By GRAHAME TIMBRELL
TWO of the fastest players in Group One rugby league, Byron Bay's Chris King and Marist Brothers' Peter Reeves, will clash over 100 metres at the Lismore Turf Club race meeting on Sunday.
They are just two of the nominations for the $700 Dash For Cash, which has been re-introduced by the club after a lapse of two years.
The race is open to sportsmen from any code and any club, with the winner to receive $500 and the club he represents $200.
King signed with Byron Bay last season from Lismore Workers. In 2002 he set something of a record by scoring tries in all three grades on the one day.
He is electrifying off the mark.
Reeves, the schoolboy star from Kyogle ? who is on a scholarship with the St George-Illawarra Dragons ? is more of an unknown quantity.
More than a dozen nominations have already been received with Goonellabah Soccer Club nominating several runners including the speedy Peter O'Neill and Bill Latimer.
Others ready to strut their stuff include Casino rugby union players Luke Falls, Dywayne Corrigan and Luke Serone.
Casino coach Mick Russell describes Falls as 'a greyhound'.
Lismore Thistles soccer player Ben Boland and Marist Brothers cricketer Josh Saye are others who will race.
Lismore Turf Club is also offering sporting clubs from throughout the Richmond Valley an opportunity to raise money.
In what is believed to be a first for country racing in NSW, the district's sporting clubs will be given as many tickets to the meeting as they want ? then told to sell them and keep all the profits.
"This race meeting is to recognise our district sporting teams and this is our way of helping them," club secretary Michael Timbrell said.
Applications for tickets can be made through the club on 6621 3176 and nominations for the foot race will be accepted on the day.
All those competing should be at the track by 12.30pm. Heats will start at 1.30pm.