Cathy Adams

Battle for speedway glory

RED-hot Aidan Raymont heads to the latest Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway meeting eager for more success.

Defending title holder Raymont will line up in Saturday night's Trevan Ford NSW Modified Sedan Championship fresh from his latest excellent performance.

The exciting racer is displaying possibly the best form of his career, having claimed the recent Australian Modified Sedan Championships in Toowoomba.

It was a painstaking victory for Raymont, who is now keen for another win at what promises to be a great night of racing at Lismore.

"I took the only opportunity I got," he said.

"I was looking at that lap counter and just waiting for it to tick down.

"The first night I was in a crash which caused a lot of damage, but we were able to fix it the next day and take the biggest win of my career.

"I hope I can continue my winning form this weekend and successfully defend my state title."

Victory at the Australian Championship was another highlight in Raymont's notable racing career.

He is among the standout names on another handy roster assembled for Saturday night's meeting.

The NSW Championship has attracted widespread interest in the Modified Sedan ranks including the nomination of Allan Mortimer, who is travelling from Bunbury in Western Australia for the event.

Victorian Mark Carlin has towed from Geelong and comes to Lismore with impressive credentials as a former Australian Champion.

Lismore regulars Jason Jolley and Greg Worling have also previously taken out the national title and are entered this weekend.

Craig Williams will represent Tasmania in the title, while a big entry list from Queensland will challenge the Lismore stars.

It all shapes up as being one of the best NSW Modified Sedan Championships in recent years.

Promoter David Lander said he was very pleased with the nominations he had received for the event.

"It is a class field, there's no doubt about that," Lander said.

"It's indicative of the importance this event holds for the Modified Sedan people that there are drivers from Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and Queensland on hand to clash with our strong Lismore line-up."

Racing for Wingless Sprintcars, AMCA Sedans, Four Cylinder Sedans, Street Stocks and Junior Sedans will be among the support program.

Gates open at 3pm and first race is at 6pm.

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