Champ’s come a Farr way
ROBBIE Farr, a racer who began his sprintcar career as ‘‘The Wild Child’’, has finally lifted the biggest prize in Australian speedway racing.
Farr (above) is the new World Series champion after a nail-biting finish in Perth last weekend when he edged out David Murcott and American ‘‘Racing’’ Jason Johnson.
‘‘It’s a 20-year apprenticeship to get here to win this championship. I’m absolutely stoked,’’ says Farr.
Murcott was unable to challenge at the Perth Motorplex and came up short in the C-main race, giving Farr an eventual margin of 234 points after trailing by only two into the grand final.
‘‘I have been sweating bullets for the last couple of weeks. It’s in the record books, they can’t take it off us,’’ Farr says.
The other top-10 finishers in the 2010-2011 World Series were Steven Lines, Ian Madsen, Max Dumesny, Trevor Green, James McFadden, Danny Reidy and this year’s Australian champion Brooke Tatnell.