Young gun Kevin Britten has a chance to emulate one of the feats of his brother Peter in the Australian V8 dirt modified championships at Avalon Raceway this weekend.
Peter is a three time victor of the national title and is perhaps better known in the United States where he is a star on the big block V8 modified circuit.
Back home for a break from racing, Peter will be in Kevin’s corner on the weekend, but will compete in his father Paul’s memorial race in Brisbane next month before returning to America.
And completing the family trifecta, Kevin and Peter’s mother, Jane, will be trackside carrying out the administration duties of the V8 dirt modified group.
Kevin (pictured) is the reigning NSW champion of his category, but the Australian title beckons and it is seemingly so close he can taste it.
Defending Australian champion David Clark might be the driver they all have to beat after he squeezed in a meeting last month to get the feel of the local racetrack.
He finished second to local driver Brett Clarke in the 25 lap Open, but showed great speed and track craft without giving two much away.
“It doesn’t matter if you win by a mile or a centimetre, ít pays the same,” said a tongue-in-cheek David at the trophy presentation.
This year’s championship has attracted a champagne field from four States, including past winners Mark Robinson and Andrew Pezzuti.
Racing will be held over two nights with Saturday night’s grand final promising to be a cracker.