GREAT MEMORIES:Grenville Anderson behind the wheel.
GREAT MEMORIES:Grenville Anderson behind the wheel.

Remembering Grenville

By GREG COOMBES

AT Bartercard Lismore Speedway tonight, Valley Longwall Drilling is presenting 'The Grenville'.

Grenville Anderson, Australia's best super sedan racing driver, was critically injured in 1993 at what was then Archerfield Speedway in Brisbane.

At the time Anderson had just won the Australian super sedan title for a fourth time, and the East Coast Grand National in Lismore.

As a driver he was right at the top of his game.

Last year he succumbed to the injuries and, as a tribute to the champion, a 50-lap super sedan race will be run and won tonight.

Twenty-five super sedans have nominated for the event, a quality field indicative of the respect drivers have for his memory.

Their cars will be on display at Pirlo's Fruit Barn from 10am today.

Friends and family of Grenville Anderson have organised a display of memorabilia which will be open for fans to inspect from 4pm to 9.30pm at the track.

A big screen will show the award-winning tribute video compiled by Shawn Mortimer.

Midway through the night, the entire crowd, crew and drivers will be invited on to the infield for a 'Grenville 05' photo.

At the end of the night, the screen will be moved over to the pit area, where a barbecue will be held and some of Anderson's races relived.

Grenville Anderson loved racing, loved Lismore Speedway and loved life.

The race tonight will be a great opportunity to reflect on that fantastic life, the life of a champion.

Support classes include a field of 32 production cars, the NSW Microsprint title and juniors.

Gates will open at 3pm with racing and the Grand Parade at 6pm.



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