Tuesday, 25 April 2017
062911_BRITTEN    Hometown: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Residence: (Summer) Waterloo, NY (Winter) Brisbane, QLD
Born: September 3, 1987
Team: JBR Motorsport
Owner: Pete Britten

 

 

2012 Season Review: Australian star Pete Britten, the “thunder from Down Under,” saw growing success in his second year running the full Super DIRTcar Series in 2012, earning one top-five finish and five top-tens to finish seventh in points. Two eighth-place finishes at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, one during All-Star Weekend and one for the Stars & Stripes 100 Labor Day Classic, demonstrated his proficiency on Central New York’s 5/8-mile “Fast Track.” Britten’s second year on “the Moody Mile” at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, N. Y., during NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLI started as strong as his first, with a third-best time trial lap allowing him to start the VP Small Engine Fuels 200 in the front row. However, the Aussie finished 27th, two laps down in the 113 rain-shortened feature. Britten broadened his horizons in 2012, racing twice in the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series, the first time at Autodrome Granby, and the second time at Mohawk International Raceway. An impressive run at Mohawk had him finishing second to Dale Planck, the 2012 358-Modified Series champion. Britten hopes to continue to run the small block when possible, hoping the extra track time can help further accustom him to American racing styles and techniques that may vary from those common in Australia.

2012 Super DIRTcar Series Season Stats:

Rank No. Driver Total Series Bonus Diff. Home Track Wins Top 5 Top 10 Starts
7th 21a Pete Britten 1,977 1,047 930 -462 Canandaigua 0 1 5 14

Series History: A multi-time Australian V8 Modified National Champion, Peter Britten made the decision to come test the waters against the stars of the United States. After a partial season in 2010, Britten made the switch to run with the Super DIRTcar Series full-time in 2011. He made history at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in June, 2011, as the first Australian born driver to pick up a Bilstein Fast Time Award. He finished the season seventh in the standings with two top-fives and three top-10s.

 

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