Dillon still on course for his tilt at Aussie title

By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au

SETUP changes to his compact speedcar didn't slow down Boyne Island driver Darren Dillon at the Archerfield Speedway in Brisbane on Saturday night.

Dillon used the Archerfield meeting to work on his setup in preparation for Australian titles at Easter and the changes had the desired effect.

Engine problems hurt Dillon's chances in heat one, but he showed plenty of fighting spirit and speed to win heat's two and three.

The final proved to be a tough affair and Dillon had to be content with third spot after being shuffled back at the start.

Overall, Dillon was pleased with the weekend and added he was travelling well in preparation for the Australian titles in Bun- daberg.

'I was very happy with how the weekend went, we tried a different set-up to see if we could improve the car and it worked well,' Dillon said.

Dillon added the addition of good friend David Jackson to his pit-crew was another positive from the weekend.

'David is an top bloke to have in your corner and to have someone of his experience around is great,' he said.

The Boyne Island driver is no stranger to the Australian titles, having won the national crown in 2001/02 and believes he is primed to give it a good shake in three weeks.

'Things are coming together pretty well, the recent results from Archerfield and before that in Bundaberg are showing we are on the right track.

But Dillon knows things in the Rum City are not going to be easy.

'It is probably the best field ever seen at the Australian titles, seven drivers who have won the national championship will be there, so it is going to be hard work to win,' he said.

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