PETERSEN MEDIA- Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team earned their first ever Lucas Oil ASCS National win on Thursday night during a very busy week of racing preparing for the upcoming Knoxville Nationals.
“I was very pleased with our entire week,” Ian Madsen said. “We had good speed with the 360 and the 410, and I am extremely confident heading into the Nationals.”
Competing at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE with the both the ASCS and the NSL on Thursday and Friday during the “Road to Knoxville”, Madsen would have a very good showing.
In Lucas Oil ASCS 360 action, Madsen would line his Nehring Construction/Team Kline Electric/Logan Contractors Supply No. 18 machine up in the fourth row of his heat race and would work his way to a fourth place finish.
After passing points were tabulated, Madsen found himself in the nightly redraw, where the five pill would put him in the third row for the 25-lap A Main event.
Working into the second spot, Madsen would chase after race leader, Jeff Swindell. With Swindell setting a good pace out front, Madsen would continue to hit his marks until he made a move on lap 21 to take command of the race.
Madsen would keep Swindell at bay over the final four laps as he raced his way to his first career Lucas Oil ASCS 360 National feature event win.
During the NSL portion of the night, Madsen would time his Greenland Homes of IA/Royal Flooring/Aspen Aire Inc. backed entry in sixth fastest before finishing eighth in the night’s feature event.
Friday night at the I-80 Speedway, Madsen would turn in a very strong performance with the NSL series as he timed in ninth fastest to get the night started. Finishing second in his heat race, the St. Marys, NSW driver would line up in the fifth row for the 30-lap feature event.
Showing a ton of speed in the feature event, Madsen was able to slice his way through the field as he raced towards a podium finish. Getting inside the top-five, Madsen would Brooke Tatnell and Terry McCarl as he secured a third place finish.
Friday night was a night of Top-Fives for Madsen as he would finish fifth during the Lucas Oil ASCS National program.
Heading to the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night, Madsen would show he was Nationals ready by setting the standard during qualifying time-trials.
Finishing seventh in his heat race, Madsen would pick up the win during the B Main and advance into the A Main event.
Lining up in the fifth row for the 20-lap feature event, Madsen would race near the top-10 as he made his final laps around the speedway before the big two-week stretch of racing kicks off.
When Doug Clark’s checkered flag flew, Madsen would cross under with an 11th place finish.
“It was a strong week for our team, and I have to thank the guys for their work, and all of our sponsors for their support,” Madsen said. “We have a ton of partners local in the Iowa area so we will be giving it everything we have during the Natioanls to represent them well.”
Ian and his KCP acing team would like to thank Nehring Construction, Team Kline Electric, Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Greenland Homes of Iowa, Royal Flooring, Aspen Aire Inc. Heating and Cooling, Bobcat, The Stone Shop, Gator Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Van Gorp Construction, Caliber Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Flatrate, Inc., Speck USA, Kustom Concrete Pumping, Lucas Oil, Revolution Race Gear, INSPRO Insurance, Monarchs Restaurant and Lounge, Climate Master- Geothermal Heating and Cooling, XXX Race Co., Wings Unlimited for their support this season.
2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-71, Wins-6, Top-5’s- 32, Top 10’s-47
ON TAP: Madsen and his KCP Racing team will be in action this week during the 360 Nationals before taking part in Sunday night’s KCP Capitani Classic.
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