JAMES McFadden's wild ride at the 2019 Knoxville 410 Nationals has come to an end with an impressive top-10 finish at the prestigious sprintcar event.
After starting in 19th spot in the $150,000-to-win feature the Warrnambool resident stormed through the field in the second half of the 50-lap race to cross the line at Knoxville Raceway in eighth.
Eventual winner, Connecticut's David Gravel, started from the front row alongside Aaron Reutzel and held his nerve for most of the race to claim the checkered flag.
McFadden, who has been racing in the Kasey Kahne number nine car for the past two weeks, had to take the long way to the feature race on Sunday afternoon (AEST).
But the four-time World Series Sprintcar Champion made sure he was in the top four of the B-main to qualify for the feature race - finishing third behind Gio Scelzi and Donny Schatz and just ahead of Rico Abreu.
McFadden didn't leave Knoxville empty handed after winning the the Beaver Drill and Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award, which is awarded to a driver who earns the most points over 10 nights of racing in central Iowa between August 2 and August 11.
Fellow south-west racer Jamie Veal is a past winner of the award. He collected the accolade back in 2016.
McFadden pockets $2000 for securing the honour.
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