Queensland’s Kevin Britten is poised to make speedway history this Saturday as attempts to win every V8 Dirt Modified State Title in one season.
Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway will host the Queensland Title this weekend, which is the last of the state titles on offer, and National Chief Steward, Alan Lendrum is savouring the thought of such a monumental feat potentially being played out in Britten’s home state.
“Kevin Britten has won the Australian, Victorian, South Australian, and West Australian titles and is the reigning New South Wales Champion from last season with this year’s event postponed from being rained-out at Easter. So if he can pull this off on Saturday night, he will make history.”
Current Queensland Champion, Mark Robinson from Lismore won’t let go of his title easily, and he’s just one of five former national champions in the field, and according to Lendrum, this could be the toughest field that Britten has faced this season, with an all-star cast of racers determined to rob him of the honour.
“A four man fleet of former national champions from New South Wales in Robinson, Jai Stephenson, Scott Canon and Andrew Pezzutti will be extremely hard to beat with Britten’s only Queensland ally in David Clark also a former Australian champion in the field as well, so if he can win this weekend, it will be every bit as good as a national title win!”
“Victorians Dan Scott and Steve Milthorpe are both in excellent form as well as Queensland young gun Lee McKinnell, and Gold Coast based Scott Conlin who’ve both been on the podium in recent weeks. And then there’s the local hopes of Ray Klarich and Dallas Czerwinski as well, so the quality in this field is very deep and the feature race will be stacked with potential winners.”
Both Toowoomba’s Repco stores at Herries and Taylor Streets will host displays of the 600 horsepower machines from 8am to to 12 noon Saturday as well as a sausage sizzle, before the teams head to the Charlton based speedway as part of the "Triple Header" season finale that will also include the Queensland Lightning Sprint Title and the Speedcar Danny Davidson Memorial.
Spectator gates open at 3pm with hot laps from 5pm. For more details, check out www.toowoombaspeedway.com or the Hi-Tec Oils Speedway Facebook page.