Speedway champ Carlin on top

SPEEDWAY: National  champion Mark Carlin heads 30 entries for the NSW Modified Production Sedan Championshipat Lismore Speedway tonight.

Qualifying heats will be run to determine the field for the championship final.

Defending NSW champion Steve Price will be there, along with leading drivers from Queensland and Victoria.

Queensland champion Shane Macdonald is in great form and one of the favourites.

It will be a tough night for Lismore stars Greg Worling, Jason Jolly, Steve Downes and Max Clarke.

Jolly has been one of the top names in the Modified Production Sedan ranks for a number of seasons and is a former Australian titleholder.

Tonight sees two State titles decided at the Lismore venue.

In addition to the NSW Production Sedan Championship, the AMCA sedan title also will be conducted, with a record number of nearly 50 entries.

Promoter David Lander said he was overwhelmed by the high number of entries, not only for the AMCA championship but also from the Modified Production Sedans.

“It is a great endorsement for Lismore Speedway,” he said.

“Having drivers coming from as far as the Northern Territory for the AMCA Championship is incredible.

“It sets the scene for what promises to be two exciting titles up for grabs.”

The Australian Motor Contest Association (AMCA) category is a low budget entry division into speedway with a strict set of specifications where few modifications are allowed to the engine.

It provides for evenly matched competition in a class of racing that has come on strongly on the national scene in recent years.

Supporting the State titles will be speedcar racing featuring drivers from Queensland.

Children under 12 continue to be admitted free when accompanied by an adult.