JACK Lee is taking a relaxed approach to his racing.
The Terang driver, who was due to race two Easter Sprintcar Trail dates but only contested the Premier Speedway leg, is prioritising work and life off the track.
Lee finished sixth in heat two of the night as The Standard went to print on Sunday.
"Just with COVID-19 and work being quite busy, I've been picking and choosing a bit," Lee said.
"We've had a bit more of a relaxed attitude to it.
We've had a bit more of a relaxed attitude to it.Jack Lee
"I think we'll keep it scaled back going forward. We'll just do nights here and there and work out what suits me. I'm not that young anymore."
Lee said the Premier Speedway track made it difficult to pass and recover after a tough start.
"It makes it difficult when you are on a track like that - it's quite locked down," he said.
"There's just no passing. That seems to be a problem for a while now. I think there's some work to do on it."
The V25 racer said he initially planned to compete at Avalon and Premier Speedway but a busy work period meant his team cut the trip to Geelong on Friday.
That night - the first of the Easter Sprintcar Trail - was won by Tasmanian speedster Jock Goodyer.
Goodyer defeated Warrnambool's Jamie Veal and New South Wales driver Marcus Dumensy to take out the triumph.
Warrnambool driver Darren Mollenoyux, meanwhile, took out the second round of the Easter Sprintcar Trail at Borderline Speedway on Saturday night.
He held off Goodyer and Ryan Jones to secure the victory.
Portland driver Brock Hallett was among the most impressive in the early stages of night three, winning the first heat from Glen Sutherland and Veal in a blistering time.
On the contrary to Lee, Portland's Adam King is hoping to ramp up his driving time as Australia emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.
King, who raced round two and three of the Easter Sprintcar Trail, wants to keep competing as he enters his ninth season of sprintcar racing.
"We've just been doing racing where we can right now," he said.
"It's obviously a tough season so it's good to get a few shows in.
"We've been doing a bit more after Christmas but it's just good to be racing."
King finished sixth in heat one on Sunday, falling behind Hallett, Sutherland, Veal, Dumesny and Bobby Daly after starting fifth on the grid.
He said his form over the weekend had been "not too bad".
"We timed in good, had a tough heat run and had to come through the B main," King said.
"We got rolling a bit in the A main and moved forward a few spots so it's definitely something to build on going into next season.
"All going to plan with COVID and all that, it'd be good to do a full season and get stuck into it and see how we go."
The 360 Sprintcar Triple Crown Series will round out the season at Premier Speedway on April 16.
The Premier Speedway leg will be round two of the event, while the final night will be at Avalon the night after on April 17.
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