All Images by Gary Reid – greid@pacific.net.au
Words by Valvoline Raceway

Veteran Max Dumesny saved his best for last in the Sprintcar track championship semi-final Saturday 5th April at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway.

Max Dumesny (centre) won the A Main from James Thompson (left) and Craig Brady

On a racy surface under dark clouds, Dumesny followed Jay Waugh into the lead and began to pressure him.

However, Waugh stuck to the outside line and continued to set the pace for 10 laps until Dumesny got the better of him in his Valvoline machine.

Once in front Dumesny gave no one a chance although point score chaser James Thompson looked a threatening at times.

Dumesny ran the low line for most of the race, but changed to the top when he found himself under a little pressure two laps from the finish.

Craig Brady was using the outside line to full advantage in the #74 Muswellbrook Nissan entry for Michael Rinkin.

Dumesny thoroughly deserved his win and the victory has sealed the season premiership for him with only the grand final remaining.

Dave Lambert (42) leads Matt Young (44) and Max Johnston (38)

Jay Waugh (99) and Craig Brady (74) in heat race action

James Thompson ran second in the A Main

Max Dumesny (5) inside Rod Bellbowen (7)

4 wide salute: Gavin Black (82), Jay Waugh (99), Max Dumesny (5), Ant Brien (68)

And the preceding week the B and A-Mains were run to complete the 22nd March rainout meeting. It was Robbie Farr in great form taking the victory from Jackson Delamont and Grant Anderson.

Robbie Farr (centre) defeated Jackson Delamont (left) and Grant Anderson in the A Main

Grant Anderson and Robbie Farr race through the rain which lasted for about 10 laps

Grant Anderson drives hard through turn 2

Jackson Delamont had a good night with a podium finish

Rod Bellbowen (7) leads Dave Murcott (A1) and Ben Atkinson (2)

Gavin Black won the B Main

What a great shot from Gary Reid - The Greatest Show on Dirt !!! Trevor Green (4), Robbie Farr (7) and Dave Murcott (A1) in the flag parade

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