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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (July 8, 2019) – The Kyle Larson Racing team wrapped up a weekend in the Badger State this past Saturday night. Carson Macedo scored a 16th-place finish in Friday’s rain postponed feature at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisc., and tallied a podium finish to round out the weekend.
The Lemoore, Calif., native kicked off the weekend by qualifying 10th on Friday at the 3/8-mile oval and finished fourth in the opening World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series heat race. Macedo started the 35-lap feature event from the 10th position and was running in eighth when a red flag was displayed on lap 7. During the caution, rain started to fall at Cedar Lake Speedway, postponing the remaining 28 laps to run on Saturday.
When the remainder of Friday’s feature restarted on Saturday, Macedo lined up eighth. He raced as high as sixth but unfortunately on lap 23, his right rear tire shredded apart, bringing the Chevrolet Accessories/ Tarlton and Son, Inc./ Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions No. 2 to a stop in Turn 3. Because it was after the halfway mark of the race, the KLR team didn’t have any guaranteed time in the work area. Luckily, the team got to work quick and they were able to change the tire to get Macedo back on the racing surface. After restarting at the rear of the field, Macedo got back to a 16th-place finish in the closing laps.
Once Friday night’s main event was completed, Macedo opened up Saturday’s program by qualifying third and winning Heat 3. He finished fifth in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, lining him up to start from the inside of row 3 for the 35-lap feature. For the first 25 laps of the race, Macedo maintained the fifth spot but in the closing laps, he was able to gain a couple more positions to earn a solid third-place finish.
“I was pleased with our speed this past weekend as a whole,” said Macedo. “The KLR No. 2 was awesome to drive, Joe and Trey did a great job. I felt like we had a pretty good car the first night but we just had a right rear go down and finally blow. The second night we were able to put a podium finish together. I feel we keep progressing and getting better as team and that’s what’s important.”
The Kyle Larson Racing team will be back in action this weekend at Hartford (Mich.) Speedway for the Battle of Michigan on Friday followed up by the Badger 40 at Wimot (Wisc.) Raceway on Saturday. If you are unable to make it to either race, both events will be streamed live on DIRTVision.