Macleod's Return a Success

Indianapolis, IN (September 30, 2008) - Alison Macleod of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada jumped right back to where she left off after suffering a broken clavicle weeks ago at the Anderson Speedway. Alison and the Ford Racing/Beast team finished a strong 2nd in Alison’s first return back into the car after the Anderson incident. The team traveled to Marne, Michigan and the very tricky Berlin Speedway for the 3rd Annual Open Wheel Extravaganza. The event pays host to a midget race, co-sanctioned between USAC, UMARA, and WOMS, as well as the Auto Value Super Sprints and ISMA Supermodifieds.

This year the midget race hosted 31 drivers from around the Midwest area for the 25-lap Feature. Qualifying would take center stage, and for the first time ever at the Berlin Speedway Alison laid down a strong lap, placing her 7th quick in the field and with the 8-car invert starting outside the front row for the Feature event. After the 3rd attempt to get the Feature started, Alison took a commanding lead exiting Turn 2 and began to pull away. “The car ran very well during the long runs, and I began to better understand the track and hit my marks” stated Macleod. A caution at the lap 10 mark brought the field close together and the car began to pick up a lose condition. Alison fought strong though, and led the race until lap 19 when the car was a handful. “The cooler temperatures and the track conditions just added up real quick and the car began to pick up a big lose condition, it was a handful however we learned a lot about the car and I learned a lot about the track, I big improvement from the beginning of the night.” Alison finished a strong 2nd place, wrapping up a great rookie season in the USAC Regional Division. Alison finished 2nd in the driver points, and placed car owner and entrant Bob East in the 2nd position for owner points.

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