Britten Wins Super Dirt Series Again

THE second running of the Super Dirt Series attracted some of the country’s best V8 Dirt Modifieds over the Christmas-New Year period at Hessions Auto Parts Grafton Speedway and it saw Brisbane’s Kevin Britten score the top honours for the second year in a row.

Britten, the five-time Australian V8 Dirt Modified Champion, managed to successfully defend his Super Dirt Series crown by virtue of being the form driver throughout the two-nights of action.

In what was a hard-fought battle throughout the Super Dirt Series deciding feature race, Britten kept his nerve around the 400-metre Grafton Speedway track, and it saw him lead the entire 30-lap distance and be rewarded with the best possible result.

At the fall of the chequered flag, Britten was joined on the podium by Mitchell Randall in second and Victorian visitor Todd Hobson in third. Local Joshua Rose finished just off the podium in fourth ahead of Brayd Stephenson, Chris Corbett, Luke Dunn and Brock Gardiner. The best of the Sportsman category was V8 Dirt Modified newcomer Brock Armstrong who finished ninth outright.

The previous night’s preliminary feature races for the Super Dirt Series resulted in the twin feature races shared between Stephenson and Britten. In the opening 15-lap feature race, Stephenson led a local lockout of the podium ahead of Dunn and Rose, while in the second feature race, Britten outpaced Randall and local Andrew Firth to the chequered flag of the 15-lap journey.

In the AMCA Nationals action, current Australian Champion Steve Price visited from Queensland, and he managed to make this appearance a victorious one. Price put in a solid performance during the feature race and went on to score the win ahead of Tony Blanch and Paul Reeves in second and third place respectively. The previous night, Blanch took out the feature race and, on this occasion, defeated Price and Tim Gamble.

Adrian Williams picked up the RSA Street Stockers feature race spoils following an impressive drive. Brenden Hayes, who had won the previous night’s feature race ahead of Connor Reeves and Shane Carlson, ended up finishing second behind Williams, while the podium was completed by Greg Dickinson in third.

The other classes over the two nights of action resulted in feature-race wins shared between Zac MacDonald and Geoff Hayes (Production Sedans), Brodie King and Jeremy Wade (RSA Four Cylinder Sedans), Brock Stubbs (SSA Junior Sedans x 2) and Wyatt Lawler (RSA Junior Sedans x 2).

The next meeting on the 2022-23 season calendar for Grafton Speedway is going to be on the Saturday night of January 21. The NSW V8 Dirt Modified Title, which will double as the opening 5 Star Dirt Series, headlines the action, while the support classes are going to include the RSA Street Stockers, SSA Production Sedans, RSA Four Cylinder Sedans and Junior Sedans.

Grafton Speedway would like to thank Hessions Auto Parts for their support throughout the 2022-23 season. Based in Grafton, along with their nearby Coffs Harbour location, Hessions Auto Parts stock a wide range of parts and accessories at competitive prices.

To find out more about Hessions Auto Parts, contact them on 0266 423 085 (Grafton) and 0256 456 361 (Coffs Harbour) or visit their website at hessionsautoparts.com.au.

For more information, contact Grafton Speedway promoter Mick Corbett on 0427 310 009. You can also visit their website at graftonspeedway.com.au or LIKE them on Facebook by searching Grafton Speedway.