THE Victorian Modified Sedan Title was held at Portland’s Southern 500 Speedway last weekend and a number of drivers from Mildura competed in the event.

Local Jarod Waters finished third, behind Matt Nelson (second) and the Australian champion Kye Walters, who won his maiden Victorian Title.

On a recently revamped track, Waters said the car was pretty good straight away and he was able to claimed the chequered flag in his first heat.

After returning to the pits, Waters and his crew found a cracked wheel and as a result were unable to make the second heat.

He was back on track for the third heat, however, and was able to get another win.

“The car felt really good and was working great,” Waters reflected.

“We made some changes for the final which in hindsight didn’t work and made the car harder to drive.

“We ended up getting a hit in the left rear tyre in the final which affected the car as the race went on.

“By the end of the race it was almost flat so we were lucky to finish on the podium.

“The Portland track suited the car, it’s a fast little track but got a bit rough mid track which made it a bit of a handful in the final.”

Waters said his team are making gains on the car each race meeting and have finally found a good balance with suspension.

“I’m looking forward to having a run at Moama this weekend before the Australian Title which will be held there in March,” he said.