NOT only are the sprintcar drivers chasing on-track results when they contest round 11 of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series at the Perth Motorplex this Saturday night – they are also chasing valuable points in the season-long battle.
Saturday night’s round is the last one before a quick mid-season break, allowing teams the chance to repair and rebuild, while for others it is a chance to contest some shows on the east coast.
It is also the last round when drivers can nominate to play their Joker in the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series.
Each driver can play their Joker once – up until and including this round.
To do so they must declare their intention at the drivers’ briefing at the start of the show and they will then double their feature race points.
Daniel Harding played his Joker at Albany last week and despite finishing seventh, he now leads on 1678 points.
He is just ahead of Mitchell Wormall on 1666, Kris Coyle 1604 and Callum Wiliamson 1582 – who had all previously played their Jokers.
Jason Kendrick is fifth and he hasn’t played his Joker yet.
Andrew Priolo, on 1534, and Ben Ellement on 1184 are next on the list and both of them have already played their Jokers.
Other notable drivers in Saturday night’s field who haven’t played their Jokers are Jamie Oldfield (who is doing double duty and also contesting the Australian Late Model Championship and AJ Nash.
A quality field of 17 drivers has nominated for this show – featuring Callum Williamson, Andrew Priolo, AJ Nash, Jason Kendrick, Daniel Harding, Trevor Jolly, Ryan Lancaster, Troy Lawson, Tom Callaghan, Jamie Oldfield, Ben Ellement, Shaun Bradford, Jaydee Dack, Ben Van Ryt, Kris Coyle, Kye Scroop and Mitchell Wormall.
Top 20 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series:
Daniel Harding 1678 (Joker)
Mitchell Wormall 1666 (Joker)
Kris Coyle 1604 (Joker)
Callum Williamson 1582 (Joker)
Jason Kendrick 1568
Andrew Priolo 1534 (Joker)
Ben Ellement 1184 (Joker)
Trevor Jolly 1160 (Joker)
Matthew Cross 1150 (Joker)
Jamie Oldfield 1090
Jason Pryde 1078 (Joker)
Tom Callaghan 1048 (Joker)
AJ Nash 858
Shaun Bradford 830 (Joker)
Todd Davis 770
Daniel Hartigan 658 (Joker)
Ben Butcher 656 (Joker)
Taylor Milling 654
Aldo De Paoli 636
Adrian Haywood 628