Andrew Pezzuti can lay claim to being the most experienced driver in this weekend’s Australian V8 dirt modified championship at Avalon Raceway.
His early years were spent in a variety of sprintcars that propelled him into Australia’s top ten.
His credentials are impeccable.
And he’s the first to agree he can’t walk away from the sport.
“I’m hooked and I will feel even better if we can take another Australian title trophy off the shelf this weekend,” the Lismore driver said today.
“This is the toughest field I can remember at a national final, and I’ve won two of them, so I think we have a chance equal to any driver in the field,” Pezutti offered.
The V8 dirt modifieds are a lightweight cross between a sprintcar and late model sedan.
Their distinctive ‘Batmobile’ appearance was developed in the US and the cars are downforce driven, each developing in excess of 600 horsepower.
Pezzuti, seen here in this Ben Graham image, believes defending champ David Clark, Victorians Steve Milthorpe and Brett Clarke and triple Australian champion Mark Robinson also from Lismore, top his drivers to watch.
“I’m in this to win it and not to be second or third on the podium, the big trophy is what this is all about,” reaffirmed the man who has developed winning into an art form.
The Australian championship will be held on Friday and Saturday nights at Avalon Raceway with a starting time of 7.00 p.m. on both nights.