Doblo could still take the title with three rounds to go
ROCKHAMPTON super sedans driver Michael Doblo is only asking for a bit of luck in his pursuit of his first series win in four years.
Currently sitting in third position on the 2013-14 National Super Sedans Series ladder, Doblo is 158 points adrift of series leader Mick Nicola with three rounds remaining.
With up to 600 points up for grabs per night and only 610 points separating the top-10, Doblo said this year's title was still anyone's race.
"We're reasonably confident. If we can get a bit of luck go our way then we should be all right," Doblo said from Hobart yesterday.
Doblo last won the National Super Sedans Series title in 2008-09 and heads to Mountain Dew Ice Raceway in Hobart for this weekend's round-six meeting before venturing to Mildura on January 31 for the final round of racing.
He then heads to The Murray Bridge Speedway for this year's National Super Sedans Series grand final on February 1 before heading home to Rockhampton.
Doblo has had reasonable success at the Hobart track, finishing second two years ago, but said it wasn't ideal for his car.
A top-5 performance at Hobart this weekend and at Mildura next weekend - two tracks that Doblo admitted he wasn't a fan of - would set him up a shot at the title at the grand final meeting on February 1.
"If we're no more than 200 points behind we're in with a shot at (the grand final at) Murray Bridge," Doblo said.
"But, saying that, any- thing can happen in the next two rounds before then."
In his last start in the 2013-14 NSSS, at Borderline Speedway, Mount Gambier on January 11, Doblo finished second in the first heat, third in the third and seventh in the feature race.