SUPERSTAR: New V8 Dirt Modified Australian champion Jai Stephenson will entertain home fans when he competes in the second and final round of the Mr Modified Series this Saturday night.PHOTO: TONY POWELL
SUPERSTAR: New V8 Dirt Modified Australian champion Jai Stephenson will entertain home fans when he competes in the second and final round of the Mr Modified Series this Saturday night.PHOTO: TONY POWELL

Stephenson feeling the need for speed on home soil

LOCAL racer Jai Stephenson will make his first appearance as Australian champion at Trevan Ford Grafton Speedway this Saturday night after recently winning the national V8 Dirt Modified title in Victoria.

Stephenson will compete in the second and final round of the Mr Modified Series.

He scored a great win in the Australian Championship at Geelong's Avalon Raceway last month and hopes to show that same form when he competes at his hometown circuit this weekend.

"Everything came together perfectly on the night and I must thank my crew and backers who played a major part in the victory," Stephenson said.

Stephenson is well placed in the Mr Modified Series point standings after the opening round at the Lismore Speedway on Boxing Day.

His toughest opposition comes from Tony Dunn, who won the first round.

The second round was originally scheduled for the following night at Grafton; however, inclement weather washed out the fixture and it was rescheduled for this weekend.

The New South Wales Production Sedan Championship is also on the program at Grafton.

Australian champion Tim Atkin, from Gympie in Queensland heads the entry list, which also includes drivers from Lismore, Gilgandra, Grafton, South Burnett and the Sunshine Coast.

Gates open at 3pm and first race starts at 6pm.



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