While Krikke Motorsport’s start to their 2018-19 season World Series Sprintcars Championship campaign wasn’t without its challenges, team driver Kerry Madsen’s solid form throughout the five-round Speedweek Series stretch saw them come away second in the current WSS point standings.
Off the back of their 2018-19 season debut in December, which resulted in them successfully defending their Western Australian Title on home soil at the Perth Motorplex, Madsen and the Krikke Motorsport team carried great expectations into the commencement of their WSS campaign, which doubled as the five-round Speedweek Series.
Rising to the challenge and experiencing largely positive results throughout the action-packed week of racing, the Bunbury, WA-based team’s campaign was highlighted by victory in the second round of the WSS Championship at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway in South Australia.
It was this result, along with three other top-five finishes, that banked Madsen and the Krikke Motorsport team 1,273 points over the Speedweek component of the WSS Championship, and they now are just 56 points shy of current leader Steven Lines.
“The car was fast all week, which was reflected in most of our results, and overall we were really pleased with our start to our World Series campaign,” commented the current and four-time Australian Champion, whose campaign was slightly marred by round three at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway, where he was taken out of his opening heat race, which resulted in him being unable to transfer out of the B main.
“Unfortunately, our night ended prematurely in round three, which hindered our chances in leading the WSS Championship point score after Speedweek, but the team did a fantastic job to get us back on track in the last two rounds.”
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In addition to his round two victory, Madsen came home in the runner-up spot during the opening WSS round at Murray Bridge Speedway aboard the WA # 2 Transport Equipment Hire / Pumpa Manufacturing supported Maxim, going on to collect a pair of fourth-place finishes in rounds four and five at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway and Premier Speedway respectively.
Madsen and the KMS team are now on their way up to Queensland, to contest this Friday and Saturday night’s (January 4 and 5) sixth WSS round, which doubles as the Australian Open, at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway. The seventh round of WSS will also held Archerfield Speedway next Wednesday night (January 9).
Krikke Motorsport’s range of 2018-19 season team and Madsen merchandise, which includes hoodies ($50), hats ($30), t-shirts ($30), raglan three-quarter sleeve shirts ($40) and kids’ t-shirts ($30), is available for purchase at the track from the team’s transporter or merchandise van. A limited range of stock is also available via the team’s online store at www.krikkemotorsport.store.
The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2018-19 season sponsors: Transport Equipment Hire, Pumpa Manufacturing, Maxwill Racing Engines, PWR Performance Products, Valvoline Oils, Bunbury Toyota, Vortex Racing Products, A. Lucas Spraypainters, Skwid Signs, Redline Media, Performance Racegear, HRP Specialties, South West Conveyancing, and Richard Hathaway Photography.
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.