MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa (March 9, 2023) – TKS Motorsports and hired gun Ian Madsen will roll into the new year boasting not only an elbows-up schedule with events across much of the heart of the Midwest, but the team will also feature a new look, set to make its official debut in 34 Raceway’s IRA Outlaw Sprint Series doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, April 7-8. 

In all, nearly 50 starts will make up TKS Motorsports’ 2023 agenda, featuring headliners with not only the Wisconsin based IRA Series, but also the High Limit Series, POWRi, World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, and All Star Circuit of Champions. The team will also focus on weekly competition at the ever-famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. 

As mentioned, TKS Motorsports will fly an updated look in their coming campaign featuring an array of white, gray, and green, all of which coinciding with dedicated, second year partners, Albaugh Your Alternative and Iowa Barnstormers.

“We’re excited to show off this new look at tracks around the region. We have a big slate planned and getting this beautiful ‘2KS’ in victory lane is our ultimate goal,” Troy Renfro, owner of TKS Motorsports, explained. “Knoxville Raceway will be our primary focus. To win another championship would be surreal, but with so many larger shows within a few hours drive, there’s no excuse to miss those. Ian [Madsen] has the talent and the drive to be up front on any given night and we plan to do that.”

Major events on TKS Motorsports’ calendar include Knoxville Raceway’s annual Knoxville Nationals, Huset’s Speedway’s High Bank Nationals, and Jackson Motorplex’s Jackson Nationals, all of which are set to attract the nation’s finest.

Other premier programs on TKS Motorsports’ upcoming slate include High Limit Series starts at Lakeside Speedway, 34 Raceway, Eagle Raceway, and Huset’s Speedway, the Border Brawl between Jackson, Knoxville, and Huset’s, the annual Bull Haulers Brawl at Huset’s Speedway, and Knoxville Raceway’s pre-Nationals Capitani Classic.   

“We have a nice mix,” Renfro continued. “There’s always the possibility to travel elsewhere throughout the season, but for now, we’ll focus on the task at hand.”

7th 34 Raceway (IRA)
8th 34 Raceway (IRA)
11th Lakeside Speedway (High Limit)
15th Knoxville Raceway
21st Knoxville Raceway (WOO)
22nd Knoxville Raceway (WOO)
25th 34 Raceway (High Limit)
29th Knoxville Raceway
30th Mason City Motor Speedway (IRA)

6th Knoxville Raceway
13th Knoxville Raceway
19th Lee County Speedway (POWRi 410 Series)
20th Knoxville Raceway
27th Knoxville Raceway
28th Huset’s Speedway
29th Huset’s Speedway

3rd Knoxville Raceway
6th Eagle Raceway (High Limit)
9th Knoxville Raceway (WOO)
10th Knoxville Raceway (WOO)
16th Jackson Motorplex | Border Brawl
17th Knoxville Raceway | Border Brawl
18th Huset’s Speedway | Border Brawl
21st Huset’s Speedway | High Bank Nationals (WOO)
22nd Huset’s Speedway | High Bank Nationals  (WOO)
23rd Huset’s Speedway | High Bank Nationals  (WOO)
24th Huset’s Speedway | High Bank Nationals  (WOO)
30th Lee County Speedway (POWRi 410 Series)

1st Knoxville Raceway
7th 34 Raceway (WOO)
8th Knoxville Raceway
15th Knoxville Raceway
21st 34 Raceway (All Stars)
22nd Knoxville Raceway
29th Knoxville Raceway (All Stars)

6th Knoxville Raceway | Capitani Classic
9th Knoxville Raceway | Nationals (WOO)
11th Knoxville Raceway | Nationals (WOO)
12th Knoxville Raceway | Nationals (WOO)
15th Huset’s Speedway (High Limit)
17th Jackson Motorplex | Jackson Nationals (WOO)
18th Jackson Motorplex | Jackson Nationals (WOO)
19TH Jackson Motorplex | Jackson Nationals (WOO)
26th Knoxville Raceway

2nd Huset’s Speedway | Bull Haulers Brawl
3rd Huset’s Speedway | Bull Haulers Brawl
9th Cedar Lake Speedway (IRA)
16th TBD*
17th TBD*

14th Lakeside Speedway (WOO)

TKS Motorsports and Ian Madsen will launch their 2023 campaign with an IRA Outlaw Sprint Series doubleheader at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Friday and Saturday, April 7-8.

Albaugh LLC, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, deWit Construction, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, Freedom Concrete Pumping, Speck USA, Finer Cuts Lawn Care, AL Driveline, TJ Forged, Justice Brothers, Serenity Custom Woodworking, XYZ Machining, Rod End Supply, KH Suspension, Schoenfeld Headers, Allstar Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Central Iowa Sheds, Mobile Dent Service, BK TI Components, Webb Family Farms, Mag-Tech Ignition, ATL – Aero Tech Laboratories, Bill Bell House Moving, Precision Carpentry Services, Quick Car, Hoosier Tires, Winters Performance Products, KSE Racing Products

2023 STATS:
Wins: N/A
Top-Fives: N/A
Top-Tens: N/A

Finished eighth (Tasker Phillips) during the Border Battle opener at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota, on Friday, June 17. Finished seventh (Ian Madsen) in Lee County Speedway POWRi 410 sprint car start on Sunday, July 10. Finished 13th at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 16. Scheduled to start front row until Mother Nature interfered on Saturday, July 23. Qualified for Knoxville Nationals B-Main and finished 16th. Finished tenth (Ian Madsen) in Knoxville Raceway’s season-ending championship program. Finished second at Huset’s Speedway on September 3. Finished second at Cedar Lake Speedway on September 10.

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Tyler Altmeyer
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