McFadden Looking for Some Southern Comfort

James McFadden
James McFadden. - Photos by Stephen Pickering.

By Daniel Powell

After having spent the past month competing over in Western Australia, James McFadden is this weekend headed south to see out the 2011/12 season down in the Victorian competition, which is going to include this weekend’s Great Southern Showdown and next month’s annual Easter Trail.
The newly crowned World Series Sprintcar Champion is looking forward to returning to the East Coast of the country, and is aiming to finish what has been an outstanding season on a successful note.
“The team and I have enjoyed an awesome season, but there are still a number of big shows to go,” commented the NQ # 25 Totally Workwear Midland & VIC Park supported COOL driver. “This weekend’s Great Southern Shootout pays $5,000 to win per night and next month’s Easter Trail is also paying well. It would be great if I could deposit some decent prize money into our team’s bank account before the season wraps up.”
Apart from the prize money incentive, McFadden is the current point standing’s leader of the Avalon Raceway Track Championship, which sees the end of season winner receive a car thanks to the track’s major sponsor, Essendon Ford.
McFadden’s schedule for the remainder of the season consists of this Saturday night (March 10) at Simpson Speedway (Simpson, VIC) for the opening night of the Great Southern Showdown and then this Sunday night (March 11) at Avalon Raceway (Geelong, VIC) for the second and final night of the Great Southern Shootout. Sunday night’s event is going to incorporate the running of the Victorian Title that was postponed due to wet weather last month. Following this weekend’s double header, McFadden will run the Eureka Series Grand Final at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway on Saturday night, March 24. A fortnight later, the team will contest the annual Easter Trail, which begins at Avalon Raceway on Friday, April 6; followed by Borderline Speedway (Mount Gambier, SA) on the Saturday night, April 7; and then to Premier Speedway for the third and final night on Sunday, April 8.
In other news, last weekend McFadden came away from the Krikke Boys Shootout at Bunbury City Speedway in Western Australia with a mixed bag of results. Over the two-night event, he recorded a fifth place finish, from the rear of the field, in the preliminary feature race and then on the final night he had a tough run that resulted in him failing to record a finish in the feature race.
Do not forget to pick up your new James McFadden merchandise range. T-shirts are priced at $30 and Hoddies at $50. You can pick up your merchandise from the McFadden transporter at any of the race meetings that they contest. Alternatively, if you cannot get out to the track and would like to place your order email
McFadden would like to thank his car owner Scott Milling, parents Dave and Tania, crew chief Glen Beaton, and crew members Crackers and Alex, along with his valued sponsors Totally Workwear Midland & VIC Park, Western Diamond Drillers, AUS FUEL GULL, Lucas Oil Products Inc, Allstar Performance, Astro Titanium, KRE Race Engines, OMP, Racer Industries and COOL Chassis, for their ongoing support in the 2011/12 season.
To find out more about James McFadden, visit his official website