(Special to the World of Outlaws)
Every Sprint Car driver has aspirations of competing full-time with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Not only will Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo achieve this goal in 2019, but he’ll be doing it in the coveted driver’s seat of the Kyle Larson Racing #2 Sprinter.
“Getting an opportunity to race with the World of Outlaws full-time has been a life-long goal of mine. I believe that the World of Outlaws is the pinnacle of our sport; the best of the best and in order to be the best, you have to race with the best,” Macedo said on the prospects of joining “the Greatest show on dirt.”
For Macedo, it’s a dream come true to be making his rookie campaign in a car owned by someone he has always admired.
“With both Kyle and I growing up in California, I had the opportunity to watch him move up through the ranks. I have admired his career and passion to give back to the sport. To say that I’m excited about driving for Kyle Larson Racing next year would be an understatement. This is a ‘Dream Come True’ opportunity for me and I’m thrilled that Kyle is willing to give a young guy a shot and I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together,” Macedo said about driving for racing icon Kyle Larson.
Larson is excited to see another California hot shoe on the rise.
“I am really looking forward to Carson becoming part of our KLR team next season. We have competed against each other since he started racing Sprint Cars in California six years ago, so I have watched him develop as a driver and into an adult,” Larson said about Macedo.
Macedo recently wrapped up a successful season with the Arctic Cat All Star Sprint Cars, which saw him accumulating five wins en route to finishing second in the final series standings. The performance came aboard the Gaerte Motorsports No.3 with crew chief, Joe Gaerte. Gaerte will be joining Macedo at Kyle Larson Racing.
“I’m excited to continue working with Joe Gaerte, we had a strong 2018 season, as well as to start working with KLR’s Heath [Moyle] and Jakob [Weaver],” Macedo said.
Larson echoed the statement and bringing Gaerte aboard, “Carson had a successful season this year, especially with Joe as his crew chief, and I think they will both be a great fit with us moving forward. I can’t wait to see what we are able to accomplish in 2019.”
Macedo will make his debut with the team this weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte during the World Finals presented by Can-Am. He’ll be in a team car to Shane Stewart, who will be moving to the CJB Motorsports Sprint Car for the 2019 WoO campaign.