Dumesny podiums again at Valvoline Raceway

Saturday 29th December, 2018 - 9:09am


pic: Gavin Skene/Blackjack Co.

It was yet another podium performance tonight at Valvoline Raceway for the Simmons Civil Contracting/Matt Dumesny Racing team.

The local racer continued his consistent form by logging his second runner-up Ultimate Sprintcar Championship (USC) performance this week amongst a talented international field.

Dumesny started out the day as the top qualifier with a time of 12.465s before going on to capture victory in his heat race.

“We went out pretty late in qualifying, so the track was pretty brutal and it had a big cushion,” Dumesny explained. “We ended up laying down a solid lap and went quick time, so that was a good start.

“We started out of one in the heat and went on to win the heat, which was awesome. We were the third car out in the pole shuffle and we didn’t advance in that, so we started out of four in the feature.”

On a tough and technical circuit, Dumesny drove his way to second position as the chequered flag flew – a satisfying result for the former multi-time winner.

“We were running around fifth and then started picking a few cars off,” Dumesny said. “By the end of it we were right with Sammy [Walsh], but it was a pretty technical track and hard to pass. We’ll take second though and we’re definitely happy with two podiums in a row.

“It was a successful night overall and I couldn’t have done it without my crew and sponsors, it’s a big team effort here that’s for sure. A big congratulations also goes out to Sammy on the victory.”

The Simmons Civil Contracting/Matt Dumesny Racing team will return to Valvoline Raceway for round eight of the 2018/19 USC season on 30 December.

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