BEAVER DAM, WISCONSIN (June 18, 2022) – The JJR #41 team was back in the pit area at Beaver Dam Raceway with smiles on their faces following their runner-up finish on Friday night to kick off the 12th Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial. With the sun shining overhead on an almost perfect day and opportunities for success waiting ahead, the team was relaxed and ready to get rolling with another night of high speed action at the fast and racy oval in The Badger State aboard the Albaugh – Your Alternative #41 Maxim. Carson headed to the driver’s meeting to get debriefed on the format for the night of action as 31 race teams had driven through the pit gates looking to capitalize against the best in the business.
Carson is always eager to race and even when he is away from the track focuses and spends his time working hard so he is mentally, physically, and spiritually prepared to perform at his best each and every night. On this night, the talented K1 Race Gear speed chauffeur would be the 29th driver out on the track in My Place Hotels Qualifying. Carson put on his beautiful Shifty Illusions custom painted Bell Racing helmet and pulled the chin strap tight as he rolled into the staging area to wait for his turn to pound the clay at Beaver Dam Raceway. With a tap on his rear nerf bar his Kistler Engines/All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Engler Machine & Tool power came to life. He raced his Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT)/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/Bandy & Associates #41 Maxim towards the waving green cloth as he started the clock on lap one. When he was done circle the bullring the first time, the time recorded was 11.652 seconds. Unrelenting, he stayed on the loud pedal pushing himself and his equipment a little harder trying to better his lap time. When he raced under the checkered flag his second lap was much better at 11.501 seconds. That lap positioned him at the top of the speed charts as the fastest driver of the night in time trials. It was his fifth Slick Woody’s Fast Time Award of the 2022 season.
Carson’s quick time put him on the pole in the first of three 8-lap heat races. He would pull the Tarlton and Son/BMRS/Weld Racing #41 Maxim into his starting position with fellow Californian Giovanni Scelzi to his outside. Jacob Allen and David Gravel lined up win row two followed by James McFadden, Noah Gass, Jake Blackhurst, Austin Hartmann, Matt Rechek, Jack Vanderboom, and Bill Rose. When the green flag dropped, the talented racer from Lemoore, California drives off the bottom and into the lead down the frontstretch. These cars are incredibly fast and he carried his peed into the first set of turns. His speed carried him up and over the thin cushion allowing Scelzi to take the lead. While Carson gathered it back up, Jacob Allen was able to slip by too bringing along James McFadden who roared into the show position using the bottom lane of the track. Carson settled into the fourth position and held off the challenges from David Gravel throughout the remainder of the race. Carson was the fourth drover to cross the finish line behind Scelzi, Allen and McFadden with David Gravel coming home fifth and Noah Gass securing the sixth and final transfer position.
Missing out on an opportunity to race in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, Carson and the JJR #41 team stayed focused as they prepared for the 40-lap NOS Energy Drink finale in the 12th Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial at Beaver Dam Raceway. The engines were firing and the field was pacing as they found their way to their starting positions on the grid. Carson would start from the tenth position aboard the Albaugh – Your Alternative/Tiger Towing/Schoenfeld Headers #41 beside Brad Sweet. Polesitter Spencer Bayston and fellow front row starter Logan Schuchart led the field to the green flag. It was Bayston to the lead with third starting Sheldon Haudenschild moving in right behind him. Carson maintained his starting position in the running order on the opening lap before the yellow flag came out for Aaron Reutzel who slowed on the inside of turns 3 and 4. Spencer Bayston would bring that back to the green flag as Carson moved up two positions into eighth on the restart. Brad Sweet was directly ahead of him and Carson was in chase mode. By lap 8, he was able to get by Sweet and the next time around he was able to move by Scelzi into the sixth position before the second caution of the night came out for Kris Spitz. Carson would restart in the outside lane and when the leader Bayston jumped back on the accelerator Carson surrendered the position to Scelzi. At the front, Bayston also lost the lead to the hard-charging Sheldon Haudenschild a few laps later on lap 13. Carson meanwhile continued to battle for position getting shuffled back as far as tenth. With a few laps remaining his never give up attitude and driving style started to pay off as he gained a few more spots. A caution flag flew with one lap to go for Brad Sweet who got into the backstretch wall after his right rear tire went flat. Haudenschild was leading Logan Schuchart with Donny Schatz stalking. Carson would restart from the eighth position. When Sheldon Haudenschild swept under the waving checkered flags he was followed across the finish line by Donny Schatz, Logan Schuchart, Spencer Bayston and David Gravel. Carson Macedo brought the Albaugh #41 home with a seventh place finish. A good run for the forty-one! While not the finish they wanted after their strong start, the driver and team of the JJR #41 will now turn their attention to South Dakota for four consecutive nights of racing concluding with the $100,000-to-win Huset’s Highbank Nationals on Saturday night.
A Seventh Place Finish at Beaver Dam in the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial Finale! Photo Credit: Trent Gower
Albaugh, LLC; Border International; Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT); Saich Family; Tarlton and Son Inc.; Boltz Family; Complete Parts & Equipment Solutions; Durst Inc.; Liquid Trucking; Bandy & Associates Accountancy Corporation; Buckwalter Trucking, LLC; Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution; Jansen Transportation; Larry Davis Farms; Meyers Constructors Inc.; Mr. Jim’s Racing; RaceDiecast.com; Sam I Am; Team Jack Foundation; Mark Burch Motorsports; T-FAB Custom Metal Fabrication; Tiger Towing; All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads; AutoMeter; Bell Helmets; BMRS (Brown & Miller Racing Solutions); BR Motorsports; C&R Racing; Crow Enterprizes; Engler Machine & Tool, Inc.; Factory Kahne (FK Shocks); Fibreworks Composites; FK Rod Ends; Greber Racing Components; High Performance Lubricants, LLC; Hoosier Racing Tire; Indy Performance Composites (IPC); ISC Racers Tape; K1 Race Gear; Kistler Racing Engines; KSE Racing Products; Maxim Racing; Motor State Distributing; Pro Powder Coating (PPC); Saldana Racing Products; Schoenfeld Headers; Smith Titanium; Vortex Racing Products; Walker Performance Filtration; Weld Racing; Wilwood Racing; Winters Performance Products; and Xtreme Body and Paint.
To stay connected with Jason Johnson Racing (JJR), go to www.jasonjohnsonracing.com.
To stay up-to-date with Carson Macedo and his success journey on and off the track, as well as to purchase his gear and merchandise directly, visit www.carsonmacedoracing.com.