Drag racing fireworks

ONE-EIGHTH mile drag racing will come to the Northern Rivers tomorrow with the first sanctioned fixture set down for Casino Airport.

The man behind the event, Lismore Speedway promoter David Lander, has been overwhelmed by the response.

“My phone has not stopped ringing and I expect we will have upwards of 150 competitors for what should be a very exciting drag racing spectacle,” he said yesterday.

The event will feature V8s, six-cylinder cars, dragsters and bikes.

A highlight will be the appearance of four jun-ior drag racing drivers.

The teenagers, who have been given official approval to compete by the State Government’s Department of Sport and Recreation authorities, are regular competitors in Queensland, driving their own drag racing machines.

The one-eighth mile drag racing today will run from 3pm to 8pm.

Families are being targeted with jumping castles for the kids and plenty of entertainment.

A bus shuttle service will operate to take fans from nearby parking areas to the airport.

David Lander has asked fans to bring their own folding chairs.

Canned drinks – soft drinks and alcohol – are permitted, however full catering will be available on the day. Gates will open at midday.

Competitors will be vying for trophies in all classes. Some novelty trophies are also being provided for the first driver to break a gearbox or diff on a day that is also meant to be a lot of fun and enjoyment for competitors and fans.



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