Off the back of his Australian and Victorian Title victories earlier this season, Jeremy Moore continued his strong title run last Saturday night at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway, outperforming what was arguably the strongest NSW AMCA Nationals Title field of the past decade to claim his third title crown.
The 2017-18 season has without a doubt delivered Moore with his best results yet since joining the AMCA Nationals class three seasons ago with two impressive wins in the Australian and Victorian Titles at Ballarat’s Redline Raceway and Swan Hill’s Sonic Speedway earlier this year, and last Saturday night’s NSW Title was no different.
In what was his maiden visit to one of Australia’s premier speedway tracks, the 47-year-old racer showed strong pace from the outset. His consistency throughout his heat races set him up with the best opportunity to challenge for the NSW Title honours, placing third, first and second, which was enough to earn him the pole position start for the feature race.
While it was Moore who lined up on the inside of the front row, it was defending NSW Champion Matt Hardy who managed to get the jump to take control of the early lead; however, Moore didn’t let that dampen his spirits.
Utilising his previous title experience to bide his time and drive a smart race, Moore progressively chased down Hardy before eventually managing to execute a passing move on his rival on lap 20 to make his way into first place. Once he was in clean air, Moore couldn’t be stopped, managing to create a gap from the rest of the field and once again driving to victory lane.
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“To go to one of the country’s best tracks for the first time and come away with the NSW Title win is a fantastic feeling,” expressed the Kybybolite, South Australia-based racer, who campaigns the Aus # 1 Naracoorte Pumps & Electrical supported Panther car.
“I knew it was going to be a difficult race with so many tough competitors at a track I wasn’t familiar with, so it’s definitely an achievement and I’m proud of the entire team for making it happen. It’s certainly been a season to remember and we’re looking forward to seeing what we can do next season with all of this new experience under our belt.”
The next blue-ribbon event for Moore is going to be the Queensland Title at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway on the Saturday night of May 6.
Moore would like to thank the following 2017-18 season supporters: Naracoorte Pumps & Electrical, Gericke Logistics, GT Racing (Karen and Ross Meek), SE Wheel Alignment, Aqua Steel Industries, and Diversity Signs. Special thanks go to his pit crew: Sonny and Anna DeLegaspi, Steve Letton, HAMISH and Claire. Moore would also like to thank Mick and Timmy Reidy and Mick Kiraly for their ongoing support.