EMOTIONS SHOW AT WORLD SERIES DINNER
The season-ending QSS World Series Sprintcars presentation dinner produced some entertaining speeches along with a number of emotional moments at Perth’s picturesque “Burswood on Swan” venue.
After the Top Ten contacted teams and drivers were acknowledged and awarded individually by Queensland Speedway Spares proprietor Bill Mann, the “Revolution Racegear Overall QuickTime Award” was presented to Jock Goodyer Racing in a tie-breaker with David Murcott, with the “American Racer Overall Hard Charger” awarded to J&S Drilling Motorsport and the “Top 8 Shootout Overall” prize claimed by Krikke Motorsport’s Kerry Madsen after his outstanding 6 pole position starts.
Jock Goodyer narrowly edged out Lucas Wolfe for “Rookie of the Year” by just three points while Krikke Motorsport also scored the “Best Presented” accolades and Ayers Motorsport’s Lucas Wolfe was a well received “Speedway Australia Sportsman of the Year.”
The highlight of the evening was a superb and emotion laced speech from “Crew Chief of the Year” Matt Cochrane from Krikke Motorsport, as voted by his peers.
“I was just a kid who grew up in Bunbury and idolised Ron, John, Shane, Darryl and Jason, so to be given the honour of running the team is a massive honour, and I really want to thank Ryan for giving me this amazing opportunity for someone who was really a tyre guy.”
The highly regarded “Drivers’ Driver” award was the final distinction of the evening, as it too is a peer-voted award, and was claimed for the second year running by Monte Motorsport’s James McFadden.
“This is like a big family. It’s like driving for my mum and dad again,” McFadden said, also acknowledging that his parents were due to attend the dinner but were sadly hampered by a flight cancellation.
“I’m just so grateful for this opportunity and very thankful to Luch, and for the other drivers for voting for me.”
The 2020-21 World Series Calendar is already deep into the final draft stages with confirmation of the schedule due soon.
Speedway Australia would like to thank the contracted teams for an amazing season as well as our major sponsors in Queensland Speedway Spares, American Racer and Revolution Racegear for their outstanding support, and look forward to the 2020-21 season.
Contracted Teams Championship
1. Monte Motorsport - James McFadden
2. Krikke Motorsport - Kerry Madsen
3. Ray Scott Transport Racing - Brooke Tatnell
4. Jock Goodyer Racing - Jock Goodyer
5. Ayers Motorsport - Lucas Wolfe
6. J&S Drilling Motorsport - Brock Hallett/Bryan Mann/Lockie McHugh
7. V88 Sprintcar Team - Dave Murcott
8. Hickman Motorsport - Rusty Hickman
9. Jason Pryde Motorsport - Jason Pryde
10. Glen Sutherland Racing - Glen Sutherland
Western Swing Champion - James McFadden
Revolution Racegear Quick Time Champion - Jock Goodyer
Speedway Australia Top 8 Shootout Champion - Kerry Madsen
American Racer Hard Charger Champion - J&S Drilling Motorsport
Rookie of the Year - Jock Goodyer
Best Presented - Krikke Motorsport
Speedway Australia Sportsman Award - Lucas Wolfe
SCCA Driver's Driver - James McFadden.
Photo courtesy of Peter Roebuck