The UNOH Performance 200
 Sunday, June 6th

Eddie MacDonald qualified sixth in the UNOH 200 at Martinsville Speedway in the K&N Pro Series East race and rode to second place before blowing a right front tire. The front end damage forced the University of Northwestern Ohio sponsored ride to the pits for multiple adjustments resulting in a 27th place finish in the rain-shortened event.
 “We were really fast and I was just riding in second place trying to save my brakes for the end of the race,” said MacDonald after the race. “I feel bad for the UNOH sponsors that we did not have a better finish. Steve Farmer and President Jeff Jarvis treated us great all weekend and especially during our visit to the college a couple of weeks ago. We had four of the students working on our pit crew so the only good thing that probably came out of this was they got to see what happens when everything goes wrong.”
 The Grimm Construction Chevy had a great qualifying run then started in fourth place when two cars in front were sent to the rear for unapproved changes. As soon as the green flag waved, MacDonald moved past the #4 car and into third place behind Ryan Gifford and Brett Moffitt. The top three cars were able to pull away from the rest of the field. A lap 32 caution flag bunched up the pack and on the restart Eddie made a power move to the inside past Moffitt for second place. After riding the Gifford’s bumper for a few laps, Macdonald settled into a steady pace behind the leader.
 Crew chief Rollie LaChance warned MacDonald that a number of cars were experiencing right front tire trouble and to be aware. LaChance also readied the crew for any tire problems that may arise. As if prophetic, the tire blew on lap 56 and causing sway bar damage. After returning to the track four laps down, the car suffered a rear tire failure forcing the #71 to the pits again. The crew worked to repair the damage to get MacDonald back on the track but was only able to complete 121 of the 175 laps before rain ended the event.
 “We were running so good it is just a shame that this had to happen. It was a lot of fun to race at Martinsville and I hope we get another shot at this place. We were hoping for a better show for our sponsor UNOH but that’s just racing sometimes. We will be ready for Loudon in a couple of weeks,” said the disappointed driver.
Photos by Richard Casey
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 - Eddie Qualified the UNOH/Grimm Construction Chevrolet in 6th.
 - Race Finish of 27th after two right side flats and a brush with the
 wall while running in 2nd place on lap 56. Eddie completed 121
 of 175 laps before the race was cut short by rain.

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 Analyzing The UNOH Performance 200 at Martinsville Speedway

 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The fourth race of the 2010 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season will take place at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on Sunday, June 6 with the UNOH Performance 200.
 Martinsville Speedway Data
 Race: Race #4 of 10
 Track Layout: .526-mile oval
 Banking: 12 degrees in the turns
 Race Length: 200 laps/105.2 miles
 At Martinsville Speedway:
 • Martinsville Speedway opened in 1947.
 • There have been 123 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, 34 NASCAR Nationwide Series, 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, 34 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and five NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour races at Martinsville.
 • This will be the inaugural stand-alone race for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East at Martinsville.
 • The NKNPS East featured drivers that competed for their own series points in combination with the NNS in 1989 and 1990 at Martinsville.


Eddie MacDonald will be wheeling the #71 UNOH, NASCAR K & N Pro Series Chevrolet in the Inaugural “UNOH Performance 200” at Martinsville on June 6th. While new to the UNOH motorsports family, MacDonald is not a stranger to success on the race track. He finished the 2009 Camping World Series East campaign in 2nd place just 34 points behind Champion Ryan Truex.

Todd Szegedy will be competing in the “UNOH Perfect Storm 150” at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 18th of this year as well as at Martinsville Speedway on June 6th in the “Whelen All American 150”. Szegedy is no stranger to UNOH. The 2003 NASCAR Whelen Modified National Champion piloted the #2 UNOH modified last year at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and at Bristol Motor Speedway for the inaugural “UNOH Perfect Storm 150”.

Eight UNOH Motorsports Team members, Kody Weisner, Ben Bowers, Cody Bland, Andy Mattord, Chris Puskas, Brandon Ziehl, Kevin Bradshaw and Sam Thomas, will be participating on the pit crews for both of these race teams in the NASCAR K & N Pro Series and Whelen Modified Series events.

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