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Macedo & Foos take wins in AFCS Final; DJ Foos & Paul Weaver both score 2nd AFCS Championship Titles

By Brian Liskai FREMONT, Ohio – Lemoore, California’s Cole Macedo rebounded from a crash Friday to take the 410 feature win Saturday, Sept. 11 at Fremont Speedway on Iron Workers Local 55 Night. The Ray Brooks Racing team worked most of the night and early morning to build a new car for Macedo to earn his third win of the season at “The Track That Action Built.” “This whole Ray Brooks Racing, Linder’s Speed Equipment, Grant Decker Construction car….it’s a team effort for sure. We had a tough night last night and we stayed up until 2 a.m. stripping the other car and these guys woke up early while I was sleeping and got this car ready to go. It’s just so fun racing for these guys. We’ve had a really high and low race season and Ray Brooks has stuck with us through thick and thin,” said Macedo beside his Fremont Auto Parts, T&T Laser Alignments, Grant Decker Construction, Linder’s Speed Equipment, Gill Construction, CK Mechanical, ML Graphics, Diversified Builders backed machine. Macedo made a huge move with four laps to go in lapped traffic that sealed the win. “They’re running side by side right and front of me and I really didn’t know what to do. I knew I was losing a lot of speed…not getting off of four not getting off of two really hurts you here. I knew I had to get going even if I had to move some people and luckily I didn’t they kind of just moved out of the way and that last move on the last lap getting by two lapped cars in one and two…I feel like that’s what made the race. If I didn’t do that I might have gotten passed by DJ (Foos),” added Macedo. Fremont’s DJ Foos finished second in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint feature and earned his second All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products 410 Attica Fremont Championship Series presented by the Baumann Auto Group title. “It always sucks to run second. I happy for the Ray Brooks Racing team and Cole Macedo. I thought I had a shot there…I just pulled the wing a little too far and got myself too tight. I’m so happy though for the whole Burmeister Racing Team winning this AFCS deal. They work really hard. We have a lot of good races coming up and I really want this Fremont Speedway track championship…that one means a lot. This one (AFCS) means a lot too…this one pays the bills. I grew up coming here. Hopefully we can make it happen…it would be a dream come true,” said Foos. Fremont’s Matt Foos used a restart with just four laps to go to pressure race-long leader Paul Weaver and took the lead on lap 23 and drove to his second Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature win of the year. Fremont’s current division point leader now has 11 career wins at the track. “I knew if I got to Paul’s inside I might be able to force him up too high and make a mistake and he got over the cushion in turn two and I was able to capitalize. We’ve been fast all season but was missing something and when we got my dad back from Florida that was piece of the puzzle. We need to finish off this deal and win the championship,” said Foos beside his Fremont Fence, Mitten Painting, 818 Club, Level Performance, Kear’s Speed Shop, Rohr Total Lawn Care, Speedshark Graphics, FK Rod Ends backed #12. Fremont’s Paul Weaver finished third and earned his second NAPA of Bryan 305 AFCS presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales title. “I really wanted to win the feature and the championship but I had a tire seal up and it cost me,” said Weaver. Kyle Capodice jumped into the early lead of the 30 lap 410 sprint feature with Foos, Duane Zablocki and Macedo in tow. Macedo took third on lap two and after a good battle with Foos moved into second on lap six. Following a couple of early race cautions, the running order by lap 12 was Capodice, Macedo, Nate Dussel, Foos, Greg Wilson, Zablocki, Chris Andrews and 20th starter Craig Mintz. Macedo used a restart on lap 13 to take the lead and began to pull away to a two second lead. With 10 laps to go Foos drove around Capodice for second and began to close on Macedo. With five laps to go Foos was within a half second of Macedo but a great move on lapped cars on lap 26 gave Macedo some breathing room. After taking the white flag Foos was within a car length of Macedo who executed a daring pass of two lapped cars exiting turn two and drove to the win over Foos, Capodice, Dussel and Wilson. Weaver grabbed the lead in the 25 lap 305 feature at the drop of the green with Dustin Stroup getting around Foos for second on lap two just before a red flew for a nasty crash involving Cody Brewer. Brewer’s throttle hung up and he went full speed into the turn four wall which was covered with soft wall material. Brewer went to the hospital to be checked over but was alert and conscious. When the race resumed Weaver pulled away from Stroup as Foos battled Bryce Lucius for third. Heavy lapped traffic by lap 11 allowed Stroup to close on weaver but once clear of the traffic Weaver built up a nearly three second lead. Stroup would stop on lap 21, wiping out Weaver’s advantage. On the restart Foos pressured Weaver on the bottom of the track and when Weaver slid over the cushion in turn two on lap 23 Foos took the lead. Foos drove to the win over Steve Rando who charged from 17th, Weaver, Jamie Miller and Shawn Valenti. Fremont Speedway Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 410 Sprints – JF Construction Qualifying 1.23A-Chris Andrews, 12.471; 2.16-DJ Foos, 12.538; 3.1-Nate Dussel, 12.573; 4.12C-Kyle Capodice, 12.683; 5.18-Cole Macedo, 12.690; 6.2-Ricky Peterson, 12.721; 7.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.732; 8.97-Greg Wilson, 12.754; 9.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.813; 10.5t-Travis Philo, 12.870; 11.2L-Landon Lalonde, 12.920; 12.27s-John Ivy, 12.934; 13.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.944; 14.2+-Brian Smith, 12.963; 15.20B-Cody Bova, 12.963; 16.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.044; 17.7T-Troy Vaccaro, 13.049; 18.09-Craig Mintz, 13.134; 19.20-Danial Burkhart, 13.360; 20.28m-Conner Morrell, 13.410; 21.2A-Joe Adorjan, 13.811; 22.75-Jerry Dahms, 14.123; 23.6J-Jonah Aumund, 15.000; Crown Battery Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 3. 97-Greg Wilson[4] ; 4. 2L-Landon Lalonde[2] ; 5. 28m-Conner Morrell[6] ; 6. 20-Danial Burkhart[5] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[8] ; 8. 2A-Joe Adorjan[7] Terry Henricks Ford Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 18-Cole Macedo[2] ; 2. 12C-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 3. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 4. 5t-Travis Philo[5] ; 5. 20B-Cody Bova[7] ; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 7. 09-Craig Mintz[8] ; 8. 27s-John Ivy[6] Liuna Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps) 1. 23A-Chris Andrews[4] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 6. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[6] ; 7. 6J-Jonah Aumund[7] Engler Machine & Tool A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 18-Cole Macedo[7] ; 2. 16-DJ Foos[1] ; 3. 12C-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[8] ; 5. 97-Greg Wilson[9] ; 6. 09-Craig Mintz[20] ; 7. 23A-Chris Andrews[6] ; 8. 2L-Landon Lalonde[10] ; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron[12] ; 10. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 11. 5t-Travis Philo[11] ; 12. 2-Ricky Peterson[17] ; 13. 2+-Brian Smith[15] ; 14. 27s-John Ivy[23] ; 15. 75-Jerry Dahms[19] ; 16. 20B-Cody Bova[14] ; 17. 28m-Conner Morrell[13] ; 18. 20-Danial Burkhart[16] ; 19. 6J-Jonah Aumund[21] ; 20. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 21. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 22. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[18] ; 23. 2A-Joe Adorjan[2]

305 Sprints - JF Construction Qualifying 1.19R-Steve Rando, 13.492; 2.1W-Paul Weaver, 13.494; 3.28-Shawn Valenti, 13.513; 4.10X-Dustin Stroup, 13.535; 5.X-Mike Keegan, 13.561; 6.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 13.569; 7.26-Jamie Miller, 13.580; 8.36-Seth Schneider, 13.650; 9.32-Bryce Lucius, 13.724; 10.99-Alvin Roepke, 13.742; 11.51-Garrett Craine, 13.743; 12.12F-Matt Foos, 13.756; 13.5-Kody Brewer, 13.779; 14.7M-Brandon Moore, 13.816; 15.ID=22316- , 13.816; 16.9R-Logan Riehl, 13.821; 17.Z10-Chris Verda, 13.875; 18.15k-Creed Kemanah, 13.884; 19.5M-Mike Moore, 13.927; 20.20i-Kelsey Ivy, 13.937; 21.34-Jud Dickerson, 13.953; 22.48-Zane Devault, 14.037; 23.63-Randy Ruble, 14.138; 24.47-Matt Lucius, 14.161; 25.3X-Brandon Riehl, 14.197; 26.18X-Bobby Distel, 14.262; 27.B15-Brad Reber, 14.329; 28.86-Zack Miller, 14.643; 29.3F-Wade Fraley, 16.000; 30.16-Lee Summers, 18.405; Crown Battery Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 26-Jamie Miller[3] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 3. 28-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 4. 5M-Mike Moore[6] ; 5. 48-Zane Devault[7] ; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 7. B15-Brad Reber[8] ; 8. 51-Garrett Craine[1] Terry Henricks Ford Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 9R-Logan Riehl[2] ; 2. 32-Bryce Lucius[4] ; 3. 5-Kody Brewer[3] ; 4. Z10-Chris Verda[1] ; 5. 47-Matt Lucius[6] ; 6. 18X-Bobby Distel[7] ; 7. 63-Randy Ruble[5] Rohr Total Lawn Care Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps) 1. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 2. X-Mike Keegan[3] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 4. 15k-Creed Kemanah[1] ; 5. 34-Jud Dickerson[5] ; 6. 3X-Brandon Riehl[6] ; 7. 86-Zack Miller[7] fremont Fence Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps) 1. 12F-Matt Foos[1] ; 2. 10X-Dustin Stroup[3] ; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[2] ; 4. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 6. 3F-Wade Fraley[6] ; 7. 16-Lee Summers[7] MLP Lawn Care B-Main 1 - (10 Laps) 1. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[5] ; 3. 47-Matt Lucius[2] ; 4. 48-Zane Devault[1] ; 5. 34-Jud Dickerson[3] ; 6. 3X-Brandon Riehl[7] ; 7. 18X-Bobby Distel[6] ; 8. 3F-Wade Fraley[8] ; 9. B15-Brad Reber[9] ; 10. 86-Zack Miller[11] ; 11. 63-Randy Ruble[10] ; 12. 51-Garrett Craine[13] ; 13. 16-Lee Summers[12] JF Construction A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 12F-Matt Foos[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[17] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[2] ; 4. 26-Jamie Miller[7] ; 5. 28-Shawn Valenti[9] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[10] ; 7. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[14] ; 8. X-Mike Keegan[8] ; 9. 9R-Logan Riehl[6] ; 10. 32-Bryce Lucius[5] ; 11. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[16] ; 12. 99-Alvin Roepke[18] ; 13. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 14. Z10-Chris Verda[15] ; 15. 48-Zane Devault[20] ; 16. 15k-Creed Kemanah[13] ; 17. 47-Matt Lucius[19] ; 18. 5M-Mike Moore[11] ; 19. 10X-Dustin Stroup[3] ; 20. 5-Kody Brewer[12]

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