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Famed Australian stunt man Matt Mingay captured his second Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS victory of 2015 on Sunday morning in the finale of the Sydney 500 on the temporary Sydney Olympic Park temporary street circuit.
Mingay drove his No. 2 Hot Wheels/Castrol EDGE-sponsored truck to the front of the pack dodging bumping and banging trucks in front of him. Rob Whyte would get into the TRAXXAS truck P.J. Jones on lap two allowing Mingay to get by into the second position behind early leader United Fiber & Data driver Matt Brabham.
A restart would set up a sprint for the finish as Brabham, Mingay, and 2015 series champion Sheldon Creed would go three wide for position down the extra wide back straight going into the corner. As the three would bump into each other not giving any ground Mingay would nab the lead, followed by Creed, shuffling Brabham back to the third position after been stuck on the outside.
As Creed looked inside Mingay for the lead going side by side over the TRAXXAS jump, the red flag was displayed as Bill Hynes would roll over his United Fiber and Data truck placing it on its side in the middle of the racing surface. Hynes would exit the truck unhurt, but the time limit of the event would expire cutting the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS final event of the 2015 season short two laps.
Mingay would be declared the winner, followed by Creed in the second position and Brabham rounding out the podium.
Jones would be credited in the fourth position in his TRAXXAS truck, as LIVE/Think Loud Entertainment driver Scotty Steele would recover from a rough start to the weekend to finish the race in the fifth position. Paul Morris in his SuperCheapAuto/Hungry Jacks truck would drive a conservative race capturing the sixth position.
South Australian driver’s Brad Gallard and Greg Gartner were credited with the seventh position and eighth positions respectively after both had contact early and lost valuable ground on the lead pack.
Hynes would be recorded in the ninth position after his roll over troubles through the chicane. Rob Whyte’s race was ended early after his Just Car Insurance/Motul Oil TRAXXAS truck made heavy contact with the outside tire barrier.
SPEED Energy/Toyo Tires driver Robby Gordon would continue with more bad luck as a motor would expire on in early in the race event crediting him with the eleventh position.
Sheldon Creed would capture the overall win for the weekend with the lowest average between all three races with his two wins and second place finish. Second was claimed by Paul Morris in his SuperCheapAuto.com truck, and the overall podium was completed by race three winner Matt Mingay.