David Murcott was just too hot for everyone in the Australian sprintcar championship at Bunbury Speedway in WA this weekend.
The two night title saw the Point Cook driver as the dominant force on opening night, topping the points and also winning the championship preliminary main event.
Night two saw him record a fourth in his final heat and by virtue of being the man of the moment, he scored pole position for the 40 lap final and was long gone after they dropped the green.
The final had all the usual dramas and incidents, but Murcott and the Dave Horrell-owned Mainline Dynalog #1 kept running away from the pack.
He comfortably led Mount Gambier’s Steven Lines and Warrnambool’s Jamie Veal to the flag before a large and excited crowd.
For Murcott it was his second Australian title in successive seasons.
He stormed home 12 months ago to win in Tasmania where conservation of tyres was paramount to success.
The placegetters in WA have clearly indicated a changing of the guard in the sprintcar category.
A part of their success could be that Victorian based drivers compete on a variety of tracks each summer and this may well add to their resilience to read and race tracks much faster than rivals
Whatever the reason our hats are off to David, Steven and Jamie who have done our sport proud with their performance in Western Australia.