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Cole Macedo Fights For Sixth Place Finish at Peter Murphy Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning home for the weekend to take part in the Peter Murphy Classic with Tarlton Motorsports, Cole Macedo bounced back from a Friday night incident and picked up a sixth-place finish during Saturday’s finale.

“Friday night we timed in well, but we were just a little off the rest of the night,” Cole Macedo said. “We did a good job of fighting our way through it, but we had a mishap that resulted in me getting upside down in the feature.”

Setting the standard in time trials on Friday night aboard the Tarlton and Son Inc./Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions/Executive Auto Sales backed No. 21 entry, Macedo raced his way to a third-place finish in his heat race.

Finishing second to James McFadden in the Dash, Macedo was set for the feature event as he rolled off the starting grid from the front row.

Slipping back to third when the race came to life, Macedo searched around the slick Kings Speedway surface as he chased after James McFadden and Justin Sanders as they ran just ahead of him.

Getting into second on the fifth lap, Macedo would slip back to third on the 10th circuit as a charging Corey Day dispatched of him. Running in third, a lap 14 restart would be detrimental for Macedo as he would make contact with another car entering turn three and it resulted in him sliding up the track and ultimately getting upside down to bring his night to an early end.

Right back in action on Saturday night, Macedo opened the Peter Murphy Classic finale by timing in eighth quickest in qualifying time trials before tallying a third-place finish in heat race competition.

Missing out on a berth in the Pole Shuffle, Macedo rolled off the starting grid from the eighth starting spot for the 30-lap, $11,000-to-win feature event on a very slick Kings Speedway surface.

As the action came to life, the Lemoore, CA driver ran the first handful of laps in seventh, before briefly racing into fifth officially on the fifth lap amidst a tight pack of cars.

Back to sixth on the sixth lap, Macedo settled in as the field began to string out around the 3/8 mile oval that sits in the heart of central California. With passing becoming more difficult with the completion of each lap, Macedo continued to run in sixth with traffic coming into play.

Able to hold his spot, Macedo closed the weekend out with a sixth place finish at the ninth running of the Peter Murphy Classic.

“Saturday night our result wasn’t what we wanted, but Drew Warner and I made a lot of gains that we were both happy with,” Macedo added. “If we were to start the weekend over with what we learned I think we have a car that battles for a Saturday night podium. Happy to have had the chance to get home and race with the Tarlton family, and I’m looking forward to meeting them in Oregon in a month.”

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 10, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 3, Top 10’s: 5.

ON TAP: Macedo will return to action with Tarlton Motorsports on June 15th in Medford, OR when the team kicks off the Road to Dirt Cup.

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