PETERSEN MEDIA- With Mother Nature stepping aside and letting the KCP Racing get a couple of races in last week, Ian Madsen would finish 13th on Friday night at the Eagle Raceway, before finishing 10th on Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway.
“We had four races scheduled last week, but with rain we were only able to get two of them in, fortunately that included the Knoxville opener,” Madsen said. “It’s been hard to get in a rhythm will all of the rainouts, but the car felt pretty good on both nights.”
Friday night the scene was the Eagle Raceway in Eagle, NE, and Madsen timed his Nehring Construction/Team Kline Electric/Logan Contractors Supply Inc. No. 18 machine in 15th fastest during time trials.
Finishing second in his heat from the second row, Madsen would grid the field in the seventh row for the 30-lap feature event. Getting off to a nice start once the feature went green, Madsen worked his way up to the 10th spot on the extremely racy Eagle Raceway surface.
Admittedly getting a little impatient, Madsen would hit a hole getting into turn one, getting his machine out of shape into the fence, forcing him to bring his machine to a stop, and taking it to the work area. With his KCP racing team making repairs in a timely manner, Madsen was able to work his way back up to a 13th place finish.
“It certainly wasn’t the result we wanted, but the car felt good, and the team performed well in getting us fixed under caution,” he said.
Saturday night saw the curtain finally go up at the Knoxville Raceway, as racing hit the speedway for the first time in 2015. Timing in 15th fastest for the second consecutive night, Madsen would then pick up the heat race win from the second row, and line up for the 25-lap feature in the ninth row.
After a caution on the first lap, the race would see a 20-lap green flag run, and after things calmed down around Madsen, he would work his way forward, and get into the Top-10 by the time the caution flew on the 21st lap. The final four laps saw Madsen look to improve his position, but he would close his night out with a 10th place finish.
“We would have all liked to be up a little higher in the finishing order, but we will take a Top-10,” Madsen added. “I am hoping that if 10th is our worst finish of the year at the raceway this year, then we will be in good shape.”
With a three-race schedule on tap this weekend, the KCP Racing team will be racing with heavy hearts after learning of the passing of Knoxville Supporter, and KCP Racing supporter, Lou Bredesky, who was in the KCP Racing suite on a weekly basis.
“It is incredibly sad news to learn of Lou’s passing,” Ian Madsen said. “His support each week in the suit for Knoxville Raceway and our team was un wavered. He was a true racer, and that was apparent, as his last words on this great earth were “Who Won Knoxville?” He barely missed a race night at Knoxville, and I know everyone involved with KCP Racing will forever be grateful for his presence and support. He will be greatly missed, and I would love nothing more that to grab a win for him this weekend.”
Ian and his KCP