SYDNEY, Australia —Aussie sprint car hot shoe Robbie Farr used his experience and guile to beat the rain and Steve Kinser over 35 laps in the Coke Zero International before a big crowd at Valvoline Raceway Friday night.
Farr cut his competition teeth at the Sydney circuit 20 years ago for his dad Denis, who provided cars for Danny Smith and his boys Robbie and Colin.
He was in top form at the wheel of the East Coast Pipe Line Eagle although South Dakota’s Justin Henderson set fast time with Steve Kinser right on his tail.
Rain threatened half an hour into the show and officials ran the program in quick fire succession.
Henderson struck problems in his heat and had to win his way back in the A main by running off with the B final chance race.
Kraig Kinser looked the early winner as he got to the front with Farr after him and the King working the outside lane in traffic.
Kraig’s set up fell away as Farr took over with Steve slipping to second with Max Dumesny and Dale Blaney fighting for third with Ben Atkinson.
Atkinson brought out the yellows when he clipped the high line and flipped five laps from the finish Steve Kinser was second over Dumesny and Blaney, but nobody had anything for super star Farr who was just too good.