Sweet Wins Third Race in Four Starts
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (January 3, 2015) – In one of the most dominant performances seen at Valvoline Raceway in recent memory Californian Brad Sweet simply drove away from any and all contenders in the 35 lap Peter Murphy Appreciation main event tonight.
And they didn’t see which way he went.
The #99 Highrace Towing / Ruhs Brothers Motorsport entry cleared out and lapped most of the field, leaving many of the sport’s biggest guns without an answer.
“It’s pretty hard when Brad drives like that,” second placed Kerry Madsen lamented, “he was really on his game tonight. We didn’t have anything for him.”
Sweet was quick to praise his crew for giving him a very fast racecar.
“It was unbelievable to be honest. I couldn’t believe how good the car was. We knew that we had a little bit more competition tonight and we wanted to see how we stacked up and apparently we nailed it right on the head and we were able to beat them.”
Sweet simply tore off into the distance and unbelievably lapped up to sixth place in the 24-car field.
Kerry Madsen placed second ahead of Jamie Veal (who was the Network Industry “Quick Time” earlier in qualifying) in third who narrowly came out on top after a torrid late race battle with Ian Madsen for the final step of the podium.
“I don’t think anyone had anything for Brad tonight,” he conceded, “but it’s still a good result for our team when you consider the standard of competition here tonight. We really enjoy racing here in Sydney and tonight’s main was a real challenge.”
The Peter Murphy Appreciation Night was a huge success from an emotional standpoint with Pete’s 13 year old son Tyler singing the American national anthem to kick off the night along with Max Dumesny’s son Marcus singing the Australian anthem.
The next event at Valvoline Raceway is this Monday, January 5 with the Sprintcar Showdown in addition to American Late Model superstar Steve Francis against the Sydney and interstate heroes plus Litre Sprints.
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