The Q7 Sprintcar sitting inthe pits ready to go for main event

Team Australia – Farr & McFadden Take Western Springs
Author : Ian Vale

Robbie Farr and James McFadden, Team Australia are at present in New Zealand doing a few shows at Western Springs Speedway and Palmerston North in teams racing against Americans Jonathan Allard and Kraig Kinser who are up against the best of the Kiwi drivers. Last Saturday at Western Springs the feature race honours went to Robbie Farr with James McFadden on his tail to take to make it a clean sweep for Team Australia.

In heat one for the internationals James lit the track up setting a new one lap record of 11.421 second on his way to very convincing heat win while Robbie came home forth. Next time out it was Robbie taking the heat win to give him enough points to be top point scorer on the night with James home in sixth place. With a pole shuffle to set the starting grid for the top eight was next and it was going to be a big call for anyone to advance up the table on the narrow racing line, James advanced to sixth starting place in the Main while Robbie was last out and would not be denied pole position by winning his pole shuffle match race.

Robbie won the start in the A Main and he would not be denied first place, he would go on to hold the position for the entire journey but James was quick to move through the pack and be into second place with fifteen laps to go. James set his sight on his Australian Team mate to put himself into challenging position but Robbie was too good and took the win from James over New Zealand hard charger Jamie McDonald with Kraig Kinser taking fourth place. Jonathan Allard took a wild ride on lap six that saw his machine rolling end for end down the back straight.

It was a great night for both Robbie and James and there teams along with the many visiting Australians including Avalon Raceway promoter Jeff Drew and his son Scott.

The international Team challenge continues tonight at Palmerston North Speedway, Monday night before returning to Western Springs Speedway next Saturday for the final night of the International Challenge.

Late breaking news - Robbie Farr wins again at Palmerston North tonight from American Jonathan Allard and New Zealander Daniel Eggleton. James McFadden apparently was hit by another competitor at the start of the race but it is still unclear if he finished the race.

Dave McFadden preparing the NQ25 for the next run

Robbie farr thinking about the A Main while looking down to the big srceen at the venue

James checking the text messages while sitting in his pit bay

Check out the teams pit bays just like it was in the old days no transporters or pit carts yes we did a bit of leg work pushing the cars on track

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