Firth’s winning arrival – Speedcafe
Team Firth Motorsport wrapped up their 2020-21 season campaign this weekend at Hession’s Auto Parts Grafton Speedway, and they were able to finish it off in style, with team driver Andrew Firth returning with the V8 racing loot. Dirt Modified.
In what was only his seventh appearance aboard his all-new Bicknell car, Firth is starting to get a better handle on his new machinery and it wasn’t any more evident than last Saturday’s home performance at Grafton Speedway.
Firth couldn’t have asked for a better start to the proceedings on Saturday afternoon, having claimed victory in his opening race, and he then backed up that performance with a seventh place behind the field in his last round. race.
Due to his impressive heat racing form, Firth started the function race from pole position. As soon as the green flag fell, he was able to take advantage of his favorable starting position by taking the lead. Once in the lead, Qld # 51 Penrite / Hession’s Auto Parts backed Bicknell continued to lead the entire 20-lap distance to secure what was a comfortable victory.
“It was great to get the win in my last appearance of the season, and it definitely gives us something more to build on for next season,” said a jubilant Firth.
“Since we got into the new Bicknell car earlier this year, the team and I have worked hard to get to grips with the car, and there have been a lot of ups and downs when it comes to the car’s setup, but on Saturday, I feel like we’ve really taken a turn in being able to put together an entire race meeting by being quick from start of meeting to end.
Besides his Grafton Speedway season finale, other highlights of Firth’s 2020-21 season were a fourth place finish in the 5 Star Dirt Series Grand Final at Morris Park Speedway (NSW) in Dubbo earlier. this month and another fourth place finish in the third round of last month’s 5 Star Dirt Series, which doubled the NSW title, at Grafton Speedway.
Firth’s teammate and daughter Taylah Firth has enjoyed an encouraging third full season in the ranks of the V8 Dirt Modified. Running in the ‘Sports’ category, the 21-year-old has barely spent the season running with the top contenders in the category and her confidence continues to grow as she gains time on the track. The highlight of the season for the Qld-backed Penrite / Hession’s Auto Parts-backed Bicknell racer was being able to record a heat race by placing earlier this month at Maryborough Speedway, where she managed to finish ahead of a handful of ‘Open’ competitors, which included current and five-time Australian Champion Kevin Britten.
As for their plans for the 2021-22 season, the Firth Motorsport team’s plans are already on lockdown, and this will be the father-daughter combination playing the majority of Blue Ribbon events, including the full series. 5 Star Dirt. calendar, on the calendar across the country. For major events Andrew will race in the “Open” category but will return to the CT525 Crate Experiment Engine for other national race meetings. Taylah will continue to race in the “Sports” category.
The Firth Motorsport team would like to thank its sponsors for the 2020-21 season:
Grafton City batteries
Hession auto parts
Russell Racing Engines
Computer Convenience Stores
Mechanical repair of cleavers
Bicknell Racing Products Australia