Madsen prevails in closest ever Outlaw finish

Monday 8th September, 2014 - 7:13pm


Kerry Madsen celebrates in front of the Antioch crowd

Kerry Madsen celebrates in front of the Antioch crowd

Kerry Madsen has taken his sixth STP World of Outlaws win of the season at Antioch Raceway in California, sneaking home with a winning margin of just 0.005 of a second.

It was the closest recorded finish in STP World of Outlaws history. The Sydney-born racer defeated Kyle Hirst at the chequered flag.

“It felt as though I was doing it comfortably, but I got bottled up there and I’m really lucky to get away with it,” said Madsen in Victory Lane.

“I was trying to keep the race pace to where I couldn’t get bottled up, but I did. It was exciting from where I was sitting!

“We haven’t been as consistent as we were, so I’m really glad to get back into the winner’s circle.”

The win secures the Australian and his West Australian-owned American Racing Custom Wheels/Keneric Racing Team a top five position in the World of Outlaws standings. He is now just 492 points behind leader, Donny Schatz.

He qualified fourth, finished fourth in his heat and then annexed a front row start after finishing second in the Dash behind Daryn Pittman.

VIDEO: Kerry Madsen interviewed after winning the STP World of Outlaws Sprintcar event at Antioch: