Shaun Dobson Shines and Takes Victory in the Scott Darley Challenge Final

Images compliments Gary Reidgreid@pacific.net.au
Words by VRPR

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The flag parade pays respect to the late Scott Darley and his family

Mother nature tried to intervene but nothing could stop Shaun Dobson from becoming the first Tasmanian to win a major event at Valvoline Raceway as he steamed to victory in a rain delayed 30-lap affair.

Dobson started on the front row alongside American Dominic Scelzi but took off and was never headed in the Essendon Ford / Quantum Quartz #21.

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Biggest Career Win – Shaun Dobson in the Essendon Ford entry

It was nothing short of miraculous that the race even managed to get run as the heavens opened and almost cancelled the feature before a green light had even come on.

Track staff and the drivers rallied to scratch the surface and pack it back in.

The delight on Dobson’s father Andrew’s face said it all as he hugged his son in victory lane.

“This is such an honour to win this race,” beamed Dobson, “this race means so much to so many people. I’ll never forget this moment.”

Kerry Madsen finished a gallant second with American Kyle Hirst filling the third spot on the podium.

For his trouble Dobson pocketed $20,000 (including $1000 put up by Blackshaws Smash Repairs for leading lap #19).

A Main podium: (l-r) Kyle Hirst (3rd), Shaun Dobson (1st), Max Freeman, Trevor Green, Kerry Madsen (2nd)

A Main podium: (l-r) Kyle Hirst (3rd), Shaun Dobson (1st), Max Freeman, Trevor Green, Kerry Madsen (2nd)

Final placings in the A-Main were:

1. Shaun Dobson
2. Kerry Madsen
3. Kyle Hirst
4. James McFadden
5. Ian Madsen
6. Robbie Farr
7. Logan Schuchart
8. Steven Lines
9. David Murcott
10. Jamie Veal
11. Brooke Tatnell
12. Carson Macedo
13. Troy Little
14. Brad Sweet
15. Lucas Wolfe
16. Matt Dumesny
17. Daniel Harding
18. Warren Ferguson
19. Sammy Walsh
20. Marty Perovich
21. James Thompson
22. Dominic Scelzi
23. Ben Ellement
24. Ian Loudoun

The 30-lap event ran non-stop from green flag to chequers.

Brad Sweet took the D19 Challenge after winning Night One and thereby began tonight’s A-Main from position #19 but with the shortened distance and juiced up track from the rain it was always going to be an impossible proposition to make back the 18 or so positions.

He moved from 19th to 14th as best he could.

“Hey it happens,” he mused, “you can’t do much about the weather. I’m sure if we hadn’t had the rain make the track so fast we could have had a shot. It wasn’t to be.”

The race of the night was undoubtedly the B-Main where Ian Loudoun pulled off a spectacular three-wide pass to snaffle the final transfer position to the A-Feature.

The crowd erupted when Loudoun sped the Essendon Ford #3 around the outside three wide to guarantee himself a spot in the big dance.

Californian Dominic Scelzi was impressive to say the least in the Wormall Civil #1 setting quick time in Network Industry qualifying and scoring the massive $1,900 from Marty Perovich for doing so.

“This is the most I’ve ever won in a qualifying deal and I can’t thank Marty enough for this fantastic reward. The trophy is incredible too and although I’d like to take it home to California, really it belongs in the Darley house with the family.”

For Perovich himself the satisfaction and the relief of finally making the A-Main field straight from his heat in his Intext #17 was obvious to all.

Brad Sweet’s idea to ‘let the fans decide’ whether he should take the D19 challenge was met with wild cheers from the fans and cemented him even further as one of the most popular Americans to race at Valvoline Raceway.

Brad Sweet accepts the challenge to start from position 19

Brad Sweet accepts the challenge to start from position 19

Movers in the field included Jamie Veal (who came from the win in the B-Main) from 18th to 10th, James McFadden from 8th to 4th, Ian Madsen from 10th to 5th, Carson Macedo a massive pedal from 22nd (through the B-Main) to 12th, and Daniel Harding from 24th to 17th.

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Brad Sweet cranks it up at VR

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Visiting American Dominic Scelzi set QT

Jamie Veal (35) inside Marty Perovich (17)

Jamie Veal (35) inside Marty Perovich (17)

Chris Street (64) leads Guy Stanshall (18), Mick Saller (56), Thomas Jeffrey (12) and Jason Pryde (14)

Chris Street (64) leads Guy Stanshall (18), Mick Saller (56), Thomas Jeffrey (12) and Jason Pryde (14)

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American Ace Brad Sweet Too Good in Night 1 of Scott Darley Challenge

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

Friday 13th of January wasn’t unlucky for American Brad Sweet as he plied his skills circulating Valvoline Raceway with incredible confidence to take Night 1 of the Scott Darley Challenge.

Here’s how Gary Reid saw the action:

A Main podium: (l-r) Kerry Madsen (2nd), Brad Sweet (1st), Carson Macedo (3rd)

A Main podium: (l-r) Kerry Madsen (2nd), Brad Sweet (1st), Carson Macedo (3rd)

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Brad Sweet inside Ian Loudoun

Jay Waugh (99) and Brooke Tatnell (2)

Jay Waugh (99) and Brooke Tatnell (2)

James Duckworth (68) and David Whell (9)

James Duckworth (68) and David Whell (9)

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Carson Macedo in action at Valvoline Raceway

Kerry Madsen (1) and AJ Nash (51)

Kerry Madsen (1) and WA’s AJ Nash (51)

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Logan Schuchart beautifully poised

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WA’s Ben Ellement gets stuck into it

 

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USA Wins “USC Origin of Speed Teams Championship” – Valvoline Raceway Jan 12th 2017

All Images: Gary Reid – greid@pacific.net.au
Words: VR PR

Team USA won one of the most intense nights of Sprintcar racing seen in recent memory at Valvoline Raceway last Thursday (12th Jan) and in doing so became the inaugural winners of the USC Origin of Speed Teams Championship.

Logan Schuchart, Lucas Wolfe, Harli White, Brian Brown, Dominic Scelzi and Kyle Hirst were the team to beat right from the qualifying and hot laps combined sessions.

Led by Knoxville Iowa’s Brandon Bingham (Bing Bang Media) as the Team Manager, the Americans out-gunned favourites the NSW Team in a gruelling night of competition on a testing race surface in front of a parochial crowd.

“I think we all agreed that this trophy needs to go home to the National Sprintcar Hall of Fame in Knoxville so everyone can share in it,” said USA Team Captain Brian Brown, “this a great result for our country and a really cool deal for all of us individually. I think we’re all really proud of this moment.”

Brian Brown was part of the successful USA team

Brian Brown was part of the successful USA team

The surprise packets of the concept were undoubtedly Northern Territory and Western Australia who rallied in their attempts to run down the Americans.

In fact, South Australia and Queensland certainly had their moments as well as the points battle for second place teetered between NSW, QLD, VIC, NT and WA predominantly.

Victoria came on strongly as the night wore on during the format that included 3 x 15 lap races, 2 x 20 lap races and then a further 2 x 20 laps races to round out the night.

James McFadden scored not one but two $1500 vouchers from Maxwell Industries towards a new shock dyno for being the MVD (Most Valuable Driver) for scoring the most individual points and also the most passing points in the Milwaukee Power Tools Maxim.

All agreed that the competitive nature of the Origin concept was a winner and has a bright future in the industry.

“We’re all so proud of every team that raced in this concept tonight,” said VR Managing Director Steven Green, “everyone raced so fiercely and had so much state and national pride on the line. Everyone really got into the spirit of things.”

There were some real personal bests over the course of the night with Harli White setting quick time in her group and winning a 15-lapper, Logan Schuchart giving QLD car owner John Weatherall his first non-Sydney driving main event win, West Aussie Jamie Maiolo nearly knocking off a win over Robbie Farr (who went on to win), Queensland youngster Ben Hilder showing some good speed on debut, South Aussie Shannon Barry really getting to grips with VR and nearly winning one of the preliminaries, Darwin youngster Jason Gebert getting up and about for a top three, Victorian Jack Lee showing some much improved speed, Matt Dumesny’s barn-storming run in the final 20-lapper, Ben Atkinson’s return to form, James McFadden and Kerry Madsen’s respective charges from well back and so much more.

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Ben Atkinson representing the Northern Territory

The drama and theatrics in the pits were all captured on the wireless link TV camera with some truly priceless comedy (“Hey Max, Melinda wants her glasses back.” – Brian Brown) and some dramatic moments like the one between Matt Dumesny and Kyle Caunt which erupted into a war of words between the pair.

Winners of the individual events were:

15-lapper 1: James Thompson, Brent Kratzmann, Jack Lee

15-lapper 2: Harli White, Jason Gebert, Glen Sutherland

15-lapper 3: Steven Lines, Mitch Wormall, Dominic Scelzi

20-lapper 1: Logan Schuchart, Grant Anderson, Andrew Scheuerle,

20-lapper 2: Kyle Hirst, Ian Loudoun, David Murcott

20-lapper 3: Robbie Farr, Jamie Maiolo, Ben Hilder

20-lapper 4: David Murcott, Matt Dumesny, James Thompson,

FINAL POINTS:

USA 367
NSW 318
WA 270
VIC 269
NT 265
QLD 248
SA 231
TAS 182

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Brad Maiolo (WA) finds some grip through turn 3

Ready to go in one of the 15-lap heats

Ready to go in one of the 15-lap heats

Daniel Harding

Daniel Harding (WA) saved this bicycle while Jake
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Multi State action with Matt Dumesny (left, NSW), Brent

Multi State action with Matt Dumesny (left, NSW), Brent
Kratzmann (Qld), Callum Zizek (Tas) and Tim Hutchins (7 Tas)

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Mitchell Gee (Qld) leading Mick Saller (Tas) and Daniel
Harding (WA)

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Andrew Scheuerle (25 Qld) holds off Daniel Harding (12
WA) and Callum Zizek (Tas)

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Callum Zizek (Tas) gets into trouble

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Perth Motorplex Saturday 14th Jan – Daniel Keen & Tom Payet Victorious – Pictorial Post

All images by Peter Roebuck

Perth Motorplex ran a Saturday Night program on 14th Jan for 360’s and Wingless. The final podium for 360 Sprintcars was:

1st Daniel Keen
2nd James Ingliss
3rd Jason Kendrick

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There was also a heap of action in the Wingless class. Wingless podium was:

1st Tom Payet
2nd Daniel Hardigan
3rd Matty Fellowes

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Fast Friday at Perth Motorplex – 13th Jan – Pictorial post

All images by Peter Roebuck

Last Friday night (13th Jan) Perth Motorplex continued the long tradition of the Fast Friday race nights.

As usual 360’s headed the program and the final podium was

1st James Ingliss
2nd Jamie Landrigan
3rd Daniel Keene

Here’s how Peter Roebuck saw the night through his lens…….

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Ian Madsen Victorious at Valvoline Raceway Firecracker 50

Images Compliments of Gary Reid: greid@pacific.net.au
Words: Paul Griffin

After becoming the newly crowned NSW Sprintcar Champion for season 2016/17, Ian Madsen has followed it up with a back-to-back feature win at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway on Monday January 2nd.

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Ian Madsen was stunning in the Watson’s Express Transport #66 Maxim and won the Firecracker 50

The event was the Firecracker 50 and was actually scheduled to be run on Jan 1st, but weather forced the meeting out by 24 hours. – The Firecracker 50 is an annual 50 lamp race punctuated by a mid-race pit stop and fireworks.

Madsen driving the WA backed Watson’s Express Transport #66 was stunning in what was an incredibly mature drive. He battled wheel to wheel with Californian Brad Sweet for much of the first twenty laps.

Local NSW Driver Grant Anderson brought on the yellows with a spin on lap 20. The stewards deemed that this was close enough to half race distance and called the pit stop and fireworks display.

Underway again and the battle between Ian Madsen and Brad Sweet resumed until Sweet got a little ambitious and rode the cushion which resulted in the #99 slipping out of gear.

Sweet rejoined at the rear on the restart and showed true grit in working all the way back to eventually finish in 4th place – a remarkable effort !!!

Ian Madsen continued to show the field how it’s done and crossed the line after 50 laps ahead of former Australian Champion Brooke Tatnell and elder brother Kerry Madsen.

A Main podium: (l-r) Brooke Tatnell (2nd), Ian Madsen (1st), Kerry Madsen (3rd)

A Main podium: (l-r) Brooke Tatnell (2nd), Ian Madsen (1st), Kerry Madsen (3rd)

Brad Sweet as previously indicated stormed home to bag 4th place. Earlier in the evening Sweet had set a sizzling fast time of 11.957 sec

James McFadden was next followed by American Carson Macedo, Troy Little, Matt Dumesny, Kasey Kahne and Grant Anderson.

Earlier in the race Robbie Farr (Q7 ECP Cool) had a huge front straight moment as he came in contact with local ace Max Johnston and flipped violently. He emerged unscathed to race another day….they same couldn’t be said for his car.

Robbie Farr takes a wild ride early in the A Main

Robbie Farr takes a wild ride early in the A Main as Brooke Tatnell slips past

Kerry Madsen

Kerry Madsen giving it his all in qualifying. His little brother Ian has got the better of him in the last two outings

Tom Jeffery

Tom Jeffrey in the immaculate #12 gets some attitude happening

Jackson Delamont

Jackson Delamont works the VR clay

Brad Sweet (99) outside Carl Dowling (87)

Brad Sweet (99) outside Carl Dowling (87)

Troy Little (20) leads team-mate Mark Blyton (98)

Troy Little (20) leads team-mate Mark Blyton (98)

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Jason Kendrick Wins USA vs WA Speedweek Sprintcar Muster Grand Final

Images compliments of Peter Roebuck
Words: Paul Griffin

The Perth Motorplex turned on some heavy duty Sprintcar racing last night (Jan 1st 2017) which saw the USA vs WA Sprintcar Challenge taken out in spectacular style by local ace Jason Kendrick.

Second was USA tourist Dominic Scelzi and third was Trent Pigdon.

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Sprintcar Muster Grand Finalists – Ist Jason Kendrick, 2nd Dominic Scelzi (L) and 3rd Trent Pigdon

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The Kendrick Team were over the Moon with the victory

The Kendrick Team were over the Moon with the victory

USA star Brian Brown was always going to be a massive threat, as indeed was the in-form Cameron Gessner, but events were such that these two fancied propositions couldn’t get through to the pointy end.

That was in the 410 class….equally other winged Sprintcar classes produced some awesome action packed racing that saw Marshall “Holler” McDiarmid take a stunning victory in the 360’s the Keen’s Motorpsort Team also savouring the podium.

Here’s how Peter Roebuck caught all the winged action across all Sprintcar classes:

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The smooth Style of Jason Kendrick ahead of another local Kye Scroop

The smooth Style of Jason Kendrick ahead of another local Kye Scroop

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"Holler" for a Marshall - Marshall McDiarmid was a happy winner

“Holler” for a Marshall – Marshall McDiarmid was a happy winner as well in the 360’s

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A Keen's Motorsport 1-3

A Keen’s Motorsport 1-3

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Team USA - Dominic Scelzi (U1) and Brian Brown (U21)

Team USA – Dominic Scelzi (U1) and Brian Brown (U21)

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Jason Kendrick won the Sprintar Muster Grand Final

Jason Kendrick won the Sprintar Muster Grand Final

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Mister Cool – Brian Brown

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Dominic Scelzi fought hard for a spectacular Runner up spot

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USA Star Brian Brown was quick early on but the “Kwinana Klay” got the better of him on the night

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Wheatbelt Warrior Phil Waters

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Dominic Scelzi (L) and Brian Brown

USA Team Members Dominic Scelzi (L) and Brian Brown

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Madsen Brothers 1-2 in NSW Sprintcar Championship

Words by VRPR
Images compliments Gary Reid greid@pacific.net.au

Ian Madsen pulled off a stunning last restart win in the 2016/2017 USC NSW Sprintcar Championship to lead home brother Kerry in second place and American Kyle Larson in third, along the way sealing an historic Sydney 1-2 in the process.

Ian netted his second NSW Championship win driving the Watsons Express Transport #66 by sliding Kyle Larson with three to go in turn one on the final restart.

“I wasn’t expecting Ian there,” Larson explained, “I thought the #22 was behind me and so I wasn’t really expecting a slider. Credit to Ian he drove a good race to get by me.”

Madsen was elated for his team.

“I can’t thank my boys enough,” he smiled, “we didn’t really have a handle on this car the last two nights but tonight we really got it rolling. I’m really happy we can win this title for Robert Watson, the Watson family and the crew.”

Sprintcar Podium: (l-r) Kyle Larson (3rd), Ian Madsen (1st), Kerry Madsen (2nd)

A-Main Podium: (l-r) Kyle Larson (3rd), Ian Madsen (1st), Kerry Madsen (2nd)

Kerry Madsen was hectic in the last few laps as his Keneric #1 came on gangbusters within the last fifteen laps.

Kerry came from the eighth row of the grid whilst Ian zoomed from the fifth to score what many believe is the first Parramatta podium the pair have shared.

Kasey Kahne claimed fifth behind the ultra consistent of late James Thompson who came from the fourth row to claim fourth place in his #22 Blacktown Scrap Metal entry.

Brad Sweet screamed from the tenth row to an eventual sixth place finish to miss the chance for his third consecutive podium finish in as many events at VR.

Robbie Farr came from eleventh to seventh, Sammy Walsh faded from the front row to an eventual eighth ahead of Max Dumesny in ninth and Grant Anderson rounding out the ten.

Matt Smith had his best night to date for some time going into the A-Main starting on the second row but would wind up running eleventh ahead of 2005 NSW Champion Troy Little in twelfth, Max Johnston hustled the #38 Airplant entry from the last spot on the grid to a solid thirteenth ahead of Grant Tunks fourteenth and Jackson Delamont coming from 22nd to fifteenth.

Ian Madsen (66) underneath Kasey Kahne (4)

Ian Madsen (66) underneath Kasey Kahne (4)

Flag Parade: Carson Macedo (99), Kyle Larson (1), Harli White (10), Grant Tunks (54), Lynton Jeffrey (28)

Flag Parade: Carson Macedo (99), Kyle Larson (1), Harli White (10), Grant Tunks (54), Lynton Jeffrey (28)

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Toby Bellbowen on the throttle and beautifully poised

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Kerry Madsen (1A) flies around the VR banks

Harli White (10) and Matt Dumesny (47)

Harli White (10) and Matt Dumesny (47)

Lynton Jeffrey (28), Kerry Madsen (1A) and Brad Sweet

Lynton Jeffrey (28), Kerry Madsen (1A) and Brad Sweet
(99) in the A Main

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B Main pack madness

A-Main finishing positions:

1. Ian Madsen started 10th
2. Kerry Madsen started 15th
3. Kyle Larson started pole
4. James Thompson started 7th
5. Kasey Kahne started 3rd
6. Brad Sweet started 20th
7. Robbie Farr started 11th
8. Sam Walsh started 2nd
9. Max Dumesny started 13th
10. Grant Anderson started 12th
11. Matt Smith started 4th
12. Troy Little started 9th
13. Max Johnston started 24th
14. Grant Tunks started 14th
15. Jackson Delamont started 22nd
16. Lynton Jeffrey started 17th
17. Warren Ferguson started 8th
18. Carson Macedo started 21st
19. Jay Waugh started 23rd
20. Ben Atkinson started 6th
21. Toby Bellbowen started 18th
22. Shaun Dobson started 5th
23. Alex Orr started 19th
24. Marcus Dumesny started 16th

Qualifying Top Ten from 55 cars

1. Troy Little 12.275
2. Kyle Larson 12.288
3. Kasey Kahne 12.317
4. Ben Atkinson 12.360
5. Max Dumesny 12.445
6. Ian Madsen 12.447
7. James Thompson 12.463
8. Lynton Jeffrey 12.494
9. Sam Walsh 12.524
10. Toby Bellbowen 12.526

Heat Race winners included Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson, Shaun Dobson and Matt Smith.

The Pole Shootout was won by Kyle Larson but not before Sam Walsh had come from the first battle until the last moving from the fourth row of the grid to the first row.

The C-Main was won by Daniel Sayre from fellow transferee Steve Greer followed by AJ Nash, Jeff Lawler, Damien Hart, Jack Lee, Adam Hourigan, Jesse Attard, Danny Vassall and Kaitlyn Anthony rounding out the ten.

The B-Main was a confidence-boosting win for Californian Carson Macedo in the Sean and Felicity Dyson KPC over Jackson Delamont, Jay Waugh and Max Johnston picking up the final transfer spot to the A-Main.

The next Sprintcar event at Valvoline Raceway is this Monday 2nd Jan to replace the New Years Day wash out. The event is the monster Firecracker 50 Lapper USC event featuring the final appearance of Kyle Larson and Kasey Kahne.

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Brad Sweet on fire at Valvoline Raceway

All Images : Gary Reidgreid@pacific.net.au
Words: Paul Griffin

American Brad Sweet claimed a spectacular victory at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway on Wednesday night.

Sweet was stunningly fast in the his #99 RBM entry and crossed the line ahead of local ace James Thompson and fellow American Kasey Kahne.

Brad Sweet gets support from his young nephew Owen Larson at the A Main presentation along with Kasey Kahne (3rd, left) and James Thompson (2nd, right)

Brad Sweet gets support from his young nephew Owen Larson at the A Main presentation along with Kasey Kahne (3rd, left) and James Thompson (2nd, right)

The 35 lap A-Main was supported with a $10,000 winners cheque. Top 10 placings were:

1. Brad Sweet (started 3rd)
2. James Thompson (started 5th)
3. Kasey Kahne (started 8th)
4. Matt Dumesny (started 7th)
5. Max Dumesny (started 6th)
6. Sam Walsh (started 4th)
7. Kerry Madsen (started 10th)
8. Warren Ferguson (started 15th)
9. Marty Perovich (started 11th)
10. Robbie Farr (started 12th)

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In somewhat of a surprise, Lachlan McHugh won the Dash with a last lap pass of Grant Tunks and started from pole in the A Main

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Harli White on the limit

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Californian Brad Sweet was the A-Main winner

Jason Gebert

Jason Gebert powers down the back straight

Kasey Kahne

Kasey Kahne and a Sydney Summer sunset

The best of the best on the night: Brad Sweet (99) leads Kasey Kahne (4), Sammy Walsh (92) and James Thompson (22)

The best of the best on the night: Brad Sweet (99) leads Kasey Kahne (4), Sammy Walsh (92) and James Thompson (22)

Toby Bellbowen (left) and Alex Orr

Toby Bellbowen (left) and Alex Orr in close proximity during the A Main

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Robbie Farr Rises to the Occasion at Valvoline Raceway

Images: Gary Reidgreid@pacific.net.au
Words: Paul Griffin

Boxing Day : Well we simply have to say…….it was a great victory by veteran Robbie Farr in the Q7 at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway in amongst some of the best Sprintcar talent in the world.

Making their way to Valvoline Raceway across the pond were USA stars Kasey Kahne, Brad Sweet and “Multi – Motor” Kyle Larson – just to name a few.

In a what was a very hard fought A-Main, Robbie Farr prevailed ahead of Brad Sweet and the talented Kyle Larson.

Farr’s determination and skill using the main straight “drop-off” nearly brought him unstuck….but ultimately he was up the mark and secured a very popular victory in his Barry Waldron ECP Racer.

Here’s  how Gary Reid saw the meeting…thanks Gary – awesome camera work mate!

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Brad Sweet (99) and Robbie Farr (7) battled long and hard in the A Main, with Farr eventually getting the win

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Kerry Madsen leads Blake Skipper through turn 4

Guy Stanshall (18) leads a big pack in a Non-Qualifiers race after 68 cars completed time trials

Guy Stanshall (18) leads a big pack in a Non-Qualifiers race after 68 cars completed time trials

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Ready to rock ‘n roll in a heat race led by Sammy Walsh – The heats look like A-Mains !!

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Jordyn Brazier is really maturing as a racer

Kasey Kahne

Kasey Kahne – On a mission at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway

Kyle Larson

Any Drive: Kyle Larson can virtually drive the wheels off any form of racecar in the world. There are reports of him sniffing around the F1 scene…stay tuned for that !!

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