macedo gets no. 10 at red river valley

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Riding second behind the defending champ in the late stages, Carson Macedo was chomping at the bit, looking for an opportunity to grab the lead.

One swift dive low into the corner later, the lead, and later his 10th win of the season, was his.

Macedo chased three-time and defending World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink  Sprint Car Series champion Brad Sweet around Red River Valley Speedway for the first 19 laps of Saturday night’s Duel in the Dakotas feature, challenging him several times to the inside but could never seem to pull close enough to make the move.

As the two maintained a torrid pace through lapped traffic, Sweet came up on a slower car at the exit of turn four and was forced out of his lane but still held onto the top spot as he clicked-off lap 18. Macedo took advantage of the situation, inching closer to Sweet down the front stretch and firing-off a pass attempt in turn two. Sweet was able to hold him off down the backstretch, but the clock was ticking.

“I knew once we got to traffic, if there wasn’t a lapped car in my lane, I could close-in quite a bit on [Sweet],” Macedo said. “I had done it on a [lap nine] restart and gotten really close, but just couldn’t get to his inside, then I kinda got stuck behind him there for a minute.”

Macedo entered turns one and two on the bottom once again the next time by, and this time, made it count. Sweet skated up high as he entered the corner, leaving the door open for Macedo down low, and watched the Jason Johnson Racing No. 41 go by at the exit of turn two.

Now with the lead, Macedo began to pull away in traffic and appeared to have it in the bag, until the yellow came out with three laps remaining. On the restart, Macedo was perfect, never letting any challenger get close as he brought it back across the stripe to collect his 10th series win of the season.

“Ten wins – that’s crazy,” Macedo said. “Winning double digits in a single World of Outlaws season is really tough to do. Without JJR and this team – Philip [Dietz], Clyde [Knipp] and Nate [Repetz] – doing such a good job, I don’t think I could do it.”

Though Macedo held-up well on the final restart, Sweet was not as fortunate. Sixteen-year-old Ryan Timms, in only his second career World of Outlaws start, had been running third the entire race and pounced on the opportunity when the green came back out. He pinned the throttle and rode the high line through turns one and two, zooming around the outside of Sweet at the exit of turn two to take second.

“I didn’t really want to restart, to be honest; I was just kinda happy to try and bring it home in second,” Sweet said. “Carson went low, and I didn’t really go across the bottom that good. I left the top wide open.”

Timms held onto second in the final laps and crossed the line to officially become the youngest podium finisher in World of Outlaws history at 16 years and one day, breaking the record set earlier in the season by fellow 16-year-old Californian Corey Day.

“I don’t think it’s really kicked-in yet,” Timms said. “I’m really more bummed than anything that I couldn’t win, but everyone else is pretty happy, so I’m happy.”

Sweet crossed in third, bagging his 19th podium finish of the season. Though he wasn’t as comfortable in his NAPA Auto Parts/Kasey Kahne Racing No. 49 as he was during the win on Friday night, he does maintain his sizable lead in the Series points standings on the road to a potential fourth-straight championship.

“Last night we had everything dialed, and tonight, we were just a little off,” Sweet said. “And that’s racing. We tried to make changes all night to get the car better and just never quite hit on it tonight.”

The finish:

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 41-Carson Macedo [1][$10,000]; 2. 5T-Ryan Timms [4][$6,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$3,500]; 4. 2-David Gravel [3][$2,800]; 5. 7S-Robbie Price [5][$2,500]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$2,300]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8][$2,200]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [9][$2,100]; 9. 5-Spencer Bayston [10][$2,050]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$2,000]; 11. 83-James McFadden [11][$1,600]; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [13][$1,400]; 13. 20G-Noah Gass [14][$1,200]; 14. 13-Mark Dobmeier [15][$1,100]; 15. 6-Bill Rose [18][$1,050]; 16. 11M-Brendan Mullen [19][$1,000]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [12][$1,000]; 18. 99-Jordan Graham [22][$1,000]; 19. 2K-Kevin Ingle [24][$1,000]; 20. 14T-Tim Estenson [17][$1,000]; 21. 17S-Zach Omdahl [23][$1,000]; 22. 8-Jack Croaker [16][$1,000]; 23. 10-Josh Swangler [20][$1,000]; 24. 26-Blake Egeland [21][$1,000]

Keyword: Macedo Gets No. 10 At Red River Valley

CAR'S NEWS RELATED

JJR — Unique Chemistry

Uncertainties surrounded Jason Johnson Racing in 2018 after the loss of its leader. But during the Knoxville Nationals that year, the team found exactly what it was looking for. That was Lemoore, Calif., racer Carson Macedo. Now, Macedo and JJR are targeting a Knoxville Nationals victory in their second ...

View more: JJR — Unique Chemistry

Rookies Make Noise On Night 1 Of Knoxville Nationals

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Wednesday’s Knoxville Nationals opener saw a handful of Nationals rookies make some noise as four of them qualified for the feature, including one who might’ve already punched their ticket to Saturday. Leading the way was Aromas, Calif.’s Justin Sanders. Sanders may have not finished atop the ...

View more: Rookies Make Noise On Night 1 Of Knoxville Nationals

Knoxville Nationals Preview: Thursday

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Reigning NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals winner Kyle Larson leads a field that includes four other winners of the prestigious event during Thursday night’s qualifying events for the 61st annual event. Larson drove Paul Silva’s No. 57 to victory in the 60th running of the event ...

View more: Knoxville Nationals Preview: Thursday

Sanders & Swindell Click At Knoxville Nationals

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Less than three weeks ago, Justin Sanders wasn’t planning to make his Knoxville Nationals debut when a message from Kevin Swindell appeared on his phone, and now he’s nearly locked into Saturday’s $175,000 to win Nationals finale. While racing at the isolated Skagit Speedway in Washington, ...

View more: Sanders & Swindell Click At Knoxville Nationals

Knoxville Nationals Preview: Wednesday

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — The 61st NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals kicks off Wednesday night at the historic Knoxville Raceway with a field of heavy hitters led by 10-time race winner Donny Schatz. Schatz and the other 51 drivers scheduled for Wednesday’s program will be chasing points in the traditional ...

View more: Knoxville Nationals Preview: Wednesday

Sides Picks Price

While Jason Sides is on the sidelines awaiting hip replacement surgery, 24-year-old Robbie Price of Cobble Hill, B.C., is the racer Sides selected to drive his familiar No. 7s sprint car as the team honors its commitment to the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. Price ...

View more: Sides Picks Price

Life Outside The Cockpit

With more than 1,200 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series feature starts on his résumé, Jason Sides is struggling to find his footing outside of the cockpit after a nagging hip injury forced the 49-year-old racing veteran to take a hiatus from driving. “It’s pretty tough,” ...

View more: Life Outside The Cockpit

Schuchart Wins On Unusual Night At Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Logan Schuchart won for the second time in the last two races at Knoxville Raceway, claiming the victory Wednesday on the opening night of the 61st annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals. Schuchart, who won the Capitani Classic on Sunday night, held off 10-time Nationals champion ...

View more: Schuchart Wins On Unusual Night At Knoxville

Schatz & Gravel Tied Atop Night 1 Points

Lack Of Passing Leaves Contenders Frustrated

Larson Goes Back To Back For $21,000

Reutzel Takes Charge Of ‘Mr. Sprint Car’ Standings

Marks Holds Slight Lead In Latest Rankings

All’s Fair In Love & Slide Jobs

Knoxville Notes: Contenders Tune Up In Cappy Classic

Hickle Adjusting To New Challenge 

Schuchart Stops Schatz In Capitani Classic

Hafertepe Jr. Leads ‘Mr. Sprint Car’ Standings

Blonde Sizzles In Lorain Sprint

Kody Swanson’s Toledo Six Pack

OTHER CAR NEWS

;
Breaking thailand news, thai news, thailand news Verified News Story Network