PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday and Saturday night for the Fall Nationals with the Tarlton Motorsports team, Carson Macedo would run fourth on Friday night before finishing 14th after starting deep in the field on rubber down surface on Saturday night.
“Friday night we had a really good car, and I made a mistake in traffic that cost us a shot at the win,” Carson Macedo explained. “Saturday night we didn’t time in well and put us in a hole all night long, but Paul Baines and the guys gave me a car that raced really well and we were able to race into the show.”
Timing the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales backed No. 21x entry in fourth quickest in his qualifying flight on Friday night, the Canadian Nationals Champion would proceed to race his way to a second place finish in heat race action and punch his ticket into the preliminary night feature event.
Not making the Dash, Macedo would take the green flag from the 12th starting spot for the 30-lap affair. On a tricky track that allowed for a lot of passing, the Lemoore, CA native flexed his muscle as he worked his way forward quickly.
Working into the Top-10 by the fifth lap, Macedo would continue his forward progress as he cracked the Top-Five just before the race’s halfway point. A lap 15 restart saw the gasser make a big move to work into the second spot as he began to chase after race leader, Justin Sanders.
Getting into heavy traffic on the 22nd lap, Macedo would slip back to fourth before the final caution flew on the 23rd lap.
Trying to make another big move on the restart, Macedo would settle for fourth when the checkered flag was displayed to the field.
Saturday night’s finale would see Macedo time the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino/Pabco Gypsum/Bandy and Associates backed machine in 19th quickest in his qualifying flight.
Getting into an accident early in his heat, Macedo would storm from the back and take the last transfer spot in exciting fashion on the last corner of the last lap.
Safely in the 40-lap affair, Macedo had his work cut out for himself as he took the green flag from the 19th starting spot on a surface that was going to take rubber at some point despite pre race track prep.
As the race got underway, Macedo was able to use some early restarts to gain track position as he found himself in the 14th spot as the rubber began to go down in a big way.
Trying to pick up more positions, the groove would become single file and Macedo would hit his marks and close his weekend out with a 14th place finish.
“14th wasn’t where we wanted to be, but I have to give the guys credit for giving me a good car in the heat and in the feature,” Macedo said. “It is always fun to drive for the Tarlton’s, and I thank them for allowing me such a great opportunity.”
Tarlton Racing would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2017 season.
BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 16, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 3, Top 10’s: 6.
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