In V8 Dirt Modified, just finishing a race can count as win

Tim Luscombe of Grafton will compete in his Teo in the first round of the V8 Dirt Modifieds at the Lismore Speedway this Saturday night.
Tim Luscombe of Grafton will compete in his Teo in the first round of the V8 Dirt Modifieds at the Lismore Speedway this Saturday night. Cathy Adams

GRAFTON driver Tim Luscombe will be happy if he gets his car back to the trailer in one piece this weekend.

Luscombe is one of the drivers contesting the Australian V8 Dirt Modified Championship this year.

He will compete in the annual season-opener Lord Mayors Cup at the Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway on Saturday night.

The 37-year-old isn't looking too far ahead in what will be a hotly contested field in the V8 Dirt Modifieds this season.

It is only his second season competing in the V8 Dirt Modified division.

"Our aim is to just finish every heat leading up to the Australian title," Luscombe said.

"We're definitely not going to try and bite off more than we can chew.

"I've just been testing the waters and if we get the car back in one piece we'll be happy."

Luscombe is originally from Sydney with his father also involved in racing.

He has purchased a Teo chassis from Lismore driver Mark Robinson to use in 2013-2014.

Robinson has won the Australia title multiple times and will line up again this season.

"There are a lot of good drivers and these guys are the best in the game," Luscombe said.

"Even the slowest of V8 Dirt Modified driver is going fast.

"I've had a relationship with Mark, purchasing some bits and pieces of him."

Luscombe finds speedway one of the safest forms of motorsport.

He believes you have to be surrounded by the right people to be a success.

"Mark is the number one because he has the total package," Luscombe said.

"He was the best on the night last time and he got the result."

There are three big events at the Lismore Showground in November.

The Lord Mayors Cup is followed by the Modlites and Classic NSW Championship on November 16 and the Speedcar Super Series on November 30.

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