Mr Wright in the modified world
Steve Wright wrapped up the Mr Modified Series comfortably with victories in two out of three rounds last Saturday night at the Lismore Speedway.
Driving his No 18 V8 Dirt Modified (pictured) on his home track, Wright fought hard in the third and final series round to claim back-to-back feature wins at the venue. Throughout the twin 25-lap features Wright dictated the pace. After starting from position four he quickly took control of the first feature to take the lead after only a handful of laps. In the second 25-lapper Wright started from pole position and from the outset took control of the race and was never headed.
I went into the Mr Modified Series not expecting much, but once we took out the opening round it gave me the confidence that I was capable of taking out the overall honours, Wright said. I could not have done it without the support of my valued sponsors and my hard working team. This Mr Modified Series victory is dedicated to them for all the support they have shown through the good and bad times.
Wright used a borrowed engine from rival Mick Santin, and although it didnt have the horsepower of his normal engine (which is currently undergoing repair), it has certainly taught him a lot about driving and the importance of a good car setup.