Kerry Madsen has joined Krikke Motorsport

Kerry Madsen has joined Krikke Motorsport. Picture: Morgan Hancock
Kerry Madsen has joined Krikke Motorsport. Picture: Morgan Hancock

The recent departure of Warrnambool sprintcar driver Jamie Veal from Krikke Motorsport has opened the door for three-time Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic champion Kerry Madsen.

Krikke announced via its website that the American-based Madsen, a popular visitor to Warrnambool, had joined the team for season 2018-19.

Team manager Ryan Krikke told the team’s website he was excited to have the four-time Australian champion on board.

“As one of, if not the most successful Australian driver, Kerry’s record both here in Australia and America speaks for itself. He is the ultimate professional both on and off the track and the perfect fit for our team,” he said.

Krikke said the bar was being set high for the experienced driver.

“No driver has ever been able to win the World Series Sprintcars Championship, the Australian Championship and the Grand Annual Classic in one season so that’s what we’re going to shoot for (if schedule allows) and with Madsen behind the wheel, we’re confident that we’ll have what it takes to try and achieve that,” he said.