Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Aug. 4, 2020) - Kerry Madsen enjoyed a successful four-race weekend with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, capturing two podiums and four top 10s in a stacked field of competitors.
The action began for Big Game Motorsports last Thursday at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis., where Madsen guided the Killer Instinct Crossbows sponsored team to the fourth quickest time in qualifying. Fourth-place runs in a heat race and a dash preceded a runner-up result in the $26,000-to-win Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race.
"Thursday went really well," Madsen said. "Unfortunately we drew sixth in the dash and with two dashes that's pretty far back. We moved up a bit and started seventh in the A Main. We got going really well in the middle of the race. In the later stages of the race (Kyle) Larson cleared some lapped cars and I couldn't so we ended second."
The competition shifted to 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Friday. Madsen qualified ninth quickest, placed second in a heat race and gained three positions in the main event to finish seventh.
"We qualified well for when we went out," he said. "We needed to win the heat to get into the dash and we ended up running second. We started 10 th in the feature and I got a really good start, but a car in front of me got a bit out of control and I lost the spots I had gained. Right at the end we came to life, but it was too late."
Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, hosted an event on Saturday. Madsen timed in third quickest in qualifying. He placed second in both a heat race and a dash before ending the night sixth in the main event.
"We were having a great night at Knoxville," he said. "We were good all night, but just didn't pull it off in the A Main. We just need to be a little better and for me to drive better. I ended up moving around and lost a couple of spots."
The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Huset's Speedway, which featured the $20,000-to-win C & B Operations Grand Reopening presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking. Madsen overcame the 20th quickest qualifying time by winning a heat race from third. He then won a dash to garner the pole position for the feature.
"We were definitely good enough to have won the show," he said. "Early on I was getting tight off turn four. I moved down and found I was really good on the bottom."
Madsen led the first dozen laps, fell to third and rallied to regain the lead for several more laps midway through the race.
"I let myself get boxed in with lappers," he said. "I should have moved around a little more and pushed the issue. It was disappointing, but it was still a great night."
Madsen finished with a third-place result, which was his ninth top five of the season.
Big Game Motorsports plans on racing this Thursday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway during the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.
QUICK RESULTS -
July 30 - Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 4 (4); Dash: 4 (6); Feature: 2 (7).
July 31 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 7 (10).
Aug. 1 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 2 (3); Feature: 6 (4).
Aug. 2 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 1 (3); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 3 (1).
SEASON STATS -
38 races, 0 wins, 9 top fives, 21 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 31 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Thursday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 30 th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank
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