Sydney, AU — (January 27, 2015) — After the always enormous Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic over the Australia Day weekend in Warrnambool Victoria the battle weary but courageous Parramatta Posse members return to home base Valvoline Raceway this Saturday night for Round 15 of the 22 round competition.
Almost 20 of the ‘Posse’ competed over the three nights at Warrnambool plus the Avalon Raceway “President’s Cup” in Geelong on Wednesday night and the “Kings Challenge” at Mt. Gambier and came away from the grueling week on the road with a variety of encouraging and personal best results.
Best finish of the week was Robbie Farr winning the President’s Cup at Avalon on the Wednesday night though there were some very impressive personal bests at the Classic from some of the younger and lesser-experienced Posse members.
Max Johnston’s stirring effort to qualify on the sixth row of the grid (out of 108 cars) and to finish 11th in the 40-lap final was clearly one of the highlights for the NSW contingent and for the 21 year old Razorback hard charger.
But a stunning third place and podium finish for Albury’s Grant Anderson was the standout performance for the NSW domiciled competitors.
Sydney Brothers (though they both live in the USA for most of the year) Ian and Kerry Madsen finished fourth and fifth respectively whilst Robbie Farr moved from twelfth to eighth and Danny Reidy finished a solid tenth in the 40-lap final.
Individual results for some of the “Posse” drivers included:
Ben Atkinson – finished 5th in the D-Main driving for Victorian car owner Doug Downs
Toby Bellbowen – finished 4th in the D-Main making the transfer through to the C-Main.
Jay Waugh – finished 10th in the C-Main
Troy Little – finished 4th in the C-Main and then 10th in the B-Main
Jordyn Brazier – finished 3rd in the C-Main and then 15th in the B-Main
Andrew Wright – finished 8th in the B-Main
Jackson Delamont – finished 6th in the B-Main
Glen Saville – finished 5th in the B-Main
Sam Walsh – qualified from position seven in the B-Main but pulled in before the race had finished. Earlier in the weekend he’d won a preliminary night B-Main also.
Max Dumesny – finished 2nd in the B-Main and then 21st in the A-Main
Grant Anderson – finished 3rd in the A-Main
Ian Madsen – finished 4th in the A-Main
Kerry Madsen – finished 5th in the A-Main
Danny Reidy – finished 10th in the A-Main
Max Johnston – finished 11th in the A-Main
Robbie Farr – finished 8th in the A-Main
Trevor Green – finished 3rd in the B-Main then 17th in the A-Main
“We were extremely proud of all our weekly Parramatta Posse racers at the Classic,” explains VR Managing Director Steven Green, “they did a tremendous job in the biggest field for a one-off event in the country. We love seeing our guys travel and mix it with the country’s best drivers in other parts of Australia. We’re also really keen to see them all come home though and race this Saturday night.”
Though he’s not a regular competitor with the Parramatta Posse these days NSW driver Brooke Tatnell was a standout second place behind winner American Kyle Hirst in the Classic.
The attention turns back to Sydney this Saturday night for a large number of the travelling contingent however as they contest the next round of the Valvoline Raceway Track Championship with a Demolition Derby, Late Models and Wingless Sprints also on the calendar.
Kellyville’s James Thompson currently leads the track championship points narrowly from Ben Atkinson, Max Dumesny, Toby Bellbowen and Sam Walsh.
Top 15 in points are:
James Thompson 3116
Ben Aktinson 3061
Max Dumesny 3034
Toby Bellbowen 2988
Sam Walsh 2987
Trevor Green 2986
Jackson Delamont 2950
Danny Reidy 2928
Max Johnston 2918
Marty Perovich 2858
Darryl Campbell 2849
Matt Dumesny 2796
Grant Tunks 2764
Robbie Farr 2686
Jimmy Matchett 2573
A quality field of Late Models and Wingless Sprints will swell the pits whilst the always crowd pleasing Demolition Derby will round out the night.
Gates open at 2pm with hot laps from 5.20pm and qualifying for Sprintcars at 6pm – main racing commences from 7pm.
For more information please visit www.valvolineraceway.com.au or our Facebook page – alternately please phone (02) 9637 0411.
Valvoline Raceway is located at 21 Wentworth Street Clyde.
Juniors (13-15yrs) $15
Kids (12 and under accompanied by an adult) FREE
Family Pass (2 adults and 2 juniors) $70.