Robinson wins V8 Dirt Modified Qld title
THREE-time Australian champion Mark Robinson led an all-out assault by New South Wales drivers at Saturday's V8 Dirt Modified Queensland title race at Maryborough Speedway.
Lismore-based Robinson raced home as the only driver under the 19-minute barrier to claim the chequered flag and highly coveted honour as Q1.
Robinson finished in 18mins 58.876sec.
Fellow NSW-based drivers Andrew Pezutti (19:00.684) and Chris Corbett (19:01.181) completed the podium, with defending champion Steve Milthorpe fourth in 19:02.544.
Milthorpe, who travelled to the Heritage City from Victoria, did all he could to retain the title.
He clocked the final's best lap. His fastest lap, a smoking 14.7 second effort, ensured he was the only driver to complete a lap in under 15 seconds.
New Queensland champion Robinson recorded the next best lap in 15.161 seconds.
It was a good night for Maryborough driver Joel Berkley who won the production sedans race.
He beat Brad Scherer by just 0.026 seconds.
Berkley's win was a great hit-out ahead of the national production sedans title at Maryborough on April 14-15.