PC- DB3 Imaging
PETERSEN MEDIA- Invading the Lone Star State with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series over the last week, Ian Madsen would have a bit of a learning curve though the Rookie of the Year contender would come home with a Top-10 finish.
“We have a great race team, but coming to some of these places we aren’t familiar with is going to be tough but we knew that,” Ian Madsen said. “We will keep plugging away and keep at it.”
Thursday night the series was finally able to take to Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, TX after a couple of rain outs. A light car count with see a unique format in play on this night, and Madsen would open the weekend up by timing the Logan Contractors Supply/Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring entry in eighth quickest in time trials.
Finishing fifth in his heat race, Madsen would move into a qualifier where he would grid the field from the sixth starting position. Slipping back to finish 10th, Madsen would line up 14th in the feature event.
On a tough surface for passing, Madsen would be stuck in the middle of the pack as he would finish 13th to open a three-race weekend.
Traveling to Mesquite, TX for a pair of races at Devil’s Bowl Speedway Friday and Saturday night, Madsen would open the Texas Outlaw Nationals up by timing in 13th quickest in qualifying time trials.
From the third row of his heat race, Madsen would make a couple of swift moves as he jumped into third and chased after Kasey Kahne who held the second spot which also came with a berth to the Dash. Unable to make the move, Madsen would move into the feature event where he would line up in the seventh starting position.
Mixing it up in the Top-10 with David Gravel and Kasey Kahne, Madsen would get more comfortable on the tricky configuration lap after lap. With the waiving of the checkered flag, Madsen would finish seventh on this night.
Saturday night marked the end of a busy weekend of racing for KCP Racing. Getting one final shot at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Madsen would open the night up by timing in seventh quickest in time trials.
Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the St. Marys, NSW native would finish fourth, which placed him in the fifth row of the 30-lap Texas Nationals feature event.
Battling with Jacob Allen and Jason Sides on this night as he battled to stay inside the Top-10, Madsen would fade a little as he closed his weekend out with a 12th place finish.
“It certainly wasn’t our best weekend of racing, but I feel like I learned some things about some of these places and we got better as a group,” Madsen said. “Thanks to my guys and all of our partners for continuing to support us.”
Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Team Kline Electric, Ted’s Body Shop, Bobcat, Team Excavating, Greenland Homes, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, American Express, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Revolution Race Gear, Monarch’s, and BK Racing Titanium for their support this season.
2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-17, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 2, Top 10’s-3
ON TAP: Ian and the KCP Racing team will be in action on Friday night at Lake Ozark Speedway and on Saturday at Salina Highbanks Speedway.
STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.
PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is an agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, and boost awareness.