Story By: BOBBY CHALMERS / PETER BRITTEN RACING – WEEDSPORT, NY – To say Peter Britten is getting things the way he likes them as an owner/driver this season would be pretty spot on. Just as the summer of 2019 begins, Britten already has three wins and is in the title hunt at both of his weekly race tracks.
Last Friday evening, Britten drove his Troyer #21A from deep in the starting field due to a heat race accident at Albany-Saratoga to 13th at the end of the 35-lap main event.
” We got wrecked in the heat when two guys got together,” Britten said. “I had nowhere to go and bent the front axle and radius rods which meant we had to start so far back in the feature. If we had started higher up, I think we would have had a much better result. We had to deal with a lot of traffic early and were moving forward when the race was over. That was very positive for me and my team.”
Saturday, Britten qualified through his heat race and worked his way from a deep handicapped starting position to finish seventh in the main event. He finished three positions ahead of point leader Andy Bachetti and made up a bit of ground on him in the chase for the track championship.
“It was good to finish seventh but being the racer I am, if I didn’t win, it wasn’t the finish I was looking for,” he said. “I felt like we were a little off from where we’ve been at Lebanon. However, we’ll work on it to get better for this weekend. You always aim for the top but have to think realistically at the same time.”
Now comes a big stretch of races for the Britten team. Friday they’ll tackle the Albany-Saratoga Speedway followed the next night by a trip to Lebanon Valley. He’ll then try and defend home turf against the best the Super DIRTcar Series has to offer as Brett Hearn’s Big Show 11 comes to Albany-Saratoga on Tuesday, June 25th.
The Super DIRTcar Series is set to get busy and Peter is currently 11th in series points, looking to get his first win on tour since July of 2017 at Sharon Speedway