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Dobson uses sports psychologist for mental edge in title battle


ANDRA Drag Racing Series Top Fuel Championship leader Allan Dobson has turned to a sports psychologist to maintain focus as he fends off Phil Lamattina for a maiden title.

Pressure is on the Rapisarda Autosport International driver at the Fuchs Spring Nationals this weekend at Adelaide International Raceway, with just eight points separating Dobson and second placed Phil Lamattina.

Dobson admits it has been a mentally demanding year mentally.

“It’s been hard to tell you the truth. I’ve been working really hard and going to a sports psychologist to help with a positive mindset,” said Dobson.

“In the old days I’d be out riding my Motor-X bike and just going mad on that. These days I’m just at home working hard doing something or other. The main thing has been just keeping my mind on it and staying healthy.”

Dobson likens the final run in to a heavyweight championship title fight and he is hoping to find an edge at the start line Fuchs Spring Nationals in order to maintain his lead ahead of the Australian National in four weeks’ time.

“For the last three weeks I’ve been going in to stage in my mind all the time. Everyday I’ve been going in to stage and putting on the second light and training hard to achieve the best reaction,” he said.

“I realise it’s my chance to try and take the championship. It’s full on. The whole focus is not to let it psyche me out.

“I’ve been working hard and I’m taking it like a title fight. This to me is like a battle and I am just focussed on making sure I bop him one before he gets me.”

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