Warrnambool driver James McFadden avoids controversy-filled World Series Sprintcars carnage at Murray Bridge

TOO QUICK: Warrnambool-based driver James McFadden won a controversy-filled World Series Sprintcars round at Murray Bridge on Wednesday night. Picture: Morgan Hancock
TOO QUICK: Warrnambool-based driver James McFadden won a controversy-filled World Series Sprintcars round at Murray Bridge on Wednesday night. Picture: Morgan Hancock

JAMES McFadden carried confidence into World Series Sprintcars’ third round at Mount Gambier after coming out unscathed in a controversy-filled second round on Wednesday night.

The Warrnambool-based driver was aiming for back-to-back wins on Thursday night. He claimed round-two honours at Murray Bridge after the dramatic A-Main was cut three laps short.

An incident involving Australian number one Kerry Madsen and Allansford competitor Tim Van Ginneken left the former reeling.

Madsen had climbed from the B-Main and a starting spot of 15th to be within striking range of the top-five when he and Van Ginneken were involved in a crash.

Van Ginneken made contact with Madsen, forcing him into the fence on turn one.

The American-based Madsen, speaking over the speaker at the venue, labelled the incident “the stupidest move I have ever seen at a speedway”. Van Ginneken told sprintcarworld.com.au it was part of racing.

“It’s not like Kerry’s never done that to anyone is it? So I am certainly not going to lose any sleep over it,” he said.