ON TOP: Scott Cannon was crowned overall winner of the Mr Modified series at the Lismore Speedway.
ON TOP: Scott Cannon was crowned overall winner of the Mr Modified series at the Lismore Speedway. Tony Powell

First win for Corbett as Cannon nets series

FORMER NSW Junior Champion Chris Corbett scored his career-first V8 Dirt Modified main event win when he took out the third and deciding round of the Mr Modified Series at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway.

Corbett figured in an exciting battle to the chequered with former Australian Champion Scott Cannon who ultimately settled for the runner-up spot in an exciting finish.

Third placing went to Anthony Ashen, and recently crowned Australian titleholder Kevin Britten was fourth.

Ashen was the early leader in the feature as he headed the field for the first 19 laps before Corbett took over the front running.

Cannon also was on the move after he started out of position five on the grid and with eight laps remaining he moved into second position.

This set the scene for a sensational final eight laps as Cannon tried everything to overtake the fast-running, smooth-driving Corbett.

This developed into a classic battle as Cannon tried both the low and high lines to pass Corbett who stuck like glue to his racing lane and had enough speed to hold off Cannon's every attempt to take the lead.

In one last desperate attempt Cannon moved up on the outside of Corbett in the run to the chequered but Corbett held on to record a great win in front of a big crowd.

Another highlight of the night was the first appearance of Queensland's new Australian V8 Dirt Modified Champion Kevin Britten, who was accorded a massive ovation as he circled the track on a parade lap.

Britten emulated the deed of his older brother Peter, a three-time Australian titleholder. The duo created their own piece of Australian V8 Dirt Modified history after becoming the first brothers to win a national title for the category.

Kevin was top point score from the heats with 147 points.

Next in line were Sam Braggy and Cannon on 138 points, and Ashen rounded out the top four scorers with 135 points.

Cannon emerged the overall winner of the three-round Mr Modified series with 661 points.

The Series runner-up was Corbett (598), and overall third place getter was Ashen (550).

Other Feature Race winners were: Brodie King (National Four Cylinder sedans), Nikki Youngberry (Junior Sedans), Jay Waters (Street Stocks), Ethan Eyears (Litre Sprints) and Trent Nicolia (Production Sedans).



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