Britten keen to snatch top spot

REVVED UP: Kevin Britten puts the finishing touches to his car ahead of this weekend’s two-day championships at Lismore.
REVVED UP: Kevin Britten puts the finishing touches to his car ahead of this weekend’s two-day championships at Lismore.

KEVIN Britten will be out for redemption at this weekend's Australian V8 Dirt Modified Championship at the Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway.

The Brisbane racer started last year's championship on the front row and led early but ultimately finished second to Mark Robinson, of Lismore.

The current Queensland champion wants to go one better this time.

" I definitely want to make up for last year," Britten said.

"After starting on the front row and leading the race for a while it's hard not to be a little bit disappointed, but when I think about the fact that it was only my fourth Aussie title and it was it the best result I have ever had in an Aussie title I can't beat myself up too much about it.

"Trying to go one better than last year is a pretty big motivator going into this weekend."

The 20-year-old is quietly confident heading into this Australian championship on the back of some solid early-season form.

"I'm actually really happy with my form so far this season," he said.

"We started out the year pretty strong and won the first two race meetings in a row, and won the 50-lap Mr Modified race down in Grafton, so hopefully I can put it all together when it counts this weekend."

Britten comes into this weekend having spent time in America over the past few years crewing for elder brother and three-time Australian champion Peter Britten.

"You learn so much racing in America because they do it so much," he said.

"I was able to have a couple of drives while I was over there so I leaned a few different ways of driving the car on a slicker track.

"So if we get a slicker track this weekend I'll be pretty happy."

Action starts at the Lismore Showground on Saturday.

Gates open at 3pm.



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