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MOORESVILLE, NC (July 24, 2019) — The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series kicked off the Month of Money last week in the Buckeye State. After Tuesday’s Brad Doty Classic was canceled due to heavy rain, the Kyle Larson Racing team competed in four nights of action at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, which ended the most lucrative winning share in 410 Sprint Car history, the $175,000 to win Kings Royal. The four races at The Big E were followed up by the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Penn.
In Wednesday night’s #LetsRaceTwo makeup event from May, Carson Macedo qualified fourth in Flight A of time trials and finished second in his heat race, transferring him into the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash. As a result of drawing the 1 pill, Macedo started on the pole of the dash and went on to win, earning the pole for the feature event. Macedo maintained a top five running position for the first half of the 30-lap feature event before slipping back to finish 10th.
The following night, the Lemoore, Calif., native qualified seventh in the opening flight of time trials and finished second in his heat race. In the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash redraw, Macedo pulled the four pill, lining him up to start from the outside of the second row in the first of two dashes, where he finished third. Macedo started fifth in the 30-lap Jokers Wild feature event and was up to fourth when the caution was displayed on Lap 18. Unfortunately on the restart, the car in front of him stumbled and Macedo slipped back to seventh. In the closing laps, he was able to regain two positions to finish just inside the top-five.
On Friday night, Macedo timed in second-quickest in Flight B of qualifying at The Big E and won his heat race. He drew the six pill in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash redraw to start last in the second dash and gained three spots to earn the sixth starting position for the 30-lap Knight Before the Kings Royal feature event. Macedo raced inside the top-five before finishing sixth.
In Saturday’s Kings Royal finale, Macedo qualified 25th out of 62 competitors. While running second in his heat race, the right rear tire on the Chevrolet Accessories/ Tarlton and Son, Inc./ Complete Parts and Solutions No. 2 let go, bringing him to a stop at the top of Turn 2. His KLR team made quick repairs and Macedo was able to start at the rear of the field and finish eighth. After starting ninth in the C-Main, he gained five spots to transfer into the Last Chance Showdown where he started 22nd and finished eighth, missing the transfer into the big show.
This past Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway, Macedo qualified seventh in the second flight of time trials and finished third in his heat race. He started the 40-lap Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup feature event from 10th and ran as high as eighth before finishing 13th.
“Eldora was a fun 4 days,” said Macedo. “I felt like we had a lot of speed for the most part. Joe, Trey, Tyrone and Jeremy worked very hard all week. That many races in a row is definitely a lot of work, so I appreciate all of their efforts. It’s a bummer that we had tire issues in the heat on Saturday, but some things are out of our control and we were able to put together some strong runs all week. We struggled in the feature at Lernerville. As a team you never want that to happen so we will put our thinking caps on and try to be better. We have two nights ahead at Willams Grove Speedway, and although I’ve struggled there in the past, I look forward to trying to improve.”
The Kyle Larson Racing team will be back in action this weekend at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Penn., for the Summer Nationals.