Patience pays off for Macedo with AFCS Fremont win; Weaver sweeps AFCS 305 weekend


Saturday, July 9, 2022

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Cole Macedo has learned the fine art of patience as a sprint car driver. The Lemoore, California driver of the Ray Brooks Racing 410 sprint car watched video of Greg Wilson being patient on the bottom of Fremont Speedway and claiming wins this year. Macedo copied that mentality and drove to his fourth win of the year at “The Track That Action Built” Saturday, July 9 on Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night.

The victory, Macedo’s sixth overall win of 2022, solidified his spot atop the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series presented by the Baumann Auto Group. Macedo also leads the points at both Fremont Speedway and Attica Raceway Park.

Following back-to-back cautions – the only stoppages in the 30-lap main event – Macedo drove around Travis Philo to take the lead on lap 18 and picked his way through traffic for his eighth career Fremont victory.

“I’ve been getting beat here by Greg Wilson and I’m getting tired of it. I’ve been watching a lot of video and watching what he does. That is the first race in my life that I never even chanced running the top. It paid off. My guys have been working hard and have gotten me better and better. I have to thank Braden, his girlfriend, the Lang gang, Cody, Mike, Steven, Emily Linder, Stephanie…we have a lot of great supporters on this car,” said Macedo of his Fremont Auto Parts, Grant Decker Construction, Linder’s Speed Equipment, Gill Construction, CK Mechanical, ML Graphics, Catawba Island Club, Durst backed #18.

Fremont’s Paul Weaver took the lead in the 25-lap non-stop Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 A-main on lap 11 and drove away for his third straight win at Fremont and fifth overall for 2022. The victory also puts him in nearly a dead heat with Jamie Miller for the lead in the NAPA Auto Parts of Bryan AFCS presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales.

“I looked at the rule book and a lot of guys were switching over to the gas shocks. Doug Berryman hooked me up with the shocks. I tried over driving it but the harder you ran the worse it was because there were slick spots out there,” said Weaver beside his B&B Drain Service, M&L Excavating, Hampshire Racing Engines backed #31.


Travis Philo grabbed the early lead of the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint A-main with Kyle Capodice racing to his inside lap after lap after lap with Macedo being patient in third while Chris Andrews, Craig Mintz and DJ Foos gave chase. Capodice used traffic to grab the lead on lap seven but Philo retook the top spot on lap 10.

At the half-way point it was a tremendous three car battle for the lead involving Philo, Macedo and Capodice just as the caution flew for debris. On the restart third running Capodice spun. When the green flew Macedo immediately challenged Philo utilizing the bottom groove, taking the lead on lap 18.

Macedo encountered heavy lapped traffic with six laps to go, but he patiently picked them off one at a time and drove to the win over a charging Andrews, Philo, Foos and Mintz.

Jamie Miller lead the first 10 laps of the 305 A-main but had challenges from TJ Michael lap after lap. Traffic came into play and Weaver used it to take second and drove into the lead on lap 11. Once in front, Weaver steadily pulled away and built up a nearly four second lead by the time the checkers flew. Michael, Miller, Matt Foos and Kody Brewer rounded out the top five in the non-stop affair.

There will be no racing at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, July 16 but action resumes Saturday, July 23 with the AFCS 410 and 305 sprints along with the dirt trucks and the first ever appearance of the USAC D2 Midgets.

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Fremont Speedway

Saturday, July 9, 2022

410 Sprints – JF Construction

Fremont Auto Parts Qualifying

1.18-Cole Macedo, 12.907; 2.1-Nate Dussel, 12.939; 3.5T-Travis Philo, 13.025; 4.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.053; 5.16-DJ Foos, 13.078; 6.49I-John Ivy, 13.080; 7.8M-TJ Michael, 13.093; 8.23-Chris Andrews, 13.109; 9.09X-Brian Smith, 13.109; 10.09-Craig Mintz, 13.122; 11.12-Kyle Capodice, 13.181; 12.24D-Danny Sams, 13.182; 13.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.205; 14.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.217; 15.5-Byron Reed, 13.252; 16.28M-Conner Morrell, 13.277; 17.84-Cale Stinson, 13.308; 18.7N-Darin Naida, 13.317; 19.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.377; 20.26W-Cody White, 13.527; 21.28-Gray Leadbetter, 13.549; 22.75-Jerry Dahms, 14.191; 23.7T-Troy Vaccaro, 14.714; 24.X-Mike Keegan, 99.999;

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

1. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 2. 23-Chris Andrews[2] ; 3. 18-Cole Macedo[4] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[3] ; 5. 28M-Conner Morrell[6] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 8. 28-Gray Leadbetter[8]

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

1. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 2. 16-DJ Foos[2] ; 3. 49I-John Ivy[1] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 5. 09X-Brian Smith[5] ; 6. 24D-Danny Sams[6] ; 7. 5-Byron Reed[7] ; 8. 84-Cale Stinson[8]

LiUNA Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 3. 7N-Darin Naida[1] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 5. X-Mike Keegan[8] ; 6. 26W-Cody White[5] ; 7. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[7] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[6]

Engler Machine & Tool A-Main 1 - (0 Laps)

1. 18-Cole Macedo[3] ; 2. 23-Chris Andrews[4] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 4. 16-DJ Foos[5] ; 5. 09-Craig Mintz[6] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[8] ; 7. 1-Nate Dussel[7] ; 8. 49I-John Ivy[9] ; 9. 8M-TJ Michael[11] ; 10. 5-Byron Reed[20] ; 11. 35-Stuart Brubaker[12] ; 12. 24D-Danny Sams[17] ; 13. 22M-Dan McCarron[19] ; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[16] ; 15. 28M-Conner Morrell[13] ; 16. 09X-Brian Smith[14] ; 17. 26W-Cody White[18] ; 18. X-Mike Keegan[15] ; 19. 7N-Darin Naida[10] ; 20. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 21. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[21] ; 22. 28-Gray Leadbetter[22]

305 Sprints - JF Construction

Truman Quarter Horses Qualifying

1.9R-Logan Riehl, 13.749; 2.31-Paul Weaver, 13.752; 3.28-Shawn Valenti, 13.803; 4.5K-Kasey Jedrzejek, 13.905; 5.12-Matt Foos, 13.923; 6.8-TJ Michael, 13.960; 7.15k-Creed Kemenah, 14.030; 8.99-Alvin Roepke, 14.043; 9.X-Mike Keegan, 14.047; 10.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 14.058; 11.36-Seth Schneider, 14.093; 12.5-Kody Brewer, 14.103; 13.26-Jamie Miller, 14.144; 14.20i-Kelsey Ivy, 14.168; 15.5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 14.220; 16.19R-Steve Rando, 14.224; 17.3V-Chris Verda, 14.240; 18.78-Austin Black , 14.247; 19.3X-Brandon Riehl, 14.300; 20.3F-Wade Fraley, 14.396; 21.34-Jud Dickerson, 14.477; 22.7M-Brandon Moore, 14.538; 23.10TS-Tyler Schiets, 14.671; 24.13-Jeremy Duposki, 14.701; 25.13S-Drew Siferd, 14.832; 26.97X-Rodney Hurst, 14.919;

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

1. 12-Matt Foos[1] ; 2. 31-Paul Weaver[3] ; 3. 8-TJ Michael[5] ; 4. 15k-Creed Kemenah[6] ; 5. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[8] ; 6. 28-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 7. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 8. 78-Austin Black [9] ; 9. 9R-Logan Riehl[4]

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

1. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 2. 5-Kody Brewer[1] ; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[3] ; 4. 3V-Chris Verda[5] ; 5. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 6. 34-Jud Dickerson[7] ; 7. 13S-Drew Siferd[8] ; 8. 3F-Wade Fraley[6] ; 9. 97X-Rodney Hurst[9]

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

1. 26-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[3] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 4. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[4] ; 5. 3X-Brandon Riehl[5] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[6] ; 7. 13-Jeremy Duposki[8] ; 8. 10TS-Tyler Schiets[7]

MLP Lawn Care B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 28-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 34-Jud Dickerson[2] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 4. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[4] ; 5. 9R-Logan Riehl[10] ; 6. 10TS-Tyler Schiets[9] ; 7. 78-Austin Black [7] ; 8. 13-Jeremy Duposki[6] ; 9. 13S-Drew Siferd[5] ; 10. 3F-Wade Fraley[8] ; 11. 97X-Rodney Hurst[11]

Fremont Fence A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 31-Paul Weaver[4] ; 2. 8-TJ Michael[2] ; 3. 26-Jamie Miller[1] ; 4. 12-Matt Foos[8] ; 5. 5-Kody Brewer[5] ; 6. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[9] ; 7. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[7] ; 8. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[13] ; 9. 15k-Creed Kemenah[11] ; 10. 99-Alvin Roepke[6] ; 11. X-Mike Keegan[14] ; 12. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 13. 19R-Steve Rando[10] ; 14. 3V-Chris Verda[12] ; 15. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[19] ; 16. 9R-Logan Riehl[20] ; 17. 3X-Brandon Riehl[15] ; 18. 28-Shawn Valenti[16] ; 19. 34-Jud Dickerson[17] ; 20. 7M-Brandon Moore[18]

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