Speedway | Winged warriors set to fly

After a wild weekend of action last Friday and Saturday, World Series Sprintcars are set for their final Tasmanian round at Hobart Speedway this Saturday. 

ON POLE: Series points leader James McFadden. Picture: Angryman Photogaphy

ON POLE: Series points leader James McFadden. Picture: Angryman Photogaphy

With over 30 entries it’s bound to be an amazing spectacle.

Series points leader James McFadden suffered a rollover on Saturday night but managed to get himself back into the main race with help from his crew and on-track rival Jamie Veal. 

After finishing second in Friday night’s round and tenth on Saturday night he is hoping for a solid weekend points haul.

Jamie Veal won last Saturday night’s round and closed the points gap to McFadden, and despite being great mates off track they are both fiercely competitive.

Veal is eager to keep the momentum going and leave Tasmania in a strong position.

Darren Mollenoyux also had a great weekend, winning Friday and finishing second on Saturday.

He currently sits sixth overall behind American driver Carson Macedo who was fast and in contention for both rounds.

Former Tasmanian David Murcott, a two-time Australian champion, is hoping some local track knowledge will assist in propelling him to victory and, on his night, could well take it.

Another former Tasmanian racer Shaun Dobson is eager to provide a great show at his old home track having started racing junior sedans here.

The best of the Tasmanian drivers last weekend was reigning state champion Jamie Bricknell who put in a solid performance to finish fifth on both nights. 

Jason Redpath by his own admission struggled for form last weekend, but will have that sorted this Saturday, eager to race with the best. 

Jock Goodyer stunned the big crowd when he quick timed on round eight and he certainly has the pace to keep a few of the more seasoned racers on their toes.

He is very quickly coming to grips with the sprintcars.

Several teams had their cars damaged to such an extent that they didn’t race on Saturday.

Included in this list were Bruce Pitt, Shaun Dobson, Mitchell Wormall and American star Dominic Scelzi of California. 

American challengers. Carson Macedo #99 and Diominc Scelzi #97 are ready and willing to take on the Aussies. Picture: Angryman Photography

American challengers. Carson Macedo #99 and Diominc Scelzi #97 are ready and willing to take on the Aussies. Picture: Angryman Photography

Scelzi’s crash was heavy enough to force him out of the remainder of the competition, a result of concussion.

He will no doubt be disappointed.

AMCAs will feature the debut of Ellis Dickenson racing in the senior ranks after moving up from juniors. 

Wingless sprints and street stocks will ensure the fans are witness to non-stop, high octane action throughout the evening.

Gates will open at 3pm and racing will start at 6pm.

There will be a free pit walk from 4.45pm to 5.15pm to enable race fans to get up close and personal with the stars.