The Australian drivers enjoyed competitive weekends at various events throughout America, which saw three drivers finish inside the top 10 of the latest World of Outlaws event and another Australian collect their latest ASCS National Tour podium finish.
Kerry Madsen (NSW)
The 42nd running of the Jackson Nationals, which incorporated the latest World of Outlaws rounds, at the Jackson Motorplex (MN) was quite a challenging one for Madsen, but he certainly finished the three nights on a solid note, following his sixth-place finish in the A main.
Earlier in the event, the Big Game Motorsports team driver (pictured right) started towards the back of the preliminary A mains, and it saw him finish 12th and 19th respectively. However, due to starting further up the A main field on the third and final night, he was rewarded with a satisfying result.
Following the Jackson Nationals weekend, Madsen has moved up to eighth in the current World of Outlaws point standings.
Ian Madsen (NSW)
Madsen was right amongst the top-10 runners throughout most of the Jackson Nationals weekend.
The KCP Racing team driver and the younger brother of Kerry ran 17th in the opening preliminary A main after starting from position 20, followed by a sixth in the second preliminary A main after starting from position seven, and then capped the weekend with a seventh-place finish in the A main after he had started from position seven.
In the latest World of Outlaws point standings, Madsen currently sits in 14th place.
Lynton Jeffrey (NSW)
After a tough run during the opening two nights of the Jackson Nationals, Jeffrey was able to crack it for an A main spot on the third and final night and came away with a 10th place finish.
Jeffrey finished the opening two nights of competition in the B main, where he ran eighth and 11th. However, despite the hardship, Jeffrey didn’t give up and pushed up and was rewarded with a satisfying result. After starting the third and final night’s A main from deep in the field – position 19 – he was able to work his way forward throughout the 35-lap event and round out the top-10 finishes.
Brooke Tatnell (NSW)
Once again running the # 16 Doug DeWall-owned car, Tatnell, like fellow Australian Jeffrey, managed to finish the Jackson Nationals weekend on an encouraging note.
Tatnell was unable to get out of the B main on night one, after he finished ninth in the B main following his second-place finish in the C main, and on the second night, he managed to qualify into the A main via the B main but to some mechanical issues ended up well down the order in 22nd.
In typical Tatnell fashion, he kept persisting and he rewarded the team by qualifying directly into the third and final night’s A main, where he was able to come from a position 17 starting spot to finish just outside the top 10 in 11th.
Scott Bogucki (SA)
Bogucki scored the only Australian driver podium result for the weekend, after he impressively ran second in last Thursday night’s ASCS National Tour round A main at Caney Valley Speedway (Kar).
The South Australian led most of the 30-lap A main distance at Caney Valley Speedway after he had started from pole position by virtue of winning his heat race earlier in the night. However, in the latter stages of the A main, his car was simply too loose to run the bottom of the track and it consequently saw him lose the lead to eventual winner Sam Hafertepe Jnr with five laps to go and went on to finish in second.
With his confidence high, Bogucki headed to the following ASCS National Tour round on Saturday night at I-30 Speedway (Ark). However, he didn’t enjoy the best of runs, after he failed to qualify into the A main by one spot in the B main. After Bogucki ran third in his heat race at the beginning of the night at I-30 Speedway, he ended up ninth in the qualifying event and with the top-eight finishers making it into the A main, he was forced to qualify into the A main via the B main. In the B main, despite his best efforts, he was unable to make the top-three transfer and finished in fourth.
Bogucki has now dropped to eighth in the current ASCS National Tour point standings.
Peter Britten (Qld)
Britten brought home a pair of top-10 A main finishes over the weekend in the Big Block Modifieds.
The three-time Australian V8 Dirt Modified Champion competed at Albany-Saratoga Speedway (NY) on Friday night and finished in seventh in the A main, while he was meant to compete on Saturday night at Lebanon Valley Speedway (NY), but that race meeting was forced to be cancelled due to wet weather. Following the cancellation of Lebanon Valley Speedway, Britten and his team travelled to Land of Legends Raceway (NY) and managed to finish the A main in ninth.