FORMER National Champion David Clarke took out the NSW V8 Dirt Modified Championship at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway, Saturday night, January 26.

Runner-up was former state titleholder Andrew Pezzutti while defending NSW number one, Jai Stephenson, was third.

Heat wins went to: Chris Corbett, Andrew Firth (two victories), David Clarke, Mitch Randall, Travis Kennedy, Brent Hall and Sam Bruggy.

The state title was a hard fought event and Pezzutti recorded the fastest lap with a time of 14.222 second for a speed of 101.252 km/h. The V8 Dirt Modified B-Main was taken out by Phillip Roberts.

A big interstate contingent was on hand for the annual Northern Rivers AMCA Classic. The preliminary main event was taken out by Tasmanian Daniel Brooks.

Other main event winners were: Brock Youngberry (Junior Sedans), Mark Quirk (Production Sedans) and Bradley Claridge (Wingless Sprints).

The action continues tonight (January 27) highlighted with the Golden Jubilee V8 Dirt Modified 50-lap feature race and the AMCA Northern Rivers Championship final.

A full report on both days will appear tomorrow - DENNIS NEWLYN.