RACE: Madalynne Crowe signs sponsor

Sun State To Sponsor Madalynne Crowe Buttonwillow, CA Madalynne Crowe Racing and Sun State Kart Sports announced today that Sun State will become an associate sponsor of Madalynne Crowe's 2004 racing season. Sun State is the kart track ...

Sun State To Sponsor Madalynne Crowe

Buttonwillow, CA Madalynne Crowe Racing and Sun State Kart Sports announced today that Sun State will become an associate sponsor of Madalynne Crowe's 2004 racing season. Sun State is the kart track concessionaire at Buttonwillow Raceway Park. Although not a kart racer, Madalynne Crowe uses the facility and Sun State's karts to practice between road races.

In only her second season of racing, Ms. Crowe is currently second in championship points in SCCA's highly competitive Pro-7 class for 1 generation Mazda RX-7s, where the field often consists of 30 to 40 cars. "Sharkie", as she's known, has compiled an impressive record of 27 top-10 finishes (20 top-5s) in 30 starts since she began racing in 2002. Driving a variety of different closed-wheel road racing cars, Madalynne has reached the podium in every series she has competed in.

According to Sun State owner George Klein, "Madalynne's an excellent driver, and I enjoy working with her. She figured out the line on our track quicker than anyone I can think of. My karts are setup for rental customers, meaning that they're reliable, but not `race ready.' So she has to work just a bit harder when she tries to catch race karts during testing."

"Nobody has ever driven one of my rental karts as fast as she has", he continued. "In fact, she's a good two seconds a lap faster. It's a pleasure to watch her on the track, and I'm happy to do what I can to help her in her road racing career."

"George is one of the nicest people I've ever worked with," said Madalynne. "Sun State provides an extremely valuable service to racers of all ages. While I use the karts to keep my skills sharp between races, Sun State also has rental programs for children, racing series for younger kids who don't have their own karts. That should be lots of fun for the kids and help get more of them involved in racing the right way."

Sun State can be reached at 805-712-3788 at is located at the Buttonwillow Raceway Park (I-5 and Lerdo Highway) in Buttonwillow, California.

Sun State joins 7s Only Racing, Mazda Motorsports Development, Auto Dealer Shows Inc., Circle Racing Wheels, and Mobius Motorsports as sponsors of Madalynne Crowe's 2004 racing season.

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