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Britten races to the title

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March 09, 2018

KEVIN Britten has taken out the Australian Modified V8’s Championship in Moama.

After having some issues with his car throughout the night, Britten took out his third consecutive title on Saturday.

Dirt Modifieds Australia president Darren Tindal said Britten is one of the best racers in the country.

‘‘He knows his cars so well,’’ Tindal said.

‘‘He knows how to move the vehicle, where to put it on the track and how best to race during the event.

‘‘Having that kind of knowledge means you can probably make moves that others can’t, so it was a well deserved win for him.’’

Tindal said one of the highlights of the night was hard charge winner Jye Stephenson.

‘‘Jye missed all the heats due to mechanical failure,’’ Tindal said.

‘‘He got into the feature race, started at 22nd and came fourth. That’s an incredibly impressive effort.

It was also a good night for the local drivers on the track.

‘‘Zeke Edwards was running sixth in the titles, but unfortunately he had a mechanical failure, his front end snapped which shot him into a wall which isn’t ideal.

‘‘Steve Lodwick ran 12th overall, which was a pretty good showing from him.’’

It was not as good a night for Tindal personally.

‘‘Well I put my car into the wall,’’ he laughed.

‘‘So by the time I was finished it was about two foot shorter than when it started off.’’

Tindal said his team were working hard to get the car ready for the next big event.

‘‘Fortunately we move fast. We cut the front off already and are rebuilding, so it should be right to go.’’

And he would want to be, as racing will be back at the Heartland Speedway in just a few weeks.

‘‘We have the Victorian State Titles here on March 17, so not a long break,’’ Tindal said.

‘‘It’s fantastic getting to have another great event at our track. We have one of the best tracks in the country so it’s great to have our events here.’’

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