Britten the Master of the track
THE action was fast and exciting on Sunday night in the final of the V8 Dirt Modified Masters, which was won by Australian champion Peter Britten.
Britten won from Mark Robinson and Jai Stephenson.
The story of the race was Robinson’s performance, however.
He came from the back of the field for his runner-up result in the Masters for a second consecutive year.
Driving on slick track conditions, Robinson charged from his starting position of 20 and was closing on Britten at the end of the 30-lap main event.
Robinson was forced to do it the hard way from the back of the field after sustaining diff problems the previous night and he contested only one heat.
On the night of the final he started in the last chance B-Main and secured the final transfer spot to the rear of the main event on the penultimate lap of the B-Main.
Victorian Steve Milthorpe was one of the hard-luck stories.
He was eliminated from contention after being involved in a crash that also took out Rian Collier and Tony Sneddon.
None of the drivers was injured.
Other main event winners on the night were Stuart Jefferies (AMCAs), David Santin (wingless sprints), Matthew Layton (junior sedans) and Warren Dhu (street stocks).