Over the weekend in America, it was Kerry Madsen’s All Star Circuit of Champions Series A main podium finish on Thursday night that was the best weekend performance of the Australian drivers and it naturally highlights this week’s Aussie Watch column.
Kerry Madsen (NSW)
The Big Game Motorsports team driver (pictured right) enjoyed a consistent weekend with the All Star Circuit of Champions Series at Port Royal Speedway (PA).
Madsen’s standout result over the three nights was Thursday night’s impressive second-place finish in the A main. After starting from the outside of the second row in the A main, he managed to move forward and went on to finish in second behind winner Cory Eliason.
The following two nights resulted in Madsen started from pole position in Friday night’s A main and going on to finish in sixth, while on the Saturday night, he started the A main from position eight and he ended up in ninth place.
Brooke Tatnell (NSW)
Tatnell and the TKS Motorsport team scored their maiden A main victory together over the weekend, after they scored the victory in last Saturday night's Jerry Richert Memorial for 410 Sprint Cars at Cedar Lake Speedway (WI).
For Tatnell, this was his fourth Jerry Richert Memorial win, and what made it even more special was the fact that Richert was his father-in-law.
Tatnell, who had set the sixth quickest lap in time trials, third in his heat race and won the second Dash, started the A main from the outside of the front row. After powering to the lead from the outset, Tatnell set the pace for the entire 30-lap distance. Despite some spirited challenges from a few rivals in the closing stages, Tatnell held on for what was an emotion-charged win.
The Jerry Richert Memorial event doubled as the latest IRA Outlaw Sprints round.
Photo: Chuck Stowe Images
James McFadden (Vic)
It was a disappointing run for McFadden over the three nights at Port Royal Speedway for the latest All Star Circuit of Champions Series rounds.
The Kasey Kahne Racing team driver recorded a DNF in Thursday night’s A main, followed by missing out on an A main transfer after running eighth in the B main on Friday night, and then on the Saturday night he ended up 15th in the A main,
McFadden might have had a tough weekend, but there is no doubt that he and the Kasey Kahne Racing team will bounce back next weekend.
Ian Madsen (NSW)
Madsen made successive weekend appearances aboard the # 17 Baughman Reutzel Motorsports team during the three nights of All Star Circuit of Champions Series action at Port Royal Speedway.
The best result for Madsen over the three nights was his hard-charging run in Thursday night’s A main, where he started from position 24, after running third in that night’s B main, and at the fall of the chequered flag had worked his way up to seventh. The following two nights saw Madsen unable to repeat his Thursday night form and he finished the A mains in 10th and 17th place respectively.
Scott Bogucki (SA)
The ASCS National Tour Series returned to action on Saturday night at I-80 Speedway in Nebraska and it saw Bogucki narrowly miss out on a podium spot.
After starting from position five in the A main that was supported by his major sponsor sawblade.com, Bogucki remained inside the top five runners throughout the 35-lap event and finished just off the podium in fourth.
Earlier in the night at I-80 Speedway, Bogucki finished third in his heat race and second in qualifier 3.
Bogucki remains sixth in the current ASCS National Tour Series point standings.
Lynton Jeffrey (NSW)
Jeffrey ventured into the neighbouring state of Nebraska over the weekend to contest last Saturday night’s latest ASCS National Tour Series round at I-80 Speedway.
Despite enjoying an impressive 2020 season so far, the Des Moines, Iowa-based racer didn’t have the best of nights after finishing his qualifying events towards the back of the field and going on to complete the night in sixth in B main 1.
Peter Britten (Qld)
Yet again, last Friday night Britten competed at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in New York, but it didn’t go according to plan.
The three-time Australian V8 Dirt Modified Champion contested the 50 Lapper, which was a Super DIRT Series style field, and despite not finishing up higher than he would’ve liked in the A main, he went on to finish just outside the top 10 in 13th.