Kerry Madsen Continues To Dominate The Outlaws With His Third Straight Win

Kerry Madsen Continues To Dominate The Outlaws With His Third Straight Win
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Kerry Madsen won his third straight race in the Joker's Wild at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Thursday despite suffering an injury to his hand during the A-Main that left a blood stain on his driving glove in Victory Lane.

"A couple of times the car took off on me and I didn't quite have the wheel," Madsen joked. "I could just see all the blood in the glove. It was hurting, but I just kept going."

In a race delayed three hours for rain, Madsen left little doubt on his way to the win by leading flag to flag. He had to survive two cautions, however. Brady Bacon flipped in turn two before the first lap was complete, and Sheldon Haudenschild spun at the lap-12 mark. Notably, those were the only two slowdowns for the entire night.

The only time Madsen was challenged for the lead came immediately after the green flags were unfurled. His closest competition was Brad Sweet, just as he has been the last two times Madsen has raced with the Outlaws.

"I got side by side down the backstretch," Sweet said of the start. "Kerry left just enough there and I had a run. He was able to go across the track in turn three and take some air off my car, and, honestly, that was kind of the race. He was really fast out in clean air. There was definitely no catching him there."

Sweet settled for second and quipped that he wished Madsen would just stay home.

Brian Brown started and finished third in a race that had minimal passing. Heavy rain just before the cars were scheduled to get heat in their engines soaked the track, and without the benefit of the sun to help get the moisture out of the surface, it became a fast, one-groove course.

The only change among the top five during the night was that Tim Shaffer swapped positions with David Gravel.

Shaffer finished fourth with Gravel rounding out the top five. While the leaders were not able to complete many passes, the same could not be said for Brent Marks. He was the hard charger of the night, advancing 12 positions to finish 12th. In order to even line up in the A-Main, he had to pass six cars in the Last Chance Showdown to get into fourth--the final transfer spot.

Rico Abreu climbed from 23rd to 13th over the course of the 30-lap affair.

Top 10 Finishers
1. Kerry Madsen
2. Brad Sweet  
3. Brian Brown  
4. Tim Shaffer  
5. David Gravel  
6. Shane Stewart  
7. Kraig Kinser  
8. Ian Madsen  
9. Donny Schatz  
10. Daryn Pittman
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