Father helps inspire Worling

Greg Worling at Lismore showground.
Greg Worling at Lismore showground. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

LISMORE Speedway driver Greg Worling is always confident whenever he has his father Bob helping him. And tonight will be no different when he competes in the NSW Modified Production Championship at the Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway.

"My father had the first registered speedway car in Lismore in 1968," Greg Worling said.

"He's been involved here since the beginning and I feel privileged to have him helping me on race nights.

"He's been an Australian champion three times and whenever I have him in my corner I feel a lot more confident."

Worling admits he was happy to see the event moved from Goulburn Speedway after a lack of entries forced it to Lismore.

"It's fantastic because Lismore is our home track and it's saved us a long trip down to Goulburn to a track we've never been to before," he said.

"There are lot more top Queensland drivers who have entered now and modified sedans always perform well on the Lismore track.

"I'm aiming for a top-five finish and we're hoping for the crowd support to continue from our last run here because it will be tough against the Queensland guys."

Over 40 of the best drivers in Australia will compete including current Australian champion Max Clarke and former national titleholder Jason Jolley. Gates open at 3pm, with racing from 6pm.

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