Team Betta Electrical V8 Supercar drivers, Paul Radisich and Max Wilson are set to strike in round four of the V8 Supercar Series, at Darwin's Hidden Valley race circuit this weekend.

The Triple Eight engineered duo are hoping that Hidden Valley continues its reputation as Ford country.

It started in 1999 with a round win for Jason Bright behind the wheel of a Ford, and then Marcos Ambrose did it again for Ford in 2002 and 2003.

Last year, Hidden Valley was the venue that hosted a Ford driver scoring four straight wins in the Australian Touring Car Championship - The first time the feat had been achieved since Alan Moffat in an XC Falcon way back in 1977.

Coming into its seventh year, the round honours in the Northern Territory are now equal for both Ford and Holden, but considering Ford's overall lack of success until last season, the trip to the 'Top End' has been particularly successful for the 'Blue Oval'.

Radisich is determined to outperform the competition in Darwin. "Our cars are really coming into their own now, I fully expect to be one of the top three contenders there," says Radisich.

"The team have been presenting me with a very competitive car this season and results are starting to reflect that," he continues. "Coming into this, the fourth round for the season, the car is feeling stronger than ever, with each round showing an improvement on the previous round.

"We're really not that far away now from a podium finish I believe. Hidden Valley is a great circuit and possibly the one for us as a team to achieve the desired result" - said Radisich.

Team-mate Wilson too feels confident approaching the Hidden Valley event. "My car has the pace and handling required to be with the front runners, sure it was disappointing to have that electrical problem at Pukekohe in the last round, but that was just a one off situation as I see it," says the Brazilian.

"I think the team along with Paul and myself have proven that we will be a definite threat to the existing front runners in this year's series," Wilson continues. "Once the engine development program is complete, then you will see the consistency in both handling and top end speed to win races consistently."

Meanwhile team owner Roland Dane feels there is progress being made. "We are going in the right direction, I had said previously, my plan was to get the team into a situation in 2004 where we stood a chance of winning races on merit," he explains. "That is still my aim; to get both the performance of the cars and the teams in harmony before the end of the 2004 season

"I think we are achieving the desired outcome," Dane continues. "I am particularly happy with the way the team has come together, and with the addition of Campbell Little with his skills to the equation, well it has been the icing on the cake so to speak

"We have some very talented members on the team, each with specialised skills and each contributing largely to our overall effort to consistently improve on both performance and positioning in this year's series."