ATTICA, OHIO (July 13, 2021) – Following the checkered flag waving at Wilmot Raceway on Saturday night, Philip Dietz led the JJR #41 team eastbound for Ohio, the home base for Paul Kistler at Kistler Engines as well as Ken Greber at Greber Racing Components (GRC), to get ready to race on Tuesday night in the 33rd Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic at the always exciting Attica Raceway Park. This event is one that is circled on almost everyone’s schedule as it honors one of their own who had a successful racing career that ended abruptly due to a paralyzing accident at Eldora Speedway back in 1988. He is not only a survivor, but makes the choice every day to thrive. He is a competitor. He is a Hall of Famer. He is a great ambassador for sprint car racing. He is a highly respected racing announcer. He is the promoter of this race. He is a friend to so many involved in the sport. He is Brad Doty. And, Attica Raceway Park was absolutely packed with fans of both sprint car racing and the man this race honors and recognizes. The pit area, which is located off turns three and four at the old fairgrounds facility, was packed with 48 teams ready to race for the $10,000-to-win race and the coveted trophy and opportunity to add their name to the list of winners of the Brad Doty Classic on this Tuesday evening.
With greater than 38 teams competing in the race, the field of cars was split into two separate groups, referred to as flights, for Slick Woody’s Qualifying. The one-lap track record was established way back on September 7, 1998, by Butch Schroeder with a lightning quick lap of 11.306 seconds. After drawing the ‘66’ pill, Carson Macedo waited patiently in the cockpit of his Maxim Racing high speed hot rod for his turn out on the track as he would be then 18th driver out in Flight B. When Chad Kemenah exited the track just off the backstretch following his time trial laps, Carson would push onto the track out of the turn four staging area as the engine fired in the Tarlton and Son/Kistler Engines/Engler Machine & Tool #41 Maxim. After building up speed he raced under the waving green flag and onto the unrestrained high banked turns and down the backstretch. There are no guiderails or walls to hold you in this place, so precision and accuracy at speed are paramount. Carson exited turn four and when he took the white flag his first lap clocked in at 12.841 seconds. He stayed on the fast pedal the next time around with the stopwatch scoring lap two at 12.870 seconds. The faster of his two attempts was third quick overall in Flight B on the timing and scoring chart to start the night at Attica. Sheldon Haudenschild laid down the best time of the night at 12.582 seconds out of Flight A.
Based on each of the driver’s performance and fastest lap in time trial qualifying, the heat race lineups for the four Drydene Heat Races were set. With the largest field to date in World of Outlaws competition there were twelve drivers in each heat race. The top five in each of the 10-lap heat races would secure their spot in the field for the 33rd Annual Brad Doty Classic feature at the end of the night. The top two finishers out of each heat race would move into the dash. Carson Macedo, based on his third quick time, would start from the second position in the third heat race in the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/Winters Performance Products/FK Rod Ends #41. Carson would share the front row with polesitter Aaron Reutzel. Brad Sweet and David Gravel paced from row two with Marcus Dumesny and Cap Henry in row three, Ian Madsen and Shawn Dancer in row four, Henry Malcuit and Lachlan McHugh in row five, and Jordan Ryan and Jason Sides rounding out the field in row six. It was time to go racing Attica Raceway Park style and it was about to get exciting! When the green lights came on the chalk dust flew with Reutzel and Macedo side-by-side down the frontstretch. Reutzel entered turn one low and slid up across the track in turn two crowding Macedo. Carson stayed on the gas and made a bold move around the extreme outside of Reutzel to take the lead on the opening lap. The yellow would be displayed before the next lap could be completed when Aaron Reutzel again got off the track in turn two. He headed to the work area and did not rejoin the field. When they got restarted, Macedo now had Brad Sweet beside him on the inside. Carson used the outside lane to build up his momentum to drive back into the lead with Sweet and Gravel close behind. The Lemoore, California driver raced to the heat race win by 2.201 seconds over Sweet and Gravel with Cap Henry and Marcus Dumesny rounding out the top five.
Moving onto the DirtVision Fast Pass Dash, Carson Macedo headed to the front straightaway in front of the packed house to see where luck would put him at the start of the 8-lap race for placement. He pulled the ‘7’ pill and would be partnered with Sheldon Haudenschild in row four of the dash. Spencer Bayston and Tyler Courtney made up the front row with James McFadden, Cory Eliason, Brad Sweet, and Logan Schuchart sandwiched between them and the row four starters. When the field went green, Tyler Courtney drove his NOS Turbo/ZMAX #7 into the lead over Spencer Bayston. Carson was battling using the bottom of the track running in the eighth position. With 3 laps in the books, a yellow flag was displayed for Sheldon Haudenschild who spun over the berm in turn four. Sheldon would rejoin the field as they got restarted in single file formation. This time Carson headed to the top side in the Border International/Pro Powder Coating (PPC)/Liquid Trucking #41 Maxim to protect the seventh position. With the laps winding down, Logan Schuchart started stalking down Tyler Courtney who was at the front. Schuchart caught him and the two talented drivers were putting on a show for the lead. Coming out of turn four on the last lap, Schuchart made the pass on Courtney to take the lead and the win with Bayston coming home third, Sweet fourth and Eliason fifth. James McFadden was scored sixth, with Carson coming home seventh, as Sheldon Haudenschild rounded out the running order in eighth.
The field was set for the 40-lap feature finale of the 33rd Annual Brad Doty Classic. Logan Schuchart and Tyler Courtney would lead the field to the green flag. Carson Macedo would get started from the inside of row four aboard the Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT)/Meyers Constructors/Waco Metal #41 Maxim. When the dust started to fly as they headed to the green flag it was tight quarters on the race track early on. Logan Schuchart was leading early over a hard-charging Tyler Courtney when the first yellow was displayed for Kyle Larson who spun in the first turn. He tagged the rear of the field as Christopher Bell headed to the work area before rejoining the field. Bell would later retire pit side with mechanical issues. Carson would get restarted from the eighth position behind Sheldon Haudenschild’s NOS Energy Drink #17. When they went back to green it was short lived as the yellow came out again, this time for Cole Macedo in the Ray Brooks Racing #18, Brock Zearfoss, and Brandon Spithaler who got together and spun exiting turn four. When the field went back to racing, Carson used his KSE Racing Products to steer to the top of the track to see if he could find some speed to make a pass. He found something but his forward momentum was thwarted when another yellow was thrown on lap 3 for Cole Macedo. They finally got back up to speed and Carson got by Haudenschild for seventh. On the restart, Tyler Courtney blasted into the lead over Logan Schuchart. The two drivers were in a tight battle for the lead. On lap 5, there just was not any more room between the two drivers on the entry of turn one. Both got sideway and contact was made sending Courtney spinning to a stop on the bottom of turn one bringing out the fourth caution flag of the night.
Logan Schuchart was now leading with Bayston, Sweet, Eliason, McFadden and Carson Macedo poised in the positions behind him. When the green flag waved again, Carson drove the forty-one into fourth for a brief moment as he passed both McFadden and Eliason. He could not hold the positions he gained though as he got his right rear over the backstretch berm and relinquished the two spots back to those two competitors. Carson regained his composure and started to get back into a rhythm when a red flag halted action on lap 7 when his brother, Cole Macedo, flipped on the frontstretch after having nowhere to go when Marcus Dumesny made hard contact with the outside wall and veered left down the track hitting the Ray Brooks Racing #18. Following the clean up of the accident scene, the engines fired and the field lined up in their double file restart order. When they went back to full throttle racing, Cory Eliason got a terrific start, but ultimately it was Spencer Bayston who raced into the lead over Eliason and Schuchart. Carson Macedo was in a fierce battle with James McFadden for a spot in the top five. That battle continued for quite a few laps before Macedo claimed the spot for good. Hungry for more he went to work moving up the scoring charts. The action was again slowed under caution again, this time for Cory Eliason who spun off of the track in turn four while racing with the top group.
The running order at the front of the pack was now Bayston, Sweet, Schuchart, and Macedo with Haudenschild in fifth. When the action got restarted, Macedo made the pass on Schuchart for the show position and was closing on Sweet using the low groove of the track. Schuchart moved to the top side and was pedal down as he wanted the position back. Logan got it as they crossed the scoring line just as the yellow flag was displayed for Aaron Reutzel who was another victim and spun off of turn four on lap 30. There were 10 laps to go and the drivers were prepared to make each of them exciting ones for the fans. The yellow lights dimmed as the green lights illuminated. Bayston to the lead over Sweet. Carson Macedo was embroiled in a friendly dogfight with Logan Schuchart for the third position. Schuchart would make contact with the frontstretch wall giving Macedo an opportunity to close in and make it a race. He was right there and made the pass again for the position diving under the Shark Racing #1s as he tucked in front of him coming off turn four. Carson quickly put some distance between himself and Schuchart as Spencer Bayston went on to win his first career World of Outlaws race over Brad Sweet and Carson Macedo who rounded out the podium positions. Congratulations to Spencer Bayston on your World of Outlaws victory! Plus, another great run for Carson Macedo and the forty-one team at the 33rd Annual Brad Doty Classic!
A Bold Run to the Podium for Carson Macedo and the JJR #41 at the 33rd Annual Brad Doty Classic!
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