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Cole Macedo Earns First Win at King of Kings

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Sprint Car Insider – Keller Auto Speedway. HANFORD, Ca (September 30, 2018) – Cole Macedo went wire to wire in Saturday’s King of Kings 360 Sprint Car Series main event at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, California, marking his first career victory behind the wheel of a Sprint Car.

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In just his second year aboard the Tarlton and Sons number 21, consistency earned him the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series Championship. However, he had yet to pick up that coveted first victory.  Saturday night, he crossed that major milestone in front of hometown friends and family at Keller Auto Speedway.

After picking up the dash win, Macedo lead the 21-car field to green for the 30-lap affair… It took a few attempts to get the main event underway but once it did, Macedo jumped to the early advantage. Macedo continued to hold the field at bay despite numerous cautions and restarts. Near the mid stages of the race he held his composure as Coalinga’s; Tucker Worth mounted an attack and applied the pressure.

Worth was unable to get close enough to Macedo to make a move for the lead as the two navigated lap traffic. Through the thick of lapped traffic, Macedo was once again able to establish a significant margin. Near the closing stages the race would endure one more stoppage as, Cole Danell, of Visalia, flipped violently in turns one and two. The driver was okay, and racing action resumed. Macedo lead the field to green for the final time and drove the rest of the way out front en route to capturing his first career checkered flag.

A mechanical issue hindered Worth as the race came to a close causing him to relent the second position to Visalia’s, Jace Vander Weerd, and also give up third to Scott Parker. Worth would wind up 7th as he limped across the finish line.

Keller Auto Speedway turns the lights back on in two weeks, on October 13th, for the racetracks marquee event – The 33rd Annual Cotton Classic.

Three divisions of Sprint Cars will be on hand including California’s Premier Traveling series, The King of the West NARC (Northern Auto Racing Club) 410 division. The 410 series is going down to the wire with Kyle Hirst atop the standings followed by Shane Golobic, 34 behind, and Bud Kaeding, 63 out of the top spot, they will face off once before the Cotton Classic at Kern County Raceway Park this weekend. Alongside the 410’s will be the Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360 series and the Western Racesaver 305’s.

For 33 years the Cotton Classic has been Kings Speedway’s most coveted event. Defending champion, and hometown driver, Mitchell Faccinto, will be on hand to defend his crown against the best sprint car drivers the west coast has to offer. Other hometown drivers such as recent King of Kings winner, Cole Macedo, June Sprint Car Challenge Tour winner, Dj Netto, as well as a host of other favorites will be on hand to try and capture the coveted cotton bale trophy.

The green flag drops on the 33rd Annual Cotton Classic Saturday, October 13th. Gates open for the event at 4:30 with happy hour followed by racing scheduled to begin at 7:00p.m.

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JJ Cox -
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Fresno State Bulldog - Broadcasting and Public Relations.
Grew up going to 50+ Sprint Car races a year and Raced Motocross for 10 years.
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