Doyle crashes Lismore party
By Dennis Newlyn
TODD DOYLE continues to dominate the Queensland Modified Production Sedan Series following his win in the third round at Lismore Speedway on Saturday night.
Doyle again set up the victory through skilful driving as he took on the role of pacemaker in the 30-lap final.
Steve Price filled the runner-up spot while Aidon Raymont was third.
Pre-race favourite Jason Jolly had an unhappy season debut after his Holden Commodore was besieged with overheating problems. He did not figure among the leading finishers.
Greg Worling, another of the series contenders, ran as high as third and looked set for a top-three placing before engine problems dropped him back through the field.
The 25-lap sprintcar main event was won by Sydney's Michael Matchett from Queensland's Adam Tulloch and Sydney female racer Kelly Linigen.
Linigen was most impressive after she stormed from the back of the field to claim a podium finish.
Another Sydney sprintcar star, Sam Walsh, looked good early in the heats and ran very strongly before he blew an engine. He did not figure in the rest of the program.
The next fixture at Lismore Speedway will be the Christmas Family Entertainment Spectacular on December 8, when Santa Claus will literally drop into the Lismore venue.
He will parachute from a light aircraft on to the infield before he takes to the track later in the evening to race a speedway car.