WARRNAMBOOL, Australia – Jamie Veal’s domination of the 2015-16 Premier Speedway season continued Sunday as he roared to victory during round two of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Chase.
Meanwhile, Brett Milburn all but sealed the deal as far as securing his maiden Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series Championship.
Veal fought all the way to the finish in the 30 lap feature that was punctuated by a number of yellow flag situations, including a couple within six laps of the race being completed.
When the green flag waved it was the two Chase combatants, Veal and Robbie Farr, who diced for the lead with the duo of Steven Lines and James McFadden also proving more than a handful as they traded slide jobs consistently lap after lap.
McFadden, who would eventually wind up with a second place finish, provided one of the highlights of the night, perfecting a monster slide job in turn three that really set up the battle between he and Veal.
Behind the leading trio of Veal, McFadden and Farr, Lines and Milburn were also coming on strong while John Vogels found his niche on the Premier Speedway high banks after transferring from the B-Main earlier in the program.
The hard luck stories of the race began on the first lap when contact with another car resulted in Luke Dillon coming to rest precariously against the catch fence, thus putting an end to his night. Cameron Gessner was also collected in the accident.
On lap 16 David Murcott all but saw his hopes of snatching victory from Jamie Veal in the 2015-16 Parr Motorsports USC Victoria Premier Speedway Track Championship evaporate as he too was forced to watch the second half of the race from the infield after he made contact with the turn one fence.
Late race casualties were Ben Atkinson, Tim Rankin and Daniel Pestka, whose night at the office came to a close as the Victory Lane Racegear No. V88 slowed dramatically and retired to the infield.
The end result was Veal winning over McFadden, with Robbie Farr home in third. Fourth was Lines, just ahead of Milburn with Vogels, Ryan Jones, Tim Hutchins, Ian Loudoun and Jye O’Keeffe rounding out the top 10.