Mark Robinson, who will be charging hard for victory in the NSW V8 Dirt Modified Championship at Lismore Speedway tonight.
Mark Robinson, who will be charging hard for victory in the NSW V8 Dirt Modified Championship at Lismore Speedway tonight. TONY POWELL

Robbo the best of the V8 hopes

LOCAL hopes in the New South Wales V8 Dirt Modified Championship at Lismore Speedway tonight rest with Mark Robinson.

Robinson is one of the most experienced drivers in the field and he has probably done more laps around the Lismore circuit than any of the other entrants.

However, he is the first to admit his task of winning another championship will not be easy, with some of the best V8 Dirt Modified drivers in the country among the nominations.

“It will be a tough night, and there’s any one of a number of drivers who can win the championship,” Robinson said yesterday.

Adding even more strength to the starting line-up is super sedan national series winner Matt Pascoe, who will make a return to V8 Dirt Modified racing.

It was the class of speedway he competed in regularly earlier in his career before he turned his attention to super sedans.

The defending titleholder is Phil McNamara, who has enjoyed a good season of competition at Lismore Speedway.

He and his team are primed for a big performance and he certainly looms as a strong contender for repeat title honours.

Promoter David Lander has set a 30-lap distance for the NSW Championship final, which will allow all contenders plenty of time to make a bid for victory.

Children aged 12 and under will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult.



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