Robbie Farr Takes Victory at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway – Ultimate Pink Night for the National Breast Cancer Foundation

All Images by Gary Reid greid@pacific.net.au
Words by Valvoline Raceway & USC PR

Robbie Farr was a big winner on a dramatic night of competition for the “Ultimate Pink Night” at Valvoline Raceway.

A huge crowd enjoyed the action as Valvoline Raceway raised money and awareness for the National Breast Cancer Foundation with a sea of pink in the crowd and the pits.

The race night was delayed for a significant portion of the program when an accident on the road in the surrounding suburb caused a major power outage.

Valvoline Raceway is extremely grateful for the patience and understanding shown by fans and race teams alike.

Unfortunalety the significant delay resulted in the cancellation of the special Dumesny Family race where it was planned that all members of the Dumesny family (Matt, Max, Michaela, Marcus, Mitchell, Melinda) would go toe to toe in a stand-alone race.

Once underway, Farr led for the feature race’s entirety. His journey was anything but smooth with the Sydney veteran experiencing throttle issues on the Hi-Tec Oils #7 Cool.

Following Farr home were Danny Reidy and Matt Smith.

ROBBIE FARR

A Main podium: (l-r) Matt Smith (3rd), Robbie Farr (1st) Danny Reidy (2nd)

“I definitely had my hands full,” Farr admitted later, “It wasn’t an easy ride. We went back to a car that we used earlier in the season and it was definitely the right move, even with the problems I had. The track was slick on the bottom but it had a really big cushion that was pretty tricky. I jumped it a couple of times and nearly gave it away.”

Danny Reidy looked to be in the perfect position if Farr encountered too many problems but had to fight off the improved Matt Smith for much of the 30-lap main event.

For much of the race West Aussie Carl Dowling seemed to be in podium contention but the #87 car jumped the cushion in turn one and two late in the event and he lost several positions.

Max Dumesny and Warren Ferguson duked it out for many laps with USC NSW points leader Dumesny eventually winning that battle and coming home in fourth over Ferguson fifth, Grant Anderson sixth, Max Johnston seventh, Ben Atkinson eighth, Sam Walsh ninth and recently returned Jeremy Cross coming home in tenth.

FINAL PLACINGS:

1. Robbie Farr
2. Danny Reidy
3. Matt Smith
4. Max Dumesny
5. Warren Ferguson
6. Grant Anderson
7. Max Johnston
8. Ben Atkinson
9. Sam Walsh
10. Jeremy Cross
11. Jackson Delamont
12. Troy Little
13. Carl Dowling
14. Matt Dumesny
15. Grant Tunks
16. Jordyn Brazier
17. Kelly Linigen
18. Lachlan Abbott
19. Bruce White
20. Andrew Wright (DNF)
21. Thomas Jeffery (DNF)
22. Daniel Goldoni (DNF)
23. Craig Brady (DNF)
24. Darryl Campbell (DNF)

Robbie Farr leads Daniel Goldoni in hot laps

Robbie Farr leads Daniel Goldoni in hot laps

A crowded turn 4 sees Garry Hann (19) leading James Thompson (22), Mick Saller (56) and Steve Caunt (9)

A crowded turn 4 sees Garry Hann (19) leading James Thompson (22), Mick Saller (56) and Steve Caunt (9)

Sammy Walsh gets some grip in time trials

What a shot from Gary Reid !!! Sammy Walsh gets some serious grip in time trials

The Flag Parade contained 6 members of the Dumesny family whose special race was cancelled due to a blackout - (l-r) Matt, Max, Michaela, Marcus, Mitchell, Melinda

The Flag Parade contained 6 members of the Dumesny family whose special race was cancelled due to an electrical blackout caused by a car accident in the surrounding area- (l-r) Matt, Max, Michaela, Marcus, Mitchell, Melinda

Andrew Wright (78) leads Jackson Delamont (48) in their heat race

Andrew Wright (78) leads Jackson Delamont (48) in their heat race

Ben Atkinson in front of a pink crowd with his pink front wing showing support for breast cancer research

Ben Atkinson in front of a pink crowd with his pink front wing showing support for breast cancer research

4-Wide Salute: (l-r) Robbie Farr (7), Matt Smith (11), Jackson Delamont (48), Danny Reidy (5)

4-Wide Salute: (l-r) Robbie Farr (7), Matt Smith (11), Jackson Delamont (48), Danny Reidy (5)

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