Veal falls short of series win

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Mitchell WoodcockSouth Western Times

For the second-straight season, Jamie Veal has been forced to settle for second in the World Series Sprintcars championship after James McFadden won back-to-back titles at the Perth Motorplex at the weekend.

Veal, driving for Krikke Motorsport in the series for the first time, had a great two nights of racing in Perth, finishing fourth in Saturday night’s A-Main, before claiming a spot on the podium with a third-place finish in Sunday night’s A-Main.

But by the time the final race of the series started McFadden had the championship wrapped up, with his win in the time trial on Sunday night giving him an unassailable lead in the series points standings.

After a win at QUIT Bunbury Speedway on February 17, Veal was in with a chance to mount a real challenge to McFadden’s dominance and claim his first series win since 2015-16.

It was not to be as McFadden claimed victory in Saturday night’s A-Main, putting some distance between himself and Veal on the points tally.

In the end, McFadden finished on 3416, 223 more than Veal (3193) while American Carson Macedo finished third (2798).

Australian sprintcar champion Kerry Madsen finished the series well, ending in fourth place, while Dave Murcott rounded out the top five.

Perth’s Jason Kendrick had a night to remember on Sunday when he won the grand final race of the World Series Sprintcar championship, his first ever series A-Main victory.

Kenrdick won the 30-lap feature from fellow West Australian Shaun Bradford and Veal.

All eyes will now turn to the QUIT Bunbury Speedway for the 21st Krikke Boys Shootout this weekend.

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