Robbie Farr, Far and away the best at the 47th Grand Annual Classic
Speedway’s classic journeyman Robbie Farr is never far from the action but down south during the 47th running of Australia’s Premier Sprintcar race the 40 Lap Grand Annual Classic the ‘2004 Australian Sprintcar Champion proved the depths of his undying talents with wins in the preliminary feature on night two and a win in the one that’s counts the 40 Lap Championship final.
With the best of the best including the normal influx of US drivers Farr was far and away the best on the night claiming the $40K on offer to the winner. This was Robbie Farr’s first win in the Classic, his previous best was a third behind Jamie Veal in the 2016 Classic.
Farr beat home some crack drivers who between them have won this classic 8 times Jamie Veal 1, Kerry Madsen 3, Brooke Tatnell 3, James McFadden 1
Robbie Farr a fan favorite across Australia is a dual Speedcar and Sprintcar Australian Champion and currently sits in second overall with the most A Mains wins at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway
Farr told the Warnambool Standard ““It’s been 30 years, the longest apprenticeship to win this race,” Farr said post race.
“I was walking up the hill to see my wife and kids tonight and found a $5 note and I thought ‘maybe me and this place have made up’.”
The Grand Annual Classic is considered second only to the Knoxville Nationals and a race win that has been on Farr’s bucket list for over 30 years, now ticked off!
Sprintcar A-Main (40 laps No Time): 1st Q7 Robbie Farr; 2nd V35 Jamie Veal; 3rd W2 Kerry Madsen; 4th V55 Brooke Tatnell; 5th W17 James McFadden; 6th V37 Grant Anderson; 7th V67 Luke Walker; 8th S97 Matt Egel; 9th T25 Jamie Bricknell; 10th VA6 Tim Kaeding; 11th N99 Carson Macedo; 12th V60 Jordyn Charge; 13th S19 Brad Keller; 14th N92 Sam Walsh; 15th V52 Darren Mollenoyux; 16th S81 Luke Dillon; 17th V22 Terry Rankin; 18th T22 Jock Goodyer; 19th V44 Tim Van Ginneken; 20th NS4 Max Johnston; 21st V77 Brayden Parr; 22nd Q83 Steven Lines; 23rd W26 Cory Eliason; 24th S63 Ryan Jones.
Photos from Premier Speedway Warnambool