BRISTOL, TENNESSEE (April 29, 2022) – For the World of Outlaws traveling stars, following the exciting action at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana that saw Carson Macedo park the Albaugh – Your Alternative Maxim in victory lane, all roads winded through the beautiful Tennessee landscape to Bristol Motor Speedway for the 2-day Bristol Bash. This high banked oval that is covered in dirt creates incredible speeds for these 410 winged sprint cars in a grand forum reminiscent of times before leading to its’ billing as The Last Great Colosseum. The speed alone demands each drivers’ very best and full on courage, but when combined with the competition it results in next level performance. Philip Dietz and the JJR #41 team had the Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT)/Border International/FK Rod Ends #41 ready for action as there were 24 teams situated through the infield ready to do battle.
Carson Macedo would be the 13th car out in My Place Hotels Qualifying for his two attempts against the clock in time trials. He climbed into the Complete Parts & Equipment Solutions/Boltz Family/Schoenfeld Headers Maxim and buckled into his Crow Enterprizes safety belts as he prepared for his speed adventure. He pushed off and drove up the banking in turn one as he hammered the throttle. He blasted out of turn four and took the green. There is no room for error at these speeds and the California native was doing his job. He raced under the waving white flag and stopped the clock at 13.925 seconds. The next time around was very consistent, but a bit slower at 14.066 seconds. His first lap ended up fifth quick overall as Logan Schuchart led the pack at 13.831 seconds.
With the three heat race lineups being established off of each driver’s best lap from time trials for the 8-lap heat races, Carson found himself on the outside of the front row as he shared the row with Sheldon Haudenschild. The Californian speed chauffeur was ready to get rolling in the Tarlton and Son/Durst Inc./KSE Racing Products #41 moving at Bristol. They slowly paced two-by-two down the backstretch and when they came off turn four Macedo drove the Albaugh #41 into the lead over Kraig Kinser, James McFadden, and Haudenschild after the first lap was recorded. He was running around the top of the high banks and never looked back as he covered the 4 miles at high speed to take the victory by 1.854 seconds over Kinser with Sheldon Haudenschild fighting back to claim the show position. James McFadden and Anthony Macri completed the top five with Donny Schatz, John Carney, and Jason Sides completing the finishing order.
Earning an opportunity to earn his starting position for the feature in the 6-lap DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash he headedto the stage to test his luck as part of the process. He wasn’t very lucky as he held the ‘6’ pill which put him in the very last spot to start the dash with David Gravel to his inside. Kraig Kinser and Logan Schuchart settled into their starting spots in row one with Spencer Bayston and Aaron Reutzel staged in row two. When the green lights came on it was Schuchart motoring into the lead over Kinser and Macedo picked up a position as he drove the Albaugh – Your Alternative/Tiger Towing/Motor State Distributing #41 Maxim in front of Gravel to take command of the fifth position. He stayed on the gas and tracked down Bayston before making the pass for position. Schuchart was dominant and took the dash win over Reutzel, Kinser, and Macedo with Bayston and Gravel securing fifth and sixth.
The 8 minute horn sounded to summon the cars to the staging area for the 25-lap NOS Energy Drink Bristol Bash feature event with a $25,000 check awaiting the winner. Nate Repetz made one final air adjustment as they rolled the car back out of the pit box. Clyde Knipp used the Polaris four-wheeler to escort the Dissolvalloy/Bandy & Associates/Meyers Constructors #41 entry to the staging area. The field was set and the fans in the stands were ready to see the sprint car stars do their thing. Fireworks lit up the backstretch as the field passed by. It was time to go racing at Bristol baby! The flagman unfurled the green flag as the field got up to speed. Logan Schuchart was on a mission and seized control of the top spot from the drop of the green. Aaron Reutzel was fast too as he tried to keep the Shark Racing #1s in his sights. Kraig Kinser was rolling in the show position with Carson Macedo and David Gravel right behind him. This was a high speed rabbit chase as the preferred line was around the top. The drivers were not lifting as their courage was on full display. Logan Schuchart ran a masterful race at the front to take the win over Reutzel as Kinser, Macedo, and Gravel rounded out the top five. It was Carson Macedo’s eighth top five finish, a 50% success rate to date, this season. Another respectable run for the forty-one!
A Fourth Place Run on the Opening Night of the Bristol Bash for Macedo and the JJR #41! Photo Credit: Cameron Saich
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