Dingle wants to impress at home event
BRODIE Dingle is hoping a vocal home crowd can be the inspiration he needs to perform well this weekend.
This Saturday the Mount Perry local will compete in the latest round of the Stihl Timbersports in Ipswich with the Supercars championship.
With the event the only one held in the state this year , Dingle is seeing the weekend as an opportunity to establish himself in the top five in the championship.
Currently in fifth after two rounds, in a tie with two Tasmanian choppers, Dingle needs to remain in that position to compete in the world championships later in the year in Stuttgart.
Talking about the event Dingle said the aim was to give his best performance of the season.
“I’ve focused on locking down a few areas including wood chopping and springboarding,” he said.
“I’ve done a few local competitions and mainly trained at home.”
With every other athlete doing the same as they prepare for the event, Dingle hopes his training allows him to step up for competition.
“It’s always tough [to judge with training],” he said.
“You’d like to think you are going all right but it all depends on what happens on the day.”
Dingle said he also has a point to prove after the last round in Tasmania.
“I haven’t competed the best I can,” he said.
“After getting a whooping in Tasmania I walked away knowing I had to give a lot more and that I could give it more.
“It’ll be a waste if I’m not going to invest time into it.”
With conditions this weekend suiting the wood chopper, Dingle said the familiarity of the event should push him towards success.
“It’s my home state so I get that home feel and a better environment to compete in,” he said,.
“Hopefully some family will come down and watch and cheer me on as well.
“I’m just going to go out and do as well as I can.”
Dingle will compete in six events at the meet with the first to start at 10.30am.