This Saturday night (April 16), the Kevin Britten show is coming to Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway with the current Australian Dirt Modified Champion hitting his home track on the back of a remarkable run of success interstate that has seen him win the Western Australian, South Australian and Victorian state championships. As the current New South Wales champion, Britten how holds every state title in addition to his national crown. Returning to the track on which he clinched his Australian Championship win earlier this season, Britten will face off against a strong field of challengers, including two previous national championship winners in a field that comprises a fertile mix of experienced campaigners and talented youngsters.
Like Britten, Andrew Pezzutti and Mark Robinson have reached the pinnacle of success in Dirt Modified competition and continue to be at the forefront of the category in major events around the country, with this Saturday looming as another classic showdown from this triumvirate of throttle stompers. Whilst Britten has enjoyed an unprecedented season of success, Robinson and Pezzutti will not concede any advantage and will be primed to bring Britten's winning streak to an end. With a field that also includes Victoria's Dan Scott and Toowoomba-based veteran Ray Klarich, who finished on the podium alongside Britten in Western Australia, and the scene is set for a night of on-track action for which the Dirt Modifieds are renowned.
In recent weeks, young gun Lee McKinnell has enhanced his reputation with a string of good results in the various state championship events, including a third-place finish in the South Aussie title, and this weekend affords him the opportunity to continue his ascendancy as a star of the future. Likewise, NSW-based teenager Joshua Rose has enjoyed feature race success on his home track in Grafton and will see this weekend as a chance to test himself on the big stage against the best in the business.
With proven race winners such as Dallas Czerwinski, Garry Wathen, Scott Conlin and Sam Bruggy also in the field, the likes of Britten, Robinson and Pezzutti will need to bring their best form if they are to prevail. Also included in the 18-car field are David Ohl, Jeff Holland, Murray Flay, Kevin Stow, Andrew Firth, Anthony Ashen and Nick Knott.
The next crop of speedway stars will strut their stuff on Saturday night with a round of the SSA Junior Sedan Track Championship, with Open Sedans and Holden vs Ford vs Sigma sedans also on the program.
Early racing gets underway from 5.30pm and the V8 Dirt Modifieds will hit the track at 6.00pm, with adult tickets just $25.00. For more information about any event at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway, visit www.brisbanespeedway.com.au or like Archerfield Speedway on Facebook for news and updates in the lead-up to each race meeting.