Keen brothers prepared for Australia’s best

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Bunbury brothers Daniel and Michael Keen will look to claim their biggest title of their careers when they take to the Perth Motorplex for the 360 Australian Championship this weekend.

A number of Australia’s best sprintcar drivers have nominated for the big event, including Jason Kendrick, Brodie Minchin, Jamie Oldfield, Shaun Bradford, David Murcott and reigning WA champion Mitch Wormall.

Michael Keen said he was feeling good going into the nationals after heading to Perth to compete at last year’s titles.

“We now know what to expect,” he said.

Keen said he and Daniel had been racing well lately.

“I think we have as good a chance as anyone else,” he said.

“It is good to take on the guys who run week-in, week-out.

“Some of them step down into a slower class. It is a lot easier for them as they can handle the car easier.

“This allows them to go faster, because they race 410s normally.”

Keen said he and his brother had a rivalry heading into the big weekend of racing.

“We just talk to each other about what cars and what drivers are a chance to win,” he said.

Keen did not finish last year’s nationals due to a flat tyre, but finished 12th in 2015. He said his main goal was to get into the top 10.

“I would be happy to finish inside the top five, but I would be content to finish inside the top 10,” he said.

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