Kings Challenge

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The Kings Challenge is an annual dirt track racing meeting held in Australia for Sprintcars. The meeting is held at the 372 metres (407 yards) long Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier, South Australia.

After the success of the 1995 Australian Sprintcar Championship at the speedway, the first Kings Challenge was held in 1995 and was won by Sydney-based driver Brooke Tatnell.

Traditionally run on the Friday night before the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at the Premier Speedway in Warrnambool (Victoria), the $10,000 to win event was moved to the Thursday night to accommodate the Classic's move to a 3-day event in 2014. With the Kings Challenge running prior to the Classic, the event attracts the best sprintcar drivers from Australia and the United States.[1]

Brooke Tatnell (1995), Skip Jackson (1998), Danny Lasoski (2001) and Donny Schatz (2002) are the only drivers to have won the Kings Challenge / Sprintcar Classic double in the same year.

Winners since 1995[edit]

Year Winner
1995 Brooke Tatnell (NSW)
1996 not held (rain)
1997 Gary Brazier (NSW)
1998 Skip Jackson (NSW)
1999 Phil Gressman United States
Year Winner
2000 Donny Schatz United States
2001 Danny Lasoski United States
2002 Donny Schatz United States
2003 Donny Schatz United States
2004 Daryn Pittman United States
2005 Donny Schatz United States
2006 Robbie Farr (NSW)
2007 Daryn Pittman United States
2008 Robbie Farr (NSW)
2009 not held (rain)
Year Winner
2010 Robbie Farr (NSW)
2011 James McFadden (Qld)
2012 Jason Johnson United States
2013 Robbie Farr (NSW)
2014 Steven Lines (SA)
2015 Kerry Madsen (NSW)*
  • Kerry Madsen became a naturalised United States citizen and is officially an Iowa driver for World of Outlaws. Australian sprint car racing uses State of Origin, where he is listed as NSW in his entry.


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