Macedo wins National Open in Williams Grove and pockets $ 75,000 | Sports
Carson Macedo won the highest paying race of his career on Saturday night when he won the 59th edition of the Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway.
The World of Outlaws rider became the third and final leader of the prestigious event, overtaking Logan Schuchart with four laps to go in the 40 laps to clinch the salary of $ 75,000.
2019 National Open champion Brent Marks started the affair on the post with Schuchart on his outside, but before Marks could settle into a rhythm, the red flag appeared on the second tour.
Brian Brown spun at the third corner and was slammed by Daryn Pittman who overturned his car. Freddie Rahmer also suffered damage to the upper wing.
Schuchart, Macedo, David Gravel and Sheldon Haudenschild trailed for the restart.
Marks came in on lap 10 with the lead, holding a distance of about a lap on Schuchart as the traffic began to show.
And that’s when Marks fell victim to a mistake as he started trying to put cars behind him from behind the pitch when on the 13th tour he spun into the second. lap while working in traffic, ending a solid bid for a second National Open title and returning control to the Hanover Schuchart.
The restart was unleashed up front as sixth starter Macedo, now second, David Gravel and Anthony Macri as three wide for second place in the second corner with Gravel shooting down the middle, just below Macedo.
Macri emerged from the fight in third with Macedo falling back but the red flag suddenly appeared, canceling out moves.
The stop was due to a tangle of TJ Stutts and Robbie Kendall in the first corner.
The restart saw Schuchart gain the upper hand over Macedo and on lap 15 a straight line separated the two leading cars.
On lap 20, with traffic again in play, Macedo halved the leader’s advantage and on lap 24, Schuchart was less than a turn ahead.
Working in traffic, the top trio regrouped with Haudenschild who shot in second as he threw a hayloft to Macedo in the third and fourth corners with 12 laps to go.
The move put him in second on the line, but Macedo quickly recovered to reclaim the spot.
On lap 30, Schuchart struggled to put the cars on a lap as he left his favorite high line in an attempt to save time on the bottom.
That gave Macedo some momentum and he threw all that momentum on Schuchart to take the lead on lap four with eight left.
The move didn’t quite work out though, but Schuchart couldn’t escape Macedo’s grip and on lap 34 the top three were all running around the same turn.
Macedo then struck for gold with four laps to go when he crashed deep into the third corner and crossed the track to get in front of Schuchart for control.
From there, the driver from Lemoore, Calif., Propelled the No. 41 Jason Johnson Racing to victory, taking the win by 0.218 seconds over Schuchart.
âThe laps were linked very quickly when I was second,â said Macedo.
“I knew I had to stand on the seat to stay in front of him,” said the winner of the race with Haudenschild right behind him.
Macedo has spoken of his final header and victory move.
âI just came through really hard,â he said.
Schuchart finished second in the race for the second year in a row.
âOverall we were a lot better than in the past,â Schuchart said.
âIt sucks, it stings, but we’ll be back next year. We have a good notebook.
Haudenschild finished third, followed by Macri and Gravel.
Macri claimed a $ 1,000 bonus for being Williams Grove’s best regular in the event.
From sixth to 10th place are defending champion Donny Schatz, track and field champion Lance Dewease, Friday night winner Kyle Larson, James McFadden and outlaw leader Brad Sweet.
The 48-car peloton’s playoff heats went to Schatz, Macedo, Gravel and Haudenschild.
Devon Borden won Main C and Jacob Allen won Main B with Marks taking pole for the main taking home the dash.
For the second night in a row, Lance Dewease clocked a quick time with a quick lap of 16.774 seconds.
WILLIAMS GROVE SPEED
410 racing cars
Characteristic (40 turns): 1. Carson Macedo ($ 75,000), 2. Logan Schuchart, 3. Sheldon Haudenschild, 4. Anthony Macri, 5. David Gravel, 6. Donny Schatz, 7. Lance Dewease, 8. Kyle Larson, 9. James McFadden, 10. Brad Sweet, 11. Justin Peck, 12. Danny Dietrich, 13. Kasey Kahne, 14. Spencer Bayston, 15. Brent Marks, 16. Brock Zearfoss, 17. Kraig Kinser, 18. Gio Scelzi, 19. Justin Henderson, 20. Jacob Allen, 21 years old. TJ Stutts, 22. Aaron Bollinger, 23. Dylan Cisney, 24. Robbie Kendall, 25. Brian Brown, 26. Daryn Pittman, 27. Freddie Rahmer. DNS: Wayne Johnson
410 racing cars
Characteristic (25 turns): 1. Kyle Larson ($ 20,000) 2. Logan Schuchart, 3. Donny Schatz, 4. Anthony Macri, 5. Brent Marks, 6. Lance Dewease, 7. Freddie Rahmer, 8. Danny Dietrich, 9. Daryn Pittman, 10 Carson Macedo, 11. Dylan Cisney, 12. Justin Peck, 13. Brian Brown, 14. James McFadden, 15. Brad Sweet, 16. Justin Henderson, 17. Kasey Kahne, 18. Sheldon Haudenschild, 19. Matt Campbell, 20. Spencer Bayston, 21. Ryan Smith, 22. Devon Borden, 23. Kyle Reinhardt, 24. Pat Cannon. 25. David Gravel. 26. Aaron Reutzel, 27. Kraig Kinser