Dalby mod-lite racing driver claims victory at state titles
RACING: As the racing season continues, Terry Leerentveld has gone from strength to strength.
After taking out the Australian title at Archerfield last month, he was already satisfied with his achievements this year.
However, this month he stepped it up again and walked away a winner at the Queensland mod-lite tile in Maryborough.
It was a step up from last year’s state title, when he was beaten by New South Wales driver Will Butler.
Despite only taking up the sport in 2013, he has proved to be a natural.
“I was quite confident from the start of the meeting, but anything can happen in racing,” he said.
“When I first started, I definitely didn’t think I’d be quite this successful.”
“I knew I’d be competitive, but I didn’t think we would have been dominating our class the way we have been.”
The final racing event on the calendar for this season will take place at Archerfield this weekend.
Following that, his team will attend a novelty weekend wherein his wife and sponsors can try their hand at the sport.
Next year they will travel to South Australia to defend his national title.
“Mod-lite is a great class to run in, and this has been a really good season,” he said.
“We’ve only had one DNF (did not finish), three seconds and all the rest have been firsts.”
“So I’m not sure if we can top that next year, but we’ll certainly try.”
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