Pascoe to return to racing
NATIONAL super sedan series titleholder Matt Pascoe will return to V8 Dirt Modified racing when he contests the NSW Championship at Lismore Speedway on Saturday night.
Pascoe, who recently took out the Carline Mufflers Australia-wide tournament for super sedans, spent some time in the V8 Dirt Modified class before he switched racecar categories.
Pascoe is scheduled to drive the national title-winning car normally handled by Australian champion Peter Britten.
A highlight of Pascoe’s time in V8 Dirt Modifieds occurred some years ago when he finished third in the national championship in Lismore.
“I am still driving V8 Dirt Modifieds every now and then,” Pascoe said.
“I like driving both classes (V8 Dirt Modifieds and Super Sedans) because they are two different cars to drive.”
Defending State titleholder Phil McNamara faces tough opposition in his bid to retain the championship.
Local ace Mark Robinson shares early favouritism, along with Queensland stars Darren Latimer, Andrew Pezzutti and Luke Oldfield.
The title will be contested over a series of heats building toward the championship final.
Promoter David Lander said yesterday that Pascoe was a welcome addition to the starting line-up in what is shaping up as an impressive field for the title.
“We have the best from New South Wales and Queensland set to do battle and with the addition of Matt Pascoe fresh from his super sedan successes,” Lander said.
“It sets the scene for an exciting championship.”
Lander will again admit children aged 12 and under free of charge when accompanied by an adult the State title fixture on Saturday night.