(November 1, 2020 from USAC report) – Leading all 25-laps, Carson Macedo (Lemoore, CA) swept the USAC Western States Midget portion of the “Inaugural Tom Tarlton Classic” at Hanford. He completed the sweep with an added $21,000 prize in the 410 Sprint Car feature in a lucrative night for the driver who ranks fifth in the World of Outlaws standings. Photo by Devin Mayo
Racing the Tom Tarlton Sr. owned #21 Tarlton and Son Inc. / BG Chemicals entry, Macedo set USAC fast time, won his heat race, topped the dash, and scored the main event win at Keller Auto Speedway. The former NARC / King of the West Sprint Car Champion finished ahead of Ryan Bernal, Shannon McQueen, Brody Fuson, and hard charger Robby Josett for the second series win of his career.
Macedo began the night by setting the top mark in Woodland Auto Display Qualifying with a time of 16.238 over the 15-car roster. He won the 7-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race and the special Rod End Supply Dash that earned $600 for the veteran driver.
Storming from eleventh to fifth in the feature, Robby Josett claimed the night’s Rod End Supply Hard Charger Award / Best Passing Job honors. Josett was eleventh quick in time trials and placed sixth in his heat race.
Ryan Bernal raced to victory in the Competition Suspension Incorporated / Ultra Shield Race Products Second Heat Race. The two-time USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Champion qualified second overall and ran second in the dash.
Macedo started the 410 Sprint Car feature from the pole position after winning the dash. He started alongside Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi on the front row for the 30-lap affair that paid $500 to each starter. Elk Grove’s Kyle Larson made a late bid for the victry from the eighth starting position but Macedo proved to be the top driver of the night. Macedo led Larson, Grass Valley’s Brad Sweet, Scelzi, and Daryn Pittman of Owasso, OK as the top-five finishers in the outstanding quality field. Ryan Robinson, Scelzi, and Sweet won the three heat races while 2020 All Star Circuit of Champions champion Aaron Reutzel of Clute, TX was the top qualifier. Fremont’s Shane Golobic won the B-Main event.
USAC WESTERN STATES MIDGET SERIES SPECIAL EVENT RACE RESULTS: October 30, 2020 – Keller Auto Speedway – Hanford, California – “Inaugural Tom Tarlton Classic”
WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFYING: 1. Carson Macedo, 21, Tarlton-16.238; 2. Ryan Bernal, 97W, Wood-16.300; 3. Brody Fuson, 51, Carlile-16.640; 4. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-16.661; 5. Scotty Farmer, 68, Six8-16.695; 6. Ben Worth, 5G, Alexander-16.695; 7. Blake Bower, 10, Walker-16.867; 8. Jake Andreotti, 00, Davis-17.148; 9. David Prickett, 15DJ, Neverlift-17.229; 10. Dylan Ito, 73, Ford-17.387; 11. Robby Josett, 73X, Ford-17.422; 12. Bryan Drollinger, 71D, Drollinger-18.083; 13. Britton Bock, 67, Bock-21.667; 14. Ron Hazelton, 15, Hazelton-NT; 15 Kyle Beilman, 31K, Beilman-NT.
EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (7 laps) 1. Macedo, 2. Bower, 3. Farmer, 4. Fuson, 5. Prickett, 6. Josett, 7. Beilman, 8. Bock. NT.
COMPETITION SUSPENSION INCORPORATED / ULTRA SHIELD RACE PRODUCTS SECOND HEAT: (7 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Worth, 3. Andreotti, 4. McQueen, 5. Ito, 6. Hazelton, Drollinger. NT.
ROD END SUPPLY DASH: (6 laps) 1. Macedo, 2. Bernal, 3. Worth, 4. Farmer, 5. Fuson, 6. McQueen. NT.
FEATURE: (25 laps, with starting positions) 1. Carson Macedo (1), 2. Ryan Bernal (2), 3. Shannon McQueen (6), 4. Brody Fuson (5), 5. Robby Josett (11), 6. Jake Andreotti (8), 7. David Prickett (9), 8. Bryan Drollinger (12), 9. Dylan Ito (10), 10. Kyle Beilman (15), 11. Ron Hazelton (14), 12. Blake Bower (7), 13. Britton Bock (13), 14. Ben Worth (3), 15. Scotty Farmer (4). NT
**Farmer flipped on lap 2 of the feature.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Macedo
ROD END SUPPLY HARD CHARGER: Robby Josett (11th to 5th)
NEXT USAC WESTERN STATES MIDGET SPECIAL EVENTS: November 13&14 – Arizona Speedway – San Tan Valley, Arizona – “53rd Western World Championships” – co-sanctioned with NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midgets