Champ’s come a Farr way

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Motorsport - PAUL GOVER

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.

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