Toughest battle of the year for Macleod

Indianapolis, IN (August 18, 2008) - Alison Macleod of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada is facing the toughest battle so far this year, recouping from a fractured clavicle after an accident last Wednesday at the Anderson Speedway. Alison was running 3rd at the time in the A-Main of the Ford Focus USAC division when a car spun in front of her leaving little time and room to make a clean pass. Alison struck the wall after launching over a tire of fellow competitor Jordan Pennington. Alison was having another great run in the Focus division after qualifying quick time in the Ford Racing/Beast machine. Alison started 6th in the Feature and was on the move when the incident happen. Alison felt very comfortable in the car and was more disappointed about the cars condition than her own. “I really enjoy running this Focus car, the setup that Bob (East) and the team put on the car is excellent, and I’m looking forward to running the car again real soon.”

Alison decided to forget about her pain and jump into the Ford Racing/Beast to run the USAC Regional Midget A-Main which directly followed the Focus main. Alison noted that the team struggled a bit with a qualifying setup, however after starting 8th Alison made her way into the top-5 finishing a strong 4th. “The car was good for the feature, we were just a tad off in qualifying and sometimes that’s how it goes, I’m looking forward to some rest and right back in the seat hopefully by September 27th for the race at Berlin, MI.” Alison currently sits 2nd in driver points for USAC’s Regional Midget Series.

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