James Thompson Scores 2nd Career A-Main at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway

All Images – Gary Reid : greid@pacific.net.au
Words – Paul Griffin


An elated James Thompson driving the #22 Global Speedway Tours entry took out an action packed Ultimate Sprintcar Challenge (USC) A-Main at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway last Saturday night 28th Oct.

It was Thompson’s second career A-Main at the Parramatta Clayway, which seems incredible as he’s always in the mix and the number of times he was on the podium last year is more than you can count of two hands.

James Thompson

James Thompson acknowledges the crowd after being interviewed by Stu McCarthy – it was a great and very popular USC victory

Following Thompson across the line was a fast finishing Grant Tunks and local young gun Sam Walsh.

It was a torrid affair in the final with countless yellow light stoppages.

In fact there were so many cautions and associated rolling laps that many teams were looking down the gun barrel of running low on fuel.

Robbie Farr in his ECP #7 actually fell foul of the extended rolling laps and actually ran out of fuel having led the race and looking good for victory.

James Thompson

James Thompson had has his car set up beautifully all night and took out the USC feature race

Grant Tunks

Grant Tunks finished second in the A Main

Warren Ferguson

Warren Ferguson has had better nights

Blake Skipper

Blake Skipper recorded his best ever A Main result coming home in 7th place

Matt Jackson

Speedcar star Matt Jackson tried his hand at 410 Sprintcars and “hikes” the front left wheel

Main straight B Main action sees Luke Stirton leading Kiwi Dean Brindle (22) and Troy Little (20)

Main straight B Main action sees Luke Stirton leading Kiwi Dean Brindle (22) and Troy Little (20)

Steve Rowell

Steve Rowell at full noise on the VR clay

Final Placing’s were:
1 James Thompson
2 Grant Tunks
3 Sam Walsh
4 Max Dumesny
5 Mick Saller
6 Kim Becker
7 Blake Skipper
8 Marcus Dumesny
9 Brendan Scorgie
10 Matt Dumesny
11 Daniel Sayre
12 Ben Atkinson
13 Kaitlyn Anthony

The next USC event will double as the Syd Hopping Shootout on November 11.

Here’s how Gary Reid caught all the action:


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