PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing to run well at different venues in 2018, Cole Macedo recorded a sixth place finish at Ocean Speedway on Friday night and bounced back to finish eighth on Saturday night at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA.
“Overall I think it was a pretty good weekend,” Cole Macedo said. “We battled some heavy hitters on Friday night in Watsonville and ended up sixth, and on Saturday night I led my first laps in the sprint car but had an issue and rallied to finish eighth.”
Friday night in Watsonville, CA, Macedo would open his night up by timing the Elite Landscape Construction/Executive Auto Sales/Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino backed entry in 12th quickest in time trials.
Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Macedo would get the jump and race his way to the win which was important as it locked him into the six-lap Dash. Finishing fifth in the Dash, Macedo would line up in the third row for the 30-lap feature event.
On a slick and racy surface, Macedo would find himself battling with the likes of Sean Becker, Dominic Scelzi, and Kyle Hirst as the jockeyed for position inside the Top-10.
Holding his own against some of the best in Northern California, Macedo would close his night out with a sixth place finish.
Making his way to Hanford, CA on Saturday night to take part in Keller Auto Speedway’s first race of the 2018 season, Macedo would take a liking to the new shape as he timed the Tarlton and Son, Inc. machine in second quickest in time trials.
Running fourth in his heat race, Macedo would finish sixth in the Dash, which put him in the third row for the feature event. Jumping into fourth when the race came to life, Macedo would then find himself in third and chasing after his teammate, Tommy Tarlton.
With the action getting dicey up front, the caution flag would fly and Macedo would now find himself in second for the restart. The ensuing restart would see Macedo jump into the race lead as he would lead lap 12 and then fall back to second on the 13th lap as he ran side by side with the leader.
On a tricky surface, the battle for the lead would see contact between the top two cause both drivers to get out of shape and would see Macedo slide to the wall.
Able to go to the work area, Macedo would come back for the last 16-laps where he would finish eighth.
“My team made some great adjustments for the feature event, and we had a really good car,” Macedo said. “It is a bummer we got tangled up there at the halfway point but it was a good confidence builder for myself and now we look forward to Tulare, CA on Saturday night.”
The Tarlton Motorsports team 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, Yokut Gash, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2018 season.
BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-8, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-5.
ON TAP: Macedo will pick reunite with the Civil War Series on Saturday night in Tulare, CA.
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