Stubber in national triumph

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Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Paul Stubber was relegated to the tail of the field and still managed to claim line honours in the national title feature race.
Camera IconPaul Stubber was relegated to the tail of the field and still managed to claim line honours in the national title feature race. Credit: Richard Hathaway

Paul Stubber capped off a remarkable evening to win the Australian late model championship A-Main feature at Valvoline Raceway in Sydney last weekend..

And according to the Bunbury driver, all it took was a little bit of patience, after an accidental collision with American driver Jeff Roth early in the race resulted in him being sent to the back of the field.

“I just took a deep breath and told myself that there were 37 more laps to get to the front,” he said.

“We’d done it before, so there was no reason why we couldn’t do it again. I was just patient. I looked after the tyres on the car because I thought if I could get back into a higher position through the restarts in the race, I knew I needed to have the best car at the end.”

Through his experience gained from racing at Bathurst, Europe and in the USA, the opportunistic Stubber converted every opportunity, which came his way to record a thrilling victory.

“Patience is something, I think, which comes over time,” he said. “I’ve probably been someone who has had a lack of patience at times and I’ve paid the price for it.

“As time has gone on, I’ve learnt from losing races by not being patient and I’ve developed it.

“The best thing for me was actually when I spent between 2006 and 2014 racing throughout Europe in endurance races.

“These were 12 and 24-hour races. Those events definitely helped me in developing the patience I needed because I was sharing cars with other drivers and I didn’t want to be the one to tear the car up and give it back to them in a bad state.”

Stubber’s competed at the Perth Motorplex this weekend, before appearing at the Make Smoking History Bunbury Speedway next Saturday.

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