Morse avoids code violation to capture title
After 30 gruelling laps at the Bartercard Lismore Speedway on Saturday night Victorias Tim Morse took the checkered flag to claim the V8 Dirt Modified Australian Championship.
In what literally became a test of endurance Morse outlasted, out raced and out lucked his rivals to claim the title.
Defending champion Mark The Missile Robinson secured pole position for the final with Stuart Hitman Herne alongside him on two, followed by Suffolk, Morse, Klarich and Collier, and then Pascoe and Rodgie in seventh and eighth place on the grid.
The race started well for The Missile and he looked on target for back to back titles until Tim Morses vehicle turned on lap 22.
Did Morse spin himself or was he helped? Many people think he did it all on his own and should have been sent to the rear of the field but the Chief Steward didnt see it that way and put Morse back in his position at the restart.
Then tragedy struck for Robinson a flat right rear tyre and his shot at the title was over. Instead, Herne led them away at the restart with Morse in second and Klarich moving into third.
Then Herne got into trouble with a fractured oil line. Herne was forced out with only six laps left. Morse held out from there to secure the title from Toowoombas Ray Klarich and Matt Pascoe, who claimed third.