Story By: TYLER ALTMEYER / TKS MOTORSPORTS – MITCHELLVILLE, IA – With their 2023 season set to activate in less than a month, Mitchellville, Iowa’s TKS Motorsports and Australian hotshoe Ian Madsen are proud to welcome three new partners to the 2KS stable, set to make their official debut in an IRA double at 34 Raceway on Friday and Saturday, April 7-8.
All aiming to aid Madsen and TKS in an all-out competitive, and ultimately winning, campaign, the team’s three new partners include Freedom Concrete Pumping, Speck USA and Finer Cuts Lawn Care, each to be displayed on a new and improved look, which will be unveiled in the coming days.
Headquartered in Grimes, Iowa, Freedom Concrete Pumping is a locally owned and operated concrete pumping service, utilizing top-tier pumps, state-of-the-art equipment and an experienced staff to perform the most complex and hard to reach pours.
Speck USA, based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is a fully-functional and highly-equipped concrete and inground pool service, leading the force in building and transforming the residential and commercial spaces of Central Iowa. Originally founded as a commercial parking lot maintenance company, Speck USA has grown into a premier concrete specialist, inground pool builder, and the largest paving and parking lot company in the Midwest.
Finer Cuts Lawn Care, proudly serving greater Des Moines since 2016, takes pride in perfecting your property while providing a professional and affordable service. Finer Cuts Lawn Care features an array of services including turf care and enhancement, landscape maintenance and snow removal.
“We are privileged to welcome Freedom Concrete Pumping, Speck USA and Finer Cuts Lawn Care to TKS Motorsports for 2023, as well as welcome back all of our returning partners. We are building the foundation for an incredible journey this season and we’re excited to get started,” Troy Renfro, owner of the Albaugh LLC, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, deWit Construction, TKS Motorsports entry, said. “It takes drive, dedication and determination to build a competitive open wheel team in the Midwest, and with Ian [Madsen] at the wheel, and the support from all of our amazing partners, we have the potential to do big things. April 7 can’t get here soon enough.”
Although short of the ultimate prize in 2022, Ian Madsen and TKS Motorsports will enter the new year on the coattails of a series of impressive highlights, one of which a top-ten finish in Knoxville Raceway’s season ending championship program. Knoxville Raceway, located in the heart of Knoxville, Iowa, will once again be the team’s weekly home in 2023.
In addition, the team finished second at Huset’s Speedway on September 3, as well as second at Cedar Lake Speedway on September 10.