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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 28, 2019) – The Kyle Larson Racing team wrapped up a triple-header weekend with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series this past Monday. Carson Macedo completed two nights of racing at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., and an additional evening of action at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway.
Macedo kicked off the weekend with night one of the Patriot Nationals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte by qualifying 15th and finishing fifth in his heat race. He started 15th on the grid for the 30-lap feature event and after slipping back slightly in the opening laps, climbed his way forward to earn a 15th-place finish.
The following night, the Lemoore, Calif., native qualified 23rd and gained four spots in his heat race to finish fourth and advance into the 30-lap main event. In a race that was plagued by blown tires, Macedo was running inside the top-10 before suffering the same fate in the closing laps. Despite not having guaranteed time in the work area, his KLR team was able to quickly change the tire and Macedo returned to the track, finishing 13th.
Macedo rounded out the weekend with the Memorial Day Spectacular at Lawrenceburg Speedway. He qualified 25th and went on to finish seventh in his heat race, missing the final transfer position to the main event by one spot. He started seventh in the Last Chance Showdown and gained three positions to finish fourth, advancing into the 35-lap feature event. After starting 22nd, Macedo had worked his way into the top-10 by lap 27. Unfortunately, in the closing laps, while battling for position, he and another competitor made contact, leaving both cars stopped in Turn 1, resulting in a 17th-place finish.
“A three-day race weekend is always great,” said Macedo. “Especially when Kyle is able to race with us every night. Overall, I feel like our biggest struggle this weekend was time trials. Being unable to time in well caused the night to be much more difficult for our team. In the future, I need to do a better job and stay more focused on getting timed in well. I know that Joe, Trey and everyone else that helps our KLR team are putting their best foot forward to give me the best car possible night in and night out, I just need to do a better job for them to put myself in a better spot each night.”
Macedo and his Kyle Larson Racing team will be back in action for the Music City Outlaw Nationals this coming Friday and Saturday night at the Nashville (Tenn.) Fairgrounds Speedway.