Action from the first Summerland Drags meeting at Casino in February.
Action from the first Summerland Drags meeting at Casino in February.

Airport roars to life with racing

ONE-EIGHTH mile drag racing returns to Casino Airport tomorrow with a variety of car and bike classes.

Promoter David Lander has been overwhelmed by the support from racing clubs, sponsors and Richmond Valley Council.

The event tomorrow will start at 12 noon. It follows a successful introduction of one-eighth mile drag racing to Casino in February.

Lander, who also promotes Lismore Speedway, said yesterday that a large number of entries had been received.

“We will have good representation in all of the car and bike categories,” he said.

“I have been absolutely knocked over by the support from competitors, associations and sponsors.

“They are all good people to deal with and I am very impressed with the standard of equipment.

“The competitors are very dedicated to their sport. All the categories, whether two, three or four wheels, are superb.

“I want to especially thank the Richmond Valley Council, which has been great to work with right from day one.

“Also to the fans who turned up in their droves last time.”

Car categories include super sedans, dragsters and other divisions featuring four-, six- and eight-cylinder street, turbo/supercharged and street classes, motorcycles and exhibition class.

Motorcycles can run with any engine configuration.

The four-, six- and eight-cylinder street classes are open to any naturally-aspirated street registered vehicle, while the exhibition class caters for any other type of vehicle that doesnot meet the criteria ofthe street classes.

North Coast Wholesale Cars are naming rights sponsor for the event.

There will be a fireworks display, presented by Go Motors, after the racing.



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