Most recently, Madsen competed with The Greatest Show on Dirt at the Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway and came home with a second-place finish on Night 2.
Ian Madsen Going Full-Time Outlaw Racing in 2018 2017 Knoxville Track Champion Excited to Join The Greatest Show on Dirt CONCORD, NC - November 11, 2017 - It is with great excitement that the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series announces that Australian Ian Madsen will join the Series full-time in 2018.
1-3 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway - the only event on the planet featuring the sport's three premier series: the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series, and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds.
With last season's Ironman 55 rained out at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, one driver could win $40,000 at the 2018 event, with $20,000-to-win features on both Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4.
The staples of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will return to the 2018 slate, including the Month of Money, highlighted by the $50,000-to-win Kings Royal at the famous Eldora Speedway and concluding with the World of Outlaws-co-sanctioned $150,000-to-win Knoxville Nationals.
While Sheldon had his eyes set on the No.15, Brad Sweet powered his NAPA Racing No.49 around the cushion, eventually overtaking Sheldon in turn two with five laps remaining. We anticipate a lot of fans from multiple hours away coming to see the wicked fast Winged Sprint Cars at a track they haven't seen them at," Mackey added.
Sweet closed on Schatz, but was never able to mount a series charge and settled for second - his fourth podium in five nights. The aforementioned Schatz is the only active World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series regular that owns a victory at the Terre Haute Action Track, which holds roughly seven special events annually.
Jason Johnson finished his strong week with a fourth-place finish and 15th-starting Chad Kemenah completed the top five. "We are extremely excited to continue our partnership with CBS Sports Network.
Haudenschild picked up KSE Hard Charger honors advancing 10 positions. The opportunity to have our races broadcasted to a National audience is a great conclusion for our season and to get everyone ready to go for 2018," said DIRTCar CEO, Brian Carter.
The 40th running of the Jackson Nationals at the Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota will pay a hefty ,000 to win and ,000 to start.
Two more major events, the Jackson Nationals and the Williams Grove National Open, will see their purse increased significantly in 2018.
That completes the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series portion of the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. CBS Sports Network will have eight, one-hour programs covering four World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races and four World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series races that will be aired.