LOCALHOPE: Geoff Hayes should be able to take advantage of the smaller than usual V8 dirt modifieds racing at the Grafton Speed
LOCALHOPE: Geoff Hayes should be able to take advantage of the smaller than usual V8 dirt modifieds racing at the Grafton Speed

Opportunity for Valley drivers



UNFORTUNATELY only a handful of the V8 Dirt Modifieds have nominated, but it might be a good opportunity for Grafton's Geoff Hayes to make an impact in his debut here at Grafton in his V8 Dirt Modified.

Geoff had his first run at Lismore last weekend, and while he didn't have the outright speed to get on the podium, he was impressive, hardly putting a foot wrong all night.

"It was a learning experience. There is so many adjustments available on these cars, but we feel like we can move forward more now," he said.

Geoff is the current Australian Champion in the Street Stock division, and his smooth driving style showed at Lismore.

"It is especially important to be smooth with these cars. If you jump off the throttle, they certainly don't like it, but it is fun, the power is nice, and we will see how things go in Grafton."

Local knowledge

AT Grafton, local drivers have traditionally gone well.

This could be put down to experience around the track, but it is more of an attitude approach, where the local drivers really want to perform in front of their local crowd.

While the V8 Modified numbers are down, the Limited Sedans have over 20 nominations, and they are running their King of the ring tonight.

The guy to watch is Quinten Clark in his immaculate red VX Commodore.

Their will be a battle between Quinton and Greg Moss in the Cortina, but when you have 20 cars on the track, pretty much anything can happen.

The gate open at 3, with the racing at 6.



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