Herne, Robinson on track
LISMORE Bartercard Speedway blasts back into action tonight for the 2005-06 season.
On the program are V8 Dirt Modifieds, AMCA Stockers, Streeters, Four-Cylinders and Juniors.
Lismore legend Stuart 'Hitman' Herne has had knee surgery in recent months, but says he is ready for the season.
Car owner Mark Everleigh said: "As everyone knows, Australian titles are very important to Stuart.
"With the title race coming up in January in Lismore, we will be racing at every Lismore show between now and then.
"Stuart's knee has been an issue, but it seems as though those problems are now behind us, and the car, as well as Stuart, are ready to go."
Despite destroying his engine in his own V8 Dirt Modified, Australian champion Mark Robinson will compete tonight.
He has secured the drive of Australia's fastest V8, the Brisbane-based car of Bruce Keihne.
Robinson is ecstatic at the opportunity and is looking forward to the tussle with Herne.
A visitor to Lismore this Saturday night is Tony Sneddon, from Newcastle.
After stepping up his racing program last season, he finished third in the Australian championship and is a real chance if things fall his way.
Gates will open at 3 o'clock this afternoon, with racing from 6pm.