The 2010/11 season $5,000 to win National Transport Solutions supported Speedcar Super Series (SSS) is set to come to a conclusion this Saturday night (March 5) at Sydney Speedway with the fifth and final round and battle for the top of the point standings is between local star Troy Jenkins and International ace Michael Pickens from New Zealand.
A total of 298 points separates current leader Jenkins and Pickens in the overall standings and the former is going to be need to use every ounce of his Sydney Speedway experience to remain at the top, while Pickens, who also has a strong track record at Sydney Speedway, is aiming to bridge the gap.
“There aren’t too many points between the two leaders and the point standings battle is set to go right down to the wire,” Speedcar Super Series director Ken Jenkins commented. “The battle in the feature race is set to be spectacular, especially when you throw in all the local runners, and it’s quite fitting that this spectacular race meeting is going to be held at one of the best tracks for Speedcar racing in the country.”
Behind the Jenkins and Pickens in the SSS point standings is Team Fox Racing driver Mark Brown and he remains a mathematical chance of clinching his fifth SSS crown in succession. Despite the odds being against him of winning the SSS Title, Brown is aiming to finish the SSS campaign on a winning note.
Other SSS contracted drivers are Queenslanders Todd Wanless, Sid Whittaker, Michael Harders and Johnny Davidson, and they are looking to finish the final round with an impressive result.
South Australian Graham Knuckey is set to have his brother, Darryl, take over the reins of the SA # 78 car for the fifth and final round.
Sydney Speedway hotshots in former Australian Champion Nathan Smee, Matt Smith, Anthony Brien, Darren Jenkins, Matthew Jackson, Victorian Harley Bishop, Tony Abson, Ian Black and co are all looking to upset the SSS stars and any one of them are a chance of achieving success.
One of the stars from the recent Australian Championship was Queenslander Adam Wallis who finished in a sensational runner-up spot behind winner Davey Ray and there is no doubt that he wants to continue his good form. Wallis at the opening round of the SSS at Brisbane International Speedway showed plenty of speed after he firstly topped the time sheets in qualifying and then backed up that performance with a third place finish on the podium in the feature race.
Queenslander Grant Draney is another interstater looking to get amongst the front runners throughout the SSS finale.
Current Speedcar Super Series point standings (after four completed rounds):
1. Troy Jenkins – 2864 points
2. Michael Pickens – 2566
3. Mark Brown – 2169.50
4. Todd Wanless – 2145
5. Sid Whittaker – 1571
6. Michael Harders – 1422
7. Graham Knuckey – 1041
8. Johnny Davidson – 885
The 2010/11 Season Speedcar Super Series is proudly supported by:
* Nationwide Transport Solutions
* Air Brake Systems
* Race Safety Equipment
* Showpiece Signs & Designs
* American Tire & Racing Service
* Rondalee Steel Fabrications
* Speedcars Australia