Tim Van Ginneken has won numerous sprintcar events interstate.
The former Northern Territory and Western Australian champion has even won just around the corner at Simpson.
But never at his home track, Premier Speedway.
The 35-year-old Allansford driver is looking to change that in the coming months, with his first chance offered during Saturday's season-opening night of the 2021/22 sprintcar track championship.
"Premier hasn't been a favourite track for me in the past," Van Ginneken said.
"For some reason the tracks away from home I go alright at, but I think fourth was the best we've ever run at Warrnambool.
"But with a new surface there, I'm pretty keen to get behind the wheel and have another crack."
After a longer than usual off-season, everything is in place for Van Ginneken to achieve his wish of a podium finish in Max's Race.
Along with a new truck, Van Ginneken has added support from older brother Simon Van Ginneken, who joins as crew chief this season.
"In the last four or five years, I've drove the truck, washed the car, set the car up, tried to race with my eyes hanging out my head all on my own," Van Ginneken said.
"Simon, he's very knowledgeable and crewed for Darren Mollenoyux as well as in America.
"He's the main man on it, so I can concentrate on the driving and hopefully that will show in the results."
Plenty of time has been spent tinkering in the shed this off-season to give Van Ginneken a greater edge on the track.
"We've spent a lot more time on set ups and the shock pads; James McFadden has helped out a lot," he said.
"We have a new Triple X chassis, the motor has been completely rebuilt and we have all new riding gear, so literally, I have no excuse."
There will be plenty of local faces fighting it out to win Max's Race, named after Max Dumesny, with McFadden, Jamie Veal, Corey McCullagh, Peter Doukas, and Jake Smith some of the names nominated.
"It will be tough, we've got 50 cars there and no-one has raced on that surface," Van Ginneken said.
"There are probably 40 there that could literally win.
"The first thing is to get into the main show, and first show out, top 10 is what we are aiming for.
"We've got all the gear, the right people behind me, local sponsors on the card, plenty of backing so it's just up to me to get it done.
"I just want to get one at home."
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