By Daniel Powell
A hard charging fourth place in the latest round of the Eureka Garages & Sheds Sprintcar Series last Saturday night at Avalon Raceway (Geelong, VIC) was where James McFadden finished up.
Considering the track conditions, that remained fast and tacky throughout the night, and where he started in the feature race, which was out of position 10 after he had finished sixth and second place in his heat races earlier in the night, McFadden was pleased with his effort throughout the 30-lap journey.
“It was a tough night, as the track was locked down and consequently passing opportunities were limited,” said the NQ # 25 Totally Workwear Midland & VIC Park supported driver. “I had average starting spots in my heat races and with a big field of cars; the best I could manage was a 10th starting spot for the feature race. In the feature race, I picked off a few cars and a couple of them [cars] dropped out ahead me, and I ended up finishing just off the podium, which wasn’t too bad of a result.”
The focus now for McFadden is this Saturday night’s (November 19) latest KRE Series round at Archerfield Speedway. This weekend will be his final hit out before the World Series Sprintcar (WSS) Championship kicks off at Archerfield Speedway the following Saturday night (November 26).
“It’s going to be good to get a run at Archerfield before World Series begins,” McFadden enthused. “The KRE Series runs a similar format to the World Series one, so that’s going to be of great benefit and help us get into the swing of things.”
McFadden would like to thank his car owner Scott Milling, parents Dave and Tania, and crew chief Glen Beaton, along with his valued sponsors: Totally Workwear Midland & VIC Park, Western Diamond Drillers, AUS FUEL GULL, Lucas Oil Products Inc, KRE Race Engines, OMP, Racer Industries and COOL Chassis, for all of their ongoing support in the 2011/12 season.
To find out more about James McFadden, visit his official website: www.jamesmcfadden.com.au