Lismores Stuart Herne is banking on upstaging series leader Mark Robinson when round four of the V8 Dirt Modified Summer Slam series is contested this Friday and Saturday night at the Lismore Speedway.
Herne, a six-time Australian Champion, currently sits second to Robinson in the series standings with three rounds remaining.
In the most recent round of the Summer Slam Series, held in Warrnambool, Herne finished fourth while Robinson took the win. Herne has one round victory to his name in the series so far.
This weekends action will pit 14 contracted Summer Slam drivers against a host of local and visiting competitors in what will be the strongest field of drivers so far this season in Lismore. Australian Champion Tim Morse, Hunter Valley trio Scott Cannon, Kevin Hopwood and Tony Sneddon and South Australian Glenn Goonan will all be in attendance.
With so many interstate drivers on hand, Herne is hoping local knowledge will be an advantage, with the tight Lismore Speedway traditionally not being kind to visiting drivers.
Where weve been racing has been very slick and dusty and we just dont have that up here so much,. Herne said.
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