Peter Britten takes a chance
AUSTRALIAN V8 Dirt modified Champion Peter Britten will switch racecar categories when he competes in the 30/30 Super Sedan Challenge at Lismore Speedway tomorrow night.
Britten has had a whirlwind rise to stardom over the past 12 months following his victory in the Australian V8 Dirt Modified Championship in Western Australia.
His emergence on the national V8 Dirt Modified scene is in keeping with his natural talent behind the wheel of a racecar.
Already this season he has successfully raced his V8 Dirt Modified throughout Australia following on from his racing appearances earlier this year in America.
But the 30/30 Super Sedan event represents an exciting challenge for the young star.
“I am really looking forward to the 30/30,” Britten said.
“It is good to race in a different car division of speedway and I am pleased to be competing against some of the best Super Sedan drivers in the country. I am really looking forward to the event.”
Meanwhile, the 30/30 is a unique event in Australian speedway.
Teams comprising two drivers will compete. Each driver will race in a 30-lap main event. Following the completion of the first 30-laps, there will be a 15 minute break for teams to service their cars before a change of driver in preparation for the second feature race of the night.
Both drivers will race in qualifying heats and earn points for the all-important finals.
Australian Super Sedan champion Darren Kane is a pre-race favourite.
The combination of Kane and Australian Late Model Sedan champion Mark Giancola (Western Australia) on paper looks the strongest.
The team of Matt Pascoe and former Australian Super sedan titleholder Jamie McHugh also loom as strong contenders for honours in the first leg of the 30/30.
Following tomorrow night’s event at Lismore Speedway, the 30/30 moves to Toowoomba’s Charlton Raceway for the second and title-deciding fixture the following weekend.