CAROL KILBY

Locals dominate Lismore Speedway

LOCAL drivers have dominated the track at Lismore Speedway after two exciting nights of action in front of big crowds at the weekend.

The Blackwoods Australian RSA Street Stocker Championship saw Steven Quirk win the national title from Scott Owen and Scott Quirk.

And in another hometown success, Mark Robinson clinched the V8 Dirt Modified Roosters Cup series when he took out the 30-lap grand final from Kevin Britten and Matt Pascoe.

Quirk drove a super race in the street stockers national championship final. He started at the front of the field and was never headed.

Defending champion Brett Mitchell was one of the hard-luck stories after his championship assault in the final never got out of first gear.

A power-steering failure at the outset destroyed any hopes of another title success.

Another fancied contender, Shane Carlson, destroyed a gearbox following the first night of heats.

His crew burnt the midnight oil to get the car back on the track for the Sunday night grand final, but he failed to figure in the final results.

Robinson was the star of the V8 Dirt Modified ranks.

He has been the dominant driver in the Roosters Cup throughout the series and emerged a deserving winner.

Pascoe led the feature race early before Robinson took advantage of lapped traffic and raced to the lead.

David Clark finished runner-up in the Roosters Cup series, while Britten was third overall in the final points standings.

Other feature race winners at the weekend were Aaron Barnes (four-cylinder sedans), David Eggins (wingless sprints), Kurt Wilson (junior sedans) and Stuart Hall (AMCA Nationals).



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