Dimmock home track bound as Heffernan series reaches halfway point
MEDIA RELEASE: Canberra speedway bike rider James Dimmock will head to his ‘home track’ of Kurri Kurri Raceway this week for round six of the ten-round Heffernan Winter Speedway Series.
While the New South Wales facility may be four and a half hours travel time from Dimmock’s home, with no speedway tracks in Canberra Kurri Kurri is the closest facility to the 19 year old which hosts regular race meetings.
“As a purpose-built speedway facility, in my opinion, Kurri Kurri is one of the best speedway facilities in Australia alongside Gillman in South Australia,” said Dimmock.
“It might seem strange to some that my home-track is in another state, but we are there at least a few times a month with no tracks in our home-state, thanks to their great facilities and their busy race calendar.
“Kurri Kurri is definitely my strongest track, but I wouldn’t say there is a home-track advantage as many riders consider it their home – having said that, it is always nice to compete at a track you are familiar with and I am really looking forward to getting on-track this weekend.
“We are currently half-way through the Heffernan Winter Series and it has been really busy lately with a lot of bike time. We were only in action at Nepean earlier this month and since then I have also had a practice day at Bega and a training day with Jason Crump, so I am feeling really good.
“With so much bike time and racing at my home-track, I am hoping Saturday will be a really strong showing for us.”
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The Heffernan Motorsport Series is being held over ten rounds in 2015, with Dimmock set to contest all rounds as well as the Under 21 New South Wales Championships, the Under 21 Australian Championships and the Kurri Kurri Speedway Club Championship across the year.
Considered one of the best speedway development series in Australia, the Heffernan Motorsport Series provides competitors the chance to ride at different oval tracks around Australia while experiencing a high standard of competition against both domestic and international riders. Races consist of four riders competing in heats before proceeding to A and B Finals, with champions crowned at the end of the ten events.
Committed to reaching his ultimate dream of representing Australia in the World Championships, nineteen year old Speedway competitor James Dimmock is not only a racer ‘through and through’, but also an accomplished leader and public speaker despite his young years.
Racing since the age of four, James was ranked amongst the country’s top five dirt bike racers before he decided to make the switch to speedway at the age of 17.
That same year – his last as a Marist College student – the Canberran was recognised through not only his appointment as a School Captain responsible for representing his school and regularly speaking to crowds of more than 2000, but also with prestigious awards for both leadership and community service.
With proven skills when it comes to both racing on the track and representing his supporters off it, James is now laser-focused upon building an international speedway career representing his beloved Australia on the world stage.
In pursuit of this dream, James is currently undertaking intensive training with three-time world champion Jason Crump while competing in a comprehensive race program in Australia as he makes plans to travel to Europe to begin an international assault.