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Madsen claims second national Sprintcar title

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Monday 1st February, 2016 - 12:05am

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Kerry Madsen clinches a second Australian Sprintcar Championship after his maiden effort in 2003

Kerry Madsen clinches a second Australian Sprintcar Championship after his maiden effort in 2003

World of Outlaws star Kerry Madsen won a second national crown with a flawless performance at the 54th Lucas Oils Australian Sprintcar Championships at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway.

Thirteen years after his maiden national crown, Madsen collected the $20,000 booty ahead of polesitter Brooke Tatnell and Jamie Veal.

The 44-year-old celebrated with a series of wild donuts after a string of second placings in the past week at the venue.

“This is just awesome; I’m so bloody happy to win the title again,” an ecstatic Madsen said.

“We’ve been so close all week here, I feel like we earned this one tonight.”

Luke Dillon was fourth with defending champion David Murcott fifth.

Rounding out the top ten was Steven Lines, Grant Anderson, Sam Walsh, Ian Madsen and Matt Egel.

Madsen started on the outside of the front row for the final with Tatnell leading the opening 10 laps of the 40-lap feature.

It’s a fitting result for the driver who finished second to Donny Schatz in the Knoxville Nationals last year.

The Championships completed a stunning week of racing at Warrnambool that began with Veal’s Grand Annual victory.

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