They say current form is good form and last night in Brisbane Robbie Farr proved that correct with his win in the preliminary Feature for the 57th Australian Sprintcar Championship.
Coming off a sensational win in the Grand Annual Classic at Warnambool just week ago Farr kept his cool under continued pressure from defending Champion Kerry Madsen and finally Brooke Tatnell before grabbing the glory.
In many cases one driver’s misfortune is the others good fortune, that was the case last night when under almighty pressure from Madsen for the lead the Q7 and W2 came together as Madsen went for an outside pass for the lead. Farr’s momentum up the track saw the two cars coming together.
Farr’s good fortune was Madsen’s misfortune with the W2 being forced to retire from the feature making defending his Title and the chance to go four from four much more difficult. Clearly the Madsen fans were not too happy but in Speedway there are racing incidents. Farr, with Madsen out of way now had to fend off Brooke Tatnell to claim the night one win. The new year has been good for Farr and the Team and together they will be willing the good luck to continues into night two.
McFadden had problems after his challenge for third with Veal saw both cars collide, but McFadden recovered to finish in 7th after being forced to the rear of the field for the restart. Veal was not so lucky as the incident forced his early retirement.
The top 10 across the line cross the line: Farr, Tatnell, Lines, Scheuerle, I Madsen, Peter Lack, James McFadden, David Murcott, Mathew Dumesny, Luke Oldfield
After the preliminary night’s racing this how the top ten in points sit,
Farr 91, Tatnell 85, Scheuerle 84, McFadden 81, Lines 79, Oldfield 79, K Madsen 75, I Madsen 73, Veal 72, Lack 70.
Tonight, is the Championship night at Archerfield Speedway can Farr double up, will Kerry Madsen make it four Championships in a row, or will there be a surprise. These questions and many others will be answered latter tonight