Top drivers drawn to Dubbo for V8 Dirt Modified Sportsman Showdown

It's back: Speedway action will return to Morris Park next month with the V8 Dirt Modified Sportsman Dubbo Showdown. Photo: Tony Powell Speedway Photos
It's back: Speedway action will return to Morris Park next month with the V8 Dirt Modified Sportsman Dubbo Showdown. Photo: Tony Powell Speedway Photos

Some of the leading drivers from across NSW will descend on Morris Park Speedway in June for the 2018 V8 Dirt Modified Sportsman Dubbo Showdown.

The showdown has been billed as one of the biggest events in the history of sportsman division, with a significant amount of interest from potential competitors already for the affordable category.

Held on the Sunday afternoon of the June long weekend, organisers are excited about the quality of entries for the Burson’s Auto Parts-backed meeting.

The Morris Park Speedway event will be taking full advantage of the long weekend and public holiday on Monday by conducting the race meeting during the daylight hours with events for the V8 Dirt Modified Sportsman class beginning at 11am.

The format for the event will see drivers compete in three 10-lap heat races each before the field is set for the 25-lap Burson Auto Parts Dubbo Showdown feature race.

Dirt Modifieds Australia President Darren Tindal is excited about the upcoming Burson Auto Parts Dubbo Showdown, which will showcase the Sportsman class.

It’s great that Dubbo are putting on an event for the Sportsman as we continue to make a push into the rest of NSW.

Dirt Modifieds Australia president Darren Tindal

“It’s great that Dubbo are putting on an event for the Sportsman as we continue to make a push into the rest of NSW when it comes to V8 Dirt Modifieds,” he enthused.

“We all know that V8 Dirt Modified racing is strong in the north-east of the state and now we need to be showing the rest of the state how good the racing is, and with the upcoming Burson Auto Parts Dubbo Showdown for the Sportsman class only, fans are in for a real treat.”

The V8 Dirt Modified Sportsman class, which has been a part of the Australian speedway landscape for around five years, was introduced as an entry-level point for anyone who was looking to become involved in speedway.

The cars, utilising a 602 GM crate engine, have been very effective in keeping costs down, along with acting as a feeder class to the open V8 Dirt Modified class and ensuring a positive future for the whole class.

Running in conjunction with the open class during race meetings, the V8 Dirt Modified Sportsmans are certainly not lacking in speed and can figure well at the pointy end of the field.

For more information on the Burson Auto Parts Dubbo Showdown, search Australian Dirt Modified Sportsman on Facebook or email dma-treasurer@outlook.com.