Drivers urged to crash way to $1K

THE winner of the spectacular bash and crash demolition derby at Lismore Speedway on Saturday night will pick up a cool $1000 and entries are still being accepted.

Promoter David Lander has put out a call to all demolition derby exponents to come and test their skills in pursuit of the big money on offer.

It’s not a bad way of picking up one thousand big ones just by rubbing fenders. There are some very experienced campaigners in this form of speedway competition who have perfected the art over the years.

It is a matter of not giving an inch to an opponent, carving up the opposition in traffic snarls – mandatory qualities that some of the best demolition derby drivers honed their skills miles away in the big cities and the infamous Brisbane and Sydney traffic snarls.

“I have kept open the nominations and anyone can still enter provided they have a car that meets our inspection of safety standards for these kinds of events,” Lander said.

“Of course all entrants must hold a current driver’s licence and have insurance, which can be purchased at the track on the day as a one-day policy to cover competitors in the event.

“In addition to the $1000 to the winner, I am also putting up $300 for the most spectacular driver who crashes the most cars.

“I want to make this demolition derby something really special and very spectacular.”

Meanwhile, the serious side of the racing program will feature a round of the Speedcar Super Series.

The national tournament is making its way around Australia and stops off at Lismore Speedway this weekend on its way toward Victoria and South Australia.

The best speedcar drivers in Australia are contesting this lucrative series.

Defending titleholder Mark Brown leads the series after taking out the previous round at Maryborough last weekend.

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