TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA (October 13, 2018) – After rained washed out the scheduled event at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday night, Carson Macedo and the JJR #41 Team headed east to the historic Terre Haute Action Track for the return of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. With the lights of Terre Haute glimmering outside the first and second turn, 32 competitors and teams arranged their haulers in the pit area ready to do battle on the big oval in front of the covered grandstands.
One of those teams was the Jason Johnson Racing (JJR) #41 team with their blue Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution #41 Maxim and their driver from Lemoore, California, Carson Macedo. They would be the 26th car out for their two time trail laps, so they would have some time to see how the track progressed in qualifying. He rolled onto the track from the turn four entrance and pounded the load pedal to alert the horses in his Kistler Engines powerplant that it was time to set them free. The ponies were at full speed when he saw the white flag after turning his first lap in 16.333 seconds, which put him 10th quick overall at the time. He was consistent, but a little slower, the second time around at 16.405 seconds. The faster of his two laps ended up 12th quick overall on the night.
He would line up on the inside of row three beside 9-time champion Donny Schatz in the fourth and final heat race with an all Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR) front row with Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet leading the field. When the green flag waved, Pittman moved into the top spot over Sweet with Macedo and Schatz in hot pursuit. The field was trucking, like the Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT) professional fleet does nationwide on a daily basis, as Schatz slipped by Macedo to take command of the show position. Pittman would take the win over Sweet, Schatz and Macedo in the Dissolvalloy/Waco Metal #41 Maxim as Brent Marks secured the fifth and final transfer spot.
Locking into the 30-lap A-Main, Macedo and crew chief Philip Dietz pondered what changes they could make to make their car better on this chilly Fall night in western Indiana. As they adjusted the tire pressure on their Hoosier Racing Tires, the 8-minute horn sounded alerting them it was soon time to roll onto the racing surface for the start of The Greatest Show on Dirt in front of the loyal fans of sprint car racing. After honoring the sport’s fallen heroes, Jason Johnson and Greg Hodnett, with the missing man formation, it was go time at the Terre Haute Action Track. Brad Sweet wasted no time getting to the front of the field and he was setting a relentless pace with Pittman in tow. Macedo was maneuvering his Maxim Racing machine in the middle of the pack, while trying to find a faster lane each lap. The patient Californian wheelman was methodical and as the laps clicked down moved forward slightly. When Sweet was coming out of turn four to take the checkers, the flagman quickly pulled in the black and white flag and replaced it with a yellow one as Ian Madsen slowed coming down the back straightaway. Macedo was up to the 13th position in the event, which now would be extended to 31 laps due to the green-white-checkered finish rule. Sweet would now have to contend with Schatz who charged from his 12th starting position into the runner-up spot before the yellow flew over the field. Sweet pulled out into the lead with Schatz following, as Macedo held his spot and rolled to a 13th place finish at Terre Haute as Sweet to the win over Schatz, Tim Shaffer, Pittman and Sheldon Haudenschild. A solid run for the forty-one!
Carson Macedo Wheels JJR’s Dissolvalloy #41 Maxim to a 13th Place Finish at the Historic Terre Haute Action Track
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