James McFadden shows the style that won him the Dash 4 Cash.
James McFadden shows the style that won him the Dash 4 Cash.

Sprintcar champ blitzes the field

JAMES McFadden is the best V8 Sprintcar driver in Queensland.

He showed why after he produced another impressive on-track performance to win the fifth annual running of the V8 Sprintcar Dash 4 Cash at Maryborough Speedway.

McFadden, the current state champion, started the feature race from pole position and was never troubled, running away from the field to beat home Darren Jensen and David Muir in an action packed race.

The race to the chequered flag included a huge rollover by the Brisbane-based Adrian O’Connell.

O’Connell walked away uninjured despite his car being thrown about after a series of barrel rolls.

One man who was impressed by McFadden’s performance was race commentator Ryan Harris.

“McFadden is a genuine superstar,” Harris said.

“He made his intentions known early after he came from last position in his heat race and passed every single car on the outside to win by a huge margin.

“There is no doubt that he’s a real class act.”

Gympie’s Glenn Pagel raced home to win the opening round of the Modified Production Fraser Coast Drivers Championship from Lismore’s Greg Worling and Johnno Collins from Cairns.

The huge field of Modified Productions also wowed the crowd of over 2500 fans in the 25 lap feature race.

“The feature race had more twists and turns in it then a packet of Twisties.” Harris laughed.

In the other divisions, Sunshine Coast driver Blake Hancock won the Four Cylinder Sedans, and it was a battle of the locals in round two of the Junior Sedans Stars Series with Maryborough’s Mitchell Thomsen beating home Hervey Bay’s Hamish Redman.



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