Murray Bridge Speedway in South Australia was the scene for Round 2 of World Series Sprintcars on December 27th.
Luke Dillon cemented himself as an early standout in the WSS Championship by taking two wins from two starts in his #81 Action Line Marking/Hog’s Breath Cafe Eagle. Second across the line was SA’s Stephen Lines in the W3 KPC, with the final podium going the way of the 2010 Australian Champion James McFadden.
It was an impressive drive from Dillon considering where he came from – he started out of a lowly 15th position after winning the B-Main.
Also impressive in the 35 lap A-Main was the Flying James McFadden – a superb result to grab the final podium after being sent to the rear after a crash out that involved contracted Drivers Nick Lacey and Shaun Bradford. McFadden had actually led some of the early laps of the feature.
Action was aplenty in the mid pack with Robbie Farr, David Murcott and USA stars Kyle Hirst and Tim Kaeding running head to head for several laps – no one Driver prepared to yield. Unfortunately Kadeing had a big lose on turn 4 as he jumped the cushion and slammed hard into the concrete wall – two cars destroyed in the same number of meetings.
Also suffering the wrath of the Wall was David Murcott in the #83 Eagle who at times looked threatening.
Other visiting Americans inluded WSS regular Jason Johnson and Shane Stewart. These two crowd favorites had tough nights with Johnson unable to start the A-Main from his designated P20 as a result of engine dramas, while Stewart struggled through for a 7th placed finish – pretty respectable considering he came from the back of the pack.
Points after two WSS rounds are: Luke Dillon (640), Steven Lines (568), Robbie Farr (522), Brad Keller (516), James McFadden (460), Shane Stewart (452), Trevor Green (436), Kyle Hirst (430), Daniel Pestka (415) and Matt Eagle (401) rounding out the top 10.
Round 3 of World Series Sprintcars heads to South Australia’s Borderline Speedway (Mount Gambier) on Saturday 29th Dec and then Victoria’s Avalon Raceway on Sunday 30th December.