The car of Australian champion Max Clarke, who is one of the favourites for the Modified Production Sedan Scramble at Lismore Speedway on Saturday night.
The car of Australian champion Max Clarke, who is one of the favourites for the Modified Production Sedan Scramble at Lismore Speedway on Saturday night. Tony Powell

Champ to continue good run

AUSTRALIAN champion Max Clarke will look to continue his outstanding run of success at Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway when he contests the Modified Production Sedan Scramble on Saturday night.

Clarke enters the event a strong favourite following his victory in the Australiam title in Lismore earlier this year.

That was the night Clarke beat the odds after he was forced to qualify through the C Main and B Main.

He won the C Main and as a top-three placegetter moved into the back of the field for the B Main.

He then came through the pack and finished third to earn a spot in the championship final.

"That was one of the best driving performances I've seen," Lismore Speedway promoter David Lander said.

"He really had to pass some cars even just to get into the national title field.

"In that race he was again up against it as he had to do it the hard way.

"What he achieved was simply magnificent and if Max can reproduce that form in the Scramble this Saturday night he will be hard to beat."

The Grafton driver will certainly face some tough opposition.

National championship-rated drivers Jason Jolley, Greg Worling, Todd Doyle and Justin Drew have entered and all are capable of winning.

A big entry list has been received by event organisers with more than 30 cars on hand.

A series of qualifying heats will be held to determine the field for the Scramble, which is sponsored by Paul O'Neill's Lismore Nissan and Kia dealership.

The prizemoney will pay back to 10th place in the final in one of the most lucrative events on the east coast for Modified Production Sedan teams.

AMCA sedans, wingless sprintcars, street stocks, four-cylinder sedans and junior sedans are also on the program.

All children aged 12 years and under will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult.



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