With a top ten finish in his first year racing a Late Model in the Pro dirt series last year Jamie Moon is looking forward to even better results in the coming season.
Even with Jamie’s vast experience in speedway sedans and Sprintcars he has had to learn the art of setting up a Late Model whilst at the same time adapting to the brute power and a very different driving style.
It was a fitting reward for his efforts to win the Rookie of the Year award at the annual Late Model awards presentation night. “Last year was all about getting our head around the Late Model and we started to get the hang of it by the end of the year.” Jamie had retired from racing and didn’t expect to be pulling on a helmet again.
Understandably he made the mistake of going to watch some speedway meetings. “I did the wrong thing and I watched some events. Then I saw the Australian Late Model Title in Bunbury and decided I want to be part of that.” In order to give himself the best possible chance of success Jamie is importing a new Revelution Race Car which will be powered by a 415ci SB2 Hershey Chev motor.
There is more to this team’s motor racing background than most people would be aware of. In addition to Jamie’s extensive speedway experience he has also got State Motocross titles under his belt. Furthermore his father John, who swings the spanners, has raced speedcars and circuit racing cars. With the learning year out of the way Jamie is aiming for consistent Top 5 finishes. “I enjoy the competition and the adrenalin rush plus the challenge of setting up and driving the cars. I would like to get consistent results and in the longer run win feature races.” This team certainly has the knowledge and the equipment to make an impact. Jamie’s ability to drive with purposeful yet controlled aggression makes the achievement of these goals well within his reach.
By Ray Hale for LMRWA