Jackson Delamont Scores First Ever A-Main Victory at Sydney Speedway

All Images by Gary Reid, Words by Paul Griffin

Jackson Delamont driving the N48 Mad Harry’s Steel entry scored a career highlight by winning his first Feature event at Sydney Speedway last Saturday (16 Feb).

Jackson drove the 30 lap local Club Show Final with a cool head and crossed the line ahead of “Gas Girl” Kelly Linigen (N4) and Blake Skipper (N24). Rounding out the top 5 were David Craft (N86) and James Thompson (N22).

Jackson Delamont celebrates his first win

The race wasn’t without drama and took two aborted attempts to get going before the field settled and completed a full lap. First to go over was Ash Bourke (N89) when he rode out a wild flip down the back straight after rubbing wheels with another car in the exit to turn 2. Next it was Ian Burrows (N27) in turn 4 taking a tumble. Both Drivers emerged OK.

With the race underway, Jackson Delamont cleared out to a handy lead from Daniel Needham (N95). Needham’s event however was dashed when he overcooked it and spun in turn 4 bringing on the yellows. Needham was forced to retire after just 6 laps.

Action was aplenty and no more so than the massive tangle between Ben Atkinson (N2)and Mark Blyton (N47). Atkinson rode out a violent flip and ended upside down on top of Blyton down the back straight. Luckily both Drivers were OK.

Ben Atkinson's car finished a series of wild flips by landing on the top of Mark Blyton's car. Both drivers were uninjured

24 cars started the 30 lap journey and 11 ended up as DNF’s. It was a tough one !

Heats were over 10 laps and won by James Thompson (N22), Roddy Bellbowen (N7), Ben Atkinson x2 (N2), Rod Bright (N66) and Blake Skipper (24N).

The 12 lap B-Main was taken out by Toby Bellbowen (N70) from Gary Hahn (N35), Warren Vassall (N97) and Hayley Sayers (N87).

Feb 16 Sydney Speedway Club Show final winner Jackson Delamont in action

The 4-wide salute

Clayton Hart (67) and Tim Evans (26) battle through turn 2 in a heat race

Roddy Bellbowen churns the clay in heat racing

Wingless young gun Kyle Pollock had his first race in a winged sprintcar when he took the wheel of Adrian Maher's car

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