Macedo accumulates victories in famous places
Carson Macedo (41) races Donny Schatz Saturday at Eldora Speedway. (Photo by Julia Johnson)
ROSSBURG, Ohio – Entering this year, Carson Macedo placed increased emphasis on winning at prestigious venues.
The obvious top of this list: Knoxville Raceway, Williams Grove Speedway, and Eldora Speedway.
He did exactly that as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint car series entered its most intense part of the season. On Sunday afternoon, Macedo scored his second victory in five days at Eldora with a 30-lap cruise to complete the mission within the mission.
“I feel like we’re really strong right now,” said Macedo, whose five of seven touring wins this year include Williams Grove, Knoxville and Eldora. “I feel like my car is really good and consistent. I feel like we have a lot of great races to come. We’re going to do our best and see what we can do.
You could say it started at Volusia Speedway Park in February and March, when he won on the historic track with the All Star Circuit of Champions and the World of Outlaws. It continued to Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, a track widely adopted in the touring calendar, in April before the harvest really began in May.
Macedo claimed that first distinguished victory at Williams Grove Speedway, setting Lance Dewease back to the place that elevated his Hall of Fame career.
In June, two go-ahead maneuvers in the final two laps propelled him into a weekend sweep in Knoxville.
Last week, Macedo dominated the Jokers Wild in Eldora on Wednesday and ended the Kings Royals week on Sunday with another trip to the victory lane. He also performed well in the 37th and 38th Kings Royals on Saturday, finishing third and sixth respectively.
It’s just more experience on what he needs to do to accomplish a bigger mission now: earn a Crown Jewel.
He’ll have to wait another year to make it to Eldora, but there are two events by the name of the Knoxville Nationals and the Williams Grove National Open that will soon be on his radar.
At 25, having handed over the keys to the particularly fast No41 Jason Johnson Racing machine and working alongside arguably the best mechanic in the business to Phil Dietz, Macedo has every reason to believe he can keep leveling up. as a pilot. .
“Having a good race car that’s stuck, in the race track, moving forward, makes a really big difference,” Macedo said, praising the work of Dietz and his crew. “I have the impression that mine was like that. We’re just going to keep running that.
Bigger races await Macedo and his team this week.
The $ 20,000 Silver Cup up for grabs at Lernerville Speedway awaits Tuesday before the series returns to Williams Grove for the Summer Nationals on Friday and Saturday.
“Lernerville hasn’t been the best for me in the past, but JJR has had a lot of success there,” Macedo said. “I’m going to lean on Phil a little bit, and we’re going to go ahead and do our best.”
If Macedo builds on his already healthy winning list, he may be able to complete the biggest mission of all – to beat two-time defending World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet for the title, now 114 points behind with 35 races to go.