• Last Sunday night Victorian Sprintcar racer Brenten Farrer achieved a career highlight as he raced his way into the field in Australia’s most prestigious Sprintcar race, the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic. In a field of over 100 cars, that included some of best professional race car drivers from across the world, Brenten qualified his #V34 Frijtek Industrial Refrigeration / Maxwill Race Engines powered Maxim into the 40 lap finale in front of what was one of the biggest crowds ever seen at the Premier Speedway.

    “I have been trying to make this race for a while. I think this was my fifth attempt. I have won a few races now and a 360ci Championship, but this is what we race for. All I wanted to do was finish but that didn’t quite pan out, but my team worked so hard this weekend, so we achieved what we came here for” added Brenten with great satisfaction at the end of a tough weekend.

    With the event spilt over three days Brenten’s campaign started on Friday night with a near perfect start with a heat win and a second placing qualifying him for third in the 30 lap Preliminary A-Main. But unfortunately, his race didn’t go to plan as he was involved in an early incident with Ben Atkinson causing substantial damage. At the completion of the night it wasn’t all bad as he finished the night 7th overall on the points chart.

    With Saturday night off the team spent the day rebuilding the race car in preparation for Sunday night. With the top point scorers coming from the fourth row Brenten drove past a couple of cars to finish sixth but it wasn’t quite enough to qualify directly into the top 16. Therefore, he started fourth in B-Main 1 and he went on to finish third in the star-studded line-up booking his place in the 24-car field in what is Australia’s biggest Sprintcar race.

    Starting from position 21 Brenten drove a competitive race early settling down on the top side of the racetrack running as high as 17th before being involved in an accident just 5 laps from home. As Marcus Dumesny attempted to lap Brenten on the back straight they clashed wheels sending the #34 hard into wall with Brenten then being collected by American Tim Kaeding. Brenten was later credited with 20th overall in the 48th Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

    “That one hurt. I rung my bell a fair bit” commented Brenten following the impact.

    Brenten will now take a break from competition with his next appearance yet to be confirmed.

    Brenten would like to thank the following corporate supporters for their involvement in the 2019/20 Sprintcar Season: Frijtek Industrial Refrigeration, Robin & Jo Dawkins – Kart Magic, Trutest, AndyFX, Remote Tree Services, Ayross Racing, B.A.T Training and Assessments, BNR Race Engines, Kouda Signs, PRP Engineering, JB Speedway Spares, BF Car Carriers, Brack Earthmovers and Phil Michell Motorsport Media.
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