PETERSEN MEDIA- Making a return trip to Placerville Speedway over the weekend for a two-day event dubbed as the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout, Cole Macedo would go toe-to-toe with some stiff competition as he finished seventh during the opening night event before a 17th place result on Saturday night.
“Friday night was a really good night, but I made a mistake on the last restart and it knocked us out of a possible lock in spot,” Cole Macedo said. “It was really a good weekend overall, with a lot of positives that came from it.”
Timing the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino machine in eighth fastest in time trials on Friday night, the Lemoore, CA youngster would race his way to a second place finish in his heat race and advance to the Pole Shuffle.
Taking on Cory Eliason in his first battle, Macedo would lose the match and find himself in the second row for the 30-lap feature event. Working into third when the race came to life, Macedo would actually take the second spot on a lap 13 restart but would then get passed back as he continued to run third.
Running in the third spot as the laps wound down, Macedo would actually make another pass for second on the 27th lap, but was back in third when the race’s caution flew on lap 28. The restart would not go Macedo’s way at all as he fell back to the ninth spot before picking a couple of spots back up on the last lap as he took the checkered flag in seventh.
Back to work on Saturday night, Macedo would pick up a second place finish during his first heat race before working his way forward from the back to finish fourth in his second heat.
Being one of the four top point earners on Saturday night, Macedo again moved into the Pole Shuffle, where he would fall to Willie Croft and line up in the sixth starting position for the 40-lap feature event.
Running in 10th as the race got underway, Macedo would get into a little trouble on the 11th lap as he would get out of shape and see contact with another car force him to the work area.
Able to make repairs, Macedo would return still with a battered racecar, as he was able to move forward and finish 17th.
“The cushion on Saturday night was one of the biggest I have ran on, and I struggled trying to figure it out,” Macedo added. “I think I was able to learn a lot and though the results weren’t quite there Saturday it still made for a successful weekend. Paul Baines and the guys gave me a really good car, and I have to thank the entire Tarlton Family for all they do for me, I really appreciate their support.”
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, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2017 season.
ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports and Carson Macedo will make a return trip to Chico, CA this Friday and Saturday night for the Fall Nationals.
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