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Foot injury won’t stop Britten chasing V8 victory

QUEENSLANDER Peter Britten will not let a broken foot stop him from competing in the Mr Modified trophy race at Lismore Speedway on Boxing Day.

Despite the injury, sustained in a recent off-track accident, Britten enters the event in top form following recent back-to-back victories at Brisbane International Speedway.

Britten will drive the latest American-built Troyer factory V8 Dirt Modified.

The Troyer company has a very impressive race winning record in the United States this year and this latest brand name has only recently become available in Australian speedway racing through a local distributor.

Britten has two wins with the Troyer car and says he is quietly confident of adding to that tally.

“Winning races isn’t just all about the driver, it’s about having the whole package and I certainly couldn’t be happier with the way things are going as the Troyer car is responding very well to the changes we made and my power plant just keeps producing very good horsepower,” Britten explained.

Britten praised the pit crew in his JBR Motorsport team following his recent run of success.

“There is a great team mood and that is definitely playing a part with my recent success and we’re all hoping that it can continue right through until the end of the season,” he said.

The Mr Modified trophy race has brought together the best V8 Dirt Modified drivers from NSW and Queensland.

Defending titleholder and NSW Champion Andrew Pezzutti will have his work cut out retaining his title, though he is certainly capable of keeping the crown.

The Mr Modified Trophy race is sponsored by Herne’s Freight Service which is owned and operated by one of Lismore Speedway’s all-time favourite drivers, six-time Australian champion Stuart Herne, who retired this year after injuring himself in a rally accident.

Street Stocks, Junior Sedans, Four Cylinder Sedans, and Dwarf Cars are also on the program, while Santa Clause will parachute into the circuit on his way back home after his hectic workload on Christmas Day.

All children under 12 will be admitted free accompanied by an adult.

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