Jamie Veal Wins Night 2 of Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic

Words by SCW Media
Images by Paul Griffin

Local hero Jamie Veal made the perfect start to his 2016 Lucas Oils Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic by dominating the A-Main on night 2 at the Sungold Stadium at Warrnambool. After starting on the pole Veal jumped straight into the lead and never looked like being headed as he defeated defending race Champion Kyle Hirst and Randy Hannagan.

That feels pretty good. We struggled a bit during time trials but we got the car rolling around pretty good in the heats and then the final. Glen and Juddy gave me a great car in the final” added Jamie after the event.

The opening lap of the A-Main saw a multi car accident in turn two as Bryan Mann spun in front of the field causing a train wreck like incident that involved Mitchell Gee, Dave Murcott, Luke Walker, Cory McCallugh and Toby Bellbowen, who rolled onto his side but was able to continue.

On the restart it was all Veal who opened up a sizeable gap on the field, a gap that would only be reduced due to a late race caution involving Chad Ely and Brendan Guerin.

Fourth across the line was an extremely impressive Jamie Maiolo with Kraig Kinser, who transferred from the B-Main completing the top five. Robbie Farr, Jason Sides, dual Champion Steven Lines, Dave Murcott and Garry Brazier rounded out the top 10.

Earlier Chad Ely and Toby Bellbowen set the fastest times in their time trial groups.

Heat winners were Bryan Mann, Dave Murcott, Shaun Bradford, Chad Ely, Randy Hannagan, Kyle Hirst, Brendan Quinn, Andrew Wright, Ricky Maiolo, Jamie Maiolo, Jamie Veal and Darren Jensen.

Chris Soloman won the C-Main while Mitchell Gee, Luke Walker, Kraig Kinser and Corey McCullagh transferred to the A-Main via the B Main.

Even bigger crowd on Night 2

Even bigger crowd on Night 2

Steven Lines discusses the racing surface with Robbie Farr (ctr

Steven Lines (R) discusses the racing surface with Robbie Farr (ctr) and Halls Motorsport Crew Chief Craig Bennett

Kyle Hirst

The brilliantly prepared #17 of Kyle Hirst

Robbie Farr

Robbie Farr's (Q7) "stack hat" hangs on the side panel awaiting the battle

Gary Brazier

Gary Brazier assesses the situation from the door of his transporter

Steven Lines

Steven Lines' #3 Halls Motorsport Entry

Brett Milburn

Local Victorian hero Brett Milburn

Visting American Jason Sides

Visting American Jason Sides

Nick Lacey

Nick Lacey - All Smiles

Gary Rooke N4

Love those pipes on the Gary Rooke N42

Kraig Kinser

Kraig Kinser (R) inspects the rear end with car owner Trevor Green (L) and a member of the N4 crew


Focused: Toby Bellbowen in the N7

Track Announcer Wade Aunger chats with Toby Bellbowen prior to the push off for the A-Main

Track Announcer Wade Aunger chats with Toby Bellbowen prior to a push off

Line up for a heat

All prepared for the action - Tyler Griffin from Victoria is ready to go !

Crew and Drivers await the pit whiteboard update

Bryan Mann

Always Happy - Bryan Mann

Randy Hannagan

American Randy Hannagan put the SA55 on 2nd pole in the N2 A-Main

Terry McCarl and Brooke Tatnell enjoy a lighter moment at Premier Speedway

Kyle Hirst (L) and Carson Mercedo rush to the pit gate to watch the next heat

No need for words !

"All roads lead to Knoxville" !

"All roads lead to Knoxville" !

A great Night 2 crowd

Gary Brazier started out of P8 and crossed the line in P10 in the N2 A-Main

Night 2 Four-Wide Salute (Randy Hannagan #55)

Jason Sides

Jason Sides after the A-Main with "The Boys" - Riley and Jye

Randy Hannagan

Randy Hannagan and Riley Miller

Chad Ely

Chad Ely signs a helmet for a passionate fan - Riley Miller

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