McFadden takes sixth World Series win
James McFadden’s relentless charge towards the 2011 Hi-Tec Oils World Series Sprintcars Championship continued at Sungold Stadium where he took his sixth event victory of the eight rounds conducted thus far in the 2011/2012 season.
Such has the dominance and consistency been from McFadden, his series lead has grown to 459 points over fellow young gun, Monster Energy’s Steven Lines.
Of the six victories, it was hardly the easiest – starting on the front row alongside Garry Brazier firstly, but Lines threw out a challenge on the high Warrnambool banks and got past the Alice Springs racer with two laps remaining.
McFadden though was able to get back past and defeat Lines and Brazier, with local, Stephen Bell fourth and Brooke Tatnell wrapping up second in the Speedweek points crossing the line in fifth.
The only major incident of the A-Main came when defending Champion, Robbie Farr destroyed his Orrcon Steel-supported Eastcoast Pipelines Eagle when something broke entering turn four.
Another to be extricated from his machine was Trevor Green. Green landed on the tail of his NATRAD Radiators Maxim. Paramedics had to remove him from the car and he was taken to hospital having aggravated an injury suffered two seasons ago at Toowoomba. X-Rays have determined he has damaged his C1, 2, 3 and 4 vertebrae.
As a bonus for winning the Speedweek crown, McFadden will now take delivery of team boss, Scott Milling’s Shelby Cobra – promised to the youngster prior to the beginning of the 2012 season!
WORLD SERIES SPRINTCARS POINTS (Top 10):
James McFadden 2376
Steven Lines 1917
Brooke Tatnell 1909
Robbie Farr 1905
Jason Johnson 1901
David Murcott 1849
Ian Madsen 1776
Max Dumesny 1740
Dylan Jenkin 1693
Trevor Green 1611