Despite missing out on claiming the SEG Series point standings last Saturday night at Bunbury Speedway, Dayne Kingshott and the Krikke Motorsport team were still pleased with their runner-up spot finish.
In what was a last-minute call up to join the Krikke Motorsport team, following the team’s regular driver Kerry Madsen being unavailable due to international border lockdown and the cancellation of this season’s World Series Sprintcar Championship, Kingshott showed plenty of impressive form throughout the 13 rounds of the SEG Series and it saw him take the SEG Series point standings battle right down to the wire.
“From the outset of joining the Krikke Motorsport team back in September of last year, the goal has always been to go out there and have some fun, as there weren’t any large expectations placed on me, but I had my own expectations of being a top-five contender,” explained Kingshott, who is in his first full season in 410 Sprintcars.
“As the season has progressed, the better we got as a team, and our performances reflect that, so for us to miss out on the SEG Series point standings by one spot is pleasing, but at the same time it’s disappointing, as there were a few occasions during the season when we had some misfortune deny us of strong results and that in the end hurt us in the final points.
“I can’t thank everyone involved with the Krikke Motorsport team enough for all of their support, as they are one of the country’s leading teams and they have provided me with the best of everything, and I’m glad that I’ve been able to keep them at the front of the field and do them all proud.”
Throughout the Krikke Motorsport team’s SEG Series campaign, Kingshott was able to pick up a total of three minor podium finishes, and there was one occasion during a round at the Perth Motorplex, when he was a corner away from a breakthrough victory only to heartbreakingly crash out within sight of the chequered flag.
On Saturday night on home soil at their home track Bunbury Speedway, Kingshott and the Krikke Motorsport team headed into the SEG Series Grand Final only two points off the leader in the point standings. With twin feature races to be fought out, Kingshott finished an impressive second in the opening 30 lapper, but in the second feature race, his SEG Series winning hopes were dashed. While running strongly inside the top five, Kingshott had his left-rear tyre explode, and thankfully he was able to restart due to taking advantage of the hot zone to replace the tyre. Unfortunately, the explosion of the tyre damaged certain parts of the car and it (the car) was never quite the same and Kingshott went on to finish in ninth spot, which saw him secure second in the final SEG Series point standings.
With three race meetings remaining in the 2020-21 season, Kingshott and the Krikke Motorsport team are aiming to finish their impressive maiden campaign together on a solid note. The duo’s next outing is going to be the opening round of the Triple Crown Series, which is going to double as the rescheduled Krikke Boys Shootout, on the Saturday night of March 13 at the Perth Motorplex.
Final SEG Series point standings (after 13 completed rounds):
1 Callum Williamson – 1960 points
2 Dayne Kingshott – 1932
3 Kris Coyle – 1910
4 Jason Kendrick – 1890
5 Kaiden Manders – 1776
The Krikke Motorsport team is proudly supported in the 2020-21 season by:
Transport Equipment Hire
Maxwill Racing Engines
PWR Performance Products
RPM Race Products
P1 Advanced Racewear
Resolve Automotive Spraypainters
The Krikke Motorsport merchandise, along with a limited range of discounted merchandise from previous seasons, is available on the team’s online store. To view and purchase your merchandise, visit our online store: www.krikkemotorsport.store
To keep up to date with the Krikke Motorsport team, visit their website at www.krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching Krikke Motorsport.