Home tilt beckons for local Robinson
A SECOND place finish behind winner Tim Morse was the end result for Mark Robinson in his 2007/08 season Australian V8 Dirt Modified Title tilt at Warrnambools Premier Speedway in Victoria. Robinson, a former Australian title holder, counted himself unlucky to have had a better shot at claiming back the Australian title crown due to poor draws in all four of his qualifying heat races. Heading into the feature race, Robinson started from position seven, after he had finished in fifth, eighth, fourth, and another fifth in his four heat races, and quickly worked his way into second place by the 12th lap and went about chasing down leader Morse. Despite his best efforts and actually chasing down and momentarily taking the lead from Morse, Robinson was unable to deny the defending title holder the win and finished only a car length behind him at the fall of the chequered flag. Second place is as good as a win for us, especially considering what we had to go through to get to the podium,‘ Robinson said. We didn’t have much luck with our heat race draws and that hurt our chances with starting further up towards the front in the feature race. I think we had a better setup for the feature race and were strong, but he had the bottom line working nicely and it quite possibly could have been a different story had we started alongside him.‘ Robinson is now focused on claiming the NSW State Title that is to be held at his home track of Lismore City Speedway this Saturday night. There is no question about it, I’m looking for another NSW State Title victory and nothing less,‘ confirmed the former NSW State Title holder.