V8 Modifieds set for a Lismore Quantum leap
By Greg Coombes
This weekend the V8 Dirt Modifieds step up a notch as they contest the Quantum Racing Industries NSW Title at Bartercard Lismore Speedway.
It features a rematch between the big three ? Victoria's Tim Morse, and the local rivals Stuart Herne and current Australian champion Mark Robinson.
All three have experienced the thrill and responsibility associated with carrying the coveted Australia 1, and this title bears many similarities with the Australian Title.
Qualifying heats will decide the starting position, with more than the 20 positions already filled by nominations.
Fastest cars start from the front, and although the match-up is set for Morse, Herne and Robinson, the real dark horse, is 'Lightning' Luke Oldfield.
Not only does young Luke win the hearts of his young female fans, but he breaks the hearts of fellow competitors.
He seems to cherish the chance to show some of the more experienced rivals the talent and courage that he is capable of producing.
Luke has had his share of mishaps, but this is par for the course for an up-and-coming champion.
Following the title race at Lismore on Saturday, the next Saturday at Grafton is in contrast ? an evening in which crashing heavily can bring in the $2000.
It's Demo Derby time, and for the first time in two years, the 'Kings of Crash' will destroy all they can in the bid to be the last man standing.
For both meetings, the gates open at 3pm, with the racing from 6pm.