V8 Dirt Modified national champion Peter Britten, one of the favourites for the Mr Modified Championship in Lismore on Saturday night.
V8 Dirt Modified national champion Peter Britten, one of the favourites for the Mr Modified Championship in Lismore on Saturday night.

Champ will be tough to beat

DRIVERS from four States will contest the Mr Modified Championship at Lismore Speedway on Saturday night.

The line-up for the Herne’s Freight Service-sponsored event is one of the strongest in recent years at the venue contesting the annual V8 Dirt Modified feature.

National champion Peter Britten from Queensland heads the entries, which include Lismore favourite, former national titleholder Mark Robinson.

Peter McPherson has made the trek across from WA especially for this event. A strong contingent of Queensland drivers will face the best from NSW. Victoria also is represented.

Promoter David Lander is pleased with the nominations.

“It is a very strong field and it’s good to see representation from other States, especially WA,” he said.

“It will be a good event and the race format will certainly add to the excitement.”

The Mr Modified Championship will be decided over twin 25-lap main events and a series of heats.

After the first 25-lapper, there will be a short break to enable pit crews to service their cars before the second leg of the title tilt.

Twin 25-lappers are very exciting where a strong finishing position in the first feature race contributes to a more favourable starting position in the final 25-lapper.

Britten is one of the favourites. He comes into the field with strong credentials after he recently retained his Victorian championship.

He has had a good start to the season and has raced successfully throughout Australia – including a visit to WA.

Robinson also has good form early in the Lismore Speedway season and looms as a serious contender.

Support categories on Saturday will be street stocks, four-cylinder sedans, junior sedans, modified production sedans and dwarf cars.

Lander continues his policy of children under 12 being admitted free when accompanied by an adult.



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