It was a sweet victory for an American driver in the weekend’s sprintcar action at Bunbury Speedway. Californian Brad Sweet took out the Maddington Toyota Summer Slam on Saturday night, pipping Mundijong driver Trent Pigdon and Pennsylvanian product Brock Zearfoss for pole position. The five-time World of Outlaws champion started the final 30-lap race in fifth position before moving to the lead after 10 laps and holding the position for the rest of the race. Jamie Maiolo finished the final in fourth place after starting the race in first, but the result was still the best so far this season for the South West product. Younger brother Brad Maiolo secured a 10th place finish, while Diamond Bay Motorsport’s James Inglis ended the race in seventh place to sit second overall in this year’s Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series ladder. The defending champion will have his work cut out to claim the series trophy once again, with Dayne Kingshott extending his overall lead to 28 points after his fifth place position on the night. There were plenty of spills during the race, with American driver Cory Eliason finishing his night early after crashing in the pits bend. It was a close call for Kaiden Manders, who found himself on fire at one point after a fuel line in his sprintcar’s engine bay split. Fortunately he did not suffer any injuries as a result of the incident and finished 16th. The race was the halfway point of this season’s sprintcar series, with the Perth Motorplex to host the final of the WA Speedweek miniseries on Saturday night.