FOR the Krikke Motorsport team and their driver Dayne Kingshott, last Saturday night’s King of Wings at the Perth Motorplex was certainly a challenging one, but it was one that saw them play their Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series JOKER card on the night and come away with a winning result.
WHEN you head into a new season, there is always the challenge of the unknown – as no matter how much preparation you do during the off season, the proof is always out on the track in racing conditions. For Dayne Kingshott and the Krikke Motorsport team, they started their 2023-24 season campaign on the right foot and claimed a win.
THE Krikke Motorsport team showed plenty of speed throughout their 2022-23 season campaign and it resulted in them collecting a total of three 410 Sprintcar feature-race wins, with regular driver Dayne Kingshott scoring two wins while his international team-mate Kerry Madsen picked up one.
Krikke Motorsport team manager Ryan Krikke looked back on the season that was with plenty to be proud of, including the mammoth task of fielding a two-car team at some of the country’s biggest Sprintcar events.
“I’m really happy with the overall speed throughout the season, and one of the highlights was Dayne collecting another Western Australian Title for KMS and also winning the Prelude to the Championship event with Kerry,” commented Krikke.
“Dayne started the season very strongly, which included two wins in the opening four Maddington Toyota Series rounds, and heading into the Christmas-New Year period, we held down the point standings lead, but things didn’t quite go our way after that and we encountered some bad luck – including having one of our rounds brought to a premature end and missing out on starting the feature race which really hurt our season’s points race. But we turned it around and enjoyed a solid finish to the season by collecting three podium finishes in the final four rounds.
“Technically, Dayne has only been in a Sprintcar for three season and is still doing his apprenticeship, I guess. He’s been in the top five in the season points each year for us which considering the experience some of the local guys is a remarkable achievement, as he races beyond his experience and improves each time he hits the track.”
In refection of Madsen returning, Krikke had this to say.
“It was great for not only the Krikke Motorsport team but the whole sport of speedway in Australia to have Kerry back competing here for the first time in nearly three years, and although he only ran our second car for just on a month, he showed everyone he’s still capable of winning races and his fan base is as big as ever,” he enthused.
During the season, Kingshott scored a total of six feature race podium finishes, which included two wins, eight top-five finishes in both the Maddington Toyota Series and Perth Motorplex Track Championship point standings, while Madsen’s standout results were winning the Prelude to the Championship at the Perth Motorplex, along with top-10 finishes in both the Grand Annual Classic (eighth) and the Australian Championship (fifth).
SEASON STATS SNAPSHOT:
Race Meetings: 20
Feature Races: Wins = 2, Podiums = 6, Top 10s = 15
Dashes: Wins = 2, Podiums = 8
Heat Races: Wins = 2, Podiums = 11
Qualifying: Fastest in Group = 6, Top 3 Fastest = 11
Race Meetings: 8
Feature Races: Wins = 1, Podiums = 1, Top 10s = 6
Dashes: Wins = 2, Podiums = 2
Heat Races: Wins = 1, Podiums = 7
Qualifying: Fastest in Group = 3, Top 3 Fastest = 4
Final Maddington Toyota Series Point Standings:
1 James Inglis – 2582 points
2 Jason Kendrick – 2568
3 Callum Williamson – 2556
4 Dayne Kingshott – 2538
5 Brad Maiolo – 2408
Final Perth Motorplex Track Championship Point Standings:
1 Jason Kendrick – 3126 points
2 Callum Williamson – 3044
3 James Inglis – 2966
4 Brad Maiolo – 2893
5 Dayne Kingshott – 2879
Final Triple Crown Series Point Standings:
1 Jamie Veal (Vic) – 450 points
2 Dayne Kingshott – 428
3 Callum Williamson – 408
4 James Inglis – 402
5 Jason Kendrick – 394
The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2022-23 season supporters:
• Mobil 1
• Bunbury Toyota
• Maxwill Racing Engines
• PWR Performance Products
• Redline Media
• RPM Race Products
• Taralea Farms Macadamias
• Performance Racegear
• P1 Advanced Racewear
• Number 4 Composites
• Resolve Automotive Spraypainters
• Blackbeard Designs
• JP Signs
The Krikke Motorsport merchandise, along with a limited range of discounted merchandise from previous seasons, is available via the team’s online store. To view and purchase your merchandise, visit our online store: krikkemotorsport.store
To keep up to date with the Krikke Motorsport team, visit their website at krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on their social-media channels – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – by searching Krikke Motorsport.
Photos: Richard Hathaway Photography
For Kerry Madsen and the Krikke Motorsport team, it had been a total of 1045 days since they have raced together. However, last night’s practice session at the Perth Motorplex, the long separation ended, when Madsen jumped back behind the wheel of the WA # 2 Krikke Motorsport Maxim.
The list of high-profile drivers to drive the WA # 2 Krikke Motorsport car over the past four decades is immense, but on Saturday night at the Perth Motorplex, it was the team’s newest driver, Dayne Kingshott, who drove to victory in the Western Australian Sprintcar Title.
ONCE every season, over the course of five pre-determined rounds, the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series has a JOKER card system, where each driver gets to play it and get double points, and for Dayne Kingshott and the Krikke Motorsport team, they played theirs during last Saturday night’s third round at the Perth Motorplex and it paid off.
It’s been a solid start to the 2022-23 season for the Krikke Motorsport team and their driver Dayne Kingshott, and that was only boosted at the Perth Motorplex during last Saturday night’s second Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series round when they opened their season winning account.