Australian World of Outlaws star, Kerry Madsen has got his 2013 Australian Title campaign off to a perfect start taking victory in the night one preliminary feature for the 51st Australian Sprintcar Championship at Brisbane’s Supercheap Auto Archerfield Speedway.
Madsen, driving the Toyota Genuine Parts Cool Chassis for the defending Champion team – Krikke Motorsport – had an enthralling mid-race dice with Steven Lines.
After getting away from the start in the lead, Madsen was quickly rounded up on the tight Archerfield bullring by Lines, who elevated himself to the lead on lap 10.
He held onto this position until the 13th circulation when Madsen regained the ascendency.
From there, the winner of five World of Outlaws main events during 2012 didn’t look like being headed, taking an easy victory.
The real interest was the battle for second however, with Lines falling back into the clutches of Andrew Scheuerle. The Toowoomba racer got around Lines into second for more valuable points ahead of Saturday night’s finals.
Finishing fourth was six times Australian Champion, Garry Brazier from Danny Reidy.
Earlier in the night, local racer and former Champion, Todd Wanless set the quickest time in qualifying.
The heat races were taken out by Tim Garrett, Peter Lack (2 wins), Dan Murray (2 wins), Ricky Maiolo (2 wins), Eddie Lumbar and Brent Kratzmann.
The Title continues tonight at Archerfield with defending Champion, Brooke Tatnell, four times Champion Max Dumesny and former Champion Robbie Farr among the heavy hitters. Finals will be conducted on Saturday night.
AUSTRALIAN SPRINTCAR CHAMPIONSHIP – NIGHT ONE – PRELIMINARY A-MAIN RESULTS (Top 10):
AUSTRALIAN SPRINTCAR CHAMPIONSHIP – NIGHT ONE – POINTS (Top 10):