Robbie Farr is a name synonymous with collecting major sprintcar trophies on a regular basis.
Problem is the collection business had gone sour until last night when he returned to his sparkling best to take the President’s Cup hardware at Avalon Raceway before a large mid-week audience.
Robbie (pictured) is the first to agree the pickings this summer have been lean, but being in the wrong place at the wrong time has cost him dearly.
He lined up against Point Cook’s David Murcott in the Cup final on Wednesday and trailed him for 10 laps before sweeping around him to sample fresh air.
From there the two drivers ran away from America’s World of Outlaws ace Daryn Pittman, Brooke Tatnell and Essendon Ford premiership leader Daniel Pestka.
Jamie Veal, Victoria’s form driver this summer, had a relatively quiet might by his own lofty standards.
He won the C main, placed fourth in the B and came from the rear of the 18 car field to finish an impressive ninth.
“Man you’ll never know how good this feels after the horror run of late,” Farr acknowledged after stepping from his East Coast Pipeline machine.
“This is probably the bounce our team has needed and it could not have come at a better time,” the former national speedcar and sprintcar champion offered.
Murcott may have ultimately played a bridesmaid’s role, but he was far from disgraced.
He won the recent World Series round at the circuit and drives the tight, tricky and tacky surface better than most.
Two drivers who fought brilliantly for the meeting’s most spectacular award, were Brenton Farrer and Mark House, whose sensational unloads were both caught brilliantly by ace lensman Corey Gibson
Competition returns to Avalon Raceway on Saturday week when wingless sprintcars, V8 dirt modifieds and street stocks will share the bill of flair.