NAPA Auto Parts has put a popular stake in the ground on the Grand Annual Classic – the most famous Sprintcar race in Australia.
Represented by two cars including Australian James McFadden and American hero Brad Sweet, NAPA was at the forefront of The Classic for the entire weekend – both on and off the track.
McFadden won the preliminary A-Main and would go on to finish fifth overall, while Sweet was also a contender across the three day event, finishing inside the top 10 after one of the most gruelling races on record.
For McFadden, the event was the climax of an unbelievable build up. Having not finished outside the top three in any of the races that he had contested in the lead up the The Classic, the Warrnambool driver was in red hot form.
McFadden led the opening stages of the A-Main final, only to clip a barrier and damage his suspension. A rare mistake that cost him a shot at victory, although he can hold his head high, salvaging fifth place.
Sweet’s stay in Australia was much shorter than McFadden, although the efforts of the four-time World of Outlaws champion could not be overlooked. Driving in cars different to his regular American steads, Sweet drove consistent and smooth to claim a clean top 10 before heading back to the USA where he will prepare to record an unprecedented fifth WoO title in a row.
During the weekend, a number of NAPA Know Know Motorsport Academy participants were also at the venue, soaking up the atmosphere and getting up close with the action.
If you missed the racing over the weekend, check out the NAPA Motorsport Asia Pacific Facebook and Instagram pages for a tonne of content that will make you feel like you were in Warrnambool for The Classic.
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