SPEED DEMON: Australian champion Mark Robinson after his win at the Archerfield Speedway in Brisbane. Robinson has hit form at the right time going into the Mr Modified Series opener at Lismore Speedway tonight.
SPEED DEMON: Australian champion Mark Robinson after his win at the Archerfield Speedway in Brisbane. Robinson has hit form at the right time going into the Mr Modified Series opener at Lismore Speedway tonight.

Robbo in hot form

AUSTRALIAN V8 Dirt Modified champion Mark Robinson has hit top form at the right time going into the opening round of the Mr Modified Series at Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway tonight.

Based on his performances this month, including a main event victory at Brisbane's Archerfield Speedway, Robinson is the driver right on the pace.

It was the perfect tune-up leading into the tough Mr Modified Series, which this season will be held over two rounds.

The series final is set down for Trevan Ford Grafton Speedway on Saturday.

Robinson said the tough race meeting in Brisbane was the ideal preparation for the Mr Modified Series.

"I raced pretty hard in the heats and dash to try to get the pole, which I did," he said.

"It gave me and the car a good hit-out in the countdown to theMr Modified events.

"The Mr Modified Series is traditionally a great event for Boxing Day at Lismore and I am really looking forward to the race, but I know it will not be easy to win."

The long-time Lismore favour-ite faces tough opposition in the 2012 Mr Modified Series.

The man who looms strongly and is a joint pre-race favourite is triple Australian champion Peter Britten, who recently returned from a successful season in the United States.

Britten showed his class in a tough season-long campaign, highlighted by his seventh placing overall in the national 2012 DIRTcar Series.

Another strong contender tonight is Britten's brother Kevin, a Queensland and NSW titleholder.

Kevin Britten has been competitive again this season and will be one of the prominent runners at Lismore and Grafton.

Another driver whose winning chances cannot be dismissed is Andrew Pezzutti, a proven performer at the Lismore circuit.

Another highlight tonight will be the appearance of the FMX Kaos International Freestyle Motocross Team.

The riders will perform high-flying, spectacular stunts in a stunt show that always thrills spectators.

In addition to the V8 Dirt Modifieds, modified sedans, wingless sprints, fast fours (four-cylinder sedans), street stocks and junior sedans are on the program.

All children aged 12 and under will be admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult.

Gates open at 3pm and the first race is at 6pm.



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