Sometimes farmers step off the tractor and get on the track! We’re excited to be racing a 600cc Microsprint car on area dirt tracks. The #78 car gets fine-tuned over the winter and ready to race in spring! If you’re a race fan, follow us here and on our dedicated Donaldson Farms Racing sites! Plus, be sure to check out our sponsors!
#78 Aidan Donaldson
Aidan started racing go-karts at Lehigh Valley Grand Prix at 9 years old. Over the last several years he has been racing Microsprint and Slingshot race cars.
We are very proud of our #78! THANK YOU to our farm friends for a season of support for our son, Aidan. He went into the season racing the #78 600cc Microsprint. He had a 3rd place podium finish and many top 5 spots too! Since he chose to skip the rookie class and went directly to the top tier 600cc Microsprint class, it was a great experience. Mid-season, when the motor was being rebuilt, he switched his focus to racing the #78 Allstar Slingshot.
Aidan held his own moving up to Allstar Slingshots from Junior Slingshots last season. He had 2 wins and many top 5 finishes. We are very proud of his growing reputation as a clean, well-respected driver in a field that is filled with strong, experienced racers.
While they are fierce competitors on the track, Aidan is fortunate to experience the camaraderie of the drivers off the track. Thank you to the drivers, race families, crews, and track staff for another memorable season! Also, here’s a big shout-out to our farm crew, family, and friends for cheering Aidan on!
Another heartfelt Thank You to #78’s sponsors! Their support of Aidan’s racing is a small fraction of the total support they offer our community. Our farm family is proud to partner with these family-owned businesses that not only provide first-rate, professional services and outstanding food and beverages, but they also dedicate their time, hard-earned money, and enthusiastic encouragement to so many other groups and organizations in the neighborhood. We wish them all a very healthy, happy, and prosperous holiday season! Let’s spread some holiday cheer their way by checking out all they have to offer our community and beyond…
In 2019, not only did Aidan have 6 wins overall, he finished 2nd in the Jr. Slingshot Nationals, 3rd place at this home track at Hamlin Speedway, 3rd in the North East Nationals and even though he only made it a couple of races at Action Track in Kutztown, he placed 7th for the season!
2018 was Aidan’s 2nd season racing slingshots, but the first season racing in his own #78 car. It was a great season! He took 3rd place in the 2018 Junior Slingshot World Championship ‘Great 8’ and 2018 Action Track USA Junior Slingshot Series – 3rd in points for the season. He was also awarded 5th in points at Hamlin Speedway! Aidan is 13 years old, in 8th grade, loves skiing and playing all sports but his passion is racing!
Check the Hamlin Speedway website for racing schedules.
Even though racing got off to a later start, Aidan had an unbelievable 2020 season with fifteen 1st place finishes! We are so proud of his accomplishments:
- Jr. Slingshot Track Champion with 10 wins at his home track, Hamlin Speedway
- Jr. Slingshot Track Champion at Action Track in Kutztown, PA
- Northeast Jr. Slingshot Champion
- 3rd Place in the Jr. Slingshot Nationals
- We also celebrated Aidan’s first, 1st place win racing in a 600cc Micro Sprint!
At 15, Aidan moved up to ‘Allstar Slingshots’ and raced with drivers of all ages. We added a 600cc Micro Sprint car to the line-up and Aidan raced in both divisions! After just the third time racing, he took the win! These race cars are a lot faster than Slingshots and as Aidan describes it, ‘it’s a whole different experience.’
- Action Track USA Awards Banquet Wrap Up – Aidan Donaldson Jr. Slingshots (February 2019)
- Aidan Donaldson Wins Junior Slingshot Feature (June 4, 2018)
SOURCE: Action TrackUSA.com
- Donaldson Racing on YouTube (June 2018)
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Thank you to the following sponsors who make racing this season possible! These are our friends and neighbors who take special interest and a supportive investment in our community and the people in it. Learn all about what their organizations have to offer by following these links to their sites…
Over 7,000 people visit our family farm on a busy fall weekend – it’s a popular family destination throughout the entire year! Having your logo featured on our race car, on a banner displayed at our farm events, on t-shirts and on line, will reinforce your ties to the neighborhood and provide great exposure for your business! The farm also has a large Internet and social media presence. Join us for an exciting racing season! Contact us to request a sponsorship package. or to learn how to order a Donaldson Farms Racing t-shirt or sweat shirt!
Our Racing Community
We’d like to acknowledge other organizations and individuals that are important to us in the racing community:
Pocono Raceway (Long Pond, PA) – Pocono Raceway annually hosts two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, one NASCAR XFINITY Series, one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race one Verizon IndyCar Series race, and two ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards races.
S&S Speedways (Stroudsburg, PA) – Offers race cars, parts, and service as well as a pre-season meeting location for slingshot racing. The Speedway also features indoor go-kart racing.
Lehigh Valley Grand Prix (Allentown, PA) – The premiere place for go kart racing in the Lehigh Valley. Get your blood pumping with vehicles that reach speeds nearing 45mph on an indoor 1/4 mile road course style track. Whether you’re an experienced racer or a first-time driver, Lehigh Valley Grand Prix is the place for you. No other facility offers go kart racing in the Lehigh Valley that compares to Lehigh Valley Grand Prix!
Scott Adam’s Design / Himmer Graphics – Special thanks to the team for designing and installing the graphics on Aidan’s cars!