The Parr Motorsports Premier Speedway Track Championship, has really tightened up with just two rounds to be run following the three nights of competition during the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.
With drivers able to secure points, not only in the Classic final, but also in the A-Main of the two qualifying nights, the battle has certainly tightened up at the top of the table.
For the 2017-18 season, drivers no longer have the luxury of dropping their worst result, thus meaning the winner will be rewarded for season long consistency, in the chase for the prize worth a cool $10,000.00 courtesy of Parr Motorsports.
Having recorded an eighth-place finish in the re-scheduled Saturday night preliminary feature, Darren Mollenoyux was able to back that up with another eighth place run in the 40 lap Classic final to close the gap on Jamie Veal, who had held a 38-point lead on the eve of the Classic weekend.
This 38-point lead has now been reduced to just two points, or one racing position, with only the Eureka Sprintcar Series Grand Final on Sunday March 11 and the finale to the Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail remaining to be run!
Peter Doukas, who also produced a Classic weekend to remember, is still within reach, albeit that he will need everything to fall into place if he is to challenger Veal and Mollenoyux for the Parr Motorsports Track Premiership Crown.
Doukas secured a total of 276 points for his two A-Main appearances at the weekend to move to third in the points standings, 74 points adrift of Veal.
Glen Sutherland and 2018 Classic Champion Corey McCullagh round out the top five, with both drivers securing a strong bounty of points over the Classic weekend, with Sutherland adding 234 points to his tally while McCullagh secured 292 in what was a weekend for the ages for the Warrnambool based driver.
The current top 10 in the point standings are as follows:
1. Jamie Veal 834 points. 2. Darren Mollenoyux 832 points (-2) 3. Peter Doukas 760 points (-74). 4. Glen Sutherland 746 points (-88) 5. Corey McCullagh 716 points (-118) 6. Luke Walker 702 points (-132) 7. Tim Hutchins 698 points (-136) 8. James McFadden 678 points (-156) 9. Jye O’Keeffe 652 points (-182). 10. Grant Anderson 652 points (-182)
So, with two nights of competition remaining, the Parr Motorpsorts Track Premiership at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool is going to be one battle that won’t be decided until Easter Sunday night.
With potential for anyone driver to claim a maximum of 154 points from each of the remaining events and with points only paid out for A-Main starters, whoever has designs on claiming the 2017-18 Parr Motorsports Track Premiership still needs everything to go their way!