Fired up to the max
THREE-time Australian champion Max Dumesny will be out to stop the winning run of Ian Loudoun in the annual Sprintcar Gold Cup at Lismore Speedway on Saturday night.
Loudoun has been the dominant driver in the Gold Cup event over the past two seasons and as defending champion he commands a lot of respect.
Again this season Loudoun has enjoyed success and last weekend at Parramatta Raceway he showed his class with a sensational feature race victory.
However, Dumesny is race fit and in very good form.
He comes to Lismore fresh from a gruelling campaign on the 14-round national sprintcar trail in which he finished third in the point standings.
Throw in another 20 events Dumesny has contested around the country this season and he is race-ready for Lismore.
The Sprintcar Gold Cup is one of the most lucrative events on the Australian calendar and has attracted some of the best drivers from throughout New South Wales.
“The clash between defending Gold Cup winner Ian Loudoun and Max Dumesny should be a beauty,” Lismore Speedway promoter David Lander said yesterday.
“Throw in the likes of Ian’s team-mate Adrian Maher, Brett Loadsman and Mark Blyton and you have some heavy hitters who will certainly make their presence felt.”
The Gold Cup will be decided over a series of heats as drivers attempt to qualify for the main feature event.
Lander continues his policy of all children aged 12 and under being admitted free if accompanied by an adult.