Carson Macedo holds off PA Posse at Lincoln Speedway

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Carson Macedo holds off PA Posse at Lincoln Speedway

Story By: Tyler Altmeyer/ASCOC

Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 8/25/2018 – The rivalry between the PA Posse sprinters and the rest of the world is real.

“Going into tonight I was just hoping to have a solid run,” Lemoore, CA racer Carson Macedo said after a traditional wing dance in victory lane. “But to get the win, man…!”

21 year old fourth-generation driver Carson Macedo from Lemoore, CA came, saw, and upheld the pride of the traveling All Star Circuit of Champion sprinters Saturday night by picking up his third All Star win of the year, and his first-ever at the Fabulous Lincoln Speedway in the 30-lap $5,000-to-win event.

“To get back into victory lane with the All Stars, it’s been a little while,” Macedo said with a smile in victory lane. “It’s pretty cool…it feels amazing for me, being a kid who grew up in California. Pennsylvania is probably the biggest adjustment by far and after the past few nights of racing I realized the PA Posse guys will beat you down for sure”.

After some years of Posse domination at the Abbottstown oval against all who came to take on the vaunted PA Posse, the All Stars came loaded for bear this night. And there were others.

Also on hand to take on the Posse were former 3-time NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart (2002, 2005, 2011), and current NASCAR and sprint car sensation Kyle Larson. Add Dave Blaney, a former World of Outlaw Champion (1995) and NASCAR racer. So did Western PA racer Tim Shaffer, who is former All Star Champion (2009-2012) and Knoxville Nationals winner (2010).

The field was stout by any standards.

Macedo, a rising star with the traveling All Stars, had picked up back-to-back wins on June 9th and 10th in New York. But it had been nearly a month and half since those wins and he was hungry for one Saturday night. But it wasn’t going to be easy.

Macedo led the opening six laps from his outside front row starting position, only to have third-starting Freddie Rahmer get by him on the 7th lap in lapped traffic.

Macedo didn’t give up though and desperately tried to keep pace with Rahmer who had won the night before against the All Stars at Williams Grove.

Macedo also had to worry about Elk Grove, CA Kyle Larson and Tim Shaffer who were right behind him in third and fourth place respectively nearly the entire distance.

After getting close to Rahmer on a few occasions but not quite able to make the pass, Macedo got his big break, literally.

Entering turn three with three laps to go, Rahmer’s sprinter erupted in a plume of smoke, and slowed to a stop. This handed the lead back over to Macedo with Larson, Shaffer, Aaron Reutzel and 14th-starting Brian Montieth on his bumper.

“Freddie (Rahmer) is obviously really good here and is really good at rotating the bottom,” Said Macedo. “When I saw him get by be in traffic I knew I was going to have pick my marks and hope it opened up a little up there. Luckily it did and I caught back up to him there…but I don’t know if I could have got back around him.

Montieth got the local fans on their feet on the restart as he quickly got around Reutzel for fourth place. But Macedo did not falter the final three laps and took the checkered after 30 laps for the win.

“My crew did an awesome job tonight,” Macedo added. ”We were a little bit off in time trials and just adjusted throughout the night and just got so good as the night went on.”

Larson and Shaffer completed their podium finishes in second and third place. Montieth was the top PA Posse finisher in fourth place and was followed by sixth-starting Reutzel in fifth.

Completing the top-10 were eighth-starting Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13th-starting Cory Haas, seventh-starting Ryan Smith, 17th-starting Alan Krimes, and ninth-starting Chad Trout.

Contingency Awards/Results: Lincoln Speedway – August 25, 2018:
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 37 entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Kyle Larson – 13.400 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kyle Larson – 13.205 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Adam Wilt
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Ryan Smith
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Freddie Rahmer
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Carson Macedo
JE Pistons Dash #1: Tim Glatfelter
Wix Filters Dash #2: Carson Macedo
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Tony Stewart
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Carson Macedo
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brian Montieth (+10)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)
Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 57-Kyle Larson, 13.205; 2. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.580; 3. 48-Danny
Dietrich, 13.598; 4. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.604; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall,
13.700; 6. 4R-Chase Dietz, 13.709; 7. 16-Matt Campbell, 13.725; 8.
39M-Anthony Macri, 13.749; 9. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.905; 10. 5-Tyler Ross,
14.194

Group (B)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.257; 2. 39-Cory Haas, 13.515; 3. 1X-Chad
Trout, 13.581; 4. 11-Ryan Smith, 13.678; 5. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 13.709;
6. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.783; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.785; 8. 74-Dwayne
Gutshall, 14.057; 9. 44-Trey Starks, 99.190

Group (C)
1. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.362; 2. 87k-Alan Krimes, 13.378; 3.
51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.412; 4. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 13.583; 5. 14-Tony
Stewart, 13.652; 6. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.678; 7. 7ks-Dan Shetler,
13.817; 8. 3B-Randy Baughman, 13.834; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski, 14.557

Group (D)
1. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.485; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.539; 3. 88-Brandon
Rahmer, 13.649; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.654; 5. 13-Paul McMahan,
13.699; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.789; 7. 1s-Tim Wagaman, 13.877; 8.
22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.910; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 14.278

Heat #1 – Group (A) (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 15-Adam Wilt [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [2];
4. 21-Brian Montieth [3]; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall [5]; 6. 4R-Chase Dietz
[6]; 7. 16-Matt Campbell [7]; 8. 59-Jim Siegel [9]; 9. 39M-Anthony
Macri [8]

Heat #2 – Group (B) (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 1X-Chad Trout [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4];
4. 39-Cory Haas [3]; 5. 4-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7];
7. 99M-Kyle Moody [6]; 8. 74-Dwayne Gutshall [8]

Heat #3 – Group (C) (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 51-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 2. 69-Tim Glatfelter [1]; 3. O7-Gerard
McIntyre [4]; 4. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 5. 87K-Alan Krimes [3]; 6.
7KS-Dan Shetler [7]; 7. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski
[9]; 9. 3B-Randy Baughman [8]

Heat #4 – Group (D) (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan
[5]; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer [2]; 5. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 6. 1S-Tim
Wagaman [7]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 8. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [6];
9. 35-Tyler Esh [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 69-Tim Glatfelter [2]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer
[1]; 4. 11-Ryan Smith [4]; 5. 1X-Chad Trout [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel
[4]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 5. 15-Adam Wilt [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 4R-Chase Dietz
[2]; 4. 1S-Tim Wagaman [5]; 5. 16-Matt Campbell [6]; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody
[7]; 7. 59-Jim Siegel [10]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 9.
2W-Glenndon Forsythe [9]; 10. 39M-Anthony Macri [13]; 11. 7KS-Dan
Shetler [4]; 12. 35-Tyler Esh [15]; 13. 73B-Brett Michalski [12]; 14.
74-Dwayne Gutshall [11]; 15. 3B-Randy Baughman [14]; 16. 5-Tyler Ross
[16]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer
[5]; 4. 21-Brian Montieth [14]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 6. O7-Gerard
McIntyre [8]; 7. 39-Cory Haas [13]; 8. 11-Ryan Smith [7]; 9. 87K-Alan
Krimes [17]; 10. 1X-Chad Trout [9]; 11. 4-Brock Zearfoss [20]; 12.
13-Paul McMahan [12]; 13. 7K-Cale Conley [16]; 14. 88-Brandon Rahmer
[15]; 15. 14-Tony Stewart [21]; 16. 59-Jim Siegel [25]; 17. 55K-Robbie
Kendall [19]; 18. 4R-Chase Dietz [23]; 19. 10H-Chad Kemenah [22]; 20.
70-Dave Blaney [18]; 21. 51-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 22. 48-Danny Dietrich
[11]; 23. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [26]; 24. 15-Adam Wilt [10]; 25. 1S-Tim
Wagaman [24]; 26. 69-Tim Glatfelter [1]

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Lincoln Speedway on 8/25)
1. Aaron Reutzel – 4276
2. Carson Macedo – 4236
3. Chad Kemenah – 4214
4. Paul McMahan – 4024
5. Dave Blaney – 3990
6. Jac Haudenschild – 3850
7. Cale Conley – 3704
8. Parker Price-Miller -3466
9. Brandon Spithaler – 3412
10. Tyler Esh – 3258

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first ‘outlaw’ Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

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