Jackson Delamont brought home a disappointing feature-race result in Saturday night’s fourth round of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway.
It was a mixed night for the third generation racer who qualified sixth in his group for time trials. This meant a position four starting position for his heat race, which Delamont breezed through, finishing fourth and gaining a direct transfer into the feature race.
“We started off good,” noted the NSW # 48 Mad Harry’s Steel, Steel Supplies and KRE Race Engines supported Maxim driver.
“My first lap in time trials was terrible so when I came back in and saw I qualified sixth – I was very happy.”
Starting 14th in the feature race, Delamont openly admitted he struggled throughout the 30-lap journey.
“We were pretty ordinary,” he admitted.
“It took three to four laps to find my groove and by that point, I had no track position. There was really only one line I could run, it was a tough race but on the good side, we came home with no damage. We just have to keep digging and trying.”
After Saturday night’s run, Delamont sits ninth in the current USC NSW point standings; however, it certainly isn’t a focus of his…just yet.
“We don’t really point race at this stage of the season,” he said.
“It is something we can’t really worry about and get caught up with until towards the end of the season. We just go out and do our best and try and bring the car home straight every time we hit the track.”
Delamont and the team will now take full advantage of the weekend off from racing to work on a few things with the car and continue to build up the spare car for the busy international season. The team will be back in action on the Saturday night of November 14 at Valvoline Raceway for the fifth USC NSW round that doubles as the annual Sid Hopping Shootout.