Ian Madsen came up just short as he looked for his fourth win-in-a-row at the Huset’s Speedway as he finished in the second spot, a night after finishing seventh at the Knoxville Raceway.
“We had good speed all weekend,” he said. “We had a miss at the start of the feature in Knoxville that cost us some spots, and we were good at Huset’s, but Dobmeier was a little better and flat out beat us.”
Timing in sixth fastest at the Knoxville Raceway aboard his Nehring Construction/Team Kline Electric/Logan Contractors Supply entry, Madsen would advance to the fourth spot in his heat race from his fifth starting position.
Lining up in the second row of the Main Event, Madsen had a bit of an issue in the early goings of the event, but once he gathered his machine up, he showed that he had a very fast racecar.
After loosing some track position early in the race, Madsen worked his way back up to a seventh place finish at the stripe, keeping him in second in the highly competitive Knoxville Championship Cup standings.
“We timed in well, and were in a good position to start the race, but things happen, and fortunately we were able to still end up with a Top-10 out of it,” he said.
Returning to the Huset’s Speedway where he has been so good as of late, Madsen kicked his night off by timing in seventh fastest.
In heat race action he scored a second place finish, and put his Royal Flooring/Greenland Homes of IA/QTC entry on the front row of the feature event.
Getting out to the early lead, Madsen had his hands full with Mark Dobmeier chasing after him.
On the 12th lap, Dobmeier was able to wrestle the lead away from Madsen, but the St. Marys, NSW driver kept him in his sights, as he then began applying the pressure.
When the race came to a close, it was Madsen scoring a second place finish.
“Sometimes you just get beat by a better car, and that is what happened tonight,” he said. “Leonard gave me a great machine, and it was fun to drive, and we will take the second place and see if we can come back here and grab a win.”
Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Nehring Construction, Team Kline Electric, Logan Contractors Supply, Royal Flooring, Greenland Homes of Iowa, Quality Traffic Control, Factory Kahne, Rider Racing Engines, JRS Excavating, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, The Stone Shop, Aspen Air Inc. Heating and Cooling, Gator Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Kent Performance, Revolution Race Gear, Lucas Oil, Wings Unlimited, and Kustom Concrete Pumping for their support.
2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-39, Wins-5, Top-5’s- 16, Top 10’s-23
ON TAP: The KCP Racing team will be in Knoxville on Saturday and Huset’s on Sunday night.