Britten wins Qld speedway title
PETER Britten is a two-time Australian V8 Dirt Modified champion and he showed why at Maryborough Speedway on Saturday night.
The Brisbane-based flyer added another title to his already impressive resume after he won the Queensland title in front of more than 1500 fans.
Britten, the lap record holder for the track, started the final off the front row but that didn’t mean his route to the chequered flag was an easy one.
He had to hold off the challenge from a determined Jai Stephenson before securing his first Queensland title.
Stephenson finally finished second while Kelvin Hamilton was third.
Maryborough Speedway general manager and race commentator Ryan Harris said the final was befitting of being the Queensland final.
“It had everything in it,” Harris said.
“It was quality racing at a breathtaking pace and it was unbelievable as the leaders swapped positions through lap traffic.
“There was even a huge rollover when New South Welshman Allan Jarvis came in contact with another car mid-way through the race.
“He (Jarvis) walked away uninjured but his race car was destroyed – you could say it was spectacular.”
In the Mary 1000 for Street Sedans, Gympie’s Tim Atkin raced home to win ahead of Hervey Bay’s Frank Packer and Wondai’s Josh Harm.
Bundaberg’s Mick Pronger won the Fraser Coast Formula 500s Championship while John Watson won the Nostalgia Sedans.