MONROE, LOUISIANA (March 13, 2021) – When all of the action in Mississippi was completed on Friday night, the JJR #41 team continued their journey for this weekend’s Dirty South Swing as they drove 4.5 hours southwest to The Rev – Revolution Park. The track, located just off Interstate 20, is a state-of-the-art and racy 3/8-mile oval. The WoO stars and competitors were prepared to entertain the fans in the Bayou State of Louisiana during their first ever visit to the track and first time back in the state in quite some time. Louisiana is a special place for the JJR team as Jason Johnson and the Johnson family were born and raised in Eunice, which is located just 3 hours due south of the track. It was the World of Outlaws first time back to the state since 2004 and country music recording artist Dylan Scott and his team at The Rev were excited to welcome the 27 “The Greatest Show on Dirt” competitors back with a little Louisiana hospitality and southern charm.
As is usual and customary, each driver gets to show off their sponsors and speed to the fans with two solo laps around the track for time in Slick Woody’s qualifying. The order is set as each of the teams randomly draw a pill with a number on it and then arranged from low to high. The Lemoore, California wheelman would climb into his Fibreworks Composites custom fitted seat as he would be the 19th driver out on the track aboard the RaceDiecast.com/Factory Kahne Shocks/AutoMeter #41 Maxim. With one last pull on his safety belts and a tap on the rear nerf bar, the engine fired as he flipped the shield down on his Shifty custom painted Bell Racing helmet. From his office he saw the green flag waving and motored under it to start the second hand on the clock ticking. Hammer down he made quick work on the first lap in 11.795 seconds. The determined driver of the forty-one has his elbows up and blasted around Revolution Park the next time around in 11.782 seconds. Macedo’s best lap time recorded placed him third in the final speed charts for the night in time trials behind quick timer David Gravel (11.582) and Kasey Kahne (11.693) to get the night started right.
Carson and Philip would debrief and set their game plan for their Drydene Heat Race where the Tarlton and Son Frame-2-Finish/Complete Parts & Equipment #41 entry would start from the pole position beside Aaron Reutzel in the third heat race. This heat was filled with many of the young gun stars of the sport with Sheldon Haudenschild sharing row two with Jason Sides, Scotty Thiel and TJ Michael in row three, Gio Scelzi and Noah Gass in row four, as Brent Marks tagged the rear after mechanical issues forced him to miss time trials. The starting field paced around The Rev and when they crossed the chalk line Macedo powered off the bottom and into the clean air at the front of the pack ahead of Reutzel. He was fast and flying as he built a solid lead throughout the 8 lap race. He would collect the victory by 2.217 seconds over Reutzel with Sides, Haudenschild, Thiel and Michael securing the final transfer spots. Macedo had his night, and the JJR #41, moving in the right direction.
After pulling the ‘6’ pill out of the oversized NOS Energy Drink can, he would line up in the final starting spot with Donny Schatz to his inside for the 6-lap DirtVision Fast Pass Dash. It was an all Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR) front row with Kasey Kahne and Brad Sweet as Aaron Reutzel and David Gravel paced behind in row two. When the green waved it was Kahne to the front with David Gravel blasting through to steal the runner-up position. Carson was battling from the fifth position and had his sights set on driving his Mark Burch Motorsports/Team Jack Foundation #41 forward to compete with Brad Sweet for the fourth spot. He was able to close in but was not able to make the pass. Kahne took the win over Gravel, Reutzel, and Sweet with Macedo and Schatz completing the finishing order.
With the air horn sounding, Carson climbed into the Liquid Trucking/Logo Daddy Graphics/Mr. Jim’s Racing #41 Maxim Racing speed machine ready to race at The Rev – Revolution Park in the 30-lap NOS Energy Drink feature. He would get rolling from the inside of the third row and was ready to go. Polesitter Kasey Kahne would bring them to the flag and lead lap one over David Gravel, but Gravel jumped into the top spot the next time around. Carson had his elbows up after losing a few spot at the onset and was racing in the eighth position. The cool and calm Californian was looking for opportunities to gain a spot as David Gravel and Brad Sweet were now in a fierce battle for the lead. Gravel had it and Sweet wanted it. They exchanged it multiple times as the two raced cleanly. Carson was able to move the forty-one past Aaron Reutzel to claim the seventh position and was closing in on sixth running Kasey Kahne in the waning laps. Gravel would take the win over Sweet and Schatz with Logan Schuchart coming home fourth and Sheldon Haudenschild in fifth. Kasey Kahne and Carson Macedo were the next two across the finish line as Ian Madsen, Reutzel and Brock Zearfoss rounded out the top ten. A good run for the forty-one at The Rev!
A Seventh Place Run for Macedo in the Liquid Trucking #41 at The Rev!
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