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Lobb ready to mix it in V8 Utes


V8 Utes front-runner Caine Lobb plans to be right at the sharp end in the Mark Cromie Holden Commodore when the series begins at Manfeild this weekend.

V8 Ute racer, Caine Lobb, can’t wait for the 2008/2009 Enzed series to begin at Manfeild this weekend.

The Whangarei Holden Commodore driver finished on the podium in all but one of the races he finished in the series’ inaugural season.

This weekend will be something of a return to his roots when the V8 Utes hit the Manawatu track where Lobb cut his teeth competing and winning winter series championships in both Formula First and Formula Ford.

"(At Manfeild) you can go really well or you can just not do well at all,” Lobb says. “We’ll just have to wait and see but I can't wait to get back into it.”

Although Lobb showed strong speed and good racecraft, a series of DNFs (did not finish) thwarted his championship hopes.

That meant that though he battled with leaders Matthew Lockwood and Simon Beirne throughout the six rounds, Lobb eventually finished fourth overall, one point behind Mack Peach. Lockwood took the title ahead of Beirne.

"I’ll be fighting it out with Matthew and Simon again by the looks of it and of course Mack Peach who will be quick again this season,” says Loeb.

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