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The first round of the War Of Wings Sprintcar Series was run and won at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway on 12 October. The six-event Series provides opportunities to up and coming drivers and will be run separate to the track title.
Jackson Delamont took his Mad Harry’s Steel Supplies car to the winner’s circle after running away from a pretty strong field. Filling the minor placings were James Thompson and Roddy Bellbowen. It was the first competitive run for the car the team will use as a backup when they take to the road on the World Series Sprintcars trail.
“It ran like clockwork and we didn’t have a problem or a nervous moment,” the young driver said at the presentation. Jackson is the grandson of “Mad” Harry Delamont who has previously had drivers the like of World of Outlaws Champion Jason Meyers in his cars.
Other travellers to impress on the night were Darwin’s Jamie O’Neill who started on the pole in the feature only to strike engine problems, and Victorian Ryan Davis who looked at home on the clayway until he went upside down after contact with a slower car in the feature.
Round 2 of the Valvoline Raceway Sprintcar Track Championship will be held on 26 October.
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