KMS plays joker and podiums

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Dayne Kingshott. Picture: Richard Hathaway Photography

Once every season, over the course of five pre-determined rounds, the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series has a Joker card system, where each driver gets to play it and get double points, and for Dayne Kingshott and the Krikke Motorsport team, they played theirs during last Saturday night’s third round at the Perth Motorplex and it paid off.

Doubling up as the annual King of Wings, Kingshott was on the pace throughout the night and fought hard throughout the 40-lap feature race and was rewarded with sticking the WA # 2 Mobil 1 supported Maxim on the podium in third.

What made Kingshott’s podium result on Saturday night even more special, apart from the fact he had played his Joker card which seven of his rivals also did, was the fact he had to contend with a broken Jacob’s ladder (rear-end) in the final 15 laps after contact with the outside wall.

“Heading into Saturday night, the team decided to play our Joker card, as we couldn’t have asked for better form leading into it, as we had just come off a win, and it was great to finish on the podium, especially with the challenges we faced in the second half of the race,” commented Kingshott, who during last season’s campaign had played the team’s Joker card and it backfired on them when they recorded a DNF in the feature race.

“Apart from carrying good form into the King of Wings, we wanted to get our Joker card play out of the way, as the competition is only going to be getting tougher from here on in with all of the international and interstate competitors that are going to be rolling into town shortly.”

Earlier in the night, Kingshott won the right to start the feature race from the outside of the front row after taking out Dash B and leading up to that finished second in his heat race and topped his group in qualifying time trials, and his result consolidated his second-place spot in the current Maddington Toyota Series point standings.

“It was pleasing to continue our solid start to the season by putting together another solid night, as it has naturally helped us maintain our spot at the pointy-end of the Maddington Toyota Series points,” Kingshott said.

“Our goal for this season is to challenge for the Maddington Toyota Series win, and I can’t thank the entire Krikke Motorsport team enough for giving me a fantastic car every night that gives me the opportunity to do that.”

Dayne and the Krikke Motorsport team now turn their attention to the upcoming Western Australian 410 Sprintcar Title on December 3 back at the Perth Motorplex.

Current Maddington Toyota Series Point Standings (after three completed rounds):
1 Jason Kendrick (Joker) – 580 points
2 Dayne Kingshott (Joker) – 568
3 James Inglis (Joker) – 528
4 Callum Williamson (Joker) – 528
5 Kye Scroop (Joker) – 520

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2022-23 season supporters:

• Mobil 1
• Bunbury Toyota
• Maxwill Racing Engines
• PWR Performance Products
• Redline Media
• RPM Race Products
• Taralea Farms Macadamias
• Performance Racegear
• P1 Advanced Racewear
• Number 4 Composites
• Resolve Automotive Spraypainters
• Blackbeard Designs
• JP Signs
• Krikkemotorsport.store

 

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