GOING FOR IT: Luke Oldfield and Mark Robinson tangle in the Mr Modified division of the last weekend?s speedway racing at Lismo
GOING FOR IT: Luke Oldfield and Mark Robinson tangle in the Mr Modified division of the last weekend?s speedway racing at Lismo

Speedway battle lines are drawn



Speedway battle lines are drawnTHE battle will continue at Grafton Speedway tomorrow Night in the Motor Torque Automotive Mr Modified Round 2.

Round 1 was held in Lismore, and it was young Queenslander Lightning Luke Oldfield who has thrown down the challenge to the current Australian Champion Mark Robinson, in what will promise to be struggle between the two front runners.

The Mr Modified Series consists of a feature with a pit stop at the half-way mark, and it was this pit facility, that enabled Oldfield to be in the results.

Luke won the first stint by a convincing margin, over half a lap, but looked to be shattered by a flat tyre in the early stages of the second stint.

Luke then fought his way from the rear of the field to third position, and coupled with his maximum points gained in the first stint, holds second place overall in the three round series.

Robinson was understandably concerned about the speed of Lightning Luke.

"He was so quick out there, we can't relax, we need to keep trying to make this Ford quicker. We were a little fortunate to win here at Lismore, but our speed at Grafton is normally pretty good. I guess it just depends on whether Luke is going to be just as quick," Robinson said.

Luke Oldfield had his most impressive night of his career, albiet finishing second.

"Those two (Robinson and Herne) have had it their way for a while now. Dad and I are firstly determined to win this Mr Modified Series, then the Australian Title. Bring on that Aussie Title," he said.

At Grafton on New Years Day, the gates will open at 3pm, with the racing from 6pm.

THE battle will continue at Grafton Speedway tomorrow Night in the Motor Torque Automotive Mr Modified Round 2.

Round 1 was held in Lismore, and it was young Queenslander Lightning Luke Oldfield who has thrown down the challenge to the current Australian Champion Mark Robinson, in what will promise to be struggle between the two front runners.

The Mr Modified Series consists of a feature with a pit stop at the half-way mark, and it was this pit facility, that enabled Oldfield to be in the results.

Luke won the first stint by a convincing margin, over half a lap, but looked to be shattered by a flat tyre in the early stages of the second stint.

Luke then fought his way from the rear of the field to third position, and coupled with his maximum points gained in the first stint, holds second place overall in the three round series.

Robinson was understandably concerned about the speed of Lightning Luke.

"He was so quick out there, we can't relax, we need to keep trying to make this Ford quicker. We were a little fortunate to win here at Lismore, but our speed at Grafton is normally pretty good. I guess it just depends on whether Luke is going to be just as quick," Robinson said.

Luke Oldfield had his most impressive night of his career, albiet finishing second.

"Those two (Robinson and Herne) have had it their way for a while now. Dad and I are firstly determined to win this Mr Modified Series, then the Australian Title. Bring on that Aussie Title," he said.

At Grafton on New Years Day, the gates will open at 3pm, with the racing from 6pm.THE battle will continue at Grafton Speedway tomorrow Night in the Motor Torque Automotive Mr Modified Round 2.

Round 1 was held in Lismore, and it was young Queenslander Lightning Luke Oldfield who has thrown down the challenge to the current Australian Champion Mark Robinson, in what will promise to be struggle between the two front runners.

The Mr Modified Series consists of a feature with a pit stop at the half-way mark, and it was this pit facility, that enabled Oldfield to be in the results.

Luke won the first stint by a convincing margin, over half a lap, but looked to be shattered by a flat tyre in the early stages of the second stint.

Luke then fought his way from the rear of the field to third position, and coupled with his maximum points gained in the first stint, holds second place overall in the three round series.

Robinson was understandably concerned about the speed of Lightning Luke.

"He was so quick out there, we can't relax, we need to keep trying to make this Ford quicker. We were a little fortunate to win here at Lismore, but our speed at Grafton is normally pretty good. I guess it just depends on whether Luke is going to be just as quick," Robinson said.

Luke Oldfield had his most impressive night of his career, albiet finishing second.

"Those two (Robinson and Herne) have had it their way for a while now. Dad and I are firstly determined to win this Mr Modified Series, then the Australian Title. Bring on that Aussie Title," he said.

At Grafton on New Years Day, the gates will open at 3pm, with the racing from 6pm.



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