From World Series Sprintcars
In 2012/13 Krikke MotorSport signed on Californian Tim Kaeding and they had high expectations of good things to come. Unfortunately, as in all forms of sport, external forces had the team scratching their heads in frustration for much of the season.
Despite the early season disappointment, Kaeding finished his Australian summer on a high note, capturing the Krikke Boys Shootout, a two-night event close to the hearts of the team. After a year of difficult racing, the team knew they had built the foundations of something special.
Kaeding returned to the USA soon after the Krikke Boys Shootout and immediately began seeing results. Despite not recording the wins he had hoped for while on Australian soil, Kaeding learned may lessons that helped him capture a number of wins on the World of Outlaws circuit – the toughest sprintcar series in the world.
So far, Kaeding has won nine World of Outlaw events along with numerous podium finishes against the best sprintcar drivers in the world. On the back of these triumphs, TK, as he is know to his fans, will return to Australia to pilot the W2 machine for what the team is calling their ‘year of redemption.’
“I am excited to come back and run the KMS hot rod again this year. We had a great run at the end of last season and I hope to continue the success into the new season and it’s such a great opportunity to be able to come back after the season last year.” announced Kaeding
“It’ll also be fantastic to be back around a great family that are friends for ever. I’m ready to get the season started and see what the ‘Clay Dragon’ and KMS can show the fans and competitors.”
The team once again has the backing of their chassis builder John Cooley and engine builder Pete Morris, and have added young gun Dylan Busswell as the new crew chief to work side by side with crewman Shane Finch.
“I am very excited about Tim coming back as we really only got to see the best of him at the very end of our tour so I think we as a team, and I know TK as one of the world’s best drivers believes we have some redeeming to do,” said Shane Krikke.
“He has been in great form back home winning no less than 9 World of Outlaw A Mains against the very best anywhere and all over the USA, so they have been hard earned. We have made some changes within the team over the winter both personal wise and equipment wise and we are raring to go!”
“We didn’t show that we were a championship team last year so we need to get back out on the road and make amends for that! I am certainly very excited about the prospects of this coming race season and working with Dylan, getting back to winning more races and championships and racing with Tim again. Bring it on!”
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