WARRNAMBOOL driver Corey McCullagh is relieved an injury which ended his South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic defence is minor.
McCullagh visited Warrnambool Base Hospital after a heat crash on Saturday night before returning to Premier Speedway following treatment for a burn to his wrist.
He had made a strong start before a tyre burst and ended his campaign.
“It’s all good, nothing’s broken, thank god. I’d much rather have a burn than a broken wrist,” McCullagh said.
The Victorian 90 car driver said he would take “three or four days to recover”.
“I've just got to make sure we're cleaning it and we’ve got burn-aid cream we’ve got to put on it,” he said.
McCullagh said it was a tough way for his tilt at back-to-back Classics to end.
“I was pretty disappointed to be honest, especially when I was exceptionally fast but that’s motorsport unfortunately,” he said.
“You’ve got to take the good with the bad and that was the bad.”
Night two was a memorable one for American driver Carson Macdeo who claimed the 30-lap A-Main from South Australian Luke Dillon and New South Wales ace Kerry Madsen, who climbed from 11th to third.
Brooke Tatnell led for the first 15 laps before tagging the wall and damaged a right rear tyre.
He completed the feature and finished 14th.
Macedo said he was pleased to win for Dyson Motorsport.
“The last couple of years here we’ve struggled to get a win. To close it out tonight and get a win is pretty special,” he said.
“I am proud of this team. Shaun and Felicity are great people and I am happy to be in their race car. I am very thankful to them.”
Macedo said it was different racing in Australia to the States.
“The characteristics of the race tracks I guess. This place is really round and it definitely puts on some good races and it’s unique,” he said.
“It was really good for tonight. I got up on the fence and it was exciting for the fans.”
A crash with 15 laps to run put an early end to Jye O’Keeffe, Kevin Titman, Brayden Parr, John Vogels and James Inglis’ nights.
American teenager Gio Scelzi highlighted his prodigious talent in the heats.
The American racer belied his 17 years and a disqualifaction for failing to make weight in his first heat to roar from 10th to win heat eight.