Carson Macedo is a third generation driver. He started practicing in a quarter midget at the age of 4, with the help of his grandfather Robby Tartlon (who was a very successful racer himself). He then started racing in actual competition at the age of 5 in a 100cc junior sprint. With some success, he then began driving a restricted 600cc micro sprint at the age of 10. After a few years and some valuable gained experience, at the age of 14, moved up to race in the open division of micro sprints. In 2012, at the young age of 15 Carson stepped up into a winged 360ci/410ci sprint car for car owner Tom Tartlon at Tarlton Motorsports.
2012 and 2013 were both learning years for Macedo as he tried to better himself each night behind the wheel of a winged sprint car. Having teammates like Tommy Tarlton and 2 time World of Outlaws Champion Jason Meyers made things a bit easier as they were always pointing him in the best possible direction. With several starts which mostly consisted of 360ci action, Macedo was began to show speed along with consistency. This lead to him capturing local victories.
2014 showed a lot of promise. Carson began working full time with crew chief Paul Baines at Tarlton Racing and in early September he captured one of the biggest wins of his career in Chico, California at the Gold Cup Race of Champions. The year brought an outstanding amount of confidence and potential in his young racing career.
2015 was one to remember! Macedo won the King of the West 410 sprint car championship in the 21x, owned by Tarlton Racing. This was a huge accomplishment, especially considering the fact that is was Carson's first season competing full time with the series. Carson also went on to win several local races in California including a 410 win at Silver Dollar Speedway in the famous Clyde Lamar owned 3c. Another highlight of Macedo's year included the $10,000 to win "Mark Forni Classic" at Placerville Speedway. As well as finishing 2nd overall in the 2015 Trophy Cup points. Last, but not least, Carson spent the winter in Australia driving for a number of teams including Mitchell Motorsports, Sean Dyson Motorsports, and David Challons Motorsports.
In 2016 Macedo moved to Columbus, Indiana where is he currently driving a midget full time for Keith Kunz Motorsports, with the support of Tarlton Racing. With the team running a full USAC and Powri National schedule, it’s been a very busy year traveling all over the United States. Macedo has also been given the opportunity to drive for Craig and Les Mintz at Mintz Motorsports in a wing 410 sprint car throughout the state of Ohio when his schedule allows.
You can read more about Carson's racing career from his website: