Madsen takes out WSS opener in Murray Bridge

Kerry Madsen pic: World Series Sprintcars Facebook

Kerry Madsen has drawn first blood in the 2017/18 QSS World Series Sprintcars with victory in Round 1 at Murray Bridge.

Madsen beat local Ryan Jones to victory, with A Main pole-sitter Jason Johnson rounding out the podium.

Starting from the third row, Madsen battled with Jamie Veal and Luke Dillon before taking the lead prior to the halfway mark.

Jones passed Louisiana driver Johnson for second position in the latter half of the race, while fellow front row starter Matt Egel took fourth.

James McFadden completed the top five, driving from 11th on the grid.

He survived an incident with Veal at the halfway mark when the two made contact and spun, while Veal had to restart at the back of the field and was lapped by Madsen shortly before the end.

Front row starter Jye O’Keefe’s A Main race came to an early end when the Warrnambool youngster hit the wall at the first corner and rolled.

KRE Speedweek continues tonight with Round 2 again at Murray Bridge Speedway.

Standings: After Round 1

Pos Num Driver Pts
1 A1 Kerry Madsen 325
2 S63 Ryan Jones 303
3 W26 Jason Johnson 292
4 S97 Matt Egel 278
5 W17 James McFadden 246
6 S81 Luke Dillon 238
7 S74 Jamie Cobby 233
8 W12 Daniel Harding 215
9 S13 Brock Hallett 205
9 V88 Dave Murcott 205
11 USA00 Cory Eliason 204
12 W2 Jamie Veal 195
13 S45 Jake Tranter 188
13 V52 Darren Mollenoyux 188
15 S24 Ricky Maiolo 187
16 V42 Jye O’Keeffe 173
17 S27 Daniel Pestka 165
18 S20 Glen Sutherland 164
18 W80 James Inglis 164
20 S15 Aidan Hall 159
21 S4 Lisa Walker 157
22 S78 Keke Falland 154
23 S14 Brendan Quinn 145
24 S96 Brendan Guerin 143
25 S10 Steven Caruso 133
26 S19 Brad Keller 131
27 W3 Steven Lines 128
27 N99 Carson Macedo 128
29 S83 Shannon Barry 126
30 V25 Jack Lee 124
30 W97 Mitchell Wormall 124
32 S72 Chad Ely 113
33 Q59 Kevin Titman 112
34 V36 Tim Van Ginnekin 94
34 S71 Sam Putland 94
36 W14 Jason Pryde 88
36 Q23 Lachlan McHugh 88
38 W25 Taylor Milling 82
39 S42 Jamie Hendry 81
40 N56 Mick Saller 80
41 W96 Aldo De Paoli 71
42 S5 Tregan Gates 66
43 S88 Todd Wigzell 63
44 S25 Justin Sloan 58
45 USA97 Dominic Scelzi 54

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