JAMIE Maiolo will have plenty of spring in his step when he contests round 10 of the AHG Sprintcar Series at the Perth Motorplex this Saturday night.
Maiolo showed plenty of emotion just moments after crossing the line first in the sprintcar feature race at Quit Bunbury Speedway on Saturday night.
Maiolo had just beaten off Americans Parker Price-Miller and Ryan Smith in the 30-lap feature race as part of the fourth and final night of the USA v WA Sprintcar Speedweek Series.
It was his first feature race win in some time and the relief showed when he jumped out of the car and emphatically banged the car’s top wing in celebration before saluting the crowd.
“Yeah it’s been a while,” Maiolo said after the presentations, reflecting on his latest win.
“I have had some pretty decent form lately just haven’t been able to get to the top steps (of the podium).
“We tweaked the car before the shootout and it felt nice and we didn’t need to make a lot of changes for the feature, just a couple of little things.”
The past four shows have seen the LJM Racing 99 car in good form – a major turnaround to the engine issues that plagued the team earlier in the season, forcing Maiolo to post a couple of DNFs.
Maiolo said it was finally good to get the technical stuff sorted.
“We had a few motor issues at the end of last year and after Boxing Day we switched that out and we seem to be back to where we need to be.”
Jamie actually lapped his brother but said it wasn’t easy.
“I thought he was going to give me a bit of trouble there for a while and I thought I was going to have to show the nose so he would let me by.
“But we got around him, got up in the seat and got the job done.”
He is part of Saturday night’s sprintcar field that includes Rob Mould, AJ Nash, Andrew Priolo, Jason Kendrick, Ryan Lancaster, Troy Beckingham, Jamie Landrigan, Ben Ellement, Jamie Oldfield, the return of Shaun Bradford, Kaiden Manders, Kye Scroop and Darren Mewett.
Book your tickets online and we will see you trackside this Saturday night.