Four of six Lismore drivers contesting the NSW Four-Cylinder Championship at Grafton tomorrow night. From left, Steve Cox and t
Four of six Lismore drivers contesting the NSW Four-Cylinder Championship at Grafton tomorrow night. From left, Steve Cox and t

Six of the best

By BEN DALEY

TOMORROW, six Lismore drivers head to Grafton Speedway, all of them with strong claims on that night's NSW Four-Cylinder Championship.

Racing brothers Matt, Tim and Lewis Gamble, Steve Cox, Cassandra Salkeld and Scott Sward will join the other championship hopefuls in the quest for top sport.

Former NSW champion. Steve Cox, is hoping for a solid performance after the last two outings at Lismore Speedway saw him take two feature race wins and set a new track record in his Lismore Steering and Suspension machine."It's always good to win a feature race, but to win two in a row, and set a new track record was even better. I hope I can continue my good run at Grafton this weekend for the title," Cox said.

Cox was unfortunate at the same event last year, his night ending in the second heat. That's made him all the more determined this time around.

Also coming under the Lismore Steering and Suspension banner are brothers Matt, Tim and Lewis Gamble.

The brothers are all primed and this season has seen all three regulars on the podium.

They literally stole the show at Grafton, the family taking out first, second and third, in what may be a first for speedway.

"It was great seeing the brothers up there together on the podium," Cox said. He doesn't rule out a similar result at Grafton tomorrow night.

Cassandra Salkeld and Scott Sward also join their fellow Lismore racers in the hunt for the title.

Salkeld, one of the few women in speedway competition, isn't afraid of mixing it in the almost male-dominated sport and her results are starting to prove consistent.

n The speedway season is winding down; only one more meeting remains on the Lismore calendar. May 28 features 'The Stocksville', a blue-ribbon race for Street Stockers expected to draw a field of more than 25 locals and visiting vehicles.



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