HENRY, BATES AND GRANGER WIN MAIN EVENTS AT VALVOLINE RACEWAY
American Kalib Henry won the "Old School" Sprintcar main event, Jason Bates won the Wingless Sprints A-Main and Harrison Granger was successful in the Junior Sedans feature race at Valvoline Raceway Parramatta tonight.
Henry made his VR debut in the Perrett Family Racing / ADRAD / Lewiston Haulage #4 and looked tidy in all appearances in the lead up to his victory in the 25-lap main event.
The 20 year old from Sacramento was a surprise entrant in tonight's field as he heads north to Brisbane after racing in Murray Bridge last Saturday night.
"It was a great chance to get our eye in for when we're back here on January 17 and 18 for the Ultimate Nationals," he smiled, "I think we can find a lot more speed in this car by then. I can't wait to get back here."
Henry led home established Sydney wheelers Daniel Sayre and James Thompson in second and third who were using the non points night as research and development ahead of this Saturday night's Ultimate Sydney Speedweek finale and George Tatnell Challenge.
Official results 'Old School Sprintcars' A-Main:
1. Kalib Henry 2. Daniel Sayre 3. James Thompson 4. Luke Geering 5. Ryan Jones 6. Mark Attard 7. Mick Matchett 8. Peter Bourke 9. Kaitlyn Anthony 10. Mick Rowell 11. Jeff Lawler 12. Jamie Tilley
Jason Bates wheeled his brand new #41 TGR Wingless Sprint to an all the way win in the A-Main despite the best efforts of Kyle Mock.
Mock had several real chances to challenge Bates but came up short in third place after getting loose above the cushion in turn one on the final lap as he challenged one last time.
His mistake allowed Marshall Blyton to slip into second place and Bates to evade his clutches as the St. Clair racer registered back to back wins having won at Murray Bridge Speedway last Saturday night.
Official Wingless Sprints A-Main results:
1. Jason Bates 2. Marshall Blyton 3. Kyle Mock 4. Mark Blyton 5. Ashleigh Jack 6. Dean Thomas 7. Tyson Williams 8. Zac Pacchiarotta 9. Troy Little 10. Mitch O'Brien 11. Shane Sheedy 12. Leighton O'Brien 13. Andrew Sayre 14. William Lucas 15. Jeff Thomas 16. Darryl Marshall 17. Troy Carey 18. Matthew Pescod 19. Nathan Dicker 20. Max Risbridger 21. Kyle Ionn 22. Jarrad Rust
Harrison Granger was a jubilant victor in the Junior Sedan main event in what was a spectacular affair for more than one reason.
Jackson Golding almost completed a fairytale story by nearly winning the main event in his first night with the new car that had been built for him by good mate Tyler Burnham and extended family and friends to surprise him when his own car had been destroyed in a factory fire in Orange.
Granger was stout to win narrowly from Aussie champion Alex Essai in second place and Millie Fuller coming home in third.
Official Junior Sedans A-Main results:
1. Harrison Granger 2. Alex Essai 3. Millie Fuller 4. Boyd Bowden 5. Jake Clarke 6. Freddy Jones 7. Noah Douglas 8. Chelsea Essai 9. Jacob Croker 10. Jacob Hignett
The next event at Valvoline Raceway Parramatta is this Saturday night, January 11, 2020 and is the Grand Final of the Ultimate Sydney Speedweek incorporating the George Tatnell Challenge.