READY TO DEFEND: Australian champion Kevin Britten is ready to race against the country's best.
READY TO DEFEND: Australian champion Kevin Britten is ready to race against the country's best. MDossRacing Photography.

National titles on the line

AUSTRALIA'S best speedway drivers will be battling it out for the national title in Toowoomba this month.

The Toowoomba Speedway will host the V8 Dirt Modifieds and AMCA sedan Australian titles on January 18-19.

Defending Australian V8 Dirt Modified Champion Kevin Britten will attempt to make history as the first driver to win four consecutive national titles.

He is looking to accomplish what previous hat-trick titleholders Stuart Herne (1998, 1999 and 2000), Tim Morse (2006, 2007 and 2008) and his brother Peter Britten (2009, 2010 and 2011) could not achieve.

"I think it is a privilege to have the opportunity to be able to try and do it,” Britten said.

"I will try to treat it as though it is another race but it's pretty hard to do that as it's obviously a very big event. Wherever we go, there is an element of luck that also needs to come into play and also making the right decisions on the night.”

Britten will face tough opposition in former national titleholders Mark Robinson, Jai Stephenson, David Clarke, Andrew Pezzutti and Scott Cannon.

AMCA drive Jeremy Moore will also be aiming to defend his national title, a win that he will cherish forever.

"Crossing the finish line in first place and collecting the checkered flag was a very surreal moment for me and I was absolutely exhausted after what was a very draining day and night, both physically and mentally,” he said.

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