Personal best for Dimmock as Nepean Winter Series round beckons

James Dimmock

James Dimmock

MEDIA RELEASE: Canberra speedway rider James Dimmock will this weekend contest round five of the Heffernan Motorsport Winter Series at Nepean Speedway (Saturday 20 June).

In preparation, the 19-year-old has enjoyed a successful outing in the latest round of the Kurri Kurri Club Championship, achieving a personal best performance.

“It was a solid weekend – we had a very consistent result and finished with nine points in the heats and fourth in the semi-final. I am pleased with that as it is my best performance for an A-grade meeting,” said Dimmock.

“The weekend has been very helpful in preparing for the upcoming Winter Series event at Nepean – I found a few things that I need to work on and earlier this week I had a coaching session with Jason Crump which has helped me to work on those things. A lot of the riders who will compete this weekend were also racing at Kurri Kurri, so that has given me a good indication of the competition.”

When Dimmock heads to New South Wales’ Nepean Speedway later this week, it will be his third time at the facility.

“I have been to Nepean twice previously and I enjoy the track. The track can be slick so we will set up the bike accordingly. Last year I finished in second place in the pool 2 final, so I am looking to improve on that this weekend,” said Dimmock.

“Like the previous rounds so far this year, I am expecting a lot of good racing and a lot of tough competition which is good for riders and spectators alike.”

Unlike the last four Heffernan Motorsport Winter Series rounds, this weekend will just host one round of racing, but the switch from double-headers is not fazing Dimmock.

“I see all rounds the same, whether it is a single round or a double-header weekend they are all just as important as each other,” said Dimmock.

“We have had a decent start to the series by consistently scoring points at every meeting, so as a team we are feeling quite positive and hopefully we can continue that outlook across the remaining rounds as we look to keep scoring points every ride – every point contributes to the overall series points tally and that is where our focus is.

“I would like to thank everyone who has supported me through the series so far especially my mum and dad, the members of the Canberra Bulls Club who have donated their time to help me at race meetings, and Jason Crump for his continued support.”

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 speedway 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.