THE World Series Sprintcar championship is James McFadden’s to lose as the field makes its way to the Perth Motorplex for the two-night grand final this Saturday and Sunday nights.
McFadden has a handy points buffer over main rival Jamie Veal heading into the last night nights and while form suggests he will claim another series, anything can happen in sprintcar racing.
On the back of his second to Veal at Quit Bunbury Speedway last Saturday night we asked McFadden how he approaches the final – it is chasing points or feature race wins?
“As much as you say you are not championship racing you always second guess yourself,” McFadden said.
“I guess if we were running second in the championship then I probably might have pounded the fence a little harder and risked it, but you have got to put yourself in a position to not have to worry about it, like we did tonight.”
Veal is the one in second and becomes the hunter heading into the double header.
“We have just got to race as hard as I can, ” Veal said on the back of his Bunbury win.
“He has got a fair points buffer…he’s been pretty consistent.
“The gap is a solid night (of points) unless he tears one up in the heat races.
“A couple of washouts and a few mistakes on my behalf (this series) and you put yourself that far back and its hard to regain.”
How will the championship unfold and how much of a hindrance will be appearance of non-contracted drivers like current Australian champion Kerry Madsen and former national and WSS champion Brooke Tatnell be this weekend?
Be trackside on both nights to find out.