Brock Secures First-Ever President’s Cup Victory
Official Release: Avalon Raceway
Amidst a thrilling Wednesday evening sponsored by Kubota at Avalon Raceway, Brock Hallett etched his name in history as the victor of the prestigious President’s Cup for 2024.
This iconic event, steeped in tradition since 1981, was strategically placed between Australia’s top-tier Sprintcar events—the Classic and the Australian Sprintcar Championship. The positioning provided an exciting midweek showdown for both fans and drivers alike.
The race adopted a revised format, featuring drivers qualifying and competing in straight-up starting positions in heat races. The heat winners advanced to the A Dash, setting the stage for an action-packed evening.
In the initial stages of the 30-lap feature race, Queenslander Ryan Newtown took command, showcasing a performance synonymous with the talents we are accustomed to witnessing up and down the East Coast.
Regrettably, 16 laps into the race, a restart prompted officials to deem Newtown unsafe to continue due to a muffler issue. This unexpected twist of events opened the door for Brock Hallett to assume the lead, a position he had been closely chasing throughout the entirety of the race.
Jock Goodyer, making an unexpected entry from the B Main, impressively claimed the 5th position, closely trailing Marcus Dumesny in 4th. Amidst fierce competition, Jamie Veal secured a podium finish in third, earning crucial Track Championship points. The championship offers a coveted $10,000 prize for the winner, with only a handful of 410 Sprintcar events remaining at The Place For Pace.
Grant Anderson aimed to etch another Anderson name into the history books of the President’s Cup as he secured the second qualifying spot in his flight and clinched a heat win.
While Anderson appeared poised to challenge Hallett, the crucial moment unfolded with the final restart, just five laps from the finish. This allowed Hallett to navigate in clean air, ultimately sealing the deal and emerging as the 2024 President’s Cup winner, claiming a $10,000 prize courtesy of Kubota.
In addition to the Sprintcar action, the Street Stocks added excitement to the program. Leigh Gooding, an unstoppable force at 72 years old, delivered a dominant performance, remaining untouchable at the front.
Jayden Blomeley, contending for victory, ultimately settled for third place as Jensen Wilson claimed second in the closing stages.
The President’s Cup at Avalon Raceway reaffirmed its status as a standout event in the sprint car racing calendar.
We extend our gratitude to the fans for their attendance and express appreciation to the teams for their unwavering support in the President’s Cup 2.0.
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