A file picture of Kevin Britten in action at Lismore Speedway. The Queensland driver completed a great season at the venue with another win on Saturday night.
A file picture of Kevin Britten in action at Lismore Speedway. The Queensland driver completed a great season at the venue with another win on Saturday night. Contributed

Britten too fast at Speedway

NSW and Queensland champion Kevin Britten took out the 35-lap V8 Dirt Modified season finale at Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway on Saturday night.

It was another professional, peerless performance from Britten as he led former national titleholder Scott Cannon and Gary Wathan to the chequered flag.

Britten has enjoyed a successful season at the Lismore Showground venue, highlighted by his recent state title.

Britten was unchallenged throughout the main event and always held command at the head of the field.

The race was not without incident after a four-car crash occurred on the second lap.

Phil McNamara triggered the incident when he spun in front of oncoming drivers Mick Sauer, Andrew Pezzutti and David Clarke.

Nobody was injured in the incident, although some heavy car damage was sustained by those involved.

As the race unfolded Australian champion Mark Robinson progressed through the field and moved into second before a spin cost him dearly.

He was relegated to the back of the field for the race re-start.

Again Robinson moved into contention and ran as high as third before a blown tyre ended his winning chances.

Earlier in the night, the V8 Dirt Modified heats were won by Rob Hamilton, Britten, Robinson and Cannon.

Other main event winners on the night were Ryan Gordon (junior sedans), Matthew Claydon (four-cylinder sedans), Nick Stubbs (AMCAs), Greg Worling (modified production sedans) and David Santin (wingless sprints).

The caravan boat and dunny derby was a great success.

The big crowd watched the mechanical mayhem in which the objective was to eliminate the opposition rather than race to the chequered flag in pursuit of victory.



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