V8 dirt set to fly
THE V8 Dirt Modifieds contest their NSW title at Lismore Speedway tonight and the local favourite tag rests with former national champions Stuart Herne and Mark Robinson, depending on your GM or Ford alliance.
Victoria is represented by Lloyd Hobson, the truck driver from Cranbourne who recently purchased an ultra-competitive TMI chassis, identical to that used by Herne. Hobson realises Lismore can bring you down to earth.
"You can be the fastest guy at your home track, but that is 1000 miles away from here," he said.
"You can be very confident, and then reality sets in when you find out just how fast you need to be at this place to win."
Queenslander Luke Oldfield, 22, the driver of the 17 Quantum Racing Modified, is arguably favorite to take out the feature tonight.
Oldfield has shown blistering speed and provided the Lismore crowd with breathtaking manouevres over the past two seasons.
"We have ended up in the wall at Lismore, but we've won a couple too," he said.
"If things go my way, I should be up there towards the end of the feature."
Newcastle visitor Scott Cannon, another former Australian champion, is one of the most determined V8 Dirt Modified drivers.
A title race for V8 Dirt Modifieds at Lismore Speedway means there will be action aplenty.
A record 113 cars have nominated across the divisions tonight.
Gates open at 3pm with racing from 5.30pm.