Speedcar leader is keen
MOTORSPORTS: Defending Triple X Speedcar Super Series champion Mark Brown will look to consolidate his points lead in the next round of the championship at Lismore Speedway tomorrow night.
It has been a tight battle for the outright lead in the series at the halfway point of the national tournament and this event looms as one of the most vital in the nine-round championship.
Brown reclaimed top spot with his victory in the two-night fixture at Maryborough last weekend and will be keen to continue that momentum on the tight Lismore bull ring.
Fellow Sydneysider Nathan Smee had been the pacesetter in the series until then.
“We needed a good weekend to just try to get closer to Nathan,” Brown said.
“I know it’s easier to lead than to chase, as once you’re in the lead you can be conservative.
“Last weekend turned out even better than we’d hoped and that’s all the more reason why it’s so important to follow up with a good performance at Lismore.”
It is a tight battle for points among the top three as Brown, Smee and former Australian Speedcar Grand Prix winner Troy Jenkins fight for the honours.
Lismore Speedway promoter David Lander said it set the scene for what he believes will be one of the best nights of midget car racing seen in Lismore.
“Mark has been one of the best speedcar drivers in Australia for a number of seasons now and with Nathan and Troy also experienced campaigners, this series round has much to offer,” Lander said.
“Whoever wins in Lismore could really stake a claim for victory in this season’s Speedcar Super Series Championship.”
Following the completion of the Lismore round, the Triple X Speedcar Super Series heads south for the swing into Victoria and South Australia next month.
Top ten in points for the Triplx X Speedcar Super Series:
Mark Brown 3561, Nathan Smee 3135, Troy Jenkins 2409, Grant Draney 2294, Scott Glazebrook 2202.5, John McKay 1654, Harley Bishop 1433, Sid Whittaker 1412, Mick Harders 1387, Keith Giles 1310.