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Ultimate Sprintcars and Speedcars race for the memory of a legend

Legendary rock group KISS front man Paul Stanley once famously said “if you love us, God love you. If you hate us, God love you. If you’re in the middle…get out!”

And so it was with Australian Speedway great George Tatnell.

Fans loved him, fans booed him but nobody was without an opinion.

“GT” was a polarising individual.

Cheeky, flamboyant, passionate, hard charging, out-spoken and never shy the former National Speedcar and Sprintcar champion and standout never left you guessing.

This Saturday night the two classes he was most passionate about – Speedcars and Sprintcars – will go to their respective wars in the annual “GT Challenge” and drivers are coming from everywhere to compete.

The Ultimate Sprintcar Championship and the Speedcar Super Series will converge on Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway – a fitting venue where George claimed many successes and his son Brooke went on to become a superstar like his father.

Currently there are 29 cars entered for the second round of the Diamond Air-Conditioning Speedcar Super Series and drivers represent NSW, QLD, Victoria and New Zealand.

Series organiser Ken Jenkins has arranged, yet again this year, some unique trophies that feature three models of George Tatnell’s classic Speedcars thanks to Diamond Air-conditioning, Hoosier Tire Australia/Max Dumesny Motorsport and American Tire & Racing Services.

The event marks the first return to VR this season for multiple Australian Speedcar Champion Adam Clarke and also sees livewire Victorian second generation throttle stomper Travis “Squizzy” Mills amongst others.

The Ultimate Sprintcar Championship will again boast a field in excess of 50 cars with teams entered from the Northern Territory, Queensland, West Australia, the ACT and New South Wales.

Defending Ultimate Sprintcar Champion Robbie Farr returns back across the Hay Plains where he ran third in the USC SA Championship last weekend at Murray Machining & Sheds Speedway Murray Bridge.

Farr won the last main event held at Valvoline Raceway a fortnight ago but third generation racer Matt Dumesny may be more determined than anyone to avenge his disappointment of leading almost the entirety then finishing second in the same event.

Feature race winners so far this season include Sam Walsh, Robbie Farr, James Thompson and Grant Anderson – all of which would love to repeat their early season victories.

Kellyville’s James Thompson leads the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship points currently from Matt Dumesny who, despite not winning a main event as yet, is very much in contention in second place along with fellow young gun Daniel Sayre in third.

Current points in the USC NSW Sprintcars Championship are as follows:

James Thompson 574
Matt Dumesny 562
Daniel Sayre 550
Max Dumesny 532
Robbie Farr 518
Grant Tunks 510
Ben Atkinson 506
Sam Walsh 506
Jordyn Brazier 498
Michael Saller 488
Blake Skipper 482
Troy Little 478
Callum Williamson 462
Warren Ferguson 458
Jessie Attard 432
Alex Orr 426
Marcus Dumesny 402
Danny Reidy 390
Brendan Scorgie 386
Kim Becker 380
Jackson Delamont 360
Daniel Cassidy 352
Matthew Thomas 348
Max Johnston 346
Kaitlyn Anthony 342
Peter O’Neill 316
Braydan Willmington 304
Grant Anderson 292
Jess Cassidy 286
Steve Rowell 276
Shane Sheedy 254
Garry Brazier 254
Courtney O’Hehir 252
Chris McInerney 252
Luke Stirton 248
Shaun Dobson 242
Bruce White 236
Mick Matchett 232
Nathan Dicker 222
Matt Geering 218
Andrew Wright 216
Cameron Ware 216
Chris Street 212
James Duckworth 202
Dean Thomas 200
Dylan Menz 196
Mitchell Dumesny 194
Thomas Jeffrey 190
Robert Seton 186
Damien Hart 182
Jason Bates 180
Matt Jackson 168
Dean Brindle 166
Guy Stanshall 162
Stacey Galliford 160
Graham Lagerlow 150
Steve Caunt 148
Jamie Veal 136
Mitchell Gee 134
Darren Salmon 132
Paul Freeman 130
Aaron Wright 126
Glen Sutherland 112
Jayden Peacock 74
Jeff Lawler 64
Nikki Briton 62
Jason Davis 56
Wayne McKenna 44
Adam Hourigan 42

Nomination list for the Speedcar Super Series so far:

03N Darren Jenkins
05N Andy Hassan
06N Michael Jordan
06Q Darren Vine
06S Harley Bishop
10V Travis Mills
13N Adam Clarke
17Q Troy Ware
21N Robert Mackay
22Q Scott Farmer
25Q Anthony Chaffey
26N Jamie Hall
27N Reagan Angel
28N Dean Meadows
34N Jeffrey Burns
36N Stephen Birkett
41N Jordan Mackay
51N Michael Stewart
54N Alan Day
61Q Scott Doyle
62N Dan Biner
63N Mitch Brien
75V Mike Griffiths
76N Bob Jackson
76Q Reid Mackay
78N Troy Jenkins
89Q Adam Wallis
97N Matt Jackson
98Q Jimi-Ray Quin

Fender Benders are also on the program this Saturday night, December 9.

Valvoline Raceway is located at 21 Wentworth Street Clyde.
Check out or like Valvoline Raceway on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Adults $30
Concession $20
Juniors (13-15yrs) $15
Family (2 adults – 2 juniors) $70

Gates open 2pm.
Main racing from 6pm.

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