Cole Macedo Dominates Main Event at Attica Raceway Park

Cole Macedo. (Action Photo)

From Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio (August 26, 2022) — Legendary NFL owner Al Davis coined the phrase “just win, baby” and that’s exactly what Cole Macedo is doing. Macedo dominated Friday, Aug. 26 at Attica Raceway Park, winning his 10th overall victory of 2022 and his third of the year at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant on Central Ohio Farmers/Columbus Equipment Night presented by Integrity Auto and Truck Sales of Bucyrus.

Macedo, who leads the Attica points for the Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprints, led all 30 laps for his eighth 410 sprint win of the year (he also has a pair of 360 wins). It was his fifth career win at Attica. Macedo’s season has caught the eye of others as he got a ride for the Knoxville Nationals and this past week drove NASCAR driver Alex Bowman’s sprint car with the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions before coming back to Ohio to his Ray Brooks Racing #18.

“I know I’ve said it before but we’ve been struggling a little here this year and Steven (Linder) has really been working hard and getting this thing right. I seen the 3J (Trey Jacobs) in second and I was getting a little worried because most of the races he wins are on the bottom. I was having some tough calls under the caution trying to decide what I wanted to do and finally I decided to commit to the top and make it work. I kept playing with the wing and it got me tight then free and I really didn’t know what to do. Those last eight laps I told myself it’s just a heat race….I put together some good laps and got the job done,” said Macedo beside his Fremont Auto Parts, Grant Decker Construction, Linder’s Speed Equipment, Gill Construction, CK Mechanical, ML Graphics, Catawba Island Club, Durst backed machine.

“I feel like to get to the next level you just have to win races…it’s the cure to a lot of things. Luckily we’ve been able to do that. My team is such a great team….there’s a ton of crew guys here….we have a great group of people. We have great sponsors and Ray Brooks is a great owner,” added Macedo.

It’s a huge understatement to say Devin Shiels is on a roll. The Britton, Michigan driver took the lead for good on lap four and drove away in a non-stop 25 lap Dirt Nerds Podcast/ UMP Late Model feature for his third win in a row and fifth of the season. Shiels also has five runner-up finishes at Attica…in fact his only finish other than first or second was a fifth in June. Shiels – who has three track titles including the last two in a row – now has 15 career feature wins at Attica, placing him fifth on the division’s all time win list.

“What a year…and to do this on the high side of the track. Everyone knows I’m a bottom track guy but my crew has made the changes to get me up there and it works. I was afraid I hurt my right rear tire up there but it just kept rolling. We also have a pair of wins at Oak Shade so we hope to wrap up that track championship tomorrow and keep doing what we do here,” said Shiels beside his Magic Fountain Auto Wash, Rally’s Hamburgers, Dundee Products, Banshee Graphics, Salenbein Trucking & Excavating backed #51.

Kasey Jederzejek. (Action Photo)
On Monday Kasey Jedrzejek took the lead from Shawn Valenti at Fremont Speedway on the white flag lap and drove to his first ever sprint car win. Four days later the 17-year-old in his second year of sprint car racing, took the lead from Valenti on the last lap to score his first ever Attica win.

“We had a great car. We finished fourth last week and we thought about a couple of things we could have done to make it a little faster. We changed a couple of things this week and it paid off out there. Shawn’s been faster than us the past two nights in clean air but once we get to lapped traffic we can catch up to him and get by him. I have to thank my dad, Denny, all of our sponsors…we couldn’t do this without them,” said Jedrzejek beside his Heat Star, Mr. Heater, Fisher Custom Printing, Ronda Jedrzejek Howard Hanna Real Estate, Sips & Such Social House, BEI Supply & Rental, Greber Racing Components, FK Rod Ends, Simpson Race Products, Perfection Fabricators, Team Line Em Up, DiBaggio Family backed #5K.

Macedo battled Travis Philo for the lead on the opening lap of the 410 sprint feature. A caution early kept the field close but when the green flew again, Macedo checked out, lapping up to 12th place by the half-way point when a caution flew.

On the restart he once again pulled away to a nearly three second lead, but defending track champion Trey Jacobs took second and within two laps cut that lead in half just before a caution with eight laps to go. In clean air, Macedo pulled away to a convincing win over Philo, DJ Foos, Jacobs and Stuart Brubaker.

In the non-stop late model feature, Shiels jumped into the lead at the drop lf the green but Mike Bores snuck by to lead lap three with Shiels regaining the top spot a circuit later. Shiels quickly pulled away but with 10 laps to go former track champion Ryan Markham, who took second on lap 14, began to close and was within a car length of Shiels as they raced in lapped traffic with seven laps to go.

Shiels did not make a mistake and drove to the win over Markham, Collin Shipley, Bores and Drew Smith.

A few cautions early in the 25-lap Fremont Fence 305 Sprint A-main kept the field close with Shawn Valenti leading Jedrzejek, Jim McGrath, Kelsey Ivy, Tyler Shullick, Jamie Miller and Paul Weaver. By lap nine Valenti had pulled away to a comfortable lead over Jedrzejek while McGrath, Shullick and Weaver battled hard for third.

With 10 laps to go and in heavy lapped traffic Valenti’s front wing collapsed and the Fostoria, Ohio driver had his hands full. Jedrzejek raced under Valenti a couple of laps but once clear of traffic Valenti was able to pull away slightly.

Coming to the white flag Valenti hit the turn four cushion and made contact with the front stretch wall and that was the opening Jedrzejek needed as he drove into the lead and took the win over Valenti, Weaver, Shullick and Ivy.

Attica Raceway Park will host the traditional Attica Ambush on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 2 and 3. On Friday, the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products 410 Attica Fremont Championship Series presented by the Baumann Auto Group will battle for $5,000 to win the American Late Model Series vying for $5,000 to win and the NAPA of Bryan AFCS presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales 305 Sprints going for $1,000 to win. Saturday will see the AFCS 410 sprints go for $7,000 to win with the NRA Sprint Invader 360 sprints battling for $3,000 to win and the AFCS 305 sprints vying for $1,500 to win. In total for the weekend, there will be over $100,000 in prize money up for grabs.
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Attica Raceway Park
Attica, Ohio
Friday, August 26, 2022

Winged 410 Sprint Cars

1.18-Cole Macedo, 12.600
2.16-DJ Foos, 12.625
3.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.685
4.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.716
5.7N-Darin Naida, 12.825
6.25R-Jordan Ryan, 12.832
7.97-Greg Wilson, 12.862
8.15K-Creed Kemenah, 12.939
9.5T-Travis Philo, 12.959
10.41-Thomas Schinderle, 12.968
11.12-Kyle Capodice, 12.981
12.2-Ricky Peterson, 12.983
13.16C-Tylar Rankin, 13.187
14.12G-Corbin Gurley, 13.245
15.11N-Ayrton Olsen, 13.461
16.28-Gray Leadbetter, 13.469
17.11G-Luke Griffith, 13.989
18.98-Robert Robenalt, 14.719
19.78-Todd Kane, 99.999

Heat Race #1 (8 Laps)
1. 25R-Jordan Ryan[1]
2. 18-Cole Macedo[4]
3. 16-DJ Foos[3]
4. 7N-Darin Naida[2]
5. 97-Greg Wilson[5]
6. 15K-Creed Kemenah[6]
7. 28-Gray Leadbetter[8]
8. 98-Robert Robenalt[9]
9. 78-Todd Kane[10]
10. 12-Kyle Capodice[7]

Heat Race #2 (8 Laps)
1. 5T-Travis Philo[2]
2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3]
3. 41-Thomas Schinderle[1]
4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4]
5. 16C-Tylar Rankin[6]
6. 2-Ricky Peterson[5]
7. 12G-Corbin Gurley[7]
8. 11N-Ayrton Olsen[8]
9. 11G-Luke Griffith[9]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 18-Cole Macedo[1]
2. 5T-Travis Philo[2]
3. 16-DJ Foos[4]
4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3]
5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5]
6. 97-Greg Wilson[9]
7. 25R-Jordan Ryan[6]
8. 16C-Tylar Rankin[10]
9. 2-Ricky Peterson[12]
10. 12G-Corbin Gurley[14]
11. 15K-Creed Kemenah[11]
12. 11N-Ayrton Olsen[16]
13. 7N-Darin Naida[8]
14. 28-Gray Leadbetter[13]
15. 41-Thomas Schinderle[7]
16. 98-Robert Robenalt[15]
17. 11G-Luke Griffith[18]
18. 78-Todd Kane[17]
19. 12-Kyle Capodice[19]

Winged 305 Sprint Cars

1.5K-Kasey Jedrzejek, 13.521
2.31-Paul Weaver, 13.698
3.61-Tyler Shullick, 13.723
4.28-Shawn Valenti, 13.740
5.X-Mike Keegan, 13.854
6.26-Jamie Miller, 13.894
7.19R-Steve Rando, 13.895
8.12-Matt Foos, 13.906
9.5-Kody Brewer, 13.990
10.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 14.029
11.5JR-Jim McGrath Jr., 14.128
12.7M-Brandon Moore, 14.162
13.3M-Logan Mongeau, 14.176
14.13S-Drew Siferd, 14.185
15.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 14.241
16.9R-Logan Riehl, 14.242
17.34-Jud Dickerson, 14.294
18.63-Randy Ruble, 14.318
19.15K-Creed Kemenah, 14.334
20.47-Matt Lucius, 14.335
21.86-Zack Miller, 14.499
22.51M-Haldon Miller, 14.572
23.78-Austin Black, 14.644
24.92-Kevin Hawk, 14.745
25.2-Brenden Torok, 99.990

Heat Race #1 (8 Laps)
1. 31-Paul Weaver[3]
2. 61-Tyler Shullick[2]
3. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[4]
4. X-Mike Keegan[1]
5. 19R-Steve Rando[5]
6. 12-Matt Foos[6]
7. X15-Kasey Ziebold[7]
8. 51M-Haldon Miller[9]
9. 63-Randy Ruble[8]

Heat Race #2 (8 Laps)
1. 5JR-Jim McGrath Jr.[2]
2. 26-Jamie Miller[4]
3. 5-Kody Brewer[3]
4. 3M-Logan Mongeau[1]
5. 15K-Creed Kemenah[6]
6. 92-Kevin Hawk[8]
7. 86-Zack Miller[7]
8. 34-Jud Dickerson[5]

Heat Race #3 (8 Laps)
1. 28-Shawn Valenti[4]
2. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1]
3. 7M-Brandon Moore[3]
4. 9R-Logan Riehl[5]
5. 13S-Drew Siferd[2]
6. 47-Matt Lucius[6]
7. 78-Austin Black[7]
8. 2-Brenden Torok[8]

B-Main (10 Laps)
1. 12-Matt Foos[1]
2. X15-Kasey Ziebold[4]
3. 92-Kevin Hawk[2]
4. 47-Matt Lucius[3]
5. 78-Austin Black[6]
6. 86-Zack Miller[5]
7. 63-Randy Ruble[10]
8. 51M-Haldon Miller[7]
9. 34-Jud Dickerson[8]
10. 2-Brenden Torok[9]

A-Main (25 Laps)
1. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[2]
2. 28-Shawn Valenti[1]
3. 31-Paul Weaver[8]
4. 61-Tyler Shullick[6]
5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[3]
6. 5JR-Jim McGrath Jr.[4]
7. 7M-Brandon Moore[5]
8. X-Mike Keegan[10]
9. 5-Kody Brewer[9]
10. 26-Jamie Miller[7]
11. 9R-Logan Riehl[12]
12. 19R-Steve Rando[13]
13. X15-Kasey Ziebold[17]
14. 15K-Creed Kemenah[14]
15. 92-Kevin Hawk[18]
16. 3M-Logan Mongeau[11]
17. 78-Austin Black[20]
18. 47-Matt Lucius[19]
19. 12-Matt Foos[16]
20. 13S-Drew Siferd[15]

UMP Late Models

1.44-Colin Shipley, 15.147
2.5M-Ryan Markham, 15.150
3.92-Justin Chance, 15.199
4.94-Mike Bores, 15.237
5.56-BJ Gregory, 15.390
6.X3-Dan Wallace, 15.477
7.51-Devin Shiels, 15.531
8.74-Jeff Warnick, 15.598
9.71DS-Drew Smith, 15.603
10.59-Larry Bellman, 15.816
11.53-Hillard Miller, 15.858
12.03-Jim Gingery, 16.001
13.101-Chester Fitch, 16.195
14.16-Steve Sabo, 16.663
15.69R-Doug Baird, 16.791
16.30-Nate Potts, 16.903
17.92B-Austin Bright, 17.341
18.27-Ken Hahn, 17.756
19.11-Austin Gibson, 17.760

Heat Race #1 (8 Laps)
1. 71DS-Drew Smith[1]
2. 51-Devin Shiels[3]
3. 59-Larry Bellman[5]
4. 94-Mike Bores[4]
5. 74-Jeff Warnick[2]
6. 27-Ken Hahn[10]
7. 30-Nate Potts[8]
8. 03-Jim Gingery[6]
9. 92B-Austin Bright[9]
10. 69R-Doug Baird[7]

Heat Race #2 (8 Laps)
1. 92-Justin Chance[2]
2. 56-BJ Gregory[1]
3. 5M-Ryan Markham[3]
4. 44-Colin Shipley[4]
5. 53-Hillard Miller[6]
6. X3-Dan Wallace[5]
7. 101-Chester Fitch[7]
8. 16-Steve Sabo[8]
9. 11-Austin Gibson[9]

A-Main (25 Laps)
1. 51-Devin Shiels[4]
2. 5M-Ryan Markham[8]
3. 44-Colin Shipley[3]
4. 94-Mike Bores[2]
5. 71DS-Drew Smith[5]
6. 59-Larry Bellman[7]
7. 27-Ken Hahn[11]
8. 74-Jeff Warnick[9]
9. 56-BJ Gregory[1]
10. 92-Justin Chance[6]
11. 53-Hillard Miller[10]
12. X3-Dan Wallace[12]
13. 30-Nate Potts[13]
14. 03-Jim Gingery[15]
15. 101-Chester Fitch[14]
16. 16-Steve Sabo[16]
17. 11-Austin Gibson[18]
18. 69R-Doug Baird[19]
19. 92B-Austin Bright[17]