PETERSEN MEDIA- A busy stretch with the All Star Circuit of Champions was highlighted by a pair of Top-10’s for Cole Macedo and Tarlton Motorsports as Macedo finished sixth at Benton Speedway and ninth at Lake Ozark Speedway.
“It wasn’t the week we were hoping for as we struggled a little on a couple of big tracks, but it was good to pick up a couple of Top-10’s at Benton and Lake Ozark,” Macedo said. “Drew, myself, and the guys are hard at work to make better speed at these bigger venues and the lack of laps does make it tough, but we will get there.”
A four race swing through the Midwest with the All Star Circuit of Champions kicked off at Benton Speedway where Macedo timed the Tarlton and Son Inc./Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions/Executive Auto Sales backed No. 21 in third fastest overall.
Going from fourth to third in his heat race, the Lemoore, CA driver moved into the Dash where his third-place finish put him in the second row of the feature event.
Settling into fourth when the race came to life, Macedo spent the duration of the feature battling inside the Top-Five. Getting into third on the sixth lap, Macedo slipped back to fourth on the 12th marker before falling back to fifth on the 15th lap.
Under attack from Kerry Madsen in the final laps, Madsen snuck past Macedo on the final circuit as Cole capped the night off with a sixth-place finish.
Traveling to Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, MO last Thursday night, Macedo lined up sixth in his heat race after timing in 18th overall. Racing to a fifth-place finish, Macedo moved into the ‘A’ where he took the green flag from the 18thstarting position.
On a slick surface at Lake Ozark Speedway, Macedo shined as he carved his way forward. From deep in the field, Macedo raced his way into the Top-10 as he ended up finishing ninth as the race come to a close.
Continuing through Missouri, Friday night marked a stop in at I-70 Motorsports Park. The big half mile was tough to Macedo and company as a mechanical failure ultimately plagued them in the feature event as the team quickly turned their attention to Knoxville Raceway.
A robust car count on Saturday night set up for a nice shakedown with the Nationals on the horizon.
Macedo was able to turn his first laps at the famed speedway with crew chief Drew Warner as they timed in sixth fastest in their qualifying group. Finishing fifth in his heat race, Macedo moved into the ‘B’ where a seventh-place finish brought their night, and week, to a close.
“It was a tough night at Knoxville for us, but we logged laps which was important for us,” Macedo added. “Looking forward to Kokomo and I-55 this week as those are two tracks that I feel suit me well. As always, thanks to the Tarlton family, the Dyson family, my team, and all of our partners for making the trip possible.”
Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son Inc., Complete Parts & Equipment Solutions, Executive Auto Sales, Kelly Moore Paints, Empire Machinery, Durst, Reston Enterprises, Bandy and Associates, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, System 1 Ignition, Vortex Wings, and BG Lubricants for their support.
BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 29, Wins: 3, Top 5’s: 6, Top 10’s: 15.
ON TAP: Macedo and Tarlton Motorsports will take part in Tuesday night’s High Limit race at Kokomo Speedway before heading to Pevely, MO on Friday and Saturday night for the Iron Man 55.
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