WARRNAMBOOL, Australia — Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic winner Jamie Veal continued his golden run at Premier Speedway Saturday night when he claimed victory on night two of the Lucas Oil Australian Sprintcar Championship.
With Chace Karpenko producing a career best qualifying performance throughout his two qualifying night heat races, the driver of the NT21 started from pole position for the 30-lap feature.
Alongside Karpenko was 2014 Knoxville Raceway champion Ian Madsen and it was Madsen who stole the march in his rivals as he led the field after the opening lap as Veal began to move forward from his position four starting position.
On lap two, Chad Ely was the first retirement after his front wing became dislodged.
With Madsen trying to run and hide the large crowd on hand were treated to multiple slide jobs as both Madsen and Veal traded blows and positions at the front of the field.
On lap 13, the yellow lights blinked on as Robbie Farr ground to a halt after he too enjoyed a near faultless qualifying run which saw the 2004 Aussie Champ begin the race from position three.
The next major delay in proceedings came when the power plant on Luke Oldfield’s car expired, depositing a large amount of oil on the racing surface, which resulted in a lengthy red light stoppage.
At the resumption it was Madsen who again led the way while Veal continued to work the high side of the track as the gap closed. Then on lap 25, Veal managed to slide Madsen for the lead on the entry to turn one before Madsen spun in turn three, collecting Karpenko and Steven Lines.
At the resumption it was all Veal as the five laps passed by in the blink of an eye as he took the victory ahead of Darren Mollenoyux and the ever consistent John Vogels, who drove from eighth to third.