Jamie Veal Sweeps Premier’s Easter Sprintcar Trail


WARRNAMBOOL, Australia – Jamie Veal made history at Sungold Stadium’s Premier Speedway on Sunday, claiming a $10,000 bonus for sweeping all three nights of the Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail.

After having to work hard for the win, especially over the opening two-thirds of the race thanks to a dominant Darren Mollenoyux, Veal eventually led home Luke Walker and Rusty Hickman en route to the $10,000 Parr Motorsports Premier Speedway track championship.

Mollenoyux led the first 21 laps uncontested, but lost the lead to Veal on the 22nd circuit and later stalled with six to go with apparent driveline issues that relegated him to 12th.

That left Veal out front to the finish, as he became the first driver in track history to sweep the Easter Sprintcar Trail, with Walker crossing 2.235 seconds back as the runner up.

Hickman completed the podium, followed by Tim Van Ginneken and Corey McCullagh.

In the Super Rod division, an appreciative Easter Sunday crowd saw Shaun Walsh claim the Super Rod Cup, despite an amazing drive from veteran racer Ewan McKenzie, who finished third behind Michael Coad.

Walsh led all 20 laps of the main, beating Coad to the checkered flag by .121 of a second.

Paul Verhoeven and Nevill Gange were fourth and fifth, respectively.

The finish:

Jamie Veal, Luke Walker, Rusty Hickman, Tim Van Ginneken, Corey McCullagh, Brock Hallett, Marcus Dumesny, Bobby Daly, Aidan Hall, Dennis Jones, John Vogels, Darren Mollenoyux, Peter Doukas, Jock Goodyer, Jack Lee, Daniel Pestka, Matt Dumesny, Grant Anderson.