WEATHER DOESN'T SLOW COOL-CUPS MAZDA TEAM IN GRABBING SEASON OPENING VICTORIES Starting 2010 off strong, Driver Kevin Madsen wins the first two races of the National Auto Sport Association So-Cal Performance Touring F Series in varying weather...
WEATHER DOESN'T SLOW COOL-CUPS MAZDA TEAM IN GRABBING SEASON OPENING VICTORIES
Starting 2010 off strong, Driver Kevin Madsen wins the first two races of the National Auto Sport Association So-Cal Performance Touring F Series in varying weather conditions.
Newport Beach, CA, February 12, 2010 The old Post Office saying goes something like, "Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow shall keep them." While he may be no mailman, Driver Kevin Madsen was able to deliver this past weekend and he did so with a win in harsh rain and fog conditions for the 2010 National Auto Sport Association So-Cal Season Opener. Many cars battled the elements in addition to the usual tight competition on the fast 2.5 mile Willow Springs International Raceway.
The first Performance Touring race of the 2010 season saw the Madsen Motorsports team consistently pushing ahead of competitors, steering clear of incidents and ultimately ending in a very wet Winners Circle. In addition to collecting a win in PTF, Madsen was able to place his LoudOcean Graphics sponsored car ahead of many competitors that were 2 classes higher.
Crew Chief Brett Madsen commented, "Well, we like the rain as an equalizer. You have a smooth, consistent driver like Kevin and he's got a chance to get ahead of cars in faster classes with double the power and a bunch more money in them. That's what he did this weekend and it's fun."
Sunday's race conditions were a complete turnaround from the previous day with clear skies and a clean, fast track surface. The #82 Cool-Cups Mazda had to have a number of settings changed for the varying conditions, but once dialed-in, the team repeated the previous days success even in the face of a threatening mechanical problem.
"Taking wins in intense fog and rain and then again with a wheel bearing issue aren't easy. Honestly, I rely heavily on my focus and consistency during these different challenges and a lot of that comes from the training I get from Steve and Alec at Crossfit Costa Mesa. If you're not focused and ready for what nature, luck or other competitors may throw at you, then you can't make it in this sport." - Kevin Madsen
With two wins under their belt and the season points lead, look for the Madsen Motorsports team to deliver more spectacular racing as they head to the next Performance Touring Series race weekend at the famous Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA from March 12-14.