearby Dover take down his first career ACT win at Lee, with Maine racer Brad Babb and
hometown hero Eddie "The Outlaw" MacDonald of Rowley, MA rounding out the podium.

Both Helliwell and MacDonald cut their racing teeth on the fast 3/8th's mile oval back in the 1990's, with feature wins and track championships coming early and often in their careers. "Junior" has taken home championship titles in the Late Model Sportsman, Late Model, and Supermodified ranks over the years, with the 2015 Governor's Cup 150 win among his career highlights.

Likewise, Eddie Mac has picked up checkered flags in virtually every division to ever hit the Lee high banks, dating back to his early career as a weekly Hobby Stock competitor, right up through the Late Model and Pro Stock ranks, where he was a consistent threat to win whenever he hit the track.

MacDonald was the 2014 winner of the Governor's Cup, and is expected to be on hand again this year. Eddie has also logged hundreds of laps aboard PASS Super Late Models and NASCAR K&N Series rides at the track he grew up at, owned by his parents Judy and recently-elected NEAR Hall-of-Famer Red. The MacDonalds are celebrating their 30th year of operating Lee USA this season.

The current iteration of ACT Late Models has been in competition 13 times at "New Hampshire's Center of Speed" for the season-opener, with 12 different winners adding their names to the Governor's Cup during that time. The only two-time winner was Brian Hoar, who grabbed the checkers in 2011-2012, but has since retired from racing.

Drivers from all six New England states and a couple of Canadian provinces typically make up the starting field for the Governor's Cup 150, and this year is expected to be no exception, with upwards of 30 entries anticipated for the race.

In addition to the ACT Late Models, the highly-successful Northeast Mini Stock Tour will be contesting the first race of their 2016 points chase, with defending race winner and 2015 series champion Toby Wells looking to make it back-to-back wins.

Lee USA Speedway 2009 Roadrunner and 2014 Late Model Sportsman champion Niko Maniatis of Hooksett is among those expected the challenge for the NEMST win, coming off an impressive 2015 campaign that saw him victorious when the tour contested the tough road course at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in CT.

2012 Ironman champ Jake Rheaume is another driver among the full field of entries expected for the NEMST season-opener, and after a solid fifth-place season in 2015 on the NEMST, his Lee USA experience puts him among the favorites to take home the win.

The Northeast Classic Lites will round out the program on opening day, the first of six appearances for the 5/8th's scale racers at Lee USA Speedway this season. Defending race winner "Hollywood" Dave Helliwell is rumored to be moving up to the EKeys4cars Supermodifieds for the 2016 campaign, leaving the door open for any of the expected 20+ entries to find the winner's circle.

Lee USA will be swinging the gates open for a test and tune session on Saturday, April 23, open to teams from any track and/or division in advance of the season opener the next day.

The test and tune session will be followed by a full card of racing action on Sunday April 24, as New Hampshire's Center of Speed opens up the northern New England racing season with the annual Governor's Cup 150 for ACT Late Models along with the North East Mini Stock Tour and Northeast Classic Lites season openers.

For more information on this or any other upcoming event at Lee USA, log on to our website at
www.leeusaspeedway.com, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.


BRISTOL - SATURDAY, APRIL 16TH


OPS - SUNDAY, APRIL 17TH
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Back to Back Top Tens for Eddie

at Bristol and Oxford
Eddie MacDonald spent the weekend racing, literally, after posting an impressive eighth place finish in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Pittlite 125 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night then flying into Boston on Sunday morning then race to Oxford Plains Speedway to score a third place finish in the ACT Tour's Oxford 100 later that afternoon.

Nothing was easy for the Grimm Racing team beginning Wednesday evening when the lift gate on the hauler malfunctioned and unable to close with the car loaded in the top. With the gate stuck eight feet in the air, two ramp trucks and a construction forklift were called into service to free the car. One ramp truck was place on top of the other and supported by the forklift, the Grimm Construction/Multiple Sclerosis Chevy was rolled from the hauler on to the ramp truck and eventually lowered to the ground. The car and the equipment were loaded into two car trailers the following morning for the trek to Bristol.

"That was something you do not see every day," laughed Eddie Mac. "We knew the weekend would be hectic making two races in Tennessee then Maine in two days, so to start out like this was definitely strange. Fortunately Rob (Grimm) knew the right people to call to get the car down and those guys worked until one in the morning. Then early the next morning Rob's guys showed up to help us load the trailers for the trip. It was a huge relief to get to the track that night without anything else happening. Racing was easy after all that."

The Pittlite 125 was Eddie Mac's first race in the K&N series this season with the team running a partial five race schedule. The Rowley, Mass. veteran driver has had great success on "The World's Fastest Half-Mile" posting a win in 2013 and two top ten finishes. The team struggled in practice and qualifying on Friday night to find the speed and ended up in the 26th starting position for the race on Saturday with Eddie Mac saying, "It was strange because the car turned well in corners and was down where we wanted it to be but we just didn't get the speed so our time was off. We just have to figure this qualifying thing out."

Eddie Mac had his work cut out for him starting 26th in the 29 car field but as he usually does the #71 was glued to the bottom while the rest of the field opted to run the high side. By the second caution flag on lap 26, Eddie Mac was running in the 17th position saving tires and passing where he could without pushing the car too much. No tire changes were allowed unless a tire was damaged so everyone had to find ways to conserve. Eddie Mac continued to run the bottom and move up through the field. After the break on lap72 the #71 restarted in the 11th position with fifty laps to go and quickly grabbed three spots to p.8 then to sixth with 25 laps to go.

With 18 to go Eddie got into another car in turn three costing him three spots but was able to get back one to finish eighth saying, "It is too bad I lost those two spots but it was a good finish. The tires were just by the end. Starting as far back as we did use up a lot of the tires, even though I tried to save as much as possible. Running the bottom uses them up more but I had to pass all the cars. We had a lot of fun and everyone did a great job. Now we are off to Oxford. You have to love it!"

Eddie, Rollie, Rob, and Ryan started the trip from Boston to Oxford Sunday morning hoping to make the last ACT practice to get some laps on the #17 Exit Realty/Hancock Electric Chevy after extensive repairs over the winter. With two Oxford 250 wins and multiple Oxford wins both Eddie Mac and Rollie (LaChance) know what is needed to be successful and despite the lack of practice they were able to run well in qualifying and started 16th in the Oxford 100 after posting an even rating.

Eddie Mac moved steadily to the front and into p.11 by lap 40. With 50 laps to go, Eddie Mac began to power his way past the early leaders and into p.5 by lap 70. From that point on, lapped traffic made passing more difficult on the quarter mile, flat oval. Eddie Mac rode in third place and engaged in a door-to-door battle with the #28 for the remainder of the race. Eddie finally passed the #28 on lap 94 for the second position but a caution on the lap restarted him behind the #28. Lapped traffic starting in front made passing impossible for the final six laps.

"We are happy with the finish but you always want to do better," said Eddie Mac after the race. "Everyone was sliding around at the end so it was really difficult to pass and the lapped cars made it very tough. But that is racing and we hope to have an even better finish next week at Lee USA Speedway in the Governor's Cup. I have to thank all the people that helped us this weekend to get everything set up for us here: Bobby Wood, Tom Rice, Brian Neal, Kelyn Harrell, Jolene and Rob Drandson, Ryan, Rachel and Laura LaChance, Freddie Peterson and I am probably forgetting someone. Thanks to Exit Realty and Derek Beatrice and Kenny and Scott Thompson from Hancock Electric. We hope to see everyone at Lee next Sunday. It should be a great show."
BRISTOL NK&NPS
Photos by Richard Casey
OXFORD ACT
Photos by
Richard Casey
Photos by
Norm Marx
   
The PittLite 125
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Sat. April 16, 2016

Eddie MacDonald Races in His NASCAR
 K&N Pro Series East Season Opener at Bristol

 
Eddie MacDonald and the Grimm Racing Team will open the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season in the 5th annual Pittlite 125 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 16. Eddie Mac will pilot the Grimm Construction/Multiple Sclerosis Chevy in the first of the five race partial schedule the team will compete in this season.

Eddie Mac has achieved great success on "The World's Fastest Half-Mile" posting a win in 2014, a seventh in 2013, and an impressive sixth place finish after recovering from a flat tire in last year's race with the Rowley, Mass. veteran driver saying, "We love racing at Bristol and feel we have a chance to win every time we come here. We had a great car last year but got a flat (lap 49) to go a lap down but we came all the way from the rear to post a sixth place finish. Rollie (LaChance) has a great set up for Bristol so we hope we can run up front and be there at the end."

Thirty cars are entered in the highly competitive series comprised of many Sprint Cup affiliated teams, yet the small team based in Newburyport, Mass. continues to raise eyebrows despite competing in a partial schedule. The #71 finished last season with a solid second place finish at Dover International Speedway and hope to carry that momentum this weekend. Along with Bristol and Dover (Sept. 30), the Grimm Construction Chevy will race at Stafford Motor Speedway (Ct.) on June 17, New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 16, and Iowa Speedway on July 29. Eddie Mac will also compete in many, if not all of the scheduled American Canadian Tour races.

The Pittlite 125 will take the green flag on Saturday at 4:30 pm. after the completion of the Xfinity race with practice and group qualifying taking place on Friday beginning at 6:00 pm. with Eddie Mac saying, "It will be a hectic two days for the crew to get everything in place. There isn't much room left in the infield with the Xfinity and Cup in there so it is really hard on the crew to get everything in place and do the work on the car. It just shows how dedicated our guys are and Rollie and I appreciate everything they do."

"Of course, none of this would be possible without our team owner Rob Grimm (From Waymart, Pa.)," says Eddie Mac. "Rob has been an incredible team owner and we have become part of the Grimm family. He and his wife Karla have given us everything we need to be competitive and we thank them for that but, more importantly, they have welcomed all of our team into their family. All of Grimm Nation is very supportive and we have developed great friendships."

Grimm Construction is the main sponsor for the team with Stilo, HMS Motorsports, Schroth Racing, Waymart Building Center, Peterson Automotive, and Kustom Vinyl also on board. The National Multiple Sclerosis logo is displayed on the rear quarter panel with the New Path Adventure logo on the rear of the car with Eddie Mac saying, "We are so thankful for all the help and support we have received through the years starting with Rob, Karla, and their family, Grimm Nation, our sponsors and the many fans we have throughout the country. We are ready and anxious to get our K&N season with a great run at Bristol."
 
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FAST FACTS

The Race: The PittLite125 at Bristol Motor Speedway is the fourth race of the 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season. It is the fourth of 10 oval track events and 14 races overall on the schedule. This will be the series� fifth visit to the iconic high-banked Tennessee oval.

BRISTOL RACE NOTES

MacDonald to Make First Start of 2016: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East veteran Eddie MacDonald is set to make his first start of the 2016 season. MacDonald has recorded seven wins, 35 top fives and 92 top 10s in 187 series starts. One of his victories occurred at Bristol in 2014.

New Qualifying Format to Take Place This Weekend: The PittLite125 will feature a new qualifying procedure this weekend. Instead of the traditional two-lap time trials, group qualifying similar to road course procedures, will be utilized. Each group will participate in a five-minute session and the fastest single lap speed of each car will determine the first 32 starting positions.
 

Eddie Will Race from Bristol to Oxford
for the ACT 100 on Sunday, April 17
The real race for Eddie MacDonald begins Sunday morning in Bristol, Tennessee when the team will race to Charlotte Airport in No. Carolina to catch a plane to Boston Mass. then drive to Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine in time to run in the ACT 100 later that afternoon. The beat the clock schedule is due to Eddie Mac running in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race on Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.

"It will be a crazy couple of days so we are hoping everything falls into place so we can arrive at Oxford for the last practice," said Eddie Mac. "We did a lot of work on the Hancock Electric/Exit Realty Chevy so we hope to get some practice in to just check things out. Rollie has a pretty good set up for Oxford but there is always something that needs attention."

Exit Realty Beatrice Associates has signed on again this year and will sponsor the #17 Ma. for the entire season with Eddie Mac saying, "Having Exit Realty on board for the full season is a huge benefit for our race team since we hope to try to compete in all the ACT races. We look forward to working with Derek Beatrice again this season. He helped us out last year in the ACT, K&N, and Cup races and we really appreciate all Exit Realty has done for us and will continue to do this season.

We will also have Hancock Electric with us for the tenth year in a row. Kenny and Scott Thompson have been an integral part of our Late Model success and we are thrilled Hancock Electric will be with us again this year. Freddie and Sheila Peterson are the car owners and have been fantastic to us. Freddie lives and breathes racing and gladly gives us anything Rollie and I need to make the car go fast. I know he likes to stay in the background but Bobby Wood supports our efforts in a quiet but big way. Stilo, HMS Motorsports, and Schroth Racing will also be on board. Of course our K&N team owner Rob Grimm is a huge factor in allowing us to race the ACT series and we could not do this without his blessing and support.

The ACT 100 is part of a doubleheader along with the PASS 150 with a post time for heat races to begin at 2:00 pm. It is a one day event with practice beginning at 10:00 am.

2016 SCHEDULE
  Date Track Location Length
1 Sun. 
2/14

New Smyrna Speedway

Jet Tools 150
New Smyra Beach, FL .500
2 Sat.
3/12

Mobile International Speedway

Mobile 150 presented by
Mobile Sports Authority
Irvington, AL .500
3 Sat. 3/26
Greenville-Pickens Speedway

Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150
Greenville, SC .500
4 Sat. 
4/16

Bristol Motor Speedway

PittLite 125
Bristol, TN  .533 
5 Sat.
4/30

Virginia International Raceway

Biscutville 125
Alton, VA 2.25
Road
Course
6 Mon.
5/30

Dominion Raceway

ComServe Memorial Day
Classic 150
Thornburg, VA .400
7 Fr.
6/17

Stafford Motor Speedway

Stafford 150
Stafford Springs, CT .500
8 Sat.
7/2


Columbus Motor Speedway

NAPA 150

Columbus, OH .333
9 Sat.
7/16

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Granite State 70
Loudon, NH 1.058
10 Fri.
7/29

Iowa Speedway

Casey's General Store 150
Newton IA .875
11 Fri.
8/5

Watkins Glen International
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Bully Hill Vineyards 100
Watkins Glen, NY  2.45
Road
Course
12 Mon.
9/5

Greenville-Pickens Speedway

NKNPS East Greenville
Greenville, SC .500
13 Sat.
9/5
 
New Jersey Motorsports Park


JUSTDRIVE.com 125
Millville, NY 2.25
Road
Course
14 Fri.
9/30

Dover International Speedway

Drive Sober 150
Dover, DE 1.00

NASCAR and K&N Announce Extension

Entitlement Sponsorship Extended Through 2021
 
NASCAR NEWS - FONTANA, Calif.-- K&N Filters has extended its entitlement sponsorship of the touring NASCAR K&N Pro Series for five years, through 2021, the sanctioning body announced Friday at Auto Club Speedway.

And with good reason. According to K&N Engineering CEO Tom McGann, "This is probably the best return on investment we have in sports marketing, bar none."

Though the announcement was made on K&N's "home turf," with the company based in nearby Riverside, the relationship with NASCAR is truly national in scope, encompassing both the K&N Pro Series East and K&N Pro Series West.

As part of the extension deal, K&N has acquired the designation as the "Official Automotive Filters of NASCAR."

"For K&N, where we truly race on Saturday and sell on Monday, a high-performance company working in Riverside here and working with NASCAR has provided us the opportunity to co-market with some of our largest customers," McGann said.

"One of our core values is the future of performance and the future of the sport. Working with this series fits right with our core values. ... It's all in line very, very well with our goals as a company and our vision as a company, along with the vision of NASCAR."

The extension of the K&N agreement is another in a series of milestone deals that extend beyond the turn of the next decade. NASCAR has reached a 10-year agreement with XFINITY for entitlement sponsorship of its national series, as well as 10-year broadcast agreements with FOX and NBC and international broadcast rights partner IMG.

NASCAR also has announced a seven-year extension of its entitlement agreement with Camping World, sponsor of the national Truck Series.

"Any time that you can extend what is already a long-term relationship, it's a good signal that things are working in that relationship," said Jim Cassidy, NASCAR senior vice president of racing operations, of the K&N deal. "K&N has been a significant partner at a really significant time in the K&N Series.

"Our focus is really honed in on the development of drivers and the building of the brand of those drivers at an earlier point in their careers. The K&N Pro Series offers the opportunity to do that."

Notable "graduates" of the K&N Pro Series include reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick, 2015 Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano and such rising stars as Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott and Darrell Wallace Jr.

"It is such a great stepping stone as a racer growing up," said Joey Logano, 2015 Daytona 500 winner and 2007 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion. "Being able to drive a big stock car on race tracks that you're going to be racing the rest of your career on is a great thing for sure. ... That's what our sport always needs -- to stay true to how we can grow people."


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The Grimm family and members of Grimm Nation participated as
the "MS Warriors" in the May 5th, 2013 MS Walk at Pocono Speedway.
Grimm Nation Walks for One of Its Own
There are usually one or two things that define a race team whether it is a huge win or a race changing pit stop but for Grimm Racing its defining event occurred on a race track yet had nothing to do with racecars flying around an oval at incredible speed. The Grimm Racing Team was at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, May 5 for the third annual National Multiple Sclerosis Society Walk as part of Grimm Nation's "MS Warriors" team in support of Megan Spaulding, the daughter of team owners Karla and Rob Grimm.

"This was one of those events when you look back afterward and just say "Wow," recalled driver Eddie MacDonald. "The turnout from the Grimm Nation supporters was incredible, not to mention the thousands of people that joined us that day to raise awareness and money to help find a cure for this disease. It was really overwhelming at first to realize you are part of something so huge. I had no idea what to expect but just being a part of something like the MS Walk was as rewarding an experience as you can have. It meant a lot to us to be there for Megan and her family."

Megan, her husband Ryne and both children and the Grimm family, plus her extended family enjoyed a beautiful day with Eddie saying, "Everyone was so relaxed and having a great time being together sharing in something so important. It was special that both sets of Megan's grandparents were there to participate in the event. We had our Richmond car at the track with the MS emblem displayed on it and a lot of people posed for pictures. The tremendous turnout of support of over a 100 people there for Megan raised a lot of money just by the "MS Warriors" team. Karla had shirts made for all the participants and it was fantastic to see all the orange shirts walking as one in support of Megan. Karla did an incredible job getting everything organized. She had sandwiches drinks, and snacks and she is really an amazing person. Robin (Allaire) and I and Laura and Rollie (LaChance) were part of this and then spent time afterward with the Grimm family to complete a phenomenal weekend."

Photos of the day's events are displayed on Grimmracing.com as well as the Grimm Racing Facebook page. Ralph Smith took many beautiful pictures that are posted and can be seen on his Facebook page as well. So many people were responsible for making this a life-changing day. Jolene Drandson was actively involved with all of the preparation from the beginning to help make this MS Walk a huge success. Since 1988 the MS walk has raised over $10,000,000 dollars to support research to find a cure and donations are always welcome. Simply contact the Nationalmssociey.org for more information.

Karla Grimm's quote under the family picture on her Facebook page may be expanded to include all of the members of Grimm Nation and the legion of supporters in the fight against MS when she said, "We may not have it all together, but together we have it all."

   
Grimm Racing Is More than Just Winning 
Racing may be about winning but it also has plenty of room for support and compassion for people and causes and this is what Grimm Racing is all about. If anyone has any doubt about the validity of the statement, all they have to do is to look at the vinyl covering the car. The MS, New Path Adventures, Boston Strong logos, and the Eric Williams emblem are displayed on every Grimm car.

Recently Megan Spaulding, the daughter of Carla and Rob Grimm, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. In an effort to support MS Awareness Week, the #71 carried the logo for the first race on the rear quarter panels at Bristol. Rob Grimm decided the MS banner would be permanently displayed on the car for the entire season. The family and members of Grimm Nation will participate as the "MS Warriors" in the May 5 MS Walk at Pocono Speedway.  (
http://walkpae.nationalmssociety.org)

The Grimm family was deeply moved by the horrific events on Marathon Monday in Boston and the decision was easily reached to display the "Boston Strong" ribbon on the car. Eddie MacDonald and many of the team members call the Boston area home and felt the need to support those killed, injured, and their families was something Grimm Racing does for all those in need.
(onefundboston.org)

Rob Grimm decided that "New Path Adventures" logo would be displayed on the back of the car for the season. New Path Adventures is based in Dallas, Texas and ministers to troubled youths ages 13-19. Crew member Steven Owens, nephew of Rob Grimm, is proud to say his brother Jonathan Owens and Alan Owens offer guidance and a positive change in the choices these youngsters make in their daily lives. The Spanish to English Ministry recently completed a very successful bike ride across the state of Texas, an 865 mile journey, to raise money. Alan and Jonathan work with a group of 7-10 youngsters by taking them from their environment and harmful behavior, minister to them while living out of backpacks in the wilds of Texas.
NewPathAdventures.org is a good source for information.

On February 25, 2013 Corrections Officer Eric Williams was murdered in the line of duty at the U.S Penitentiary located in Canaan, Pa. that is within sight of the Grimm Racing shop in Waymart, Pa. In order to honor Officer Williams and those men and women that serve, every Grimm car will display the emblem for the remainder of the season. (
www.facebook.comCorrectionalPeaceOfficersFoundation)

Being a member of Grimm Nation is much more than supporting the #71 on the track. It means a commitment to show support for those in need.

RACE RESULTS & PHOTOS for 2008 to 2015 HERE
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