McFadden dominates WSS at Warrnambool

James McFadden pic: Corey Gibson Photography

James McFadden has taken his first win of the 2019/20 QSS World Series Sprintcars season with a dominant showing in Round 3 at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway.

The four-time WSS champion finished third and second in his heats with fastest laps in each, then topped the Gold Shootout to earn pole for the A-Main.

McFadden set what would prove to be the fastest lap of the race on the very first tour as fellow front row starter Cory Eliason slotted into second, from Kerry Madsen and Brock Hallett.

Eliason nevertheless got close to McFadden until caution lights came on when Aidan Hall rolled at Turn 4 on Lap 6 after a suspected component failure.

Madsen nabbed second position from Eliason upon the restart but was unable to provide a series challenge to McFadden.

The #W17 Monte Motorsport entry led all 35 laps and McFadden in fact lapped up to eighth in the field as he won by five seconds.

Madsen took second and Eliason remained third while Hallett, who was the Revolution Racegear Quick Time winner earlier in the evening, ended up fourth.

Rounding out the top 10 were Grant Anderson, Matt Egel, Lachlan McHugh, Taylor Millings, Jock Goodyer, and Jack Lee.

Having won on the previous evening in Mount Gambier, Brooke Tatnell was unable to get past the B-Main in the series’ first visit to Warrnambool of the campaign.

Tatnell suffered a steering failure in qualifying which put the #V55 Ray Scott Transport machine into the wall at Turn 4.

While the team managed to turn the car around for the heats, he could only grab enough points to start at the front of the C-Main, which he won before finishing 11th in the B-Main.

Madsen continues to lead the series having been on the podium in each of the four features so far, while McFadden and Eliason are each 46 points behind in a tie for second.

Round 4 takes place tonight at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway.

StandingsTop of Form

Top of Form

Pos Num Driver Pts
1 W2 Kerry Madsen 997
2 W17 James McFadden 951
2 W26 Cory Eliason 951
4 S13 Brock Hallett 946
5 V55 Brooke Tatnell 781
6 T22 Jock Goodyer 725
7 W5 Lucas Wolfe 719
8 S97 Matt Egel 716
9 S45 Jake Tranter 693
10 W60 Lockie McHugh 666
11 W25 Taylor Milling 644
12 S15 Aidan Hall 643
13 V40 Rusty Hickman 611
14 Q83 Steven Lines 550
15 W14 Jason Pryde 540
16 Q54 Randy Morgan 538
17 V88 Dave Murcott 519
18 T62 Tate Frost 516
19 S24 Ricky Maiolo 507
20 S27 Daniel Pestka 485
21 V37 Grant Anderson 473
22 N89 Braydan Willmington 459
23 V25 Jack Lee 452
24 S3 Ben Morris 451
25 S20 Glen Sutherland 441
26 S81 Luke Dillon 417
27 S4 Lisa Walker 414
28 NT21 Chace Karpenko 409
29 S14 Brendan Quinn 333
29 V42 Jye O’Keeffe 333
31 V48 Adam King 312
32 V72 Jacob Smith 271
33 S33 Mark Caruso 270
34 S2 Craig Vanderstelt 269
35 S10 Steven Caruso 261
36 NT17 Lenny Cole 260
37 V77 Brayden Parr 245
38 V17 Dennis Jones 236
39 V60 Jordyn Charge 209
40 V3 Darren Mollenoyux 184
40 V98 Peter Doukas 184
42 T7 Tim Hutchins 172
43 S16 Joel Heinrich 169
44 S23 Daniel Smith 166
45 S93 Mike Frost 164
46 V90 Corey McCullagh 140
47 V81 Robbie Paton 137
48 V70 John Vogels 132
49 V2 Domain Ramsay 103
50 S11 Scott Enderl 100
51 VA88 Grant Stansfield 98
52 V82 Matthew O’Shannassy 96
53 V32 Stephen Spark 88
54 V45 Mike Van Bremen 84
55 V20 Brayden Cooley 80
56 V50 Darren Clarke 69
57 V8 Bobby Daly 22

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