Luke Oldfield on his way to winning the Mr Modified event at Lismore Speedway on Boxing Day.
Luke Oldfield on his way to winning the Mr Modified event at Lismore Speedway on Boxing Day.

Oldfield master of V8 Dirt Modifieds

LUKE OLDFIELD emerged unbeaten from the twin 25-lap main events to win the Mr Modified trophy at Lismore Speedway on Boxing Day.

Oldfield entered the event as a firm favourite and continued his good form.

Consistency in both 25-lappers earned Jai Stephenson second place overall, while Peter Britten came third based on results from both main events.

Stephenson finished fourth in the first feature race and second in the other.

Britten was one of the hard luck stories of the night.

He looked a certain winner of the first feature race until four laps from the finish when his car blew a tyre.

He had led from the outset and was clearly the man to beat in the opening stanza.

His third placing in the second main event was little consolation, however it was good enough to give him a spot on the podium for the series.

Lismore driver Mark Robinson, who had been struck down with a virus in the week leading up to the event, had a rough and tumble ride in the first 25-lapper.

Robinson had made good progress through the field after starting at the back of the pack before he crashed out of the event when he hit the retaining safety fence.

Oldfield was followed across the line in the opening feature race by Matt Pascoe and Andrew Pezzutti.

In the second feature event Stephenson and Britten trailed Oldfield to the chequered flag.

Jeff Rose took out the street stock feature race, while Jordan Biviano won the junior sedan feature event.

Other main event winners were Warren Dhu (four-cylinder sedans) and Anthony Chaffey (dwarf cars).


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