Ian Madsen (# 11C) drove a great race last Saturday 24th November to take victory in Round 3 of the Sydney Speedway Sprintcar Track Championship. Second across the line was Roddy Bellbowen (# 7N) and Victorian Jamie Veal (# N6)
Jackson Delamont was the Polesitter and early leader in the 30 Lap A-Main. Madsen started out of 6th position and used his American Dry Slick Track experience to push through to the field and take the lead on lap 8.
Madsen found a curious amount of grip up high and that is pretty much where he stayed all race. The track was incredibly deceptive with very slick conditions through the turns, but relatively hooky down the straight. It wasn’t unusual to see drivers come off the turns and pull a wheelie down the straight as the rears got “true bite”– not the quickest way around Sydney Speedway, but boy it wasn’t all that slow and it looked pretty good.
Madsen continued to run high and carve through heavy traffic. At mid race distance, just after a yellow for the Spinning Jamie Matheson, Roddy Bellbowen put the squeeze on Madsen in Turn 2 but couldn’t quite make it stick. Madsen continued to find life in the track up high and went on to take the win from a very good drive from Roddy Bellbowen and Jamie Veal.
Following Veal was Ben Atkinson, Jackson Delamont, Max Johnston, James Thompson, Garry Brazier, Darryl Campbell and Max Dumesny rounding out the top ten.
The Thundering Sprintcars return to Sydney Speedway this Saturday 1st December.
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