PETERSEN MEDIA- Fresh off of a Top-Five to open his 2018 season up just one week ago, Cole Macedo continued to run well on Friday night as he scored a fifth place finish during the Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo season opener.
“Friday night was a good night for our team,” Cole Macedo said. “It was fun to have Carson (Macedo) and Tommy Tarlton racing, and to get a Top-Five against some tough competition was great.”
27 cars checked into the pit area on Friday night at the younger Macedo brother timed the Elite Landscape Construction/Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino/Tarlton and Son, Inc. No. 21x entry in ninth quickest in time trials.
Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Lemoore, CA driver was able to tame the hooked up Ocean Speedway as he picked up the heat race win over DJ Netto and Tommy Tarlton and garnered a position in the upcoming Dash.
Finishing fifth in the six-lap Dash, Macedo would find himself in the third row for the impending 30-lap feature event.
The feature event had a couple of early stoppages, but the youngster didn’t let restarts slow him down as he battled hard in the Top-Five going wheel-to-wheel with some tough drivers.
As the track became a little more racy as the race clicked off laps, Macedo was able to get back inside the Top-Five as he would accept the checkered flag in the fifth position.
Traveling to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night to battle the SCCT, Macedo would have a tough start to his night as he would time in eighth quickest in his qualifying group before getting turned over on the opening lap of his heat race.
His Tarlton Motorsports team would work hard to make repairs for the ‘C’, and Macedo would make the call as he took the green flag from the 10th starting position.
In the ‘C’, most drivers could be found on the bottom groove but Macedo knew he would have to make something happen as he went to work on a tricky cushion. Pushing his machine to the limit, Macedo would pick up the win and advance to the ‘B’ where he lined up 13th.
From the tail end of a loaded ‘B’, Macedo would continue to race his way forward as a transfer position looked possible late in the race. Chasing after Ryan Robinson, Tanner Carrick, and Justyn Cox, Macedo would get to the seventh position when the checkered flag was displayed to the field and his night would come to an end.
“Saturday night got off to a slow start with me messing up in time trials, then getting collected in a heat race wreck,” Macedo added. “I have to thank my Dad and the guys for working hard after the wreck and getting the car ready for the ‘C’. We had some really good speed, and I had some fun working my way forward on a tricky track. I also have to thank the Tarlton’s for letting me have some fun in some awesome equipment”
The Tarlton Motorsports team would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Yokut Gash, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2018 season.
BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-3, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-2.
ON TAP: With bad weather forecasted this weekend, Cole and the Tarlton Motorsports team are unsure where they will be in action at this time.
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