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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (September 4, 2019) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series wrapped up Labor Day weekend in the Northwest Monday night. Carson Macedo and his Kyle Larson Racing team competed Friday and Saturday night at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., followed up by Grays Harbor Raceway on Labor Day.
Macedo kicked off the two day show at Skagit Speedway by qualifying fifth on Friday night. He went on to finish third in his heat race and fifth in the qualifier to start ninth in the 30-lap feature event where he finished 11th.
The following night, the Lemoore, Calif., native qualified eighth and finished fourth in his heat race. Macedo started 11th in the 40-lap finale and advanced four spots to earn a seventh-place score at the 3/10-mile oval.
Monday night, Macedo qualified eighth and finished third in his heat race at Grays Harbor Raceway. After winning the qualifier, he advanced into the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash where he finished fifth. Macedo started from the inside of row three for the 40-lap feature event and settled inside of the top five. After a caution on lap 11, the pilot of the Chevrolet Accessories/ Tarlton and Son, Inc./ Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions No. 2 got a great restart to move into the runner-up position. On the lap 19 restart, Macedo challenged for the top spot before slipping back in the closing laps to earn a third-place finish.
“It was an up and down weekend for us,” said Macedo. “I felt like we had a lot of speed at Skagit, but I made mistakes that unfortunately cost us some track position. I didn’t earn the finishes we hoped for as a team, but all in all we are happy to keep building momentum here at KLR. As for last night I couldn’t have been happier with my Chevy Accessories/ Tarlton and Son, Inc./ Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions No. 2. Joe, Trey and Marty truly gave me a car to win. I felt like I had an opportunity on the restart to maybe throw something at [Daryn] Pittman, but I made some mistakes that cost me. I feel bad for my team because I think we should have at least run second, but I left the door open on the last corner and cost us a spot. We live, learn, and only get better from here.”
The Kyle Larson Racing team will be back in action tonight night at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., at the World of Outlaws make their way down the west coast. If you are unable to make it to the track, live streaming of the race will be available on DIRTVision.