He looks like the wild man from Borneo, unshaven and one could say a bit of a scruff HOWEVER, Victorian Jamie Veal was the real deal behind the wheel of the Shane & Jodie Krikke’s WSS winning Sprintcar #2 on Saturday night.
The quietly spoken Warrnambool speed ace swept all before him to win a brilliant Gold Cup race last Saturday night (18th April) at the Perth Motorplex. Following Veal across the line was Jamie Maiolo and Jason Kendrick.
Former National champion Ron Krikke was on hand as the special guest to present the awards to the drivers with his former team mate and Motorplex Speedway Manger Gavin Migro.
While Veal won the night, but podium finishes in all three rounds of the AHG Triple Crown was enough for Jason Kendrick to win the mini-series that wrapped up the 2014-15 Sprintcar season in Western Australia.
Heading in the final round Kendrick was second on points to Ryan Farrell after finishing second to Farrell in both the previous rounds.
This round carried double points that meant there was plenty on the line.
Farrell had the upper hand, starting from P5 for the final with Kendrick from P8.
Unfortunately for Farrell he was out of the contest on lap 14 after contact with Dowling in pits bend saw him spin out and then get collected by another three cars that had nowhere to go.
Dowling crossed the line in 6th and that was enough to wrap up second in the mini-series.
The aim of the Triple Crown was to spice up the action a bit at the end of the season particularly with the Blue Ribbon regular AHG Sprintcar Series done and dusted.
This included a different qualifying format and the return of the Top 8 Knockout series that proved to be a big hit with the fans.
Kendrick won the Triple Crown prize purse with 580 points to Dowling’s 558 and Jamie Maioilo and Callum Williamson on 546 each.
Maiolo claimed third on a countback.