Carson Macedo Sails To Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge Victory With Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series

By BRYAN HULBERT

OSKALOOSA, IA – Carson Macedo is having a dream week in Iowa.

Just off his first career victory with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com in prelim action at the Knoxville 360 Nationals for Jason Johnson Racing, the California shoe strapped into the Tony Stewart Racing No. 14 on Tuesday night and won the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co.

Wheeling the Textron Off-Road/Sage Fruit entry from outside of the second row, Macedo was quick to find the front of the field, with a pass on fellow California driver, Willie Croft, coming on Lap 3.

From there, Macedo set sail on the cushion for his fourth podium finish and second win during the 2018 Southern Iowa Sprint Week. Continuing to gain speed, John Carney from El Paso, Texas worked from sixth to second for Snow Racing with Croft ending his night third.

Working the low line of the Southern Iowa Speedway, Oklahoma’s Blake Hahn steadily made his way from 13th to fourth. Picking up five positions, Washington’s Trey Starks made up the top-five.

Racing from eighth to third early on, Wayne Johnson ended up slipping back to sixth with Johnny Herrera grabbing seventh. Seth Bergman in eighth was trailed by Paul Nienhiser with the CP-Carrillo Hard Charger of the Night going to Shane Golobic who moved from 20th to tenth.

With the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store firing off on Wednesday night, the next event for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com will be Saturday, August 18 at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa and Sunday, August 19 at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo.

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Race Results:

Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
Southern Iowa Speedway- Oskaloosa, Iowa
Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Car Count: 34

Heat Races: (Top 16 in Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [1]; 2. 28C-Jonathan Cornell, [4]; 3. 17W-Harli White, [2]; 4. 44S-Trey Starks, [6]; 5. 71X-Giovanni Scelzi, [8]; 6. 77X-Alex Hill, [3]; 7. 95-Matt Covington, [5]; 8. 17-Mitchell Faccinto, [7]; 9. 17X-Josh Baughman, [9]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, [1]; 2. 7-John Carney II, [3]; 3. 13JM-Jordan Martens, [2]; 4. 44-Chris Martin, [5]; 5. 52-Blake Hahn, [8]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, [7]; 7. 7X-Carson McCarl, [6]; 8. 22M-Shawn Murray, [9]; 9. 32-Elliot Amdahl, [4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 29-Willie Croft, [1]; 2. 53-Jack Dover, [2]; 3. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, [4]; 4. 4-Jon Agan, [6]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [7]; 6. 1-Travis Rilat, [3]; 7. 5J-Jamie Ball, [5]; 8. 16-Dustin Clark, [8]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [1]; 2. 14-Carson Macedo, [3]; 3. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [2]; 4. 17WX-Shane Golobic, [4]; 5. 3-Nate VanHaaften, [5]; 6. 2-Bill Balog, [7]; 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska, [6]; 8. 28-Scott Bogucki, [8]

BMRS B-Feature: (Top 6 advance to the A-Feature)

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [2]; 2. 2-Bill Balog, [6]; 3. 44-Chris Martin, [1]; 4. 17WX-Shane Golobic, [3]; 5. 3-Nate VanHaaften, [4]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, [5]; 7. 17X-Josh Baughman, [16]; 8. 7X-Carson McCarl, [9]; 9. 95-Matt Covington, [12]; 10. 5J-Jamie Ball, [13]; 11. 28-Scott Bogucki, [18]; 12. 77X-Alex Hill, [7]; 13. 17-Mitchell Faccinto, [15]; 14. 35-Skylar Prochaska, [10]; 15. 22M-Shawn Murray, [11]; 16. 16-Dustin Clark, [14]; 17. 32-Elliot Amdahl, [17]; 18. 1-Travis Rilat, [8]

Protect the Harvest A-Feature

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 14-Carson Macedo, [4]; 2. 7-John Carney II, [6]; 3. 29-Willie Croft, [1]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn, [13]; 5. 44S-Trey Starks, [10]; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [8]; 7. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [7]; 8. 23-Seth Bergman, [5]; 9. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, [9]; 10. 17WX-Shane Golobic, [20]; 11. 2-Bill Balog, [18]; 12. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [17]; 13. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [16]; 14. 28C-Jonathan Cornell, [2]; 15. 99-Skylar Gee, [22]; 16. 17W-Harli White, [14]; 17. 1-Travis Rilat, [25]; 18. 3-Nate VanHaaften, [21]; 19. 4-Jon Agan, [11]; 20. 44-Chris Martin, [19]; 21. 13JM-Jordan Martens, [15]; 22. 53-Jack Dover, [3]; 23. 28-Scott Bogucki, [24]; 24. 71X-Giovanni Scelzi, [12]; 25. 95-Matt Covington, [23]

Lap Leaders: Willie Croft 1-2; Carson Macedo 3-25
CP-Carrillo Hard Charger: Shane Golobic +10
FSR Radiator High Point Driver: Jonathan Cornell
Provisionals: Matt Covington; Scott Bogucki; Travis Rilat (Promoter)