Ian Madsen will be the first to tell you that he was disappointed with his World Finals. Being red hot as his US season came to a close, Madsen was hopeful he could put together a strong showing in North Carolina, but qualifying struggles hampered him as failed to make either show.
“We had some issues in qualifying and timing in 33rd quickest both nights is not the way to get the job done,” Madsen said. “We struggled all weekend and it was an unfortunate way to end what was really a great season.”
Starting in the back of heat races on both night’s, Madsen was unable to do much aboard his Nehring Construction/Team Kline Electric/Logan Contractors Supply entry, as he made his way to the B main on both nights.
Starting 13th in both B’s, Madsen couldn’t get the drive forward he needed on either night, and was on the outside looking in for both main events.
“We had some marketing partners with us checking it out, and wanted to run better, but it just wasn’t in the cards,” he said. “As a team we thank all of the partners we had this year, and we have some pretty cool stuff lined up for 2014, and we are all looking forward to that.”
Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Nehring Construction, Team Kline Electric, Logan Contractors Supply, Royal Flooring, Greenland Homes of Iowa, Stepping Stone Genetics, Quality Traffic Control, Factory Kahne, Rider Racing Engines, JRS Excavating, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Smith Precision Products, Moose Blocks, Speedway Motors, Aspen Air Inc. Heating and Cooling, and Kustom Concrete Pumping for their support.
2013 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-65, Wins-12, Top-5’s- 26, Top 10’s-37
ON TAP: Ian will now make his way back to his native Australia, and begin his season down under on November 30th is Brisbane!