Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway run first Sprintcar Practice session

All Images by Gary Reid
Gary has truckloads of awesome photos from Valvoline Raceway and can be contacted on: greid@pacific.net.au

While the off season in Australian Sprintcar racing saw Torque Tube take a partial break, the same can’t be said of the Teams and people behind the scenes.

The off season brings a short spell for many, but new car builds, engine freshening and car testing are all part of the deal that makes what seems a quiet time rather busy.

If you want to be successful in Sprintcar racing, you can’t afford to finish your season, pack the gear up and put your feet up.

For several months now Teams have been preparing their race cars and transporters and are now emerging for some serious shakedown work, with Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway running its first practice session of the new 2016/17 season last Saturday night (10th Sept).

Out intrepid Sydney-based photographer Gary Reid took the time to attend the practice session and has provided a sneak peek of some of the new talent and new livery that awaits us.

Thanks Gary !

Grant Tunks

The first practice of the new season at Valvoline Raceway saw an overcast sky but a dry night as Grant Tunks prepares for hot laps

Mick Saller

Mick Saller looking pretty cool

Thomas Jeffrey

Thomas Jeffrey at full noise

Matt Geering

Good looking cars as rookie Kaitlyn Anthony leads another rookie Matt Geering

Courtney O'Hehir has stepped up to 410 sprintcars

Courtney O’Hehir has stepped up to 410 sprintcars this season after competing in speedcars and wingless sprintcars

Adam Hourigan's

Adam Hourigan’s car looks very nice as he prepares for his first 410 sprintcar season

Matt Geering

Cool car, cool colour, Cool sponsor for Matt Geering’s ride

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