Tatnell Tops Battle of Bunbury
BUNBURY, Western Australia (February 18, 2017) – It was an emotion charged triumph for Krikke Motorsport’s Brooke Tatnell who dominated the team’s home round of World Series Sprintcars at Quit Bunbury Speedway. On a night where the team were honoured via the Grand Marshall 30th anniversary presentation to patriarch Peter Krikke, Tatnell topped the charts at every stage of proceedings. He set the Revolution Racegear Quicktime, led after the qualifying heats, won the Shootout, and led the entire 30 lap A-Main distance.
W17 James McFadden ran home in a comfortable second place to protect his series lead on a tough night at the office, but importantly he extended the gap to Jamie Veal by another 20 points. Heading into the final two rounds next weekend, McFadden has a third World Series Sprintcars title in his sights, courtesy of a 235 point buffer. Jamie Veal finished third at Bunbury, and must now pull out all the stops if he is to catch the Monte Motorsport machine over the Grand Final weekend.
Steven Lines overcame a first heat DNF (one of three cars to exit in the same incident), recovering to finish fourth in the A-Main, ahead of Jamie and Brad Maiolo. Both Scott Chatwin and Jason Kendrick rolled out of contention in the feature, which saw a dozen cars make the 30 lap distance.
Tatnell now also leads the Western Swing points chase, collecting 342 for the night which is 35 clear of McFadden on 307. Jamie Veal has 289, Lines 273 and Jamie Maiolo 263.
Feature Results: 1. Brooke Tatnell, 2. James McFadden, 3. Jamie Veal, 4. Steven Lines, 5. Jamie Maiolo, 6. Brad Maiolo, 7. Trent Pigdon, 8. Daniel Harding, 9. Mitchell Wormall, 10. Ben Ellement, 11. Andrew Priolo, 12. Jason Pryde, 13. Lee Nash, 14. James Inglies, 15. Jason Kendrick, 16. Scott Chatwin.
Overall Series Points: McFadden 3377, Veal 3142, Tatnell 2865, Harding 2404, Lines 1911 & Pryde 1826.