In what can only be described as a hard fought victory, Jackson Delamont scored his second career A-Main victory at Valvoline Raceway in round six of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW on Saturday night, November 28.
Jackson, who started the 30 lap main event from position seven took off like a rabbit at the start and by the second lap, was already in second place. Early race leader Grant Anderson set the pace and was proving hard to match, with the exception of Delamont who made a move for the lead on lap seven.
Delamont held the advantage for the next five circuits before Anderson got passed by him again for the lead. Unfortunately for Anderson, his race came to an end on lap eighteen. It was a shame for the livewire Victorian who was on track for his first ever Valvoline Raceway victory.
From the restart Troy Little began to heap pressure on Delamont as he was looking for his first win in four seasons. It was a real treat for the fans seeing Delamont and Troy Little battling along with Max Dumesny, Robbie Farr, Danny Reidy and Toby Bellbowen dicing for the minor positions.
The race hit fever pitch with just two laps remaining when Garry Brazier blew a right rear tire and was out of the race. The last two laps saw Jackson remain in the lead and take the win and more importantly, qualify for the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Chase. Second to the line was Troy Little who also qualifies for The Chase and Max Dumesny was third and in the process making it a hat-trick of new drivers qualifying for The Chase.
Fourth home was Robbie Farr followed by Danny Reidy, Matt Smith, Toby Bellbowen, Ben Atkinson, Adrian Maher, James Thompson, Grant Tunks, Mark Attard, Sam Walsh, Warren Ferguson, Luke Dillon, Kelly Linigen, Max Johnston, Jeremy Cross, Marty Perovich, Peter Bourke, Phil March and Garry Rooke was the last finisher. The non-finishers were Garry Brazier and Grant Anderson.
Earlier in the night, it was Matt Smith and Toby Bellbowen who once again stopped the clock the quickest in time trials. Heat race wins went to Mark Attard, Max Dumesny, Little and Delamont. The Non qualifiers was taken out by Kim Becker.
Matt Dumesny took the win in the C-Main and the B-Main was won by Danny Reidy.
The next event on the SANSW calendar will be next Saturday night, December 5 for the George Tatnell Challenge at Valvoline Raceway.