BIG CROWD TURN OUT FOR TOM P
ENTERTAINMENT was the name of the game at Tom P. Madsen's Testimonial onFriday evening at King's Lynn.
For the record Madsen's quartet won the four-team event, but the real winneron the night were the fans who turned out to support the popular Dane.The Berwick asset put on a super show for the bumper Norfolk Arena crowd,with some great racing on the track, as well as a deluge of entertainmentgoing on, off it.
The individual star of the night was Grand Prix superstar Hans Andersen whoscored a faultless 12-point maximum and his Team Industrial Links team wasably backed by former Reading star Ulrich Ostergaard, who scored animpressive 10.
However the Danish duo couldn't stop Team Hayley East Anglia storming tovictory by a two-point margin, with Kevin Doolan (10), Kenneth Bjerre (9),Simon Stead (9) and Madsen (3), contributing to their 31-point tally.Madsen was delighted with how the evening went. He said: "I've been reallynervous all week in the lead up to the meeting, but thankfully everythingwent really well.
"The riders put on a great show for the fans and it was heart-warming to seesuch a big crowd turn out on what was a cold night. It means an awful lot tome to have so many people attend and the feedback we've received suggeststhat they really enjoyed themselves.
"The band we booked warmed things up nicely before the start and the racingon the track afterwards was very competitive, I thought.After the meeting was over we had an auctioning of all the race jackets andthat was very well received as well."All-in-all, it was a great night and is something that will stay with mefor a long time."SCORERS:TEAM SHAUN HAGEN MOTOR SERVICES 24Niels Kristian Iversen 6, Travis McGowan 5, Tomas Topinka 7, EmilianoSanchez 6 Team Manager: Keith ChapmanTEAM INDUSTRIAL LINKS 29Hans Andersen 12, Ulrich Ostergaard 10, Jesper Kristiansen 2, Chris Schramm5 Team Manager: John AdamsTEAM P.K. FENCING 12Scott Nicholls 9Adam Allott 0, Mark Lemon 2, Jan Graversen 1 Team Manager: Laurence RogersTEAM HAYLEY EAST ANGLIA 31Kenneth Bjerre 9, Simon Stead 9, Kevin Doolan 10, Tom P. Madsen 3Team Manager: Peter Waite