For immediate release - 24 December 2015
SCORCHING HEAT GREETS DIMMOCK AT VICTORIAN U21 CHAMPS
James Dimmock and a bursting field of solo speedway riders took to Diamond Park Raceway at the weekend for the Victorian U21 Championships amid scorching temperatures.
At the top of the day the thermometer read 40 degrees, but thankfully for the riders it had died down some by the time racing kicked off at 7.00pm.
A 13-man racing format saw four heats for the field instead of five, and while Dimmock enjoyed strong starts all meeting long, he struggled when it came to converting that into points.
Regardless, it was a strong outing for the 19 year old Canberran in what was his first Victorian title attempt, coming just weeks before he attempts to qualify for the Australian Championships on January 1.
“While it was a hot day and night and it was a bit disappointing to come away with three points on paper, we still had some good take aways from the meeting,” said Dimmock of his experience at the Albury-Wodonga facility.
“I felt that my starts were strong and I was able to get some more valuable experience under my belt amongst a field of quick riders.
“I learnt a lot about set-up across the meeting as well, with Mick Holder – who is the father of 2012 World Speedway Champion Chris Holder – approaching me and giving me some valuable advice during the meeting which really helped.
“I also enjoyed the track a whole lot more this time with the track team doing a great job to keep the track consistent throughout the meeting despite the temperatures. It was a well-run event as a whole – with Diamond Park being a reasonably new venue it is a real credit to them to have run the meeting with no hiccups which produced some good racing for both the juniors and the seniors,” said Dimmock, who thanks Holder as well as Wayne Martin for their help at the weekend, as well as his valued sponsors Motive Imports, Canberra Creative Trailers, Tumut Motorcycle Accessories and Oval Sites for their support.
Now, Dimmock turns his attention to the Australian Speedway Championships on the 1st of January.
“Every meeting that we attend gives us experience and the Australian Championship qualifying meeting on New Year’s Day will definitely be a good experience, allowing me to compete against some of Australia’s best,” said Dimmock.
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Committed to reaching his ultimate dream of representing Australia in the World Championships, nineteen year old Speedway competitor James Dimmock is not only a racer ‘through and through’, but also an accomplished leader and public speaker despite his young years.
Racing since the age of four, James was ranked amongst the country’s top five dirt bike racers before he decided to make the switch to speedway at the age of 17. That same year – his last as a Marist College student – the Canberran was recognized through not only his appointment as a School Captain responsible for representing his school and regularly speaking to crowds of more than 2000, but also with prestigious awards for both leadership and community service.
With proven skills when it comes to both racing on the track and representing his supporters off it, James is now laser-focused upon building an international speedway career representing his beloved Australia on the world stage. In pursuit of this dream, James is currently undertaking intensive training with three-time world champion Jason Crump while competing in a comprehensive race program in Australia as he makes plans to travel to Europe to begin an international assault.
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