Super Stock racer Mario Barbon is confident of breaking his stint of runner-up places, and again standing on the podium’s top step at next weekend’s ANDRA Springnationals in Adelaide.
Barbon, second on the Australian Super Stock Championship ladder, has twice been runner-up this season – at the Fuchs Winternationals in June, and then at Round 9 of the Aeroflow Sportsman Drag Racing Championship in Mildura.
And the Super Stock racer believes Adelaide is the place for his breakthrough.
“There are several other Super Stock racers who have a chance at winning this years championship,” he says.
“My crew and I will be trying as hard as we have been all season, but having been runner up at the Winternationals and in Mildura, plus also having two events cancelled earlier in the year where I had made it to the semi finals, it would be nice to get another win!”
“We will be testing prior to the Spring Nationals and have a couple of changes planned but there will be no backing off, it will be all out for the win.”
Barbon, who is now just 60 points behind leader Jake Chaisty, also believes the championship fight is not over yet.
“I am quietly confident, but there are some excellent Super Stock racers, Les Heintz, fellow South Australian Steve Norman, Clint George and Jake Chaisty, who have the potential to win this years Championship.
“But as we know, anything can happen so we'll be there trying our best.
“For me the Spring Nationals for many years was AIR's premier event, an event where many records were set and a track that many racers look forward to competing at.
Along with Super Stock, the event will also feature Top Fuel, Top Doorslammer, Pro Stock Motorcycle and the Aeroflow Sportsman Drag Racing Championship will be
The Springnationals will be held at Adelaide International Raceway from 4-5 October 4-5.
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