Macedo pads lead in AFCS with Fremont win; Shullick scores 1st 305 victory

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Cole Macedo showed patience in lapped traffic and drove to his second 410 sprint car win in as many weeks, taking the checkers at Fremont Speedway Saturday, April 30 on Construction Equipment and Supply Night.

Macedo, from Lemoore, California, led all 30 laps of the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints A-main that saw only one caution. The victory – worth $4,000 thanks to Big D’s Pizza of Clyde - is the second of the season for the driver of the Ray Brooks Racing sprint car as he won the previous week at Attica Raceway Park. Macedo also stretches out his lead in the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series Presented by the Baumann Auto Group standings.

“Ultimately we made the decision this past week to run for AFCS points and try to get Steven and Mike and Stephanie (Linder) and Ray Brooks and everybody else a championship this year. I felt really good the majority of the race and then we got to lapped traffic and I was picking them off pretty quick and I thought we’re pretty good here. I got to Landon (LaLonde) there and I was really struggling. He was just fast enough I couldn’t get by him or get a run. I showed my nose one time and the next lap he moved out of the way so kudos to him. This car was really good. It was tough. I didn’t know what to do and I was moving around and every time I moved around the lapped cars got away from me,” said Macedo beside his Gill Construction, CK Mechanical, Fremont Auto Parts, CIC Club, Grant Decker Construction, Linder’s Speed Equipment, ML Graphics backed #18.

Vermilion, Ohio’s Tyler Shullick comes from a racing family that has seen huge success on asphalt, including Tyler who has won in super modifieds. However, in a very short couple of years in a 305 sprint car on dirt, he has shown he can compete. Saturday, he led all 25 laps of the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 A-main that had only one caution, to claim his first ever Fremont Speedway victory. It wasn’t easy though, as defending track champion Matt Foos began pressuring Shullick late in the race and a caution with just four laps to go set up a shoot-out. Shullick was up to the task and drove away for the win.

With his second place finish, Matt Foos closed the game in the NAPA Auto Parts of Bryan Attica Fremont Championship Series Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales standings.

“This is an incredible feeling…we finally did it. Traffic was a challenge and thank goodness for that late caution. It felt like my tire was going away but it came alive on that restart. I won some cool races at some cool venues but this is my favorite,” said Shullick beside his Pioneer Processing, Griff’s Engines backed #61.

Macedo jumped into the lead at the drop of the green for the 410 A-main with Emerson Axson, Chris Andrews, DJ Foos and Craig Mintz giving chase. Axson quickly pressured Macedo before a caution flew on lap four. When the green flew Macedo pulled away slightly as Axson had his hands full trying to stave off Andrews with Foos and Ryan Timms closing.

The leaders found heavy lapped traffic by the 11th circuit and that allowed Andrews to close and then take the runner-up spot at the half-way point. Macedo methodically picked his way through traffic as Axson regained his footing to challenge Andrews for second. With two laps to go Andrews was within a couple of car lengths of Macedo. Macedo was able to dispose of a couple of lapped cars and took the win with Andrews earning his best finish so far in 2022 followed by Axson, Timms and Mintz.

After a caution on the start, Shullick grabbed the lead of the 305 A-main with Matt Foos, Mike Keegan, Logan Riehl, Dustin Stroup and Brandon Riehl in pursuit. Shullick began to pull away from the field and encountered lapped traffic by the sixth circuit. Foos maintained second while Keegan faced a challenge for third from Stroup.

Lapped traffic racing side by side allowed Foos to close on Shullick with 10 laps to go. Shullick held a couple of car length advantage when the only caution flew with four laps to go. On the restart Shullick pulled away for the win with Foos, Stroup, Keegan and Brandon Riehl rounding out the top five.

Fremont Speedway

Saturday, April 30, 2022

410 Sprints – J&F Construction and Development

Fremont Auto Parts (NAPA of Fremont) Qualifying

1.47BC-Emerson Axson, 13.749; 2.35H-Zach Hampton, 13.750; 3.18-Cole Macedo, 13.888; 4.16-DJ Foos, 13.930; 5.5-Byron Reed, 13.943; 6.5R-Ryan Timms, 13.982; 7.09-Craig Mintz, 13.997; 8.49I-John Ivy, 14.144; 9.23A-Chris Andrews, 14.253; 10.8M-TJ Michael, 14.282; 11.2C-Wayne Johnson, 14.327; 12.3J-Trey Jacobs, 14.370; 13.35-Stuart Brubaker, 14.454; 14.14-Chad Wilson, 14.465; 15.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 14.483; 16.22M-Dan McCarron, 14.513; 17.33W-Caleb Griffith, 14.540; 18.17-Reece Saldana, 14.631; 19.12-Kyle Capodice, 14.643; 20.2+-Brian Smith, 14.653; 21.7N-Darin Naida, 14.771; 22.7T-Troy Vaccaro, 14.893; 23.68G-Tyler Gunn, 15.571; 24.2L-Landon Lalonde, 17.042;

Crown Battery Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 5R-Ryan Timms[2] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[1] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 4. 2C-Wayne Johnson[6] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 7. 35H-Zach Hampton[4] ; 8. 2L-Landon Lalonde[8]

Terry Hendricks Ford Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 23A-Chris Andrews[1] ; 2. 18-Cole Macedo[3] ; 3. 33W-Caleb Griffith[7] ; 4. 47BC-Emerson Axson[4] ; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 6. 14-Chad Wilson[6] ; 7. 17-Reece Saldana[8] ; 8. 49I-John Ivy[2]

LiUNA Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[2] ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 6. 7N-Darin Naida[7] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 8. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[8]

Engler Machine & Tool A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 18-Cole Macedo[1] ; 2. 23A-Chris Andrews[3] ; 3. 47BC-Emerson Axson[2] ; 4. 5R-Ryan Timms[7] ; 5. 09-Craig Mintz[6] ; 6. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 8. 2C-Wayne Johnson[11] ; 9. 33W-Caleb Griffith[9] ; 10. 35-Stuart Brubaker[14] ; 11. 5-Byron Reed[8] ; 12. 22M-Dan McCarron[10] ; 13. 8M-TJ Michael[13] ; 14. 3J-Trey Jacobs[15] ; 15. 68G-Tyler Gunn[16] ; 16. 35H-Zach Hampton[19] ; 17. 12-Kyle Capodice[12] ; 18. 2L-Landon Lalonde[22] ; 19. 7N-Darin Naida[18] ; 20. 49I-John Ivy[23] ; 21. 14-Chad Wilson[17] ; 22. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[24] ; 23. 17-Reece Saldana[20] ; 24. 2+-Brian Smith[21]

Vantage Athletics Hard Luck: John Ivy

Jack's All Out Hard Charger: Landon LaLonde

305 Sprints - J&F Construction and Development

Truman Quarter Horses Qualifying

1.31-Paul Weaver, 14.790; 2.36-Seth Schneider, 14.798; 3.9R-Logan Riehl, 14.880; 4.3X-Brandon Riehl, 14.919; 5.61-Tyler Shullick, 14.974; 6.26-Jamie Miller, 14.981; 7.20i-Kelsey Ivy, 14.983; 8.12F-Matt Foos, 14.986; 9.10X-Dustin Stroup, 15.058; 10.5-Kody Brewer, 15.090; 11.15k-Creed Kemenah, 15.145; 12.5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 15.161; 13.7M-Brandon Moore, 15.165; 14.X-Mike Keegan, 15.193; 15.19R-Steve Rando, 15.252; 16.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 15.257; 17.5K-Kasey Jedrzejek, 15.279; 18.32-Bryce Lucius, 15.420; 19.10TS-Tyler Schiets, 15.609; 20.78-Austin Black , 15.636; 21.92-Kevin Hawk, 15.875; 22.21G-Roman Gephart, 15.899; 23.98-Robert Robenalt, 16.148; 24.51M-Haldon Miller, 16.164;

Crown Battery Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 9R-Logan Riehl[2] ; 2. 31-Paul Weaver[4] ; 3. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 4. 15k-Creed Kemenah[6] ; 5. 5-Kody Brewer[5] ; 6. X15-Kasey Ziebold[7] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 8. 98-Robert Robenalt[8]

Kear's Speed Shop Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. X-Mike Keegan[2] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 3. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[1] ; 4. 3X-Brandon Riehl[4] ; 5. 32-Bryce Lucius[5] ; 6. 78-Austin Black [7] ; 7. 10TS-Tyler Schiets[6] ; 8. 92-Kevin Hawk[8]

Rohr Total Lawn Care Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 10X-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 2. 12F-Matt Foos[2] ; 3. 26-Jamie Miller[3] ; 4. 61-Tyler Shullick[4] ; 5. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[5] ; 6. 21G-Roman Gephart[7] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 8. 51M-Haldon Miller[8]

Fremont Fence A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 61-Tyler Shullick[2] ; 2. 12F-Matt Foos[4] ; 3. 10X-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 4. X-Mike Keegan[3] ; 5. 3X-Brandon Riehl[5] ; 6. 31-Paul Weaver[8] ; 7. 26-Jamie Miller[11] ; 8. 9R-Logan Riehl[1] ; 9. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[9] ; 10. 5-Kody Brewer[13] ; 11. 15k-Creed Kemenah[12] ; 12. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 13. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[10] ; 14. 32-Bryce Lucius[14] ; 15. 36-Seth Schneider[19] ; 16. 78-Austin Black [17] ; 17. X15-Kasey Ziebold[16] ; 18. 51M-Haldon Miller[24] ; 19. 10TS-Tyler Schiets[20] ; 20. 92-Kevin Hawk[23] ; 21. 98-Robert Robenalt[22] ; 22. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[15] ; 23. 19R-Steve Rando[21] ; 24. 21G-Roman Gephart[18]

Mattress By Appointment Fremont/Lima Hard Luck: Steve Rando

Jack's All Out Hard Charger: Haldon Miller

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