Australian champion Peter Britten, one of the main contenders for the V8 Dirt Modified Masters at Lismore Speedway this weekend.
Australian champion Peter Britten, one of the main contenders for the V8 Dirt Modified Masters at Lismore Speedway this weekend.

Modified Masters run again

SPEEDWAY: The biggest entry list of the season has nominated for the annual V8 Dirt Modified Masters at Lismore this Saturday and Sunday nights.

Twenty-eight cars and drivers from New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria will contest the Masters, which last year was won by Darren Latimer from Mark Robinson and Peter Britten.

All three placegetters have entered again this year.

“This is the best field of V8 Dirt Modifieds we have had this season and the final will certainly be keenly contested,” promoter David Lander said yesterday.

“It’s good to have three States represented at the Masters over the two days and again it just clearly shows the strength of V8 Dirt Modified racing on the east coast.”

The Masters involves a series of qualifying heats over both nights leading into the Sunday night final and there’s a number of strong contenders.

Britten comes into the field fresh from the successful retention of his Australian championship at the Brisbane International Speedway this month.

Robinson, who last weekend at Lismore Speedway raced a Formula 500 in a round of the NSW series, is back in familiar surroundings behind the wheel of a V8 Dirt Modified.

Former national champion Scott Cannon is another strong chance, while Andrew Pezzutti, Luke Oldfield, Victorian Stephen Milthorpe, Phil McNamara and Jai Stephenson also are among the contenders.

It is a big weekend of racing at Lismore Speedway with the Queensland Compact Speedcar Championship and the State title for dwarf cars also programmed over the two nights.

A highlight on Sunday night will be a fireworks display in keeping with Australia Day celebrations.

David Lander will again admit free of charge all children aged 12 and under when accompanied byan adult.



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