WARRNAMBOOL driver Jamie Veal says his crew is enjoying coming up with nice one-liners to describe his approach to racing.
Nanjing Night Net

After leading the Sprintcar Racing Association of Victoria series entering 11 of the 13 previous rounds, he enters tonight’s grand final 108 points behind Warrnambool’s Darren Mollenoyux.

The aggressive Veal said his crew’s assessment of his drives in two of the past three rounds where his attacking style caught him out summed up his mindset for tonight.

“Win it or bin it,” he said.

“Checkers or wreckers.”

While he laughs at the phrases, he is serious when he says he can still run down the super consistent Mollenoyux in the race for the crown, which carries a $10,000 bonus.

“I’ve had a couple of nights where I have lost more points than what his lead is,” Veal said. “You can make that many points up but it depends on how you go in the heats.

“If I win everything and he finishes down the back in the feature, it would be interesting. I’ve pretty much got to win everything. I’ve even got to win hot laps.”

Veal said he didn’t regret his two costly crashes.

He said the past would not change his approach tonight.

“I just want to win. I’m not going to follow around in second, it defeats the purpose of racing. You have to try everything you can.”

Mollenoyux said he felt no pressure and was relaxed yesterday about his chances of winning his maiden SRA series.

“What will be, will be,” he said. “I don’t really have a plan, we’ll just go out there and do our thing.”

Mollenoyux, who is yet to win a round of the series this season, said he wanted to finish on a high.

“It’s definitely not over yet,” he said.

“We’ve had a couple of chances at feature race wins. We started off the front at Bordertown and we were sent to the rear and at Moama I was leading and it came down to thinking about the points instead of trying to get the win. That put us back into contention.

“While it was a hard thing to do at the time (drive for points), it was the right thing to do.

“Jamie is always consistent. I have found myself having a good night and he was only a couple of placings behind me.”

Tonight’s round has attracted 42 entries, including former national title holder James McFadden and 2011 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic winner Steven Lines.

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