This weekend’s World Series Sprintcars Grand Final will provide the equivalent of two rounds of points, leaving the championship battle well and truly open between James McFadden, Jamie Veal and Brooke Tatnell.

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Perth Motorplex Speedway Manager, Gavin Migro was excited by the prospect of two rounds over two nights, leaving the championship anything but resolved.

“With the first ever round of World Series held at Claremont, it’s fantastic to have the Grand Final of the 30th year at the Motorplex, and unlike previous years, this is two separate rounds over two nights, so it leaves the championship undecided potentially right up until the last race. Then throw into that the current Australia #1 and #2 in the Madsen brothers and we have some very talented spoilers in the pack to upset the apple cart.”

Series Leader James McFadden said he wasn’t completely comfortable with his substantial lead, but knew he had to be smart to claim the championship.

“People think that we will just play it safe now that we are defending our lead, but it hasn’t been like that so far and we had great car speed at the Motorplex at the beginning of the season, so don’t think we will be conservative, because that’s just not how we race!”

Reigning champion and current runner up in points, Jamie Veal was philosophical about his chances of defending his title despite being less than one A-main win behind McFadden, however Warrnambool’s new favourite son is embracing the idea of a full points payout after the racers put the idea forward at last year’s WSS Stakeholders meeting.

“With the previous two-night format where we ran a preliminary A-main, it didn’t carry many more points than a heat race, which was tough when you’re going hard for 20 laps. But this weekend, it’s essentially two rounds with full points on offer for both nights, so it’s great for the fans and the series.”

“But I’m not sure it will help our chances though, because all three of us seem to finish close together anyway. Last Saturday at Bunbury we were the top three in qualifying, shootout and main so if that trend continues, the gap will stay pretty similar to what it’s been since I was disqualified at Brisbane for missing the scales.”

McFadden leads the series on 3377 points, 235 ahead of Veal with a further 277 points back to Tatnell.

The show starts at 6pm West Australian time with Clayperview coverage from 5pm with Sprintcar hot laps. Venue tickets are available at the gate or from and for the live online broadcast.


A1 Kerry Madsen
W2 Brooke Tatnell
W3 Steven Lines
W8 David Priolo
W10 Andrew Priolo
W12 Daniel Harding
W14 Jason Pryde
W17 James McFadden
W19 Trent Pigdon
W25 Taylor Milling
W26 Chad Ely
W30 Jamie Landrigan
V35 Jamie Veal
W41 Cameron Gessner
W44 Ben Ellement
W45 Daryl Clayden
W46 Lee Nash
W66 Ian Madsen
W73 Callum Williamson
W77 Bradley Maiolo
W79 Scott Chatwin
W80 James Inglis
V86 Tim Van Ginnekin
W87 Carl Dowling
W89 Kye Scroop
W92 Jason Kendrick
W97 Mitchell Wormall
W99 Jamie Maiolo

Posted: 23/02/2017