Brisbane driver Peter Britten, who has a head start on his rivals with the flag set to drop on the Lismore speedway season tomorrow night.
Brisbane driver Peter Britten, who has a head start on his rivals with the flag set to drop on the Lismore speedway season tomorrow night.

Britten primed for Cup

NATIONAL V8 Dirt Modified champion Peter Britten returns to Lismore Speedway tomorrow night for the Lord Mayor’s Cup season opener after a 12,000km trek competing across Australia over the past six weeks.

While some drivers are yet to turn a wheel in anger, Britten recently embarked on a gruelling road trip from his Brisbane base to Perth and return.

In addition to competing at the Perth Motor-plex and the Ellenbrook Speedway in WA, he stopped off at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway.

It was a successful campaign and Britten is fine-tuned for the cup fixture at Lismore Speedway.

“Lismore is my favourite track and I am really excited about this weekend,” he said.

“We will be doing every Dirt Modified fixture at Lismore and all of the major shows in the country.

“We are also going down to contest the Victorian championship in a few weeks.”

Britten and his team are prepared to travel wherever and whenever possible to spread the word on V8 Dirt Modifieds.

“I guess at the start of the season we were not really doing much racing locally so we decided to do a road trip, meet a lot of people and promote the V8 Dirt Modified division as best we could,” Britten said.

Duty bound

Britten believes as national champion he has a duty to race in front of as many fans and at as many fixtures around Australia as possible.

“I think it will be a pretty good season, we have some big races to chase,” he said.

Britten also raced in the United States during the Australian winter, concentrating his campaign on the east coast.

With all that, he is probably the best prepared V8 Dirt Modified driver in Australia going into the new season.

He has a complete ‘hands-on’ involvement with V8 Dirt Modifieds as the Australian franchise agent for the American Troyer racecar chassis out of Rochester, New York.

“We will have seven American Troyer cars on the track this season. We not only sell the chassis kit but we also have all of the components and spare parts in stock as well,” Britten said.

Britten will face a strong welcoming committee when he takes to the Lismore track tomorrow night.

Former national champion Mark Robinson, Luke Oldfield and Andrew Pezzutti are strong contenders for honours in the Lord Mayor’s Cup.

The support divisions on the opening night will be dwarf cars, street stocks, four-cylinder sedans, junior sedans and Wingless (NOS) sprints.



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